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IT’S NOT JUST SOLDIERS WHO DEVELOP PTSD

You’ve probably heard of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) as a common condition suffered by those who have experienced the terrors of war, but what you may not realise is that anyone suffering an experience that they deem traumatic can go on to develop this condition. So, what is the difference between a normal reaction to something shocking and PTSD?

WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE?

It’s often the first measurement taken when you visit a doctor, as believe it or not, these two numbers give a valuable insight into just how healthy you are! We explain why these numbers are so important, and why you should keep them within a healthy range.

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COSMO FEATURES LDC: “WHY WE ALL THINK WE’RE RICH AF WHEN WE’RE DRUNK”

Cosmopolitan recently asked LDC founder and CEO, Dr Seth Rankin, why we feel the need to splash the cash when we’re drunk (and subsequently buy every single person at the bar a drink)! So, just what are the reasons we’re more like to whip out our (already maxed out) cards at every possible opportunity?

HEART PALPITATIONS: WHY DO I FEEL MY HEART BEATING?

You can’t normally feel it, but you can safely assume that so long as you’re still standing, your heart must still be ticking away silently! But have you ever suddenly become aware of your heart beating? This is known as having ‘palpitations’, and can be a symptom of an underlying condition such as anxiety.

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FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PANIC ATTACKS

We all recognise stress, many of us are familiar with anxiety, and some of us have experienced panic attacks. But can you list all the different manifestations of panic attacks? There are a lot more than you might think! We discuss symptoms, causes and management of these debilitating episodes.

STRESSED? KEEP CALM & READ ON!

We all get stressed now and again, although some of us more so, and more often, than others. But how much stress is normal? And how much stress is too much; when should you seek help to manage such stress?

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THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF BI-POLAR DISORDER

We all have our ups and downs, but Bi-Polar disorder is condition whereby your mood fluctuates more significantly than the average. It’s thought that between 1-2% of the population will be diagnosed as having bipolar at some point in their lives, with some studies suggesting up to 5% of us are on the ‘bipolar spectrum’…

IRON DEFICIENCY: TAKE A LEAF OUT OF POPEYE’S BOOK!

Did you ever see Popeye looking tired, pale, or short of breath? Didn’t think so! With a diet so high in spinach, if there’s one thing this guy isn’t, it’s iron deficient. Today’s blog is all about iron, as well as the symptoms and causes of iron deficiency. Read on for top tips on how to be more like Popeye…

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THE SYMPTOMS OF ANAEMIA

Did you realise, that there are various different types of anaemia? All with different recommended treatments? Today, we talk through the common symptoms of each of these types of anaemia, and touch on how these are best treated.

SORE THROAT & SWOLLEN TONSILS? YUP, IT’S PROBABLY TONSILLITIS!

Most of us have probably experienced an episode of tonsillitis at least once in our lives, with some people suffering frequent episodes of this common infection! So why don’t doctors prescribe antibiotics every time you start to feel your tonsils tingle? And why don’t we just have our tonsils removed?!

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