blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes

Ideal blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes

In this post, we talk about the ideal blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetes. Blood sugar levels or blood glucose levels is the amount of blood sugar (blood glucose) in your body. When you understand the normal blood sugar level ranges you can better manage your diabetes. The ranges stated on this post are …

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gallstones

Gallstones (Cholelithiasis)

Gallstones are medically known as cholelithiasis. The gall bladder is a structure that stores bile and its location is under the right part of the liver. The gall bladder has a capacity of 30 to 50mls. Bile is formed in the liver and moves through a pipe connection (hepatic duct) either into the intestine to …

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uti

UTI-Urinary tract infections

What is UTI? The urinary tract consists of two kidneys, two ureters, a urinary bladder, urethra and prostate. An individual is said to have UTI if there is an infection anywhere along the urinary tract. UTI versus bladder infection/ kidney infection Infection of the kidney is called pyelonephritis. Infection confined to the bladder is cystitis, …

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types of kidney stones

Kidney stones

Types of kidney stones There are different types of kidney stones. The image below shows the types of kidney stones with pictures.

anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

In this post, you are going to learn what anaphylaxis means, anaphylaxis shock, reaction, symptoms and treatment What is anaphylaxis (anaphylactic reaction) ? Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening response on exposure to a specific chemical, food or animal. These chemicals food or animals that causes anaphylaxis are called allergens. In the classic form of anaphylaxis, the …

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balanced diet

Balanced diet

What is balanced diet A balanced diet is one which provides us with the right nutritional needs while still being within the recommended daily calorie intake. We require certain amount of energy (calories) and nutrients to remain healthy. Balanced diet chart Fruits and vegetables Carbohydrates Proteins Fats Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables a important …

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autoimmune disease list

Autoimmune disease

List of autoimmune diseases Multiple sclerosis Alopecia areata Antisynthetase syndrome Myocarditis Autoimmune hepatitis Type 1 diabetes Lupus nephritis Vitiligo Psoriasis Celiac disease Inflammatory bowel disease Rheumatoid arthritis

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

This post discusses a case study on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. A study carried out in the US showed that, on the average, it could take up to 5 years, or visit to as many as 5 to 10 different doctors, before an autoimmune disease [AID], lupus inclusive, could be properly diagnosed. Below …

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pneumonia

Pneumonia

When we were kids, Pneumonia was taken to mean “cold in the lungs.” The Igbos would say “oyi bara ya ahu,” which directly translates as “cold has entered his body/chest.” Thus during a cold weather, if you were running around playing without covering yourself up with a sweatshirt, your Moma will come yelling ” I …

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