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Face it — sometimes aging just stinks! You are tired, feel worn down, your muscles hurt, you feel crabby, have a hard time sleeping and your libido is in the tank. All of these symptoms are part of aging, an inevitable, natural process that involves many different systems in the human body. These include the endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. The diseases that are so often tied to aging usually affect one or all of these systems. Menopause, hypothyroidism, low testosterone, autoimmune diseases, heart disease and arthritis all are examples of age-related conditions.
What is hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)? Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and is commonly known as the element that carries oxygen. But it does something else: it combines with some of the sugar (glucose) circulating in the blood stream to become glycohemoglobin. The amount of glucose that combines with the hemoglobin is directly proportional to the total amount of glucose circulating. Since the average life span of a single red blood cell is three months, it stands to reason that measuring the amount of glycohemoglobin would give a good approximation of the average blood sugar level of the previous three months.
The transition to menopause can be an unpredictable and uncomfortable time in a woman’s life.
Active Health, 1011 S. 48th St., Suite 108, an Ahwatukee Foothills chiropractic and physical therapy office, will be hosting a free seminar on osteoporosis at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13. This seminar is for residents of all ages, especially mothers who want to help prevent osteoporosis in their children.
Insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and obesity (diabesity) are global epidemics with major health consequences. Type 2 diabetes is commonly associated with poor diet and inactivity. However, there is now evidence of autoimmunity in Type 2 diabetes.
A free seminar by Dr. Devendra Wadwekar will discusses the importance of early glucose control for persons living with diabetes. Wadwekar is board certified in internal medicine, is board eligible for endocrinology and metabolism, and serves the East Valley through his practice in Gilbert. The seminar will take place on Nov. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Center for Diabetes Management, 1760 E. Pecos Road, Rome Towers, Suite 235, in Gilbert.
Baby boomers heading into what used to be called retirement age are providing a 70 million-member strong market for legions of companies, entrepreneurs and cosmetic surgeons eager to capitalize on their "forever young" mindset, whether it's through wrinkle creams, face-lifts or workout regimens.
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