Cushing`s syndrome

What is it This disorder is characterised by an excess of glucocorticoids or steroid production in the body. Who it affects Cushing`s syndrome is a rare disorder affecting 1 per 500,000 people. What gland is involved Cushing`s syndrome may result…

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Type 2 diabetes

Who it affects Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common disorder and typically affects older patients than type 1 diabetes. The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is increased in overweight and obese patients and there is often a family…

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Type 1 diabetes

Who it affects Type 1 diabetes, is an illness that predominantly affects young patients. It affects 3-5% of the general population. What gland is involved The pancreas produces little or no insulin in response to glucose. The pancreas is an organ…

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Obesity dictionary

Bariatric surgery An umbrella term for different types of surgery used in the treatment of obesity. Procedures can be divided into restrictive, mal-absorptive and combination procedures (restrictive and mal-absorptive) BMI A calculation of weight (in Kg) divided by height squared…

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Obesity

Who it affects Obesity is an increasingly common disorder. It is estimated that obesity will affect 40% of the population by 2020. BMI (Body Mass Index) is used to classify patients as overweight or obese. BMI is calculated by dividing…

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