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Dr. Kevin Pistawka

Dr. Kevin Pistawka

MD,MC, FRCSC,
Cardiologist
Kelowna, BC
Q:

How do ACE inhibitors work?

A:

ACE inhibitors are a class of medications that are used to treat cardiac conditions. They work by lowering the blood pressure so there is less tension inside the blood vessels of the heart. This prevents the heart from working too hard, and from allowing weakened areas of the heart to start affecting the normal areas of the heart.

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Beta Blockers, Ace Inhibitors, and Diuretics

Dr. Maziar Badii

Dr. Maziar Badii

MD, FRCP
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is adult onset scoliosis?

A:

Scoliosis typically starts affecting people in their early years. If an adult begins to develop scoliosis, it can come on very quickly and progress much more rapidly than a child or teen who has scoliosis. If you have noticed changes in your posture and think the natural curve in your spine may be changing, you should visit your physician for scoliosis testing.

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Diagnosis of Adult Onset Scoliosis

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What should I ask my doctor at my diabetes visits?

A:

When you see your doctor for appointments to look at your diabetes, there are two important questions that you can ask him/her. The first is to ask how you are doing with your diabetes care, and what you could be doing to help prevent common health issues that can be caused from having diabetes. The other is to ask if any necessary tests are up to date and whether your medications need to be adjusted. You can be an active partner in helping manage your diabetes, alongside your physician.

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Planning the Management of Your Diabetes