Diabetes is one of the most significant chronic medical diseases that currently afflicts the population. Diabetes should not in fact be seen as a disease in itself but rather as a causation of several other debilitating diseases. Unlike, for example, chronic pulmonary disease which mainly effects one organ system (the lungs), diabetes causes coronary artery […]
By Murtaza Ahmed MD Everyone in the sporting world has heard of creatine, and many have, or at least know someone who has used the supplement. It is the second most consumed sporting supplement after Protein (read Protein Supplements : The Truth Revealed) and its use is on the increase. Given how mainstream and popular […]
COPD can be a scary diagnosis. This easy to understand overview of COPD written by a doctor helps patients and loved one’s understand COPD, its symptoms, and their likely prognosis. Believe it or not, there is hope. Find out why.
By Murtaza Ahmed MD So now you’ve read about knee replacements and made a decision as to whether or not you need a knee replacement. If the answer is yes, before you go ahead and schedule one you should know what you can expect after a knee replacement and how successful it is likely […]
Ever torn your ACL or MCL? Are you getting older and knees seem to be causing more pain? You might be a candidate for a knee replacement. Read this article to find out.
By Murtaza Ahmed MD Are you thinking of getting a knee replacement? Have you been advised by your surgeon that this is the best step for you? Do you want to know how good the results can be? If these describe you then you are currently about to make a very important decision in your […]
By Murtaza Ahmed MD So hopefully before reading this you have already read Part I and Part II and understand why it is so important that you have a health check and what kind of things should have been focused on in the history. Only after a good thorough history has been taken should […]
By Murtaza Ahmed MD Many people have come to think that the bulk of a health check consists of blood tests. While blood tests are very important and have their role, they are by no means the be all and end all when it comes to deciding if you are healthy. There are some Physicians […]
By Murtaza Ahmed MD As I mentioned in my previous post, the obesity epidemic, one of the most common presentations of the 35-45 year old patient is for a ‘general health check’. There is something about this age that makes people conscious that there may be aspects of their health that require attention. The […]
By Murtaza Ahmed MD There is no doubt that the third, fourth and fifth decades of life are a crucial and important period of life when it comes to our health and well being. This is the transition stage from youth to our senior years and what we do during this time plays a huge […]