Smoking causes changes in your body and in the way you act. The changes in your body are caused by an addiction to nicotine.
Stop Smoking Guide
Hormone and Obesity
Obesity is a chronic medical condition characterized by too much body fat. Obesity is diagnosed by a number called the Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is calculated from your current height and weight.
Low Blood Cholesterol with Diet
High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. It’s a serious condition that increases the risk for heart disease, the number one killer of Americans—women and men.
Home Blood Sugar Monitoring Log
Use this along with your blood glucose meter to learn how your diet, exercise, medication, and other lifestyle factors affect your blood glucose throughout the week.
Heart Healthy Carb Count Diet
Eating healthy foods is one of the basic tools of diabetes care. Keeping blood sugar as close to normal as possible plus a diet that is low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which there
is too much glucose (sugar) in the
bloodstream. It occurs when the pancreas, a gland behind the stomach, does not produce enough insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes & A1C
In type 2 diabetes, too little insulin is produced, or the body cannot use insulin properly, or both. This results in a build-up of glucose in the blood.
The Metabolic Syndrome
The term metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that increase the chances of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes (high blood sugar).
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone.
Hypothyroidism means you have too little thyroid hormone. Another term is an “underactive thyroid.” Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints.
Hormone and Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a main cause of cardiovascular disease. Hypertension greatly raises your risk of heart attack, stroke or kidney failure, which may lead to death.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze. Approximately 10 million Americans already have the disease.