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Protecting heart functions from diabetes

Protecting heart functions

Protecting heart functions from diabetes and other health complications for the general good health of the body

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: Blood sugar control

Diabetes diseases is a serious threat to the heart functions. And because of the increase in diabetes infections, protecting heart functions from it must be prioritized. We spoke to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury about this and it is evident that if one has diabetes, he/she be on treatment program by controlling blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. These will help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Doing this will mean that the patient must be physically active, eat a healthy diet, stop smoking and ensure a healthy weight. Besides these, the following are also important.

Family history

Coming from a family history of the cardiovascular disease makes you have higher risks of developing cardiovascular diseases like coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. You will be considered to have a family history of cardiovascular disease if: Your father or brother was under the age of 55 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or your mother or sister was under the age of 65 when they were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease. If this is the case, you need to consult with your physician immediately for timely evaluation.

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: Effects of family history

Genes can pass on the risk of cardiovascular disease, and they can also be responsible for passing on other conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. There’s no single gene that increases your risk of getting heart disease. It’s likely that several genes are responsible. Lifestyle habits, such as smoking or poor diet passed on from one generation to the next can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: What you can do about family history?

This is very important but unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about your family history. Having a family history of cardiovascular disease is sometimes called a ‘non-modifiable’ risk factor meaning that it’s a risk factor that you can’t change. However, whilst you can’t change your family’s background, you can choose your lifestyle.  So even if you have a family history, you can reduce your risk of getting the cardiovascular disease by controlling other risk factors by:

  • Being physically active
  • Eating well
  • Keeping to a healthy weight and body shape
  • Not smoking
  • Managing high blood pressure
  • Managing high cholesterol, and
  • Controlling diabetes, if you have it.

Finally, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease also depends on other things including your age. According to the several research findings, it has been established that the older you are, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular disease. Therefore it is advisable that you be on top of everything when it comes to protecting your health. Talking to the experts is one way of being in the know. I would want to beseech you to call the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for a comprehensive review of your health and treatment where is applicable.

Protecting heart functions from diabetes: Blood sugar control






Excess sugar consumption

White addictive poison on our drinks

White addictive poison

White addictive poison on our drinks may seem sweet but the consequences can be very disastrous

White addictive poison on our drinks: Sugar and cocaine

Apart from those committing suicide, no one would want to poison themselves for fear of the consequences and love of life. But did you know that on a daily basis you are willingly adding poison in your body system? This sounds strange to your earrings but it is the truth. I am talking about the white addictive poison in the name of sweet things and foodstuff you love and a day cannot go without having a bit. Humanly doctor Dalal Akoury MD President and founder of AWAREmed health and wellness resource center agrees that it may sound unbelievable that, the normal sugar you add to your coffee, tea or milk is more addictive than cocaine, in fact, it is not just addictive but it is eight times more addictive. How would you feel if you are told that researchers and medical professionals the world over are now saying that if they knew the effects and destruction that this substance has on people they would have banned it and placed it on the same list as cocaine? This substance is the cause of a pandemic of health issues, diabetes, obesity, disease, and death. And what if you are told that you and your children are probably already addicts?

It is not my intention to scare you this drug is consumable and in fact, it’s not only legal to push, pedal, distribute and sell, it is also commercially promoted and advertised openly as one of the world’s most traded commodities. It is one of America’s top exported products of mass destruction alongside with weapons of war, alcohol, tobacco and entertainment. It is omnipresent in almost every food type and major American food brand. This white addictive poison is one of the world’s most valuable agricultural commodities and is traded in the world market in the tune of billions of dollars by more than 123 countries. The secret of its deadliness is out in most developed countries and its use, however, has increased in spite of this knowledge and has more than doubled in developing countries. So what is this addictive, omnipresent, legal drug of choice? You have probably guessed it by now its C12H22O11 and I am almost sure that you are a user on some level of sugar.

White addictive poison on our drinks: Sugar

Research has established that almost everything, delicious and very addictive stuff, called sugar or sucrose or fructose or many other names it now goes by to hide its presence. Ever since laws have been implemented to specifically state the amount of sugar in their products, manufacturers have been using various other names to hide the actual amount of sugar contained in them. For instance look out for these sly labels – barley malt, beet sugar, brown sugar, buttered syrup, caramel, corn syrup, confectioners’ sugar, carob syrup, caster name them, whatever their new nouns may be they all have a common denominator and that is sugar.

Finally, we ask do we need sugar, of course, we do and our bodies cannot function without it. We can the right quantity from healthy fruits and foods and we need not add the extra 4kg of refined sugar every month. It is important to note that sugar is found in most of our food but adding extra sugar and the creation of sugary products has grown exponentially which is why you need to schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury to establish your levels and live right going forward away from the white addictive poison known as sugar.

White addictive poison on our drinks: Sugar and cocaine



Stress varying effects on humanity

Stress varying effects

Stress varying effects on humanity has no respect for status age or race

Stress varying effects on humanity: Eating and stress

Stress varying effects on humanity today can have a number of issues including eating problems and weight like for example:

Weight Gain – Often stress is related to weight gain and obesity. Many people develop cravings for salt, fat, and sugar to counteract tension. As a result, they gain weight. Weight gain can occur even with a healthy diet, however, in some people who are exposed to stress. In addition, the weight gained is often abdominal fat, which increases the risk of diabetes and heart problems.

The release of cortisol, a major stress hormone, appears to boost abdominal fat and may be the primary connection between stress and weight gain. Cortisol is a glucocorticoid. These hormones, along with insulin, appear to be responsible for stress-related food cravings. Evidence suggests that hormonally induced cravings for “comfort foods” may have a biological benefit for managing stress. Eating comfort foods appears to reduce the negative hormonal and behavioral changes associated with stress, which might lessen the impact of stress on an individual. Carbohydrates in particular may increase levels of tryptophan and large neutral amino acids. This leads to more production of the chemical messenger serotonin, which might improve mood and performance under stress.

There may be a “reward-based stress eating” model. In this theory, stress and tasty, high-calorie foods cause the brain to make chemicals called endogenous opioids. These neurotransmitters help protect against the harmful effects of stress by slowing activity of a brain process called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thus weakening the stress response. Repeated stimulation of the reward pathways through stress-induced HPA stimulation, eating tasty food, or both, may lead to changes in the brain that cause compulsive overeating.

Research findings indicate that overeating may be triggered by different stressors in men and women. However women tend to put on extra pounds when dealing with financial and work problems, as well as strained family relationships. Men gain more weight from lack of decision authority at work and difficulty in learning new skills on the job.

Eating Disorders – Chronically elevated levels of stress chemicals have been observed in patients with anorexia and bulimia. Some studies, however, have not found any strong link between stress and eating disorders. More research is needed to determine whether changes in stress hormones are a cause or a result of eating disorders.

Stress varying effects on humanity: Diabetes

Stress can exacerbate existing diabetes by impairing the patient’s ability to manage the disease effectively. Therefore when stress management is becoming a problem to you, then you stand a greater risk of contracting some of these health conditions we have discussed and even those that we are yet to discuss. I don’t know what you may be going through but if this article is describing your situation then you need not to lose hope because help is right before you. The formation of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center was intended for you. Take this opportunity and call 843 213 1480 doctor Akoury today for professional advice on all that you may be going through in relation to the dangers of stress and anxiety in addiction and she will be able to help you in the most professional way to have your life and comfort back.

Stress varying effects on humanity: Eating and stress







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Coronary heart complications and diabetes

Coronary heart complications

Coronary heart complications and diabetes can be avoided if we refrain from drugs and alcohol.

Coronary heart complications and diabetes: The known effects

Diabetes is a serious factor in causing coronary heart complications. People who are struggling with diabetes are more likely to develop coronary heart disease than those without diabetes. Understanding the relationship between diabetes and coronary heart complications becomes very important for all patients to enable them take the most appropriate action in keeping healthy. And just for further illustration, from the various studies, experts have established that established that diabetes causes high levels of glucose in the blood and when this happens, it impacts negatively on the walls of the arteries causing them to develop fatty deposits commonly known as atheroma. If this atheroma is allowed to build up in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart) the individual patient affected is likely to develop coronary heart disease which can eventually cause heart attack and angina says doctor Dalal Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. Now let us try to understand diabetes better in the context of causing coronary heart disease.

Coronary heart complications: Types of diabetes

We have two common types of diabetes namely:

Type 1 diabetes happens when the body lucks the capacity to produce insulin. This type of diabetes is very common with the children and young adults. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body can’t produce enough insulin or the insulin doesn’t work properly. Type 2 diabetes is more common and tends to develop gradually as people get older usually after the age of 40. This type of diabetes is closely associated with being overweight, being physically inactive and having a family history of diabetes. Like most people in the south Asia origin and African Caribbean are associated with higher rates of diabetes. Nonetheless when diabetes is present, the most important thing is how to eliminate it and reduce the risk of other complications that come with it. Therefore you can effectively reduce your risk of developing diabetes by controlling your weight and doing regular physical activity.

The great news is that doing these things will also make you less likely to develop other cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart complications/disease and stroke as well as being great for your general mental and physical wellbeing. Whenever we mention engagement in physical activities many people do wonder how and whether they will achieve their set objectives. If this describes you then you need not to worry for you are not alone. The most important thing to do is to resolve to take the first step of acknowledgement and willingness to lose. When this is done you can now seek for a more professional help from doctor Dalal Akoury MD who will take you through the best and natural weight lose exercises in the most professional way that will leave you much healthier. Remember that by losing weight and being active, you will be succeeding in solving several health complications as already mention.

Coronary heart complications and diabetes: The known effects




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Bodily harms caused by obesity

Bodily harms

Bodily harms caused by obesity are often as a result of excess calories in the body

Bodily harms caused by obesity: The impact of obesity

The bodily harms caused by being obese are many and can be very devastating if timely action is not taken. Some of the damages may include the following:

  • From a metabolic standpoint, obesity contributes to diabetes by affecting the way the body processes sugar.
  • Additionally, obese people tend to have high cholesterol and are more vulnerable to hypertension and heart disease as had been indicated above.
  • From a quality-of-life standpoint, obesity contributes to sleep disturbances, snoring and, in severe cases, sleep apnea, all of which can lead to daytime fatigue and depression.
  • Obese people may also experience excessive sweating, overheating and frequent rashes in the folds of the skin.
  • Excess weight also puts strain on the joints and may lead to knee, ankle and back pain.
  • Obesity also increases the risk of some cancers, gall bladder disease and stroke.

Bodily harms caused by obesity: How obesity affects erectile dysfunctions

Obesity can directly affect erectile dysfunction by lowering testosterone levels. It is important noting that Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men which plays an important and vital role in both libido and sexual function. Indirectly, obesity contributes to other diseases, such as hypertension, that are known factors in erectile dysfunction. The penis needs a sufficient supply of blood for a functioning erection. Once engorged, the vessels need to close in order to maintain the erection.

Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease all contribute to erectile dysfunction by adversely damaging and constricting blood vessels and affecting the way blood flows in and out of the penis. It is possible to reverse the effects of obesity and obesity-related diseases with diet, exercise and in some cases, drug intervention. Besides these obese men with health issues should consult with their physicians before attempting any diet, exercise or weight-loss program. This is doctor Akoury founded this facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) to offer the much needed help. If you have been to this link you probably know doctor Akoury as a professional in weight loss. She is not just a weight lose expert but also vastly experienced in sexual dysfunction treatment. In both practices she has had an accumulation of experience of over two decades attending to all patients globally with great professionalism and confidentiality.

Nonetheless it is important to appreciate that erection occurs only when blood fills two chambers known as the corpora cavernosa. This causes the penis to expand and stiffen, much like a balloon as it is filled with air. The process is triggered by impulses from the brain and genital nerves. Anything that blocks these impulses or restricts blood flow to the penis can result in ED some of which may include:

Bodily harms caused by obesity: Lifestyle and Psychological effects

Lifestyle choices that impair blood circulation can contribute to ED. Smoking, excessive drinking, and drug abuse may damage the blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Smoking makes men with atherosclerosis particularly vulnerable to ED. Being overweight and getting too little exercise also contributes to ED.  Studies indicate that men who exercise regularly have a lower risk of ED.

ED usually has something physical behind it, particularly in older men. But psychological factors can be a factor in many cases of ED. Doctor Akoury registers that stress, depression, poor self-esteem and performance anxiety can short circuit the process and leads to an erection. These factors can also worsen the problem in men whose ED stems from something physical. Finally the impact of obesity and overweight in sexual life is real and when it happen, we must not shy away from it. The sooner we are able to face it the better for everyone whether in marriage or in active relationship. When you visit AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, doctor Dalal Akoury will be there to help you get out of the twin conditions of being obese and erectile dysfunction in the most efficient and professional way. Remember that confidentiality is one of our strength so you need not to worry for anything.

Bodily harms caused by obesity: The impact of obesity