Tag: Pancreas

What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

What Are Normal Glucose Levels?

Normal glucose levels are important to monitor, even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes.Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of diabetes—type

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

What Does a Gallbladder Attack Feel Like?

If you experience sudden pain in the middle or upper right section of your abdomen, you may be having a gallbladder attack. The gallbladder pain may last a few minutes to a few hours, and it may lessen or disappear, only to recur. Or, the pain may be located in

Gallbladder Pain Poses a Potential Problem for Seniors

Gallbladder Pain Poses a Potential Problem for Seniors

If you tend to suffer from sharp pain in your upper right abdomen after eating, and the pain radiates to your shoulder blade and back, you may have a gallbladder problem. Older adults are at particular risk, with gallbladder disease one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain

Be on the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

Be on the Lookout: Diabetes Symptoms in Men

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

Take Prediabetes Seriously to Prevent Major Health Problems Later

Take Prediabetes Seriously to Prevent Major Health Problems Later

Don’t be misled by the “pre” in prediabetes—even though the condition is not yet full-blown diabetes, it’s likely to become so if you ignore it.

Prediabetes and diabetes occur because you have too much glucose (sugar) in your blood. Insulin, a hormone produced by your pancreas, helps transport glucose from your

Diabetes Medications: Which One Is Best for You?

Diabetes Medications: Which One Is Best for You?

If you watch television, you probably notice frequent ads for diabetes medications. But, if you have diabetes, how do you know if those medications would work better for you than what you’re currently taking?
The answer: Discuss all of the medication options with your doctor, who can explain the risks

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Middle Back Pain?

Like the upper back, the mid-back region is very stable, and this stability gives it some protection from injury. But the same underlying conditions and circumstances that can result in upper back pain also can result in middle back pain. These include:

Poor posture: This is a major risk factor

Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia and Insulin Resistance

Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia and Insulin Resistance

Being plagued by excessive fatigue is bad enough, but problems with blood sugar regulation can also lead to even scarier downstream issues including heart disease, stroke, cancer, dementia, and more. Feeling sleepy all the time and being chronically fatigued are classic reactive hypoglycemia and insulin resistance symptoms.
The standard American

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