The Power of Beta-Glucan: How It Can Benefit Those with Chronic Diseases

The Importance of Diet in Managing Chronic Diseases When it comes to managing chronic diseases, one of the most crucial aspects to focus on is diet. The food we consume on a daily basis has a significant impact on key health indicators such as blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. In recent times, the […]

Boosting Your Immunity: The First Step to Preventing Colds

Boosting Immunity to Prevent Colds As the cold winds blow, the number of cold patients increases. In Eastern medicine, a cold is seen as a condition where the body is trapped in cold energy and is fighting it. It is believed that strong cold energy or weak body energy can both lead to catching a […]

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Vasodilation Surgery for Diabetic Foot Patients

Diabetic Foot Patients and the Question of Vasodilation Surgery By Medical Correspondent Hidoc Park Jeong-min | Source: Hidoc One of the pressing questions for many diabetic foot patients is whether undergoing vasodilation surgery can prevent the need for amputation. However, the reality is far more nuanced than a simple yes or no. Treatment Options Diabetic […]

The Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Complications in Diabetic Patients: A Study Analysis

Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Complications in Diabetic Patients Recent research has shed light on the concerning relationship between atrial fibrillation and diabetic complications. A study conducted by a joint team of experts from the Department of Cardiology at Seoul National University Hospital revealed that diabetic patients with atrial fibrillation face up to a 23% […]

Thyroid Nodules: Understanding Biopsy and Interpretation Based on Ultrasound Grades

Understanding Thyroid Nodules and the Biopsy Process By Medical Correspondent Dr. Taehwan Kim, Otolaryngologist | Source: Hidoc Thyroid nodules are a common discovery during health checkups, often leading to concerns about the possibility of cancer. This article aims to provide clarity on what thyroid nodules are, the criteria for biopsy, and the biopsy methods employed. […]

The Surprising Link Between Salt Intake and Diabetes Risk

Understanding the Impact of Diabetes and Insulin Resistance Diabetes is a complex condition that disrupts the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels effectively. When we consume carbohydrates, our digestive enzymes break them down into glucose, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream. At this point, insulin, which is secreted by pancreatic beta cells, plays […]

Combination Therapy with TZD and SGLT-2 Inhibitor: A Promising Treatment Strategy for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health

Combination therapy involving a thiazolidinedione (TZD) and an SGLT-2 inhibitor has emerged as a promising strategy for the treatment of diabetes. This approach utilizes the distinct mechanisms of these two drugs to effectively manage blood sugar levels and reduce the occurrence of major cardiovascular complications. At the International Conference of the Korean Diabetes Association (ICDM […]

The Link Between Erectile Dysfunction and Type 2 Diabetes:Is Early Diagnosis Possible?

Title: Erectile Dysfunction Increases the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes, Study Finds Erectile Dysfunction Revealed as Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes A significant breakthrough has been made in the understanding of the relationship between erectile dysfunction (ED) and type 2 diabetes. Contrary to popular belief that type 2 diabetes predisposes individuals to ED, […]