Kidney stones are common, and 4 to 8 per cent of adults will suffer from kidney disease at some stage in their life. The incidence is two to three times higher in men, possibly because of their failure to drink enough water to ensure adequate rehydration after sweating. About 30 to 50 per cent of those who suffer one attack will have another.
Modern science has proved what folk healers have long claimed: These bothersome and potentially serious infections, one of the most common health problems for women, can often be relieved with some of nature’s own remedies.
Like a little bullet that dams up your urinary tract, a kidney stone can stop you in your tracks and leave you writhing in agony. Stones can exist silently for years, but when a stone starts to move through one of the narrow tubes from the kidneys, the pain is so intense that women who’ve had attacks say it’s worse than the pain of labor.
There’s nothing worse than a painful fever blister, which always seems to appear just when you least want one. Fever blisters are caused by a herpes simplex virus similar to the virus that causes genital herpes.
Kidney stones can form anywhere along the urinary tract, generally for two reasons: because your urine becomes too saturated with salts (primarily calcium salts) that result in stones, or because your kidneys don’t make enough of substances like citrate that prevent stones.
Life’s already an emotional roller coaster without the added burden of diabetes, so you don’t always need to hold your disease responsible for your ups and downs.
Compared with type 1, type 2 is far more common, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of all cases of diabetes. It’s also far more complex.
This may sound odd, but there’s never been a better time to have diabetes. One reason: There have never been more tools to help you monitor and manage your condition.
Knowing what your ideal diet should be is one thing. Putting it into practice-especially if you’re trying to cut calories-is quite another.
You can combine different types of insulin, just as you can mix other drugs to take advantage of their different effects.
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes often appear together. It isn’t entirely clear how the two diseases affect each other, but the most pertinent facts are clear enough.
You’re in charge of managing your game plan from day to day (and hour to hour) because you’re the one who’s always there-to lace up your walking shoes, pour a bowl of bran cereal, take your medication, or prick your finger. But you’re hardly in this alone.
There’s no getting around it: Once you have diabetes, you’ve got it for life, and no operation, therapy, or drug can cure it (at least, not yet).
If you’re overweight, or if you have joint or balance problems, foot pain from nerve damage, or other physical limitations – all of which are common among people who have diabetes – the swimming pool is one of the best places to get active
Choose to fight When people are diagnosed with a lifethreatening form of cancer, some choose to fight, while others choose to give up. Being diagnosed with diabetes, even though it’s hardly a death sentence, shares some similarities. If you had a close relative who suffered serious complications from diabetes, you might throw your hands up […]
Diabetes can get you down. If you’re already prone to depression, or are experiencing anxiety or severe sadness, check out this all-natural approach to feeling better.
Looking closer at your daily nutrition intake could make a world of difference for your glucose levels.
Many people newly diagnosed with diabetes start out motivated to make all the necessary changes to take care of themselves. But as time goes by, it’s common to start feeling drained or overwhelmed, something experts refer to as “diabetes burnout.” Figuring out your level of burnout is key to relighting your fire, says William Polonsky, […]
For people with diabetes who are overweight but do not take insulin, calorie counting is another option.
The dangers of having both depression and diabetes, and what the consequences are if both go untreated.