There are moments in life when we lean in, we gaze closely and our eyes are unveiled to little treasures along our path. We notice the lady bug taking a vertical trip up a window, we allow the last bit of summer sun to warm our face after work or we might reflect upon the joy of an encouraging word.
According to the American Heart Association, a weight gain of as little as 5-11 pounds can have a negative impact on blood pressure, especially if weight is gained in the abdominal area. It is a well-known fact that carrying a significant amount of excess weight can lead to health problems. Now, based on recent study results, it is apparent that even a small weight gain leads to health issues, specifically an increase in blood pressure.
In 1958, less than one percent of the U.S. population – 1.58 million people – had diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 1990, the number of diabetes cases had risen to 6.21 million. Diabetes then exploded to epidemic levels by the year 2010: 21.13 million people – nearly 7 percent of the total population – now have the disease.
Every day in the news and professional media from all over the world, studies are noted about excess body weight and its effect on health. Studies involve all age groups and the chronic conditions that accompany the extra weight. Recently in the news, the following studies were quoted and explored obesity and health issues.
Many of CONCI’S patients have a history of sleep apnea, and many do not use the recommended equipment while sleeping. Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by frequent episodes of not breathing during sleep. Poor sleep and daytime fatigue are tell-tale signs of the condition. Because 80-90% of those with sleep apnea are unaware they have it, most cases go undiagnosed. Those who are aware that they have it often take this serious condition much too lightly.