THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

What on Earth is that? Well, it is a rather important cluster of some of the conditions which I have described previous blogs – and will do in future blogs. This combination of conditions, known as metabolic syndrome, make you prone to arterial problems,...
EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES

EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES

Weight control is critical to the prevention and treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). It is a combination of diet and exercise which can most effectively implement this control. Exercise in the prevention of diabetes As discussed lat week, T2DM is caused by a...
DIABETES

DIABETES

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is what I will be discussing. Type 1 DM is something else although it is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. T1DM is a condition whose onset is usually in young people whose pancreas fairly suddenly...
DYSLIPIDAEMIA

DYSLIPIDAEMIA

Please forgive me for giving you such a dreadful word – it means undesirable changes in your blood fats. This is a complicated field and I am going to greatly oversimplify it. Please don’t quote any of this back to a lipid specialist or, if you do, say you found it in...
EXERCISE IN THE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE

EXERCISE IN THE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE

As I mentioned last week there is a range of effective drugs for treating hypertension. However all drugs have side effects and it is clearly better to start treatment by tackling any aspect of life style which may be contributing to the high blood pressure (BP)....