Chronic Conditions

Asthma

What is asthma? (click to close) Asthma is a condition that causes coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, a tightness in the chest and a build up of sticky mucous in the airways. The severity of asthma symptoms varies. Another symptom of asthma is night t …

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Blood Pressure

What is blood pressure? (click to close) Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in your arteries. You need a certain amount of pressure in your arteries to keep the blood flowing around your body. Your heart pumps blood around the body through the …

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Cholesterol

What is cholesterol? (click to close) Cholesterol is a fat found in your body. You need a certain amount of cholesterol in order to produce hormones however too much can stick to your artery walls forming a plaque. This plaque builds up and blocks arte …

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Diabetes

What is diabetes? (click to close) Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high. Your body produces glucose when you digest food. The blood carries glucose to all the cells of the body, where it is used as fuel …

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