CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

VARICOSE VEINS EXPLAINED

Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen and twisted veins appearing blue or dark purple. They are caused by faulty valves in the veins which allow blood to flow in the opposite direction leading to pooling. All veins close to the skin can be varicosed, but the most commonly affected are those in your legs. This is because walking and standing increase the pressure on your legs. Therefore, by force of gravity, pooling occurs. For most people varicose veins are just a cosmetics concern. The veins rarely need treatment for health reasons.…

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CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM DIABETES

CHROMIUM AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

Chromium is an essential trace element that enhances insulin function and influences carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism. It has been suggested that chromium could be used as an adjunct to weight loss and to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or to store glucose for future use. Insulin helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high (hyperglycemia).…

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