Useful Information

What does High Blood Pressure mean?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to all the tissues and organs of the body.

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HERPES ZOSTER (SHINGLES)

Herpes Zoster which is commonly known as (shingles) is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Following an episode of chickenpox the virus travels from the skin along the nerve paths to the roots of the nerves in the central nervous system. Here the virus can lie dormant for many years and in some people forever.

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GASTROENTERITIS (STOMACH FLU)

Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine. Viral gastroenteritis is an infection caused by a variety of viruses which can result in vomiting or diarrhoea; some people can experience both symptoms. Viral gastroenteritis is often called the ”stomach flu”, although it is unrelated to influenza.

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Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose gets into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.

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Controlling Your Diabetes Type1

Treatment for type 1 diabetes is a lifelong commitment to:

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CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Coronary heart disease is sometimes called coronary artery disease. The heart is a muscle and is about the size of your fist. The heart pumps blood around the body beating at about 70 beats per minute.

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Asthma

Asthma is a common condition.  You or your children are not alone using your prescribed treatments and following your Doctor’s advice, most people should be able to live their lives unconstrained by Asthma.

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SWINE FLU SYMPTOMS

The virus is spread in the same way as seasonal flu, it is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when a person coughs talks or sneezes. The average sneeze travels at around 80 miles per hour, and can cover distances of up to thirty feet.

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SWINE FLU

H1N1 flu virus also known as swine flu is a global outbreak of a new strain of influenza that was first identified in April 2009. The outbreak was first observed in Mexico, the Mexican government closed the city and its public services in order to contain the virus as it quickly began to spread globally.

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What is cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance; it is made by the liver from the saturated fat that we eat. Very little cholesterol is found in food. Foods such as eggs, liver kidneys and seafood’s e.g. prawns contain some cholesterol.

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Did You Know?

Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.

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