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What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that makes you stop breathing for short periods of time while you are asleep. Eighty to ninety percent of people with sleep apnea do not know they have sleep apnea. They do sometimes wake up startled or gasping for breath. They also often hear from their family that they snore. […]
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism means underactive thyroid – your thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormone for your body. This condition can make you fatigued, have low energy, gain weight, lose your hair, have dry skin and/or constipation. Some people don’t have any symptoms at all. It can also raise your blood pressure and cause high cholesterol. You […]
What is High Blood Pressure?
Your medical provider will tell you when you have high blood pressure. He or she will give you 2 numbers (for example “130/80”). The top number is indicative of the pressure in your arteries when your heart is pumping. The bottom number represents the pressure in your arteries when your heart is relaxed. Why should […]
What is Diabetes?
What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disorder that disrupts the way your body uses glucose or sugar. All the cells in your body need glucose to work normally. Sugar gets into the cell with a hormone called insulin. If there is not enough insulin or if the body stops responding to insulin, sugar builds up […]