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Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

Mr. Min Naruki-van Velzen

MSc, Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
Athletic Therapist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can strength training impact my blood sugar?

A:

Strength training can help you build your muscles. When you add muscle mass, you improve your body's sensitivity to insulin, and your blood sugar decreases as a result. If you have any medical conditions, it is important to visit your physician to be cleared for a strength training program.

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Strength Training to Manage Blood Sugar

Dr. Milan Khara

Dr. Milan Khara

MBChB,CCFP, ABAM, Smoking Cessation Physician
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Is smoking addictive?

A:

Many consider smoking an addiction. Nicotine acts on the brain's chemistry and affects a smoker's mood, which creates changes in the pleasure centres in the brain. Despite the widespread knowledge that smoking is dangerous to your health, people who are addicted to nicotine continue to smoke frequently to receive that pleasure from the nicotine, and to prevent the withdrawal that can start just hours after finishing a cigarette.

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Why is Smoking Addictive?

Dr. Jason Rivers

Dr. Jason Rivers

MD, FRCPC,
Dermatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is eczema treated?

A:

The main goal of treatment with eczema is to moisturize the skin. Steroid creams or other lotions may be prescribed or recommended to you. If you can identify what has irritated your skin, you should stay away from that trigger. Your doctor may also conduct allergy testing to rule out any involvement.

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Eczema - Symptoms & Treatments