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anaemia

Symptoms, Aches & Pains
October 22, 2018

Why do you have cold feet?

If your feet are chilly, the simplest reason is a lack of warmth. But if bundling up in thick socks doesn't help to defrost your feet, there may be another cause.  Poor circulation One of the most common causes of cold feet is poor circulation (slow blood flow). Poor circulation makes it difficult for enough warm blood to reach your feet regularly. This keeps your feet cooler than the rest of your body. Circulation problems can stem from a heart condition. If your heart isn’t functioning properly, it struggles to pump blood throughout your body quickly enough. Poor circulation can…
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Energy
June 18, 2018

Why am I always tired?

Do you feel like you’re constantly on “empty”, even as you sleep, exercise and do all the things a healthy person is supposed to? Your health or lifestyle habits could be to blame. Common energy stealers Eating too many carbs Daytime sleepiness has been linked to eating refined carbohydrates, which increase your blood sugar levels. This is followed by a plunge in insulin levels that can cause fatigue and weakness. Carbs may fill you up but they're not loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to produce energy. You’re not hydrated enough When you don’t drink water…
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Blood conditions
December 8, 2017

What does it mean when you have anaemia?

Iron plays an important role in your body. It is one of the key element in your red blood cells – the microscopic sized cells that store and carry oxygen to all parts of the body. A shortage of iron in your body is called anaemia. Anaemia is most common in: preschool children women in their reproductive years pregnant women. It’s less common in men. According to a 2015 study from the University of Potsdam in Germany, the condition affects roughly 1 out of 3 people worldwide! How anaemia happens Anaemia is sign that your health is not at its…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
February 28, 2017

Five reasons you’re feeling dizzy

Dizziness is a common symptom, which may mean different things to different people. Some use it to describe light-headedness, loss of balance, feeling faint or unsteady, or the sensation that the surroundings are spinning. Because dizziness can be used to describe more than a few feelings, it’s not always easy to identify the underlying cause. Possible causes: Postural hypotension is a sudden drop in blood pressure when you stand up too fast. When you stand, the blood vessels in your legs constrict which prevents blood from pooling in the veins in your legs. Blood remains in your legs, and the…
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Blood conditions
February 14, 2017

How to iron out anaemia

Anaemia is a condition in which your blood has fewer red blood cells than normal. It can also follow if your red blood cells don't have enough haemoglobin (an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red colour). Haemoglobin helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Having anaemia may cause you to feel tired, weak, and short of breath. Anaemia affects people of all ages and ethnic groups. Both men and women can develop the condition, but women of childbearing age are most at risk due to blood loss from menstruation. Anaemia can…
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Healthy Lifestyle
June 14, 2016

Could you have hidden superpowers?

You have it within you to be a superhero! We’re not joking. You were born with this superpower; it runs through your veins and can save thousands of lives. (more…)
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Energy
May 12, 2015

Feeling tired?

Feeling flat and exhausted with no energy - even before you walk out the door in the morning? Fatigue has become part of our busy lifestyles: not getting enough sleep, a poor diet, lack of exercise and more stress are all things we struggle with every day. All of these factors put a huge amount of strain on our bodies. Sure, it’s normal to go through periods of short-term fatigue when there’s a deadline to meet, or when life is just particularly busy. If it carries on for too long, though, it can affect your mental capacity and physical health.…
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