Complications Arising From Type 2 Diabetes

Complications Arising From Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes is an insulin resistance your body develops. Under normal circumstances, your body will absorb sugar from the foods and drinks you consume. To help manage the rate of absorption as well as your glucose levels, your pancreas produces insulin. If your pancreas cannot produce enough of it, or you develop a resistance to it, the sugar that would ordinarily be absorbed remains...

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Ways In Which Infectious Diseases Spread
Mar18

Ways In Which Infectious Diseases Spread

Ways In Which Infectious Diseases Spread When someone sneezes into their hands and immediately offers to shake our own, most of us wince at the thought of accepting. It is more than merely revolting. That is one of many ways in which infectious diseases spread. Below, we’ll examine several other ways in which germs are transmitted. Sometimes they’re transferred from one person to another; other times, even a...

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Unraveling The Mysteries Of Lactose Intolerance
Mar17

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Lactose Intolerance

Unraveling The Mysteries Of Lactose Intolerance Diarrhea, embarrassing gas, and uncomfortable bloating. These are the symptoms of lactose (or, milk sugar) intolerance. Over 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from the condition and certain ethnicities (for example, Asians and African Americans) are more susceptible to it than others. The disorder is not life-threatening, but it can lead to enough discomfort that patients will take...

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What Causes Osteoporosis?
Mar16

What Causes Osteoporosis?

What Causes Osteoporosis? Most people consider their bones to be strong and able to support a significant amount of weight or stress. However, bones can weaken for a variety of reasons. When they do, their ability to withstand even minor weight or stress is affected. The results of this weakening can include continuous pain, frequent fractures, and even a loss of height. This condition is known as osteoporosis. In this article,...

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Exploring The Basics Of Arthritis
Mar14

Exploring The Basics Of Arthritis

Exploring The Basics Of Arthritis Think back to the last time you heard someone say, “my arthritis is acting up.” In truth, there are over 100 varieties, including gout and osteoarthritis. At its most fundamental level, it’s caused when the joints suffer injury. The surrounding tissue becomes inflamed and given enough time, can become damaged. Below, I’ll explain how your joints work so you’ll gain an...

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Understanding The Battle With Breast Cancer
Feb27

Understanding The Battle With Breast Cancer

Understanding The Battle With Breast Cancer The female breast is comprised of a network of milk ducts and glands, lymph nodes, fatty tissue, and a series of channels that connect to the lymph nodes. When the cells within that network begin to multiply wildly with no regard for their practical use, the growth can become cancerous. It typically emerges in the milk ducts. Once it develops, it can remain localized or spread throughout...

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