Staying healthy

Your guide to looking after yourself during Ramadan Celebrations, including Ramadan, can be tricky if you have a health condition such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. However, it is still possible to fast while also looking after your health. Ramadan can be a time to enjoy wholesome foods that sustain you and look after your…

Cardiology

Exercises to help with vertigo

You may have been diagnosed with a vestibular disorder.It is important to take your medication as long as your doctor recommends. Doctors may also recommend vestibular rehabilitation exercises, as shown below.Together with your treating doctor, please select the exercises that you may be able to perform.Each exercise should be performed 20 or more times at…

Neurology

Physical activities to improve your health

Along with other risk factors, a lack of physical exercise is a major cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD). 1 As dyslipidemia is linked to one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels, regular activities have a significant impact on lowering cholesterol and triglycerides and on the risks of developing dyslipidemia. 1 Before starting any physical activity, you need…

Cardiology

Risk factors for dyslipidemia

All people should control their cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Due to various risk factors, some of us may be more predisposed to potential heart problems than others. There are certain risks you cannot control, such as your age or genes. However, you can control a number of risk factors to lower your cholesterol and triglyceride…

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Why is adherence to treatment important in dyslipidemia?

Medication will not work unless it is taken1. This may sound obvious, yet every second, a patient is not taking her medication properly. But what does it mean to be adherent? Adherence is the degree to which a patient follows a doctor’s prescription2. As a patient suffering from dyslipidemia, being adherent means controlling your lipid…

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What are the types of dyslipidemia?

There are two types of dyslipidemia:1 Inherited (also called familial or primary) dyslipidemia. If someone in your family has high lipid levels or heart problems, you should consult a doctor and get all the necessary tests. The earlier you diagnose and manage this type of dyslipidemia, the better. Dyslipidemia that results from an unhealthy lifestyle.…

Cardiology

Introduction to dyslipidemia: Symptoms and causes

Is dyslipidemia a heart condition? Dyslipidemia is a very common but serious condition that should not be overlooked. It is characterized by high levels of blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) that can affect normal circulation of the blood and lead to heart diseases.  The blood contains three main lipid types:1 LDL (low-density lipoproteins), known as…

Cardiology

Preparing for the appointment with your doctor

Why is it important to consult a doctor? If you experience vertigo, it is necessary to consult a doctor to determine its cause. The first and most important step involves managing the condition, so that you can get better. In order to effectively manage the disease, it is crucial to not underestimate vertigo and its…

Neurology

Healthy eating as a preventive measure for managing vertigo

There is no secret that an unhealthy diet harms your body. Many patients who experience vertigo due to Ménière’s disease or migraine find that diet modifications help to reduce future attacks and manage their condition1. While there are some foods that can trigger vertigo and should be avoided, there are specific foods that can improve…

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