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KNOWvember:  Diabetes Month

KNOWvember: Diabetes Month

What is diabetes? Diabetes happens when your body isn't able to take up sugar (glucose) into its cells and use it for energy. This results in a build up of extra sugar in your bloodstream. Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to serious consequences, causing damage to...

Calcium in Diet

Calcium in Diet

Calcium is one of the most essential minerals in the body. Its function extends across all part of the body from the bones to heart to hormones and more. Deficiency in calcium level results in a condition known as Hypocalcemia - likewise an excess calcium level in the...

Thrombosis

Thrombosis

Thrombosis is a serious condition where one or more clots form inside of your blood vessels. When this happens, the clot can block blood flow where it formed, or it can break loose and move to somewhere else in your body. If a moving clot gets stuck in a critical...

Managing Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Managing Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Diet and exercise are key components of a successful strategy to avoid or manage diabetes. Studies show that diet and exercise can sharply lower the likelihood of diabetes, even in people at high risk of developing it. Food and blood sugar. Eating healthy is the...

What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like?

What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like?

A heart attack does not feel like two elephants fighting in your chest. Patients go through different experiences and some are more subtle that you may think.What Patients Go Through: Heartburn-like chest pain. It’s quite common for heart attacks to feel like acid...

Closing the PFO Hole in Your Heart and Stroke

Closing the PFO Hole in Your Heart and Stroke

You may not know it, but there’s about a 25% chance that you’re walking around with a hole in your heart. Everyone is actually born with one — before birth, this opening connects the right and left atria of the heart and allows blood to flow through. That’s how the...

Managing Type-2 Diabetes Risk

Managing Type-2 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes is a chronic disease that increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney, eye, and nerve damage. Although food doesn’t cause diabetes, selecting nutritious foods and controlling your portion sizes can help you manage the disease. A registered...

10 Things to know before trying the Dash Diet

10 Things to know before trying the Dash Diet

The Dash Diet for a Nigerian AudienceThe DASH diet is more than the average weight loss diet or regimen. It is a healthy lifestyle that is designed to improve your health, fight high blood pressure , lower cholesterol levels, and slow the progression of kidney disease...

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