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Therapies and Treatments

Health Tips

CHRONIC COMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES

 

Diabetic Nephropathy

This is characterized by changes in the vessels of the kidneys, leading to a loss of protein through the urine. This situation causes the functioning of the organ to slowly and progressively decline until complete shutdown. However, it is controllable and there are tests capable of detecting the problem in its early stages.

 

WAISTLINE

Fat accumulated around the waist is more associated with chronic disease than fat around the hips.

Several studies suggest that the waist circumference and its numerical relationship with that of the hips can predict the risk of falling ill more accurately than weight or the body mass index (IMC = weight/height).

WALKING PROTECTS THE HEART

You don’t need to go to the gym, be a member of a club or go to the beach to exercise. Walking regularly is a simple way to prevent heart disease and it’s free.

An essential element is frequency: 5 to 7 days a week for thirty minutes. This reduces the risk of a heart attack by more than 30%. Those aged over 75 years who walk regularly have a 45% less chance of suffering a heart attack

THE HEART

The heart is the most important muscle in the body. With each beat it supplies food and oxygen to the cells. A healthy heart is the key to a healthy body and it needs exercise to stay in shape. Walking is one of the best ways to stay in shape.