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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

Know How Blood Pressure Drugs Differ from Each Other

Know How Blood Pressure Drugs Differ from Each Other

Are blood pressure drugs inevitable? Chances are that if you don’t take one now, you may need to in the future. And if not you, someone close to you may need an antihypertensive medication. About one out of three American adults has high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease

Some Medications and Conditions May Inhibit Calcium Absorption

You know that calcium is important for bone health, but you may not be aware that certain medications and medical conditions can affect calcium absorption. So, while getting calcium from dietary sources is optimum, taking calcium supplements may be crucial for women with a calcium deficiency.

Corticosteroids, heartburn medications, and certain

Pancreatitis: Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Pancreatitis: Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Pancreatitis can be either short-lived (acute) or long lasting (chronic). While chronic pancreatitis tends to be more serious, either type can cause dangerous complications. Excessive alcohol is known to cause pancreatitis. Or a gallstone from the gallbladder may lodge in the bile duct in such a way that it blocks

Pancreas Pain: What’s Behind It?

Pancreas Pain: What’s Behind It?

If you’ve been experiencing a nagging abdominal pain that seems to worsen after eating, it might not be a stomach upset—it might actually be pancreas pain. If pancreatitis is at the root of your pain, it can manifest acutely, or as a chronic illness.

Acute pancreatitis is most likely due

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

What Could Be Causing Your Gout Symptoms?

About 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. While men are particularly vulnerable to gout symptoms (6 million American men have the condition), women become increasingly susceptible to gout as they get older.

Menopause may be what causes gout in older women. Studies suggest

‘Customizing’ Blood Pressure Meds Helps Limit Side Effects

Medications that lower high blood pressure (hypertension) are essential in the battle to prevent heart attack and brain-damaging stroke. But finding the right antihypertensive drug for an individual patient from among the many available medications is not necessarily a straightforward process. Many factors must be considered in selecting a patient’s

Don’t Let Gout Slow You Down

About eight million Americans suffer from gout, according to the American College of Rheumatology. This painful form of arthritis occurs when uric acid accumulates in the body and causes crystal-like deposits to form in the joints. The condition presents with the sudden onset of intense pain, swelling, and tenderness in

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