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COVID19 reveals possible future healthcare access specialist from home

To protect both the public and healthcare staff from the coronavirus, the demand for online consultations has soared and is continuing to grow. We spoke to Dr Yohan Samarasinghe, a leading consultant in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology, about how this has quickly changed the way healthcare systems function and whether or not, in the context of diabetes, it has the potential to even improve patient care in the future.

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Medicina interna

Coronavirus prevention

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause a range of illnesses, from the common cold to more severe respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and most recently COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) which originated in Wuhan, Hubei province in China and is currently affecting populations around the world. Whilst we still do not have a cure or vaccine for COVID-19, there are steps to help prevent catching and spreading it.

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe when a patient is suffering from a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity. Together, these three factors increase your risk of certain diseases, including cardiovascular disease and stroke. Dr Yohan Samarasinghe, an internal medicine specialist, gives a thorough look at metabolic syndrome and how insulin resistance plays a major role.

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