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.

 

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Is your sex life ageing well?

Survey reveals the secrets of sex for over 55s

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Ever felt powerless in hospital?

Research identifies Hostage Bargaining Syndrome.

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

How to revive sun-damaged skin

It’s never too late to lavish some love and attention on your skin.

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Which is the best sleep position?

Sleep is integral to a long life, but which position will help you live longest?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Need help to prepare for knee surgery?

Our physiotherapist tells you what exercises are best before knee surgery.

What your hair says about you

What your hair says about your health

What your hair says about you

Hair that is thinning or dry could be a clue to other health problems.

How to overcome tiredness

Tired mature man yawning

How to overcome tiredness

These five tips will enhance your energy and help you to bounce back.

Cholesterol explained

Cholesterol explained

Cholesterol explained

Many myths and fallacies surround cholesterol. Learn fact from fiction.

Health Checks

Dial a doctor for good medicine

If you want to avoid germy waiting rooms, dial up a doctoroo consultation

Doctoroo always on call

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

What may seem like innocuous health issues could be a sign of something worse.

Keep close watch

Dangers of common cancer test

Any medical procedure has its dangers, but the benefits can be compelling.

Early detection vital

Resources

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?

Handy mental health resources

Help is just a click away with our list of handy mental health resources.

Help, just a click away

Prevention

The dangers lurking in our food

Was it the chicken? The rice? Top tips to avoid food poisoning.

Bacteria invasion

Easily overlooked cancer symptoms

What may seem like innocuous health issues could be a sign of something worse.

Keep close watch

How to tell if you have bad breath

Want to know why people pull away every time you’re near? Could it be your breath?

Breathe easier

Mental Health

When is memory loss a concern?

Forgetfulness might be normal or it might be something more serious.

Remember when

Habits to keep your memory sharp

By age 60, more than half of adults will have concerns about their memory.

Brain training

Health issues that mimic dementia

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Time for a second opinion?

Men's Health

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

How your penis changes with age

Your penis goes through a series of changes over your lifetime.

An ageing old fella

How to fix your prostate problems

An enlarged prostate is a problem for many men over 50, but the fix is not difficult.

Find out more

Women's Health

Are you feeing the cold more?

Seven reasons why coats and scarves may be standard dress.

Cold hard facts

Is your sex life ageing well?

Being older doesn’t necessarily mean your sex life has to go stale.

The secret of sex over 55

Menopause is normal, so talk about it

With the right help, you can turn menopause into a positive phase of your life

Focus on the “pause”

Health & Ageing

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

Bad combination

Are these scans helpful or harmful?

Our expert advises on how to best diagnose an aching back.

What you should know

How often should you poo?

How often should you poo each day and when should you worry about it?

Poop check

Health News

Frailty warning for seniors

Older Australian women are most at risk of frailty, according to new research.

Fight frailty

Flu spreads by just breathing

A new study has revealed that 'just breathing' is enough to spread the flu.

Hold your breath

Can marriage save you from dementia?

Lifelong singles and widowers seem to be at heightened risk of dementia.

Ball and brain

Diseases

Arthritis linked to lung disease

Rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing lung disease.

Bad combination

What is 'Parkinsonism'?

An often-overlooked disease related to Parkinson's deserves a little more awareness.

Shake it up

Test to detect Alzheimer’s early

A blood test may detect Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear.

Medical breakthrough

Health Insurance

Debate ramps up on health cover

Government raises concerns around Labor’s plans for rebate.

Clarity required

What to do about healthcare hike

Private health insurance is the biggest challenge for retirees.

Time to switch?

Health insurance complaints soar

Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.

Worst rise in a decade

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