Medical guide

Am I at Risk for Developing Osteoporosis?


Osteoporosis is a weakening of your bone structure due to loss of calcium from the bone. It commonly affects women after menopause. There are several individual factors that make it possible to define your risk. The more risk factors you have, the higher your risk of developing the disorder. Am I at risk [...]

Am I at Risk for Developing Osteoporosis?2019-08-15T11:58:34+00:00

Atopic eczema in infants


What is atopic eczema? Atopic eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a skin disease. It essentially affects young children, between 3 months and 2 years of age. It manifests itself with the appearance of dry patches that are predominantly on the face, cheeks, and forehead. The red patches may ooze or peel. They [...]

Atopic eczema in infants2019-08-15T11:58:48+00:00

How Do I Manage My Chronic Back Pain?


When does pain become chronic? Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond 3 months. This can occur in a quarter of back pain cases. The cause and treatment of chronic pain is different from that of classic acute back strain. How does back pain develop? Back pain often develops after you [...]

How Do I Manage My Chronic Back Pain?2019-08-15T11:59:09+00:00

How Can I Prevent the Consequences Of High Cholesterol?


How does cholesterol affect the arteries? Excess cholesterol (particularly low density or “bad” cholesterol) deposits itself along the walls of arteries and can clog them up. The fatty deposits thicken to form plaques on the walls of arteries, especially those of the heart (coronary arteries), the neck (carotid arteries), and the legs (iliac [...]

How Can I Prevent the Consequences Of High Cholesterol?2019-08-15T12:00:10+00:00

I Am Diabetic and Pregnant: How Should I Monitor My Pregnancy?


During the pregnancy Controlling your diabetes though monitoring blood sugar levels, eating a balanced diet and proper insulin treatment are necessary to ensure a good outcome for your pregnancy. From the first days of pregnancy, and preferably even before conception, your blood sugar must be as close to normal as possible. Regular self [...]

I Am Diabetic and Pregnant: How Should I Monitor My Pregnancy?2019-08-15T12:00:17+00:00

Your physical activity


The resources of the human body Physical activity promotes the uptake of sugar by tissue, especially the muscle, improving insulin sensitivity. Consequently, this decreases the amount of sugar in the blood improving glycaemic control. This can impact on the need for medication and drug doses may be reduced. Thus, engaging in intense physical [...]

Your physical activity2019-08-15T12:00:49+00:00

Living through the menopause


What is menopause? It is the period in a woman's life that corresponds to a discontinuation of periods for at least one year. What is pre-menopause? This is the transition period before menopause that corresponds to years of cycle irregularity before menopause. Its duration is very variable; on average it lasts [...]

Living through the menopause2019-08-15T12:01:10+00:00