Tagged: diabetes

Top Healthcare Technology Advances to Watch Out

23Mar

Healthcare organizations are searching for the best tools to improve patient care and, in some cases, reduce healthcare costs. These technology advances may replace obsolete procedures and treatments in the future. However, not all of them are as promising as … Continue reading

  

Don’t let high blood pressure affect your vision

6Jan

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An eye examination can prove beneficial to more than just your eye health. Conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and excessive levels of cholesterol can all be spotted during an optician’s routine checks. Whilst this is hugely beneficial for catching irregularities … Continue reading

  

3 tops tips to improve your quality of life with a long-term health condition

20Dec

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It is estimated over a quarter of the population in England (15.4 million people) has a long-term condition such as diabetes, coronary heart disease or chronic lung disease and an increasing proportion of these people have multiple conditions. Although there … Continue reading

  

Living with carpal tunnel syndrome: the facts

11Nov

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Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause major discomfort, here BMI Healthcare  discuss the number of ways you can deal with the condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition, which can lead to pain in the hands and fingers. There … Continue reading

  

8 Facts you should know about laser eye surgery

20Sep

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There are different types of laser eye surgery There are three main types of laser eye surgery, LASEK, LASIK and Smile. LASEK involves removing the epitheral layer to perform the surgery, which then grows back within a few hours. Recovery for … Continue reading

  

Processed Foods: What’s OK, What to Avoid

19Feb

Health experts are warning of an imminent obesity epidemic

There’s a lot of talk about food in the media. Health experts are warning us of an imminent obesity epidemic, with numbers of Type 2 diabetes increasing rapidly. Food-related illnesses are beginning to put real pressure on the NHS. One of … Continue reading

  

5 Facts about Diabetes

18Feb

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1. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of all diabetes cases globally Type 2 Diabetes is by far the most common type of diabetes and is becoming increasingly prevalent. Also known as hyperglycaemia, it is caused by excessively high blood … Continue reading

  

Medical conditions related to restless legs

14Dec

Many of us have experienced itchy feet in a figurative sense, prompting us to up-sticks and travel, but around 1 in 10 people literally suffer with this and other symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). This disorder can significantly impair … Continue reading

  

Post-Tramautic Injury Recovery: Drop Foot aka Foot Drop Facts

15Sep

If you’ve recently been through a traumatic event that has left your body broken, you know the frustration. Those with foot drop struggle every day. Here’s what you need to know about the condition and current treatments that can help. … Continue reading

  

What Treatment is Available for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

3Sep

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that causes cysts to develop on one or both ovaries. The condition can cause irregularities with egg release and unusually high levels of androgens in the body – which are so-called ‘male’ hormones. But … Continue reading

  

Living with Alzheimer’s

2Jul

Alzheimer’s diseaseis the most common type of dementia. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually starts slowly and gets progressively worse over time. Symptoms The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is short-term memory loss, where sufferers have difficulty remembering … Continue reading

  

Changing perceptions – did you know that young people have strokes too? …

30Jun

Stroke used to be viewed as an affliction of old age; it was something that happened to your granny or granddad. However, latest figures(1) show that at least 1 in 4 strokes are happening to people of working age and … Continue reading

  

Don’t Let ED Ruin your Relationship

22Jun

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Erectile dysfunction can cut right to the core of a couple’s relationship, whether you have been together for years or are just getting into the swing of things. When a man cannot perform in the bedroom it can have devastating, … Continue reading

  

Is your bed giving you a good night’s sleep?

26Mar

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Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Without enough sleep we can be grumpy and irritable, find it hard to concentrate during the day, and will often suffer with other health issues such as headaches, back … Continue reading

  

Diabetes increases risk of head and neck cancers

29Jul

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People with diabetes are at ‘significantly’ greater risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research. The study discovered that groups of patients with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to develop the disease compared to … Continue reading

  

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes – The Facts?

24Jun

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So I’ve been a good boy for a month now and I’m starting to see some results that are making me happy. For starters, my BP is down from 158/90 to 136/85, and that was today in the GP’s surgery! … Continue reading

  

4 Reasons Why You Should Get Tested For Diabetes Type 2

20Jun

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Hey people, one of the biggest shocks about developing type 2 diabetes for me was the fact that I was blissfully unaware at the time. I had no idea that I had a potentially life threatening condition and this is … Continue reading

  

Me and Linda

17Jun

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I’m around 2 weeks into my new lifestyle and I have to say that I feel pretty good! I’ve still not joined a new gym, the old one closed down, but that is on the cards this week. But my … Continue reading

  

So…one week later, insurance, diabetes on television, and the world cup!

12Jun

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Where were we? Oh yes, so I started taking the metformin about a week and a half ago and I’m having no issues with it to be honest. This week I have upped the dose to twice daily, next week … Continue reading

  

Diabetes Poster Boy?

9Jun

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If there could be such a thing, I reckon I must be a prime candidate for that less than savoury role. Diabetes type 2 is a condition that develops when your insulin producing cells kind of say enough is enough’. … Continue reading

  

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