|veD OF DIABETES......WALKING GETS RID OF BLOOD SUGAR...DOWNHILL IS BETTER.....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on September 23, 2004
DIABETIC IS LIFESTYLE
veDik LIFESTYLE IS BEST PREVENTATIVE SOLUTION
TO NOT HAVE DIABETES
Canadian Globe & Mail: September 23, 2004:
The exercise involved in walking downhill leads to bigger
improvements in the ability to metabolize sugar than walking uphill, according
to a study presented at the conference of the European Society of Cardiology.
The research compared the effect of two kinds of muscle use: concentric
(shortening to exert force) and eccentric (lengthening to resist a force). A
downhill hike had a bigger effect -- a 25-per-cent change in glucose
tolerance, compared with 9 per cent after a stint of uphill climbing, says The
San Diego Union-Tribune.
"Frozen shoulder" is a condition in which a person's shoulder capsule becomes
inflamed and restricts its range of motion. Its causes are not well
understood, says The Wall Street Journal. Some 10 to 20 per cent of diabetics
will get a frozen shoulder at some point. The condition largely afflicts women
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What is Frozen Shoulder Syndrome?
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Frozen shoulder is a painful and debilitating condition of the
shoulder. It is characterized by pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It is a
clinical diagnosis and is only very rarely the result of an underlying
pathology. Once it is cured it (almost) never comes back again.
Who gets it?
It affects between 2-5% of the population.
It is more common in women (60%)
It is five times more common in diabetics.
It seems to affects mainly 40-60+ year olds.
About 15% of people get it on both sides.
Symptoms lasts an average of thirty months
Key features of Frozen
The pain of a frozen shoulder can be horrendous; I have known patients to be
10/10 on a pain scale. The following list might contain your symptoms:
Night pain, especially when lying on the affected side.
Sharp catching pain at the front of the shoulder, lasting up
to 40 seconds. (Have to hold the shoulder tightly)
Pain from innocuous activity (out of proportion to the
Putting on a coat
Pain brushing the hair
Pain and inability to do up bra
Phases (Lasting an average
of 30 months)
It is classified into three phases:
Freezing (1 - 8 months)
Frozen (9 - 16 months)
Thawing (12 - 40 months)
Many people are forced to give up work, due to pain and
residual problems that commonly persist for many years
Inability to drive a car/lorry/truck
Personal hygiene can become problematic
Causes of Frozen Shoulder
The causes of frozen shoulder (or Adhesive Capsulitis) are little understood.
The condition is thought to stem from an injury to the shoulder (secondary),
but often appears for no apparent reason (primary). There are however several
Genetic - Several studies have indicated a genetic
component for Frozen shoulder, for example, there have been cases where
identical twins have suffered at the exact same time.
Autoimmune - There is a theory that the body mounts a
rejection type reaction to damaged shoulder tendons, perceiving them to be
Posture - The most convincing study yet has indicated
that long-standing round-shouldered posture causes a shortening in one of
the shoulder ligaments.
Hormonal - It occurs more commonly in females about
the same time as the menopause. However, why should it affect men?
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