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Obesity

Obesity is a medical term used to describe being too heavy for your height so that your health is affected. Obese children and adults are at much greater risk of acute and long-term health problems. The World Health Organisation describes the worldwide prevalence of obesity as an epidemic.

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Onychomycosis

Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails. It can cause discolouration and thickening of one or more nails over a long period of time.

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Oral health

Teeth have a huge influence on your appearance and overall health. Keep them clean, white and healthy and you have a wonderful asset. Neglect them and your appearance and health both suffer. Daily care, along with a healthy diet and regular visits to your dental practice, will keep your smile in top condition.

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Oral health – children

When it comes to oral care for children, getting off to a good start is essential. Teeth play an important role in jaw development, eating and speech. They need to be healthy and well-cared for from the beginning.

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Oral health – plaque & tartar

Plaque and tartar provide the ideal environment in which bacteria thrive, causing gum disease and tooth decay. Keeping plaque and tartar at bay with good dental hygiene is key to oral health.

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Oral health – tooth decay

Tooth decay is damage that occurs when a combination of bacteria, plaque and acids in our mouth eat away at a tooth. This can lead to a 'hole' in the tooth, known as a cavity or caries.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting people as they get older. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced movement in the joints and is often called 'wear and tear' arthritis.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes your bones to be thinner and weaker than normal. This means, they can break easily, such as after a small bump or fall.

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Overactive thyroid

An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) is a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. It can cause symptoms such as weight loss, feeling anxious, rapid heartbeat, sleep problems and low energy. Possible treatments include medication, radioactive iodine or surgery.

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