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What is functional medicine?

Medicine has evolved in recent years with an increasing focus on a holistic approach to looking after patients. Functional medicine looks at why illness occurs rather than just treating the symptoms and aims to restore health by addressing these root causes. The functional medicine approach is to consider each patient’s genetic and individual lifestyle factors…

diabetes and heart disease

The link between diabetes and heart disease

Every November the focus is on diabetes as charities raise awareness of the challenges of living with this condition. This year marks 100 years since the discovery of insulin, one of the 20th century’s greatest medical breakthroughs and still the only effective medication for diabetes, particularly of type 1. Controlling diabetes, whether through insulin, lifestyle…

European Society of Cardiology

6 Month Exercise Programme Helps To Maintain Normal Heart Rhythm in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

A 6-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research presented at the European Society of Cardiology. The trial has demonstrated that some patients can control their arrhythmia through physical activity and without the need for interventions such as ablation or…

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation: The Benefits of Early Detection

A recent study in China has found that screening for atrial fibrillation before the onset of symptoms and the use of anticoagulants could help to prevent the occurrence of strokes and even death. The study aimed to investigate if increasing the frequency of electrocardiography (ECG) readings would improve the discovery of atrial fibrillation and revealed…