Of the 10
million people in the Uk with arthritis, 400,000 suffer from a condition
known as Rheumatoid arthritis.
adults, and elderly people all suffer
from the condition, which causes inflammation and pain in joints.
There are dozens of different types of arthritis, each with their own particular symptoms and causes, but the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
This article will examine the symptoms, causes, and possible ways that Rheumatoid arthritis can be treated.
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Eating disorders can be emotionally and physically depleting conditions. At least 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from these with up to 6.4% of the population showing signs of developing the conditions.
attention is given to eating disorders than has historically been the case,
meaning more work is being done to help cure those who suffer from the
there are a variety of different eating disorders, and each affects its victims
differently. This article takes a brief look at the symptoms of some of the
most common eating disorders
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A wellbeing policy is a great way for a care provider to show that they take mental health seriously. It shows commitment to staff, their patients and all that visit. It also helps keep the focus on health when implementing other procedures.
Ideally the wellbeing policy should be central to the providers business plan and available to all from the start. If however you need to review existing practices, look no further.
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According to recent statistics in the UK, a sixth of the adult population have a diagnosed mental health illness. The problem with the figures though, according to NHS Digital, is that in reality they probably don’t even scratch the surface.
Taking into account undiagnosed depression and post traumatic stress disorder, it is estimated that closer to one quarter of the population may at any given time be experiencing some kind of mental health problem.
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A certainty of life is that, sooner or later, it must unfortunately come to an end for us all. Palliative care (better known – though mistakenly so – as end of life care) exists to make sure this passing can come as peacefully and comfortably as possible.
It is important to be aware of what palliative care entails, and what options are available for palliative care since there are a few misconceptions about it. Discussing these will be the purpose of this article.
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