Many of the same health problems that lead to heart disease – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes – also increase the risk of cognitive decline. All of these conditions decrease blood flow to the brain, and they put you in danger of having a stroke, another major risk factor for cognitive decline.
A quick rundown of available drugs used to lower your blood pressure.
How do you eat to beat diabetes? The goal is to control blood sugar while getting the right balance of nutrients for great health. But exactly what that means for you will depend on a host of factors. To plot a strategy that will work for you:
When it comes to avoiding the frailty and disability of ageing, nothing beats preventing or treating depression.
Sure, firing up the barbecue or gas grill provides you with a sociable, relaxing time in the backyard, which is an instant stress buster. But it’s particularly beneficial for people with diabetes because grilling happens to be a healthy cooking technique.
Getting active trims fat from your body and helps you tip the scales in the right direction-two key ways to control diabetes. But there’s more: Exercise is almost like insulin in its ability to bring down blood sugar.
The whole point of taking medications, eating healthy foods in moderate portions and exercising is to keep your blood sugar within reasonable targets–and there’s no way to know how well these steps are working without checking your blood sugar regularly.
Insulin can be a lifesaver if you have diabetes, and it’s considered one of modern medicine’s true breakthroughs. When it first became available in the 1920s, there was only one kind of insulin, still known as “regular” insulin. Today there are many more options-some of them available just since the 1990s.
Snacking isn’t right for everyone who has diabetes, but for some people, especially those who go more than four or five hours between meals, snacks have a place on the menu. The trick is to choose healthy munchies.
What’s the difference between mashed potatoes and spaghetti? The potatoes tend to send blood sugar up high in a hurry, while the pasta causes less of a stir–even if you were to eat the same amount of total carbohydrate in both cases.
The wonders you can find in an average pharmacy! Whether it’s glucose tablets, a blood pressure machine, a healthy snack or good foot moisturiser, you can find all of these while you are waiting to pick up your prescription. Next time you are in your local pharmacy have a browse around the shelves to see what’s on offer.
Many of us plan our dinners, but lunch is all too often an afterthought. Like breakfast, lunch is a pretty simple meal to prepare.
There are two forms of the disease: Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes, which usually starts in younger people, who will need regular insulin injections for life.
Losing weight is good for your health, right? Everyone knows that. Bet you didn’t know just how good it is though. Shedding just 3kg to 5kg can have a major impact on your body’s wellbeing. In fact, losing a realistic 10% of your total weight can save your life.
It’s been an exciting year in breast cancer research with a number number of recent advances that will help prevent, detect and treat the disease women dread so much. Click through to read more.
During October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, many Canadian companies sell “pink ribbon” products to help support worthy organizations’ work in the fight against breast cancer. Here are some great products that you can purchase to contribute.
Science now suggests that long-term memories aren’t stored in a single place but, rather, in vast networks of nerve cell pathways.
The elderly often lose their natural sense of thirst, or else they suppress it to avoid having to go to the toilet so frequently.
From very early times, people have suspected that there is a link between the weather and human health – in fact the famous Greek physician Hippocrates wrote a treatise on the subject in about 400 BC called On Air, Waters and Places.