According to the Kings Fund there are currently about 15 million people in this country suffering from a chronic or long-term illness such as diabetes, hypertension and arthritis. People with these conditions now account for about 50% of all GP appointments. Analysis of the individual conditions that make up this group also appears to be rising. Currently £7 out of every £10 of total health and social care expenditure is used in the treatment and care of these long-term conditions.¹ This section will look at natural treatments for such chronic conditions as well as advising on preventative measures and ways of maintaining a good level of health whatever your age.
¹ Department of Health (2012). Report. Long-term conditions compendium of Information: 3rd edition