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How to get NHS help for incontinence

If you have incontinence, don't be embarrassed about getting medical help. The symptoms can be improved, and sometimes cured, with simple methods. Almost half (45%) of all people with incontinence wait at least five years before they get help, according to Karen Logan, a consultant…

How to look after your heart

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year. That's an average of 200 people every day, or one every seven minutes. Almost 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease,…

The importance of exercise as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic, and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a…

Keeping your weight up in later life

As you get older, you may start to lose weight, either through illness or loss of appetite. Maintaining a healthy body weight is important, and there are steps you can take to gain weight healthily. If you're underweight or have lost weight suddenly or…

Life with a disability

Disabled people are often talked about as though they form one group. But every disabled person faces different challenges and health conditions. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has…

Living with incontinence

Follow our tips on how to cope with the daily challenges of living with incontinence. Enjoy good sex Prepare for local trips How to look after your skin What to take on holiday How to manage incontinence at work Fight depression with…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds…

Meals, nutrition and feeding

Good nutrition is vital for health and wellbeing. It's particularly important for someone who is recovering from an illness. Eating only a limited diet or not getting enough food can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can be caused by: some diseases,…