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5 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes prevention: It's never too late to start.

Lifestyle changes can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

What is pre-diabetes?

When you have pre-diabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diabetes.

Kidney and Diabetes

Diabetic Nephropathy

People with diabetes are at increased risk of renal atherosclerosis, urinary tract infections,

Eyes and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it is vital that you have your eyes checked regularly. Damage to the retina at the back of the eye (retinopathy) is a common complication of diabetes.

Foot and Diabetes

Foot Care Tips
Special foot care is necessary when you have diabetes. Poor blood flow, nerve damage, and trouble fighting infections can make foot problems very serious.

Healthy Diet and Diabetes

Diabetes meal planning starts with eating a well-balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (carbs), protein, and fat. Carbs (found in starches, fruit, vegetables, milk/yogurt and sweets) turn into sugar (glucose) in the body.

What is type 2 diabetes?

With type 2 diabetes, the illness and symptoms tend to develop gradually (over weeks or months). This is because in type 2 diabetes you still make insulin (unlike in type 1 diabetes).

Intensity of physical activity

Intensity refers to the rate at which the activity is being performed or the magnitude of the effort required to perform an activity or exercise.

Physical Activity - Key Facts

Key facts from WHO (World Health Organization)

  • Insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide.

Running tips for beginners

Running is free, you can do it anywhere, and it burns more calories than any other mainstream exercise.

Walking for health

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Get active your way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.

physical Inactivity

A modern problem
People are less active nowadays, partly because technology has made our lives easier. We drive cars or take public transport. Machines wash our clothes

Benefits of exercise

Physical activity can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise.

Diseases Related to Smoking

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ system of the body.

Make a Decision to Quit

Why Quitting Is Hard

Many ex-smokers say quitting was the hardest thing they ever did. Yet millions of people have been able to do it—and you can, too.

How to Support Your Quitter

Someone who feels supported is more likely to quit smoking for good. That’s why friends, family members, and significant others can play a big part in helping a person become smokefree.

Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Many people use quit smoking medications to help reduce withdrawal feelings and cigarette cravings. These medications can double your chances of quitting for good.

Steps to quit smoking

Six practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking

Benefits of stopping smoking

10 health benefits of stopping smoking
Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking.

Ulcer and Gastritis

What Is An Ulcer and Gastritis?

Gastritis and an ulcer are conditions that affect the stomach and small intestine, and they share many symptoms, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weight loss.

What Is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease of scaling and inflammation that affects greater than 3.1 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 6.7 million adults.

What Is Cholesterol?

To understand high blood cholesterol, it helps to learn about cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body.

Hypertension

Understanding High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures.

Hyperthyroidism

What is hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism, also called overactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. Thyroid hormones control the way the body uses energy,

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)

What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid, is when the thyroid gland doesn’t make enough thyroid hormones to meet your body’s needs. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck.

About Anemia

What Is Anemia?


Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.

Anemia also can occur if your red blood cells don't contain enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color.

About Asthma

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.

Aerosols and Black Lung

The definition of an aerosol, as used here, is a suspension of tiny particles or droplets in the air, such as dusts, mists, or fumes.

Sandblasting and Silicosis

Abrasive blasting is more commonly known as sandblasting since silica sand has been a commonly used material as the abrasive, although not the only one always used.

Normal Ranges of Joint Motion

Range of motion (ROM) is a measurement of movement around a joint. Measuring ROM is helpful to assess flexibility, ability to work and fitness. 

According to Kurz, the following tables indicates the normal ranges of joint motion for various parts of the body:

Neck
Flexion: 70-90 degrees

Rehabilitation after Injuries

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is rehabilitation.


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