Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders

Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes May Be Due to Gut Microbiota

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Type 1 diabetes is a medical condition which the sufferer may have no control of. It can affect a person without him or her choosing it. It cannot be prevented and can only be managed with medications, a healthy diet and regular exercise. Diabetes affects about 10 percent of the world’s population.  Type 1 Diabetes  Diabetes is a medical condition wherein ...

Women with Gestational Diabetes at Risk for Heart Disease

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With modern technology comes diseases that are precipitated by sedentary lifestyle and junk food. One of these diseases is diabetes mellitus. Pregnant women are also at risk for a type of diabetes known as gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a medical condition which occurs when a pregnant women has high levels of glucose in her blood. This elevation in blood ...

Can High Blood Pressure Increase Cognitive Decline in Diabetics?

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Diabetes and Its Complications Diabetes is becoming more a common medical condition nowadays, and this problem is a product of stress and unhealthy eating. In diabetes, there is a problem with which the body metabolizes glucose from the foods that we eat. The food that we eat provides glucose to the body which in turn can fuel up our processes in ...

Reasons Why Our Body’s Metabolism Gets Slow

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[caption id="attachment_19615" align="alignnone" width="400"] Body’s Metabolism[/caption] Metabolism is the process by which the body digests food and creates energy for the cells to perform its basic life functions. As we age, our body’s metabolism gets slower. However, there are really some reasons why our body’s metabolism gets slower and slower every day. Top Reasons Why Your Metabolism Slows Down You Don’t Eat ...

Yogurt Can Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

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More and more people are getting diabetes; this is why diabetes is becoming a common medical condition nowadays. This disease is a condition wherein the body does not regulate blood glucose levels properly due to a lack (or lower levels) of insulin or due to the resistance of body tissues to the action of insulin. If left untreated, diabetes can ...

Diabetes and Stroke are Related in Women But Not In Men

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Diabetes is becoming more of a common condition nowadays. Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders which can give rise to high levels of blood sugar levels. Facts on Diabetes The problem in diabetes is that blood glucose levels remain high in the blood due to either low or inadequate insulin production, poor response of the body cells to insulin or both. ...

Age Related Obesity Is Due To Brown Fat

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  What is Brown Fat? It is indeed a wonder why there are certain areas of the body which accumulates fat. Examples of these areas are thighs and the abdomen. Fat in these areas are the objects of scorn and low self-esteem. The fat in these areas is stubborn and sometimes just wouldn’t go away with diet and exercise. Some experts say that ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Helps Reduce Diabetes Risk

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Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes? Perhaps you have already heard many things about omega 3 and the benefits that it can bring to your health. But today’ let us talk about recent news which says that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce risks of type 2 diabetes. However, let us first review a little information about omega 3, ...

Are you anemic?

Are you anaemic? What is anaemia? Anaemia (or anemia) is the most common disorder of the blood. According to World Health Organisation, “anaemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells or their oxygen-carrying capacity is insufficient to meet physiologic needs, which vary by age, sex, altitude, smoking, and pregnancy status.” Iron deficiency is thought to be the most common cause of ...

Spinal cord stimulation is effective in treating pain in diabetic patients

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Thanks to researchers at the University of Twente, patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy can now benefit from a new treatment : spinal cord stimulation. Diabetic neuropathy, a frequent complication of diabetes mellitus, seriously affects the quality of life of patients and does not respond to common analgesics. Cecile de Vos, PhD student at the University of Twente and the medical physicist ...

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