Health Resources

As we grow older, we sometimes develop some concerns for our health and well-being but don't necessarily want to run to our GP every time. Here, we have provided a range of information and tools which you may find useful - but if there is something you would like to see here, we will try to provide it for you. Enjoy!

Conditions to watch out for:

Diabetes
People from black and minority ethnic groups are up to 6 times more likely to develop diabetes which can trigger other complications such as heart disease, stoke, kidney damage if not managed well. The good news is that with information, care and medical support, you can live well - in spite of having diabetes.
Healthy Heart
Click here for information from NHS about how to maintain a healthy heart.

Stroke
A stroke is a serious, potential life-threatening conditions which occurs with blood to part of the brain is cut off. When this happens it must be treated as an emergency situation. Stroke is treatable but prevention is always the better option especially for older South Asian, African and Carbbean people who seem to have a natural tendency toward developing high blood pressure, which can lead to strokes. 

Smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise and a poor diet are also risk factors for stroke, as are high cholesterol and diabetes.

So let's focus on reducing risk...

Click on the links below for information about how we can substantially reduce our risk of having a stroke by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including such things as