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Fatty liver disease symptoms: Nail changes could signal the deadly condition – key signs

These include: Overweight or obesity Insulin resistance, in which your cells don’t take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin High blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), indicating prediabetes or type 2 diabetes High levels of fats, particularly triglycerides, in the blood. “These combined health problems appear to promote the deposit of fat in the liver,” explains… Read More »

Resistance Training Beneficial For Kidney Disease Patients

Researchers have shown that individuals with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease who performed aerobic exercise as well as a combination of resistance and aerobic exercises 3 times a week for 12 weeks experienced considerable increases in leg muscle size, cardio respiratory fitness and strength. Although positive results were observed in individuals doing only aerobic exercises like… Read More »

Life as a sickle cell warrior: How advocates are changing the face of the disease

Loading the player… “It saddens me that when I tell people I have sickle cell the most common reply is ‘what is that?’” sickle cell advocate Shamonica Wiggins shares with theGrio. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of red blood cell disorders occurring when a child inherits the sickle cell gene from both parents… Read More »