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Metabolic syndrome -

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Lifestyle changes are the first step in its treatment.

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What is Metabolic Syndrome? Dietitians Association of Australia

What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome (also called syndrome X) is the name for a group of risk factors related to heart disease and type 2 diabetes

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National Immunisation Program Influenza Specialist Group (ISG)

Details about those who are at-risk of influenza and it's complications and are eligible for free vaccination in accordance with the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

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Metabolic syndrome - Lab Tests Online AU

Metabolic syndrome is a set of risk factors that includes: abdominal obesity, a decreased ability to process glucose (insulin resistance), dyslipidaemia, and hypertension. Patients who have this syndrome have been shown to be at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is a common condition that goes by many names (dysmetabolic syndrome, syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome and obesity syndrome) but few outside the medical community have heard of it. Most patients have been educated about the importance of checking their cholesterol levels, watching for signs of diabetes, having their blood pressure monitored, and exercising but there has been little to tie all of these factors together except pursuit of a 'healthier lifestyle'.

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Elaprase Concentrate for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Amyloidosis - Better Health Channel

A person with amyloidosis produces aggregates of insoluble protein that cannot be eliminated from the body.

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Amyloid Nephropathy (Amyloidosis) | myVMC

Amyloidosis is a disorder of protein metabolism characterised by widespread deposition of abnormal proteins in organs, most commonly the kidneys.

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Chronic conditions - Diabetes - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Diabetes mellitus is defined as 'a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiology characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both'.

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Wilson's disease - Lab Tests Online AU

Wilsons disease is a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism where copper accumulates in the body particularly in the liver, nervous system and eyes. This eventually leads to damage to the liver and brain which cause the symptoms of the disorder. It is also known as hepatolenticular degeneration

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Metabolic syndrome | Better Health Channel

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