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Could your snoring be sleep apnoea?

Snoring can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnoea, which is hard to identify and has serious health risks. Sleep apnoea is very common, but less than one in four sufferers are diagnosed. Although sleep apnoea can affect men and women of all ages, it's most common…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way it functions. Water makes up over two-thirds of the healthy…

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long term condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. High blood sugar levels can cause serious long-term health problems.  World Diabetes Day 2019 World Diabetes day is on 14 November. Find out more 

Diabetes Prevention Week

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes, yet is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. A healthy lifestyle can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and the risk of serious complications that can come with…

Diabetes – Protect your family

Can you help your family prevent diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. Simple steps such as a healthy lifestyle, early diagnosis and early treatment can help prevent or delay the risk of developing…

Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly affect around one in every three people in the UK, and is particularly common in elderly people. If you have…

End of life care

End of life care supports people with advanced progressive illnesses to live as well as possible until they die, and to die with dignity.

Equipment and Living Aids

Waltham Forest Equipment and Living Aids online marketplace is where you can browse and purchase a range of products that can assist you in all areas of your home. The products listed have been taken from external provider's websites and listed in this section for…

Flu

Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week. You can catch flu - short for influenza - all year round, but it's especially common in winter, which…
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