Healthy Heart

Healthy heart

Conditions pertaining to the heart or the blood vessels are numerousand many of them are related to atherosclerosis. The latter develops when a substance called atherosclerotic plaque is accumulated at the walls of arteries. This in turn leads to arteries narrowingand hinders blood circulation. If a blood clot develops, blood flow may stop leading to a heart attack or a stroke.

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Diabetes (I, II)

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that causes increased glucose levels in blood circulation. There are two types of diabetes mellitus, type I and type II. Type I diabetes usually appears before the age of 40, during adolescence. With this type insulin production in pancreas has stopped. Type II appears when insulin production is not enough for the body to function properly or when body cells do not respond properly to insulin, which is called insulin resistance.

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Hypertension is a common condition in which blood pressure in the artery wall is high enough to cause cardiovascular disease. Increased pressure (hypertension) may exist for years without any obvious symptoms. But, even without symptoms it may cause wear in the vessels and the heart. Uncontrolled hypertension can increase the risk of disease, like for example myocardial infarction and stroke.

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Nutrition & digestion

The service’s goal is the nutritional care of an individual with an underlying condition of the digestive system, like for example irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

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Cancer and Diet

Nutrition & cancer

Nutrition is one of the factors, causative or protective, which may affect the development of a tumour. This could increase the risk of malnutrition due to the disease or the treatment resulting in the individual’s health worsening. Weight loss may increase morbidity and mortality relating to the disease’s treatment.

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