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Diagnosis of Asthma

The diagnosis of asthma can be complex and may be delayed. This is because your asthma symptoms may be different from that of another person and may also be a symptom of another condition for example heart failure. It is important that you get yourself checked if you get symptoms of asthma so that you …

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Diabetic ketoacidosis

A persistent high blood glucose (sugar) levels can lead to a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). This is a serious and life-threatening condition that happens when there is a severe lack of insulin in the body. When there is no insulin in the body, the body cannot use glucose for energy, and the body …

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Hyperglycaemia (Hypers)

This is when your blood glucose level is too high – usually above 7mmol/l before a meal and above 8.5mmol/l two hours after a meal. It is important to test your blood sugar regularly can help you spot a hyper before you get any symptoms. What causes hyperglycaemia (hypers)?  Not taking your medication Eating more …

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Hypoglycaemia (Hypos)

Hypoglycaemia or hypo is when your blood glucose (sugar) level is too low, usually below 4mmol/l.  A hypo can happen suddenly so it’s important you know what the symptoms are and what to do if you are having a hypo. It is important to test your blood sugar regularly can help you spot a hypo …

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PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work. It occurs in about 20% of women and is one of the main causes of infertility. About half of women with PCOS do not show any symptoms. Women who show symptoms usually show at late teens or early twenties. The …

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Treatment of Asthma

Treatment of Asthma: Pathways, relievers, preventers, steroids and LRTIs. There are three different pathways used in the treatment of asthma depending on the age. There is a pathway for adults (those who are 17 years and over), children who are between 5 and 16 years old and for children who are under five. Importance of …

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18 Popular Asthma Triggers

What are asthma triggers? Asthma triggers are things that can bring on your asthma symptoms. Some people who have asthma have only one trigger while others have two or more triggers and your asthma trigger may be same or different from another person asthma trigger. When you have asthma, your airways are usually more inflamed …

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