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
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
Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot in the coronary artery that stops blood flow to the heart. The lack of blood supply (Ischemia) and thus poor oxygen supply to the heart muscles can lead to death of its cells (infarction). So it needs immediate medical attention. Most MIs occur in peopleRead More