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Inflammation 101: What it is and How it Affects Your Body

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. An acute inflammatory response is characterised by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Inflammation is a normal and essential process for the...

High blood pressure: A comprehensive guide to causes, symptoms, and treatments

high blood pressure
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 Hg. A reading 140/90...

Metabolic Syndrome: Everything You Need to Know

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a medical condition. It is also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance. People with metabolic syndrome are rising globally, but it is common in developed countries. For example, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 30% of people in the USA have MetS. MetS is a combination of health issues that...