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General Health Facts

General Health Facts

Below is a selection of specific information that should give you a small insight into the health of the general public (within the UK)

ALLERGIES

It has been estimated that almost half of the population may be affected by allergies, food intolerances or chemical sensitivities.  For more information from Allergy UK (charity) click here

Source: Allergy UK (Charity).

HEART & CIRCULATION

Diseases of the heart and circulatory system (cardiovascular disease) are the causes of death. More than one in three people (37%) die from cardiovascular disease.  The main forms of cardiovascular disease are coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. With greater understanding and knowledge this figures should be greatly reduced

For more information from the British Heart Foundation click here

Source: the British Heart Foundation (Charity),

THYROID

Hypothyroidism is about 10 times more prevalent in women than it is in men. For more information from the British Thyroid Association click here.

Source: the British Thyroid Association,

Charity link: the British Thyroid Foundation,

STRESS

Stress can affect everybody’s system and can cause or exacerbate many symptoms and disease states. For more information from the government Health and Safety Executive website click here

Source: Health and Safety Executive website www.HSE.gov.uk

 

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