Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD) results in a deficient venous circulation. A deficient circulation means that blood is not able to be pumped back to the heart in an efficient manner. As a result, blood tends to pool in the veins. People with CVD usually complain of symptoms like tired, aching or swollen legs. This disorder can also […]
Diabetes can lead to many complications including vascular disease and foot complications. Foot complications can range from athlete’s foot to slow-healing ulcers. In more serious cases, diabetic foot complications can include gangrene and amputation. High blood sugar can cause a lot of damage to blood vessels and reduce how well blood is circulated in the body. […]
A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by either the interruption of blood flow to the brain or the rupture of blood vessels in the brain. This deprives the brain cells of oxygen and nutrients and leads to the death of these cells. A stroke needs urgent attention to help reduce damage to […]
The immune system is our body’s defense against disease-causing organism. We expect this system to keep us protected from infections but sometimes, it might not be adequate to give us the protection we need. The good news is that we can help our body become more equipped to protect us from these disease-causing organisms. One […]
Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones get weak and brittle thereby increasing our risk of fractures. Commonly, most fractures are located in the hips, spine, shoulders and wrists. Although post-menopausal women are at the highest risk, osteoporosis can affect both men and women.