Health and Wellness

What You Need to Know About Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by Chung Yoon, M.D. on Sep 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Your heart has a big job. It has to circulate blood throughout your body. Conditions like coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and a myriad of other diseases place extra stress on your heart and demand a lot from your body. After a while, these conditions weaken your heart so that it doesn’t efficiently pump blood anymore. This is congestive heart failure – a long-term weakening of the heart that leads to a buildup of fluid in the lungs and body tissues – and it’s not uncommon. The American Heart Association estimates that 5.3 million Americans suffer from congestive heart failure. 

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Topics: heart, congestive heart failure

Uncontrolled Diabetes Can Damage the Eyes, Kidneys, Heart and Other Organs – So Get A Grip!

Posted by Tom Thomas, D.O. on Nov 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Diabetes requires a special level of attention and care, but did you know that if you have diabetes, blood sugar alone isn’t all that you should be monitoring? Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of a number of potential complications. It’s important to know what these are so that you are seeing the correct physicians and checking for signs of potential problems.
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Topics: diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes complications, kidneys, eyes, heart

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