High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is a significant global health problem linked to heart disease, stroke, and early death. Dr. Sarah Alam Specialist Endocrinologist In majority of patients, hypertension is found to be primary (essential or idiopathic) meaning they have no specific cause. A subgroup of patients may have secondary cause of hypertension. In […]
Gestational diabetes is diabetes diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy (gestation). Like other types of diabetes, gestational diabetes affects how your cells use sugar (glucose). Gestational diabetes causes high blood sugar that can affect your pregnancy and your baby’s health. Dr. Sarla Kumari Specialist Physician and Diabetologist While any pregnancy complication is concerning, there’s […]
Depression is a very real and treatable illness. But myths, misunderstandings, and stigma continue to be barriers to treatment for many, and the consequences of untreated depression can be life-threatening.
September 29 is World Heart Day which means that there’s no better time to discuss heart diseases. Dr. Amal A Louis, Interventional Cardiologist at Canadian Specialist Hospital answers questions about how to prevent and manage heart diseases.
There are five main strains of the hepatitis virus, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. While they all cause liver disease, they differ in important ways including modes of transmission, severity of the illness, geographical distribution and prevention methods.
Hypertension affects more than 30 per cent of the adult population worldwide, which is more than one billion people around the world.
You can get asthma at any age. Asthma is not a contagious disease. You can not catch asthma from other people. Asthma is not caused by one single factor.
Fat cells are what reserves our energy. Every time our body is in need of energy, which is all the time, it is these fat cells that give them the required energy to do their tasks. What happens to the fat cells of an obese body is that they expand.
Diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure which leads to hypertension, and also other issues like drugs or extra protein diets can be the cause of your eventual kidney failure.