Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Chronic Constipation? Diet can Help

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We all experience constipation from time to time, but for about 14% of Americans, theirs is chronic. Chronic constipation can cause various complications like stool that can’t be expelled from your rectum and hemorrhoids. These can affect a person’s quality of life. If you have chronic constipation, diet and lifestyle changes can help. Fruit We…

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Type 2 Diabetes: The Truth Behind the Myths

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Over 21 million adults in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes (T2D). Having T2D means that your body isn’t using the insulin hormone properly. Insulin is what helps the glucose (sugar) in our blood get turned into energy. It also has other functions. If your body is resistant to the effects of insulin, the glucose builds up in…

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The Two Main Forms of COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory group of lung diseases that cause obstructed airflow from the lungs. Over 16 million Americans have COPD, and it is the 3rd leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. COPD symptoms consist of difficulty breathing, cough, mucus production, and wheezing. It is caused by long-term…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Metformin

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There are two main types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. Each involves a problem with the hormone insulin. Insulin is made by the pancreas and is responsible for helping the sugar (glucose) get turned into energy. If the insulin function is damaged, dangerous sugar levels build up in the body. Type 2 (T2D)…

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Back-up – The Low Down on Constipation

Okay, everyone, for this blog, we need you to toss those rose-colored classes because it’s time to talk about poop, or lack thereof. Everyone poops, and when you can’t, it becomes a severe issue. More specifically, constipation. The clinical definition of constipation is having fewer than three bowel movements a week. About 16 out of…

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Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes — Now What?

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Glucose (sugar) is a vital fuel source for our bodies, and insulin is a hormone that helps turn the glucose into energy. Those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes either resist the effects of insulin or don’t make enough insulin to maintain proper glucose levels. No one knows why this happens exactly, but several factors raise…

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