Prostate Cancer In this Health Hub article, we explore the causes, symptoms and treatments of prostate cancer. What is the Prostate? The prostate is a gland found only in men. In younger men it’s about the size of a walnut- in older men it may be slightly larger. The prostate is found below the bladder and it’s function is to produce seminal fluid and a protein called PSA (prostate specific...
Dry Eye In this Health Hub article, we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatments of dry eye. Introduction Dry Eye, medically referred to as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, is a condition whereby the eye does not produce enough tears or the tears that are produced evaporate too quickly. Facts & Figures It is more common in women than men. 1 in 13 people over the age of 50 experience dry eye. Signs...
Cholesterol In this Health Hub article, we explore how to maintain a healthy cholesterol level and discusses supports available in Ireland. Introduction Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is found in all cells in the body. All the cholesterol your body needs is made in your liver, but you also get it from foods from animals, e.g. meat, poultry and (full-fat) dairy products. You need a certain amount of cholesterol...
Menopause In this Health Hub article, we explore the signs of menopause and offers her advice on how to manage these symptoms. Introduction Menopause marks the end of a woman having menstrual cycles. It is clinically diagnosed when a woman has gone 12 months without having a menstrual period. This is usually when a woman is in her 40’s – 50’s The months or years leading up to menopause is referred to...
Vitamin D In this Health Hub article, we explore sources of vitamin D, vitamin D supplementation, and who should be taking vitamin D. Introduction Vitamins are used for the prevention and treatment of specific deficiency states or where the diet is known to be inadequate. Vitamin D, a fat-soluble vitamin, helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These minerals are required to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy....
Migraines In this Health Hub article, we explore the causes, symptoms, and treatments of migraines. Introduction A migraine is usually moderate to severe throbbing pain on one side of the head. Many migraineurs also experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light, sound, and smells. A migraine can vary in duration from 4 hours to several days. Facts & Figures Migraines affect about half a million people...
In this Health Hub article, we explore the signs & symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments of arthritis.
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In this Health Hub article, we explore the symptoms, causes, prevention, and diagnosis of a heart attack.
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