The Link Between Hypertension and Diabetes Explained
People suffering from type 2 diabetes can often develop hypertension, or high blood pressure. The reason for such a strong link between type 2 diabetes and hypertension is still widely unknown. Due to the increasing rates of inactivity and high-fat, high-sodium diets in the US obesity has become a serious […]
Do I Have IBS or Another Intestinal Disorder?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an inconvenient and often painful intestinal disorder. It makes the sufferer experience unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms that range from mild to serious. Because some are serious, it is very important to get IBS diagnosed as early as possible. There is no definitive test to diagnose IBS. This is why […]
Diabetes: Are Clinical Trials for Me?
Are you living with diabetes? Have you ever considering taking part in a diabetes clinical trial? If so, how do you find out if a clinical trial is right for you? The first step is educating yourself! This article will help you discern whether a diabetes clinical trial could be right […]
Hepatitis C: The HCV Viral Cycle Explained
You’ve likely heard of hepatitis C, but do you know how its viral cycle actually works? Hepatitis C is also referred to as HCV, and it can be acute or chronic. Unfortunately, an HCV diagnosis may take years. This is because people often don’t experience any symptoms. If they do […]
9 Unusual Reasons You’re Feeling Tired Today
Do you often feel tired during the day? You probably know if you’re getting enough high-quality sleep at night, but that’s not always enough. Clinical research has shown that there are some really unusual reasons for feeling tired during the day. Side Note: Did you know that March is Sleep Awareness […]
How Does Kidney Disease Affect Your Sexual Health?
The short answer is yes, kidney disease can affect your sexual health. Though many people may consider the obvious health declines correlated with kidney disease, such as fluid buildup and subsequent swelling or vomiting, few will acknowledge the potential sexual decline that can occur as a result of kidney disease as […]
5 High Cholesterol Myths Debunked!
How much do you know about cholesterol? Most people don’t know as much as they may think. Our team of physicians receive plenty of questions about conditions like high cholesterol, so this post will come in handy. Here we’ll take a look at the most common high cholesterol myths and the underlying truths. […]
How Does Diabetes Affect Your Kidneys?
Kidney damage is one of the more common long-term complications of diabetes. It is referred to as diabetic nephropathy or diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Diabetic kidney disease is a result of vascular abnormalities that happen because of diabetes. What Does Diabetes Do To Your Kidneys? Your small blood vessels can […]
What Causes COPD? 5 Factors that Put You at Risk!
Most people have heard of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but do you know what causes COPD? Most cases were caused by something that irritates the lungs over the course of many years. The unfortunate truth is that there are several risk factors that could apply to you, but knowing what causes COPD will allow you […]
5 Most Common Types of Hypertension Medication
High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that occurs when the force of the blood pumping through your arteries is too high. It is also called hypertension. This cardiovascular condition increases your risk of heart attacks and strokes. Known as “the silent killer” because of its lack of symptoms, it’s important to […]
Your Dietary Protein Guide for Chronic Kidney Disease
You likely already know how important protein is to a person’s diet. Protein helps our bodies heal from injury, stop bleeding and fight infection. On average a person needs 40 to 65 grams of protein each day. Of course this is only an estimate. The exact amount of protein an […]
Tell-Tale Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms in Women
Diabetes is often called “the silent killer” because its symptoms can be difficult to spot. This is a problem considering type 2 diabetes affects 29.1 million people in the United States. People who have type 2 diabetes are not able to use the hormone insulin properly. Your body needs to […]
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