Various factors can trigger acute asthma symptoms (asthma attack) or aggravate the disease. If you or a loved one suffers from asthma, it is important to identify what triggers the symptoms and to take measures to avoid them whenever possible. Read more.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is known as a silent disease, which means it generally doesn’t cause any symptoms until a cardiac event such as a heart attack or stroke occurs. Nine out of ten Canadians will experience high blood pressure at some point in their lives, but only 65% of them will be able to
If you’ve had chickenpox, you could be among the 130,000 Canadians who contract shingles, also known as herpes zoster, every year. The virus that causes chickenpox stays in your body and can reactivate at any time during your life. The risk of the virus reactivating increases with factors including age, especially being older than 60,
Many things can cause low back pain: a pulled muscle, muscle spasms, a pinched nerve, a “slipped” (herniated) disk, osteoarthritis, etc. Sometimes, the exact cause of the pain is not known. When left untreated, it can become chronic and can have a significant impact on quality of life. That is why it is important to