Inflammation is a response from our body to external causes such as injury, infection or foreign substances. The body sends chemicals and immune cells to the affected area to remove the causes of the inflammation and start the healing process.
Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus is a significant risk factor for complications of diabetes, including cardiovascular disease. Microvascular disease is when tiny blood vessels in the body get damaged due to high blood glucose levels. This can harm different organs, like the eyes (diabetic retinopathy), nerves (diabetic neuropathy), and kidneys (diabetic nephropathy).
Migraine is a disabling neurological condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is listed as one of the most disabling conditions by the World Health Organization. It is common among females, and out of 3 women, one can significantly affect the quality of life. A migraine is a headache characterized by severe, often one-sided… Continue reading Migraine 101: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options
Living with diabetes can be a challenging and overwhelming experience. It requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels, regular doctor visits, and strict adherence to a healthy diet and exercise regimen. In addition, the physical demands of the condition also have a significant emotional impact on those living with it. Diabetes is a chronic condition… Continue reading Living with Diabetes: Managing the Emotional Impact
Type 2 diabetes is a serious metabolic condition in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin is impaired, leading to high blood sugar levels. Preventing diabetes is important because it can help to reduce the risk of serious complications associated with the disease. It can also help to improve the overall quality… Continue reading Prevent diabetes: 7 simple things you should do every day
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently too high. Blood pressure is measured with two numbers, systolic pressure (the higher number) and diastolic pressure (the lower number). A regular blood pressure reading is typically around 120/80 mm… Continue reading High blood pressure: A comprehensive guide to causes, symptoms, and treatments
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women and can be treated effectively if detected early. It is a type of cancer that develops in the breast cells and can occur in men and women but is most common in… Continue reading Breast Cancer 101: Understanding the Basics
Dyslipidaemia is a disorder of lipoproteins. It is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The essential lipids are LDL, HDL and triglycerides. The primary function of lipoproteins is to transport cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver to other parts of the body (such as the muscles and fat tissue).
Abdominal obesity (also known as central obesity or visceral fat deposition) is a chronic disease characterized by increased visceral fat accumulation. This occurs when excess calories are consumed and stored in the abdominal region instead of being used for energy or stored in subcutaneous fat.
Insulin is a hormone, and we cannot live without it. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels by guiding cells to uptake glucose from the bloodstream when it exceeds normal levels. When there are problems, it causes several disorders in the body.