TOP 11 Health Concerns

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-HIV and AIDS support




-Heart Health


-Weight Loss and Obesity



-Colds and Flu


AIDS is a condition in which the immune system becomes severely weakened and loses its ability to fight infections. AIDS is an extremely complex disorder, and no cure is currently available. Certain drugs appear to be capable of slowing the progression of the disease.

Diabetes is an inability to metabolize carbohydrates resulting from inadequate production or utilization of insulin. People with diabetes cannot properly process glucose, a sugar the body uses for energy. As a result, glucose stays in the blood, causing blood glucose to rise. Diabetes can lead to poor wound healing, higher risk of infections, and many other problems involving the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart.

Backache. Over 80% of adults experience low back pain (LBP) sometime during their life. Standing or sitting for extended periods, wearing high heels, and being sedentary increase the risk of developing low back pain, as do obesity and back strain due to improper lifting.

Up to half of pregnant women experience some low back pain.2 Long hours spent driving a car may contribute to a herniated disc. Many people with low back pain recover without seeing a doctor or receiving treatment.

Arthritis is a chronic disease of the joints, especially the weight-bearing joints that develops when the linings of joints degenerate, leading to lipping and spurring of bone pain and decreased mobility and function.

Heart Health disease is a wide-encompassing category that includes all conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the US. Many people with cardiovascular disease have elevated or high cholesterol levels. may not have any symptoms, or they may experience difficulty...