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Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a common lung condition that causes difficulty in breathing occasionally. People of all ages can be affected by asthma. Although it often begins in childhood, it can also develop in adults for the first time. Currently, there’s no cure for the condition, however, simple treatments help keep the symptoms under […]

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Chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD /Emphysema

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the common name for a group of lung conditions that causes breathing difficulties. It includes: Emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs Chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation in the airways The most commonly affected are smokers of the middle-aged group […]

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Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease (SMC) Thyroid gland disease occurs when the thyroid (a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck) does not produce the proper thyroid hormone. Or it occurs when an abnormal growth develops, giving rise to a lump or nodule. Thyroid hormones control how your body uses energy. It can affect your breathing, […]

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Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition that causes the blood sugar level to become high. It is a lifelong condition and has 2 main types.  Type 1 – The body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells Type 2 – The body stops producing sufficient insulin or the body stops reacting to insulin […]

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Congestive Heart Failure

What is Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure or heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood throughout the body efficiently. This is due to the weakness or stiffness of the heart. The term heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped functioning. It just requires additional support to help […]

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Coronary Artery Disease

What is Coronary Artery Disease? Coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease occurs when the blood supply from your heart is blocked or interrupted due to the build-up of fatty substances in your coronary arteries. Fatty deposits can build-up over time due to lifestyle factors such as smoking and regularly drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. […]

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Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)

What is High Cholesterol? Hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol is a condition that occurs when there are too many fatty substances named cholesterol present in your blood. The main causes of high cholesterol levels are eating fatty foods, lack of exercise, obesity, smoking, and consumption of alcohol. It can also develop if it runs in your […]

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Hypertension | High Blood Pressure (HBP)

Hypertension What is High Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is the force of circulating blood through your arteries and veins. Blood pressure is measured with two numbers. The Systolic pressure (higher number), is the force with which your heart pumps blood throughout your body. Diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the blood flow in […]