In Part Three of Andy’s story, we’ll review the treatment he received in hospital for his three main conditions and explore whether it was adequate to prevent serious complications and to reinstate his health and allow him to enjoy his life fully.
In Part 2 of Andy's story, we look at what common factors and chain of events that contributed to Andy developing metabolic syndrome in his forties.
This story of diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure) and other health problems is a familiar one for many people in their 40s-60s. But it doesn't have to be this way. Here I share Andy's story and how with early detection his health problems could have been prevented.
Find out what metabolic syndrome is and how to predict your risk of developing this 'mother of all diseases' in this post. Dr Sharief also explores different approaches in treating this chronic disease.
Not much was known about insulin resistance when Dr Sharief Ibrahim had a serious medical emergency as a result of it. Could you be at risk of developing insulin resistance and therefore metabolic syndrome? Dr Sharief shares his diagnosis and story here.
Obesity is a growing (literally) problem in the UK, that can lead to chronic disease. However we can turn this trend around with simple changes to our lifestyles. In this post I explain what obesity can mean to your longevity and overall health, and what steps you can take to improve your vitality.