The nervous system can be thought of like a tree, with the spinal cord as the trunk and the peripheral nerves of the feet as the tiniest branches. And, just as those miniscule limbs are easily broken by the elements, so too can the small nerves in the feet be damaged
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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects about 10 million Americans, although many of those people may not be aware they have this common circulation problem. That’s because peripheral artery symptoms include pain and weakness in the leg, as well as sores on the legs and feet that don’t heal. The symptoms are
Insulin is the mainstay of treatment for all type 1 diabetics. Some, but not all, people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes also will require insulin therapy to regulate blood sugar levels.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the beta cells found within groups called islets in the pancreas, an
As you have learned, the digestive system exists to extract the nutrients we need from food. In the modern world, where food is abundant and choices abound, eating too much is common. When we eat more than we need, the body stores the extra calories as fat. Fat isn’t all
The pancreas is a six-to-eight-inch-long organ that extends horizontally behind the stomach near the upper portion of the small intestine. It supports the small intestine by producing enzymes needed to help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Its other major role is producing the hormones insulin and glucagon. Both hormones work
Resistance training benefits are unique and just as important as aerobic exercise benefits for living longer and better. So what is resistance training and how much do you need?
Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.
About 40 million Americans suffer from a fear or anxiety disorder—a treatable group of illnesses that can lead to more serious health issues, including depression, substance abuse, and heart disease. These disorders, according to the Audit of Mental Health Care at U.S. Colleges and Universities, include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD),
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve likely heard that lifestyle changes may give you a clean bill of health. While diet and exercise can help tamp down blood sugar levels and dial back the need for certain medications, a cure for type 2 diabetes isn’t so straightforward.
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