Cancer is a leading disease, cause of death and source of morbidity in the Western World. It is understood that changes in cell DNA cause the cell to become cancerous. This process has been termed “the six hallmarks of cancer”.
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of visual loss in people over the age of 55 & older. However, a diet rich in fruit & vegetables with strong antioxidant properties can have a protective effect against macular degeneration and free radical damage.
According to The HSE stress, depression or anxiety account for 10.4 million sick days a year & the demands of work appear to be increasing. Prolonged periods of stress can disrupt hormonal balances & increase the risk of cardiovascular disease & illness
The most common running injuries are overuse injuries such as patello-femoral pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, ‘shin splints’, and iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome. You may be interested to know how physiotherapy can treat or prevent a running injury.
Sleep is an important part of life for growth and repair of muscles and mental recovery. However, it is widely accepted that the amount of time we spend asleep is reducing, with 40% of the UK population missing the NHS guidelines of 6-9hrs a night.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) affects approximately 20% of the population at some time in their life and symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, gas and mucus in stool. Simple dietary changes can often be beneficial.