We understand that it is important that you are informed about what you’re going through so that you can also take measures in lowering the risk of your condition’s severity. We provided basic information regarding a few common illnesses or injuries you may be suffering from.
This is a disease in which your blood sugar levels are above normal. There are two types of diabetes. These are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is characterized by the body being unable to make enough insulin. On the other hand, Type 2 Diabetes is when your body is unable to make insulin or to use your insulin well.
Too much glucose in the body can put you at risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Vision Problems
- Oral Diseases
- Nerve Damage
- Foot Problems
- Heart Disease
It is important to get examined to ensure your blood sugar levels are normal. A type of test used to check the condition of your blood sugar level is the A1C Test.
Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension is a common condition wherein the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it causes health problems, such as heart diseases and a stroke. It can be hard to detect an individual with high blood pressure as there are no signs or symptoms. That’s why it is highly important to visit the doctor regularly.
This disease can be described as a variety of conditions that affect your heart. It is an umbrella term for diseases in the blood vessels, heart rhythm problems, and in-born heart defects. It is different from cardiovascular disease as cardiovascular diseases generally refer to conditions that involve blocked blood vessels and lead to a heart attack.
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
A stroke happens when the blood flow in your brain stops, which results in your brain cells beginning to die. There are two kinds of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. An ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by blood vessel that breaks and ultimately bleeds into the brain.
There is also a term called “Mini-strokes” or transient ischemic attacks (TIA), which occur when the blood supply to the brain is shortly interrupted.
If you need more information about these conditions and more, check out these websites:
- National Institute of Mental Healthwww.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
- National Institutes of Healthwww.health.nih.gov
- National Association for Home Care and Hospicewww.nahc.org
- The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging www.healthinaging.org
- The American Geriatrics Societywww.americangeriatrics.org
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizationswww.jointcommission.org