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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Could Help Overweight Adults Lose 5 Stone In 6 Weeks.

A procedure, known as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), that involves shrinking the stomach with stitches could help overweight adults lose five stone in six months.overweight

ESG is scalpel-free which means there is no scarring and patients can return to work within days.

It causes the patient to feel fuller quicker and their appetite reduced, as the stomach is around two-third to three-quarters smaller after the procedure.

It is important that they do not over-indulge as the stitches will break, which will result in the stomach returning to its original size.

Studies suggest that most of the patients who undergo this procedure lose and keep off at least 60% of their excess weight, which is around 3 stone in average.

ESG is available privately at a cost of around £10,000 or as part of an NHS trail.

An alternative to operations is medication which can help with weight loss.

Xenical and Alli are weight loss treatments currently available in the UK.

To read more about Xenical and Alli and for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor) for weight loss medication, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com.

It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight/obese.

To read more about ESG, CLICK HERE

Egg Yolk Can Stimulate Hair Growth

A study has found that egg yolk can stimulate the growth of new human hair cells. A compound in egg yolk stimulates a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor, which is crucial for hair-cell repair and growth.

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Finasteride (Propecia and Aindeem) and Minoxidil (Regaine) are treatments for male pattern baldness.

For more information about the treatments available for male pattern baldness, and for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor), please go to www.ukmeds4u.com.

To read more about the study, CLICK HERE.

Weight Loss Pill Lorcaserin Does Not Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Weight loss drug Lorcaserin has proven efficacy for weight loss in overweight/obese adults.bmi obesity

The medicine works by suppressing appetite and should be taken twice a day. It costs around $220-290 (£155-225) per month in the US.

Scientists also found that Lorcaserin did not raise the risk of cardiovascular problems.

12,000 obese/overweight adults who suffer from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or multiple cardiovascular risk factors took part in the study. They were given Lorcaserin 10mg twice daily or placebo (a substance that is made to resemble Lorcaserin but do not contain the active ingredient).

The results showed that those taking Lorcaserin 10mg lost an average of 4kg over 40 months without the risk of further heart problems.

Lorcaserin is currently available in the US under the name Belviq.

The drug is not available in the UK or EU, as it would need a European license and be approved by NICE before doctors can start to prescribe Lorcaserin.

Xenical and Alli are weight loss treatments currently available in the UK.

To read more about Xenical and Alli and for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor) for weight loss medication, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com.

It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight/obese.

To read more about the study, CLICK HERE

Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes After Quitting Smoking.

After quitting smoking we don’t just gain a few more pounds in our wallet/purse, it’s common to gain a few pounds in weight aswell. However this weight gain may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Researchers say that people who quit smoking indulge in snacks rather than smoking tobacco. These quitters are 20% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who smoke. However the risk declines after seven years.

For the study, a team from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health looked at data from more than 170,000 men and women who took part in three cohorts run by Harvard, the Nurses’ Health Study, the Nurses’ Health Study ll, and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Every two years, the participants had filled questionnaires about their health and lifestyle.

The researchers looked at those who said they had stopped smoking, how much weight they had gained and their type 2 diabetes risk.

The results showed that those who had quit smoking had a 22% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who currently smoke.

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and exercise
but still haven’t had success in losing weight– please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weight loss options.

To read more about the study, CLICK HERE 

For help on quitting smoking, CLICK HERE

For more information about type 2 diabetes, CLICK HERE 

Could Viagra Be A Cure For Blindness?

It has been suggested that Viagra could prevent further loss of vision for patients with poor eyesight and even repair eye damage.

Scientists at Columbia University in New York have been conducting a two year trail. They suggest that Viagra could stop age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

AMD is the UK’s leading cause of blindness.viagra

Recent research have found that AMD is partly caused by reduced blood flow to the choroid (a vital layer of tissue that sits in front of the retina), and it has been found that Viagra can improve blood flow to this tissue.

Viagra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

To read more about the study, CLICK HERE.

To read more about AMD, CLICK HERE.

For more information about erectile dysfunction or prescription medicine to treat it, or for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor) about treatment for the condition, please CLICK HERE.

Cycle to Work Day 2018 – Cycling Health Benefits

Cycle to Work Day 2018 – https://www.cycletoworkday.org/

Wednesday 15th August 2018 is Cycle to Work Day 2018, and it aims to encourage everyone to travel to work on their pedal bike.

It is the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event. Since the event began in 2012, over 2 million miles have been ridden.

The health benefits  from regular cycling include:

  • improved joint mobility
  • improved posture and coordination
  • increased cardiovascular fitness
  • decreased body fat levels.

Cycling can help to prevent depression, obesity and arthritis.

Riding a bike, along with a healthy eating plan, is a great way to lose weight.

According to  research, a half-hour bike ride everyday can burn nearly 5 kilograms of fat over a year.

Everyone who pledges their miles has the chances to win some incredible prizes.

To find out how to pledge and for more information about Cycle to Work Day, CLICK HERE.

To read more about the health benefits of cycling,CLICK HERE.

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and exercise
but still haven’t had success in losing weight– please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weight loss options.

 

 

Royal London One Day Cup Final 2016 – Health Benefits Of Cricket

On Saturday 17th September 2016, the Royal London One Day Cup Final takes place at Lord’s Cricket Ground.health benefits of cricket health benefits of cricket

Surrey and Warwickshire face-off in Saturdays final.

Cricket originated in England and is now a popular sport in lots of other countries.

Cricket has lots of health and social benefits such as:

  • Physical fitness
  • Social interaction
  • Improving hand-eye coordination

To find out more about Royal London One Day Cup Final,CLICK HERE

For more health benefits of cricket, CLICK HERE

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and exercise but still haven’t had success in losing weight, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weightloss options.

 

 

 

Sexual Health Week – STIs

Sexual Health Week is happening on 12th September until 18th September 2016.sexual health week sexual health week sexual health week

This years focus is sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

FPA aim to raise awareness about where to get tested and encourage condom use.

If you have unprotected sex (without using a condom), you are at a greater risk of getting a STI.

STIs can be passed by gential contact and sharing sex toys.

In England, there were more than  435,000 STI diagnoses in 2015.

To read more about STIs and Sexual Health Week, CLICK HERE

While the theme this year is sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and safer sex, if you (or a man you know) suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) or “impotence”, then that condition would need to be addressed before you (or they) can even think about engaging in any sexual activity.

For more information about erectile dysfunction, and some of the treatments available, CLICK HERE

Know Your Numbers!

During 12-18 September 2016, it is Know Your Numbers! week.

This years aim is to promote Know Your Numbers!, Know Your Risks!

If you do not have blood pressure checks you are more at risk from a stroke or heart disease – that’s why its important to Know Your Numbers!

High blood pressure has no symptoms, which is why it’s known as the silent killer.

One in three adults (16 million) have high blood pressure in the UK.

Blood pressure checks are free at your GP practice, local pharmacy or at Blood Pressure UK pressure stations during Know Your Numbers! week. To find your nearest free blood pressure station, CLICK HERE.

For more information about high blood pressure, CLICK HERE.

To read more about Know Your Numbers! week, CLICK HERE.

Great North Run – Health Benefits of Running

GREAT NORTH RUN GREAT NORTH RUN great north runThe UK’s Great North Run is the biggest half marathon in the World with over 57,000 runners taking part in the famous 13.1-mile run.

Great North Run is on Sunday 11th September 2016 and begins in Newcastle city centre.

There are other events happening in the local area on Saturday 10th September such as the Junior and Mini Great Run, the worlds biggest pasta party and the Great North 5k.

Other running & swimming events are also organised by the same people in other cities/areas (for adults & children) throughout the year.

Running is a great way to keep fit and to socialise with others, as there is most likely a local running club that you can join in your area.

Running/jogging has lots of health benefits such as:

  • relieve stress
  • lose weight or help maintain a health weight
  • improve cardiovasular fitnes
  • strengthen muscles

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and exercise but still haven’t had success in losing weight, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weightloss options.

MORE ABOUT THE GREAT NORTH RUN
Great North Run (adults): CLICK HERE
Junior and Mini Great North Run: CLICK HERE

For more health benefits of running/jogging, CLICK HERE