A fasting blood sugar test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood after you have not eaten for at least eight hours. Checking for an ideal fasting blood sugar is one of the most commonly performed tests to check for prediabetes and type 2
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When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
Can osteoporosis be reversed without drugs? The answer is “yes!” But only if you use a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the underlying root causes of osteoporosis. The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of reversing bone loss – so don’t put it off any longer!
Just over half of adult Americans suffering from depression receive what is considered to be “minimally adequate treatment” in any given 12-month period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. That means almost half of all depressed people in the U.S. are not receiving the care they need, even
Diabetes symptoms in men can mirror those in women, but there are some differences, as we discuss here. It helps to first understand what diabetes is: a condition characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, which can lead to a number of serious complications.
In people without diabetes, the pancreas produces the
Type 2 diabetes sneaks up on you. You may go for years paying no attention to your blood sugar. And even if you develop symptoms of diabetes, you still might not realize that you’ve joined the millions of Americans who have the disease.
“Comparative to other diseases that alarm people, diabetes
For both the youthful and the elderly, diseases can be a reality, and they require attention. Many different diseases can affect the human body, but certain ones rank among the most common causes of major illness in older adults. Some of these elderly diseases affect both men and women and
Although acute inflammation is uncomfortable—red, hot, swollen, and painful—it is an essential response of your immune system. Inflammation is your body’s first attempt to protect itself from foreign invaders and hostile environments, and the symptoms usually last just a few days.
However, chronic inflammation can last for months or years. It
Whether it’s on a long car drive or a marathon session at the office, most of us need an energy boost from time to time. Many people turn to super-caffeinated beverages to get them through the task at hand.
Although the stimulant caffeine is generally regarded as safe—it has been
In the last decade, medical advances have led to a substantial decline in the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD). Even so, heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems are still responsible for one-third of annual deaths among Americans, according to the American Heart Association (AHA) 2016 Heart