Your Health

Managing your health can take time and organisation but it's often the best way to age gracefully and independently. Preventative health checks and quick action is often enough to keep minor ailments at bay, but dealing with more serious health conditions can be a challenge. YourLifeChoices has up-to-date information, research and resources on the health conditions you may encounter as you reach your 50s, 60s 70s and older.

Healthy eating is a great start to your preventative regime. Learning more about nutrition is important and often losing weight is the best way to maximise your energy and help your heart health and resistance to Diabetes 2. Read on for specific information for womens health, mens health and mental health. If you have any questionsor queries, post them on the Health & Wellbeing section of our forum.

 

Who’s caring for the carers?

Who’s caring for the carers?

Who’s caring for the carers?

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, support is needed at many levels.

Top Stories

  1. What you need to know about asthma
  1. Private health insurer in hot water
  1. Conditions that can harm sex life
  1. Power to the imperfect
  1. Is this why you’re short of breath?

Food that ‘subverts’ ageing

Why older Australians need to eat more eggs

Food that ‘subverts’ ageing

Nutritionist Sharon Natoli shares five reasons to eat eggs daily.

What causes your persistent cough?

What is causing your persistent cough?

What causes your persistent cough?

These serious conditions may be causing your nagging cough.

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Oral health linked to dementia

Studies highlight the importance of good oral health to preserve wellbeing and limit cognitive decline.

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

How to tell the difference between hayfever and the common cold

Is it hayfever or just a cold?

With hayfever season just around the corner, here’s what you should know.

Why people gain weight as they age

Why people gain weight as they age

Why people gain weight as they age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we ...

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Yo-yo dieting could be good for you

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to lower body fat percentages.

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Plan to prevent unnecessary stays

Program could prevent stressful, often unnecessary, hospital admissions for aged care patients.

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

What’s the big deal with omega-3s?

Nine health benefits you didn’t realise you get from omega-3 fatty acids.

Health Checks

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Retirement health checklist

Retirement planning is about so much more than just money.

Planning later life

Your cold feet could be a warning

These five serious health conditions are all linked to symptoms of cold feet.

Don’t ignore your feet

Resources

Could you save a life?

Are you prepared to administer first aid in case of emergency?

Real first aid

Do you need a My Health Record?

Should you get a My Health Record? Here’s what you need to know.

Your medical history

Time to get to know your bones

Find out if you're at risk of osteoporosis with this simple assessment.

What's your risk?

Prevention

10 easy oral health care tips

The four regular habits we all need to observe to ensure optimum oral health.

Dental plan

What to expect from a biopsy

Biopsies are important in the diagnosis of cancer, but do you need to worry about them?

How to prepare

The do’s and don’ts of sinusitis

Sinusitis is a painful condition when the sinuses become inflamed or infected.

Get some relief

Mental Health

Are sex problems between the ears?

Good sex may be more about what’s happening between your ears than what’s going on under the sheets.

When the going gets tough

Trust your gut, ask if they’re okay

On R U OK? Day – and every day – take the time to check in with friends, family and yourself.

Ask, listen, check in

Winter’s SAD toll

How shorter days and less sunlight take their toll on our wellbeing.

Feeling blue?

Men's Health

Conditions that can harm sex life

A long-term health problem can take the joy out of sex.

Finding solutions

Prostate cancer warning signs

Keep an eye on the signs of prostate cancer and see your doctor for screening tests.

Improve your odds

ED linked with heart issues

Men’s problems in the bedroom may be a warning sign for more serious health issues later.

Hard on health

Women's Health

Conditions that can harm sex life

A long-term health problem can take the joy out of sex.

Finding solutions

Why do women live longer?

Biological and behavioural factors may partly explain why women live longer than men.

More than just luck

Pelvic floors and bladder myths

Is it too late to start now? Is a little leaking okay? All is revealed.

To hover or sit

Health & Ageing

Researchers slow Alzheimer’s

Scientists hunting for a treatment for dementia label discovery an “exciting revelation”.

Trials continue

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Why people gain weight as they age

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now we know why.

Ageing excuse

Health News

Researchers slow Alzheimer’s

Scientists hunting for a treatment for dementia label discovery an “exciting revelation”.

Trials continue

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

People who wear hearing aids for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function.

Hearing check

Carcinogen found in common meds

Products still for sale as authorities investigate, but users warned to see their doctor.

‘Switch to another drug’

Diseases

Researchers slow Alzheimer’s

Scientists hunting for a treatment for dementia label discovery an “exciting revelation”.

Trials continue

What you need to know about asthma

Many older people assume that laboured breathing is a normal part of ageing, but they may actually be experiencing asthma.

Common but deadly

Could marriage stave off dementia?

Dementia and marital status could be linked, according to a new study.

Wedded health

Health Insurance

Private health insurer in hot water

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Medibank Private.

False representations?

Private health insurance exodus

‘Of course it’s concerning, we know people are finding it hard to cover the cost of the premiums, and private health is perceived as expensive,’ says peak body chief.

A sinking ship

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

Crisis time

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