Stomach bloating is when the tummy becomes distended, causing it to feel uncomfortable. It often occurs after eating a big meal. But for some, bloating is more than an occasional inconvenience. Bloating is generally a sign the digestive system isn’t working optimally, according to Hannah Braye, nutritional therapist at Lepicol. “In particular, bloating can be
Type 2 diabetes is linked to being overweight, in that people who carry excess weight are both more likely to develop the condition and suffer from the associated complications. Complications associated with untreated diabetes include problems with the heart, nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet. Losing excess weight can therefore help to keep the condition under
Kym Marsh, 42, has played Michelle Connor on ITV’s Coronation Street since 2006, and over the years has used her celebrity status to highlight a number of health conditions she’s experienced. Speaking in her latest column in this week’s issue of OK! Magazine, Kym divulged she struggled to breastfeed her daughter Polly, 8, when she
Type-2 diabetes is a condition which affects around 3.7 million people living in the UK. It occurs when the level of the sugar in the blood increases, which can be caused by a person’s lifestyle. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reduce blood sugar levels, including what foods and drinks you consume as part
Hay fever season is in full swing, with the emergence of warm and windy weather. With higher temperatures forecast this weekend, many sufferers will be bracing themselves for the sneezing, itchy eyes and itchy throat that may be triggered. One of the worst times of day for hay fever sufferers is bedtime, when pollen in
Cancer symptoms are important to recognise because a cure for the condition is yet to exist. Detecting cancer early can ensure treatment is more effective and increase your chances of survival. But in many cases, the symptoms of cancer are mistaken for non-cancerous illnesses, meaning they’re ignored and left untreated. The majority of the time,
Most people experience a bloated stomach every now and then. It usually happens eating a big meal or food which is hard to digest. While it is only an occasional inconvenience for some people, other people suffer with bloating regularly. As well as cutting down on bloat-inducing foods, it’s also possible to relieve a bloated
At his heaviest, Andrew Clayton weighed 26st when he was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. Before his weight loss journey, the 36-year-old would gorge on takeaways, fry ups and foot-long baguettes from a sandwich van. However, he decided to make a change to his lifestyle and now he plans on running the London Marathon in April.
One subtle symptom of type 2 diabetes is genital itching or thrush, accompanied by a need to urinate more often – particularly at night. The need to pee more develops as a result of the body trying to reduce blood glucose levels by flushing the excess glucose out of the body in the urine. Genital
Losing weight doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, battling the bulge can be as easy as getting boozy. Scientists have revealed that tequila could be the secret to dieters’ success. So why could the tipple help you to shed some pounds? A 2014 study by the American Chemical Society measured the effects of
Before his weight loss, strongman Eddie Hall tipped the scales at 30.9st. The 31-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, walked away with the World’s Strongest Man title back in 2017. Previously describing his bulky frame as “torture”, the strongman decided to slim down. He managed to shed the weight by following a strict weight loss plan with plenty
Before her weight loss journey, Helen Besant-Roberts struggled to find the time to exercise due to her demanding job as a chartered accountant. At her heaviest, the 47-year-old tipped the scales at 15st 3lbs. She finally decided to take control of her lifestyle and enrolled in an online programme with trainer Oliver James. Oliver, who
Before her weight loss journey, Jess Dukes would hide snacks in her desk drawers and grab doughnuts on her way to work. She would skip the gym for happy hour, then go home and continue eating all night long. Her wake-up call came when she went to a work conference in 2012 and she was
“A lot of people have said it’s disgusting, I think it’s a love or hate thing” Lee Chung The deep-fried Mars Bar is a notorious staple of the Scottish Fish Supper, but one inventive chip shop owner in North Lanarkshire has come up with a brilliantly topical Easter spin on the classic – a battered Creme Egg!