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.

 

Software to reduce hospital stays

New software aims to reduce emergency hospitalisations

Software to reduce hospital stays

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Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

Twelve signs of hormone imbalance

If you’ve noticed changes in your hair, skin, weight, sleep or libido, a hormone imbalance ...

The key to healthy longevity

An underrated way to live longer

The key to healthy longevity

Forget Keto, Atkins and the 5-2 diet. This is the key to healthy longevity.

Why is your world spinning?

What can you do if your world is spinning?

Why is your world spinning?

If your world is spinning, it may not be because you enjoyed one too many ...

Stomach ulcer warning signs

Warning signs you may be developing a stomach ulcer

Stomach ulcer warning signs

A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining the stomach.

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

A new study indicates that poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome.

What to do for stiff joints

What to do for stiff achy joints

What to do for stiff joints

Unfortunately, stiff joints become more common as we get older.

What is making you constipated?

What is making you constipated?

What is making you constipated?

Why are you constipated? How can you fix it?

What is cellulitis?

Why you should recognise the first signs of cellulitis

What is cellulitis?

Cellulitis can be life-threatening if left untreated, so it’s important to recognise the symptoms.

Health Checks

Government policy is killing us

Australia has world’s highest cancer rate and government protocol on CTs is a major contributor: doctor.

Aim for zero risk

Warning signs of bone cancer

Bone cancer is serious and requires prompt medical attention. These are the warning signs.

Serious symptoms

Hearing aids may prevent dementia

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

Hearing check

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

Stomach ulcer warning signs

A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining the stomach.

What to do next

How to reverse liver damage

While common lifestyle factors may threaten your liver health, these simple changes can let you love it back.

Love your liver

13 ways to sharpen your mind

Nobody wants a sluggish mind or bad memory, so here’s how to avoid getting one.

Memory musts

Mental Health

Your brain when you travel

Travelling benefits your brain from the moment you start daydreaming about plans and lasts long after you’ve returned home.

Holiday for happiness

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

Men's Health

Disturbing stats for this sex

Here’s how you can reduce your likelihood of becoming a cancer statistic.

What you can do

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

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

Are we the binge drinking boomers?

There is a newfound sobriety among younger Australians, according to a report. But at the other end of the scale, research reveals a binge-drinking boom.

Dementia risk

How old is old?

It may be time to rethink our perception of ageing. Maybe we should listen to those who have already done it.

Wide of the mark?

Lack of sleep can hurt your gut

A new study indicates that poor sleep can negatively affect your gut microbiome.

Gut needs sleep

Health News

Fears over ‘forgotten’ nutrient

A national nutrition body is warning that 90 per cent of Australians are not consuming adequate quantities of an essential nutrient.

Brain health in peril

Death risk ‘overstated’: paper

The method used in Australia to calculate a person’s lifetime risk of cancer has been overestimated, especially for men, according to a paper.

Time to reconsider?

Are we the binge drinking boomers?

There is a newfound sobriety among younger Australians, according to a report. But at the other end of the scale, research reveals a binge-drinking boom.

Dementia risk

Diseases

Are you at risk of diabetes?

Are you more thirsty than usual? Passing more urine? We explain the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Heed your doc’s advice

Death risk ‘overstated’: paper

The method used in Australia to calculate a person’s lifetime risk of cancer has been overestimated, especially for men, according to a paper.

Time to reconsider?

Your walk can predict Alzheimer’s

The way people walk is an indicator of how fast their brains are ageing.

How fast do you walk?

Health Insurance

Consumers are being ‘scammed’

Government bid to simplify private health cover has failed, says CHOICE.

Urgent need for inquiry

Aged blamed for price pain

Funds blame an ageing population and a failure to attract new members.

‘Simple mathematics’

Plan to subsidise the sick

Paper urges Government to subsidise sicker Australians’ health insurance costs.

Subsidies essential

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