Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes too high. A hormone called Insulin helps to take glucose from blood stream into cells to maintain a normal blood sugar level. There are 2 types of diabetes; type 1 and type II. Diabetes association in Sri Lanka estimates as much as 1.5Read More
Paracetamol is available in several brand names, and the commonest pain killer in Sri Lanka. Paracetamol poisoning due to over dose is on the increase in Sri Lanka It is important to remember that, when used at therapeutic levels, Paracetamol is safe and effective. Paracetamol overdose may occur intentionally and accidentally; the latter due toRead More
Foot ulcers, commonly referred to as foot sores or foot blisters, is open sores or wounds that most often occur on the bottom of the foot and are a common problem of diabetic foot care. If left untreated, these foot sores can often become infected and may eventually lead to amputation.See more..
Cholesterol is a fat chemical that is made in our liver from foods that we eat. A certain amount of cholesterol is present in the bloodstream as you need some cholesterol to keep healthy. But when your cholesterol level is high, they can deposit in your blood vessels and cause serious consequences.See more..
Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries (blood vessels). Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. E.g. 120/80 mmHg. The 1st number is systolic pressure. It is the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts. The 2nd number is diastolic pressure. This is the pressure in the arteries when theRead More