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Diabetes
Newsletters - 2022-11-02

Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong disease in which the body cannot process sugar properly. Diabetes is also called "diabetes mellitus" or "sugar diabetes". When people who have diabetes eat glucose, which is found in foods such as breads, potatoes and sweets, it can't be converted into energy. Instead of being converted into energy, the glucose stays in the blood.

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Fatigue And Biological Assessments
Newsletters - 2022-11-02

Fatigue And Biological Assessments

Fatigue is the first reason for consultation with general practitioners. However, this general term covers very diverse origins, most often banal but sometimes more serious. Fatigue is to be differentiated from asthenia, a medical term, which corresponds to fatigue that is not improved by rest. Asthenia requires a consultation with your GP.

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BRCA Testing For Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer
Newsletters - 2022-10-01

BRCA Testing For Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer

Cancer occurs when cells in your body start to grow out of control. These cancer cells can multiply very quickly, cause growth or tumors, invade surrounding tissues, and even spread. (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

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High blood pressure
Newsletters - 2022-09-15

High blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps blood through them. The narrower an artery, the greater the force needed to push the blood through it. Blood pressure is measured with a cuff your health care worker places around your arm.

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What is creatinine?
Newsletters - 2022-09-15

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is a waste product of the body that comes from the breakdown of muscle creatine. It is eliminated in the urine by filtration in the kidneys. When the kidneys' ability to eliminate waste decreases, the amount of creatinine increases in the blood. Its dosage in the blood, therefore, depends on kidney function but also on muscle mass.

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Natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure
Newsletters - 2022-09-15

Natriuretic peptides in patients with heart failure

Cleavage of the prohormone proBNP (B-type natriuretic peptide) produces biologically active 32 amino acid BNP and biologically inert 76 amino acid N-terminal pro-BNP (NT-proBNP). Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a hormone that is released from myocardial cells in the atria, and in some cases the ventricles in response to volume expansion.

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Approach to adult patient with Anaemia
Newsletters - 2022-09-15

Approach to adult patient with Anaemia

Anaemia is defined as a reduction in one or more of the red blood cell indices of Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration, Hematocrit, and Red blood cell (RBC) count. However, Hemoglobin concentration is the most widely used parameter.

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HIV Testing
Newsletters - 2022-08-30

HIV Testing

HIV-1/2 is diagnosed either by detecting HIV- specific antibodies or the virus itself. In individuals >18 months old the detection of HIV-specific antibodies remains the recommended method for routine diagnosis.

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Pollen allergy: causes and symptoms
Newsletters - 2022-08-10

Pollen allergy: causes and symptoms

Respiratory allergies affect many people, especially allergic rhinitis which alone affects about 25% of adults. The symptoms vary and are most often non-specific to the allergy.

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Understand Allergies Better
Newsletters - 2022-08-10

Understand Allergies Better

Allergy is related to the development of an inappropriate reaction of the body to contact with an allergen. This reaction develops in a context that brings together a set of family and environmental factors. It results in the appearance of a wide variety of symptoms that evolve over the course of a lifetime and can affect several organs.

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