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Do You Have Diabetes Mellitus?

Health education helps one understand what one is facing or about to face, and helps develop self confidence and self reliance. So patient education is of utmost importance in a disease as complex as diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus, as you all know is a group of metabolic diseases characterised by Hyperglycaemia (increased blood sugar) affecting […]

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Fibromyalgia / Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain are diagnoses frequently given to patients with chronic pain when test results for other problems are negative. There is no specific test for these diagnoses other than tenderness of various points throughout the body. Often physical or emotional trauma can contribute to this type of extremely devastating and debilitating pain. Frequently […]

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Osteoporosis / Osteoarthritis / Osteopenia

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia: What is it? Osteopenia is the precursor to Osteoporosis, both of which involve a thinning and weakening of the bones. Osteopenia is thebeginning of bone loss that is identified by performing a bone density test. Osteoporosis is the progression of bone loss. Once Osteoporsis has been identified a person becomes more at risk for fractures— particularly of the spine. Your […]

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Incontinence

What is Incontinence? Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and occurs for many reasons. Incontinence is usually classified as Stress, Urge or Mixed Incontinence which is a combination of the first two types. Stress Incontinence is defined as urine loss that occurs when coughing, laughing, or exercising as a result of pressure on the bladder. Urge Incontinence results in a sudden […]

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Pelvic Floor Pain

Among them are Pelvic Floor Pain, Osteoperosis/Osteopenia, and Incontinence. Please see the below sections for specific information on each of these women’s health issues. Pelvic floor pain has different causes and occurs at various stages of a woman’s life. Since the pelvic floor is made up of both the muscles and organs in the abdominal and pelvic […]

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What is Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a disease of the nerves that causes pain and or  numbness or a tingling sensation usually in the feet and or hands. Neuropathy is most commonly associated with diabetes and is referred to as diabetic neuropathy. This type of neuropathy occurs as a result of the changes in glucose and insulin levels. Other […]