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Trusted healthcare guides from Dr Felix

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How healthy is your heart?

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular (heart and circulation) diseases are now at epidemic levels across the world being the number one cause of death globally, resulting in an estimated 17.9 million deaths each year.

High Cholesterol
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What is COPD caused by?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or as the medical community like to refer to it as, COPD. COPD, a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties, is a term encompassing two conditions called chronic bronchitis and emphysema. When t...

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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What are the 4 stages of COPD?

COPD is the acronym that stands for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that results in breathing difficulties. COPD includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is a condition which is chara...

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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What is a COPD exacerbation?

COPD or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a group of lung conditions made up of two conditions called chronic bronchitis and emphysema, ultimately resulting in breathing difficulties. COPD results in the narrowing of the air sacs and inflammat...

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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How do I know if my asthma is well controlled?

Asthma is defined as a long term condition that affects your airways, the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs.  Currently, there is no ‘cure’., however, if asthma is controlled well with medication and lifestyle choices, as...

Asthma Inhalers
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Diuretics for hypertension

Diuretics are commonly known as ‘water pills’ and they are a medication that removes excess water and salt from the body. They can be used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) which can be a contributing factor in d...

High Blood Pressure Treatment
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What is a normal cholesterol level?

We have all heard of cholesterol and somehow know that it is not good if we have ‘high cholesterol’ but how many of us actually know what it is?

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is produced naturally in the liver.  Everyone h...

High Cholesterol
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Diabetes and weight loss

As we can see from the list of diabetes symptoms below, weight loss is a symptom in both type 1 and type 2.  As we can also see, being overweight is a major risk factor in developing the disease.

Diabetes