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Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What are the different types of diabetes?

A:

The three main types of diabetes are Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes.

In Type I diabetes, the body is unable to produce its own insulin. In Type II diabetes, the body produces insulin, but is unable to process or use it. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnancy when the body is unable to keep up with the insulin demands of a growing fetus.

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Diabetes Management - Lifestyle Changes

Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I lower my blood pressure?

A:

A main approach to lowering blood pressure involves lifestyle modifications. There are many positive effects on blood pressure with regular exercise and healthy eating. Lowering your salt intake is a mainstay in treating high blood pressure. In some individuals, these lifestyle efforts are not completely sufficient to treat high blood pressure and medication may be needed.

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Lowering High Blood Pressure

Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul

Dr. Ramesh Sahjpaul

MD, MSc, FRCSC
Neurosurgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the different types of back surgery?

A:

There are several types of surgery used for back and spine issues. They include lumbar microdiscectomy (removing herniated disc material), lumbar laminectomy (removing part of a spinal bone), and fusing bones in the spine together. The cause of your back pain will help determine the most appropriate back surgery for you.

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What Spinal Conditions May Be Helped By Surgery?

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