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High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

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High Blood Pressure. Eliminating The Sodium Threat

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a chronic illness in which your blood pressure readings are constantly 140/90 and above. If your pressure rises and remains high for an extended period it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, arterial aneurysm or kidney failure.  One of the major threats against maintaining a normal blood pressure is very prominent in our kitchen cupboards and most of the foods we eat – salt (sodium chloride).

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Types 1 and 2 Diabetes Awareness

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Types 1 and 2 Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes mellitus more commonly referred to as Diabetes belongs to a group of related diseases in which a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal. This occurs either because the body cannot produce enough insulin, or the insulin being produced is not efficiently used by the body.

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Type 1 Diabetes; Do Not be Caught Unawares

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Type 1 Diabetes; Do Not be Caught Unawares

It is extremely important that the diabetic person be proactive in learning how to manage their illness. Following the proper procedures will enable you to live a long, healthy and relatively normal life.

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Diabetes Control Through a Healthy Diet

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Diabetes Control Through a Healthy Diet

A diagnosis by your doctor of pre-diabetes or an existing diabetic condition conjures up a number of not too pleasant visions. Among the many are thoughts of having to give up many of your favorite foods. In fact this need not be so…

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Urinary Incontinence: A Clearer Picture - Fact & Fiction

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Urinary Incontinence: A Clearer Picture - Fact & Fiction

 Incontinence should neither be ignored nor kept to oneself. Though not fatal, it can lead to negative lifestyle changes which can be devastating. Like any major ailment, an early diagnosis can make a world of difference.

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