Health / Lechyd

Some of the key health related information in the area that influences our work:

  • The ECLP area has a higher than average percentage of babies born with low birth weights. Babies with a low birth weight are more prompt to have long term health consequences. Studies show that low birth weight is often caused by the health related conditions of the mother. Poor nutrition, use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and even high level of stress during pregnancy can lead to low birth weight babies.

 

  • Statistics shows that on average around 50% of women in childbearing age are overweight or obese which might lead to complications during pregnancy and in labour.

 

  • Higher percentage of Long Limiting Illnesses: Long limiting illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, respiratory and cardiovascular disease are linked to older generations but also to obesity and lifestyle choices.

 

  • The area has high cancer mortality and prevalence rates which links to poor access to health services as well as poor healthy lifestyles choices.

 

  • The number of people aged over 65 is rapidly increasing with a consequent lack of services and higher risks of social isolation. Social isolation can lead to an increase of hospital admissions, and increased risks of physical injury and cases of mental health.

 

  • Limited access to healthy/ quality food. This will have an impact on the number of people eating the recommended 5 pieces of fruit or vegetables per day.

 

  • Low physical activity uptake and poor access to physical activity and sports resources.

• Mae ardal ECLP Mae canran uwch na’r cyfartaledd o fabanod a anwyd â phwysau geni isel. Mae babanod â phwysau geni isel yn fwy prydlon i gael canlyniadau iechyd tymor hir. Astudiaethau yn dangos bod pwysau geni isel yn aml yn cael ei achosi gan yr amodau y fam sy’n gysylltiedig ag iechyd. Gall maeth gwael, defnyddio tybaco, alcohol a chyffuriau, a hyd yn oed ar lefel uchel o straen yn ystod beichiogrwydd arwain at fabanod pwysau geni isel.

• Mae’r ystadegau yn dangos bod ar gyfartaledd tua 50% o fenywod mewn oed i gael plant dros eu pwysau neu’n ordew a allai arwain at gymhlethdodau yn ystod beichiogrwydd ac wrth esgor.

• Canran uwch o Salwch Cyfyngol Hir: salwch cyfyngol hir fel diabetes, pwysedd gwaed uchel, anadlol a chlefyd cardiofasgwlaidd yn gysylltiedig i genedlaethau hŷn, ond hefyd i ddewisiadau gordewdra a ffordd o fyw.

• Mae gan yr ardal marwolaethau canser uchel a chyfraddau cyffredinrwydd sy’n cysylltu â mynediad gwael i wasanaethau iechyd yn ogystal â dewisiadau gwael ffyrdd iach o fyw.

• Mae nifer y bobl dros 65 oed yn cynyddu’n gyflym â diffyg gwasanaethau a risgiau uwch o ynysu cymdeithasol o ganlyniad i hynny. Gall unigedd cymdeithasol arwain at gynnydd o dderbyniadau i’r ysbyty, a mwy o risg o anaf corfforol ac achosion o iechyd meddwl.

• mynediad cyfyngedig i fwyd iach / ansawdd. Bydd hyn yn cael effaith ar y nifer o bobl yn bwyta a argymhellir 5 darn o ffrwythau neu lysiau bob dydd.

• nifer gweithgaredd corfforol isel a mynediad gwael i weithgarwch corfforol ac adnoddau chwaraeon.