Items Tagged ‘pollutants’

Ask the Doctors - How can air pollution increase the risk of type 2 diabetes?

July 20, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can air pollution increase the risk of type 2 diabetes?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: A recent study found that air pollution increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes. How can that be? Air pollution can’t possibly raise blood sugar levels. I can understand your disbelief.  My first thought when I saw this study was that it was correlative, not causative. In other words, air quality is simply […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, metabolic dysfunction, pollutants, type 2 diabetes


September 14, 2017

Accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment

By farnoaga farnoaga

I have a weak immune system and various allergic responses to toxins and pollutants, which manifest themselves as an array of symptoms attributable to a number of causes. It was only when I was sent to UCLA Rheumatology that all my symptoms started to make sense in a systemic kind of way, due to Dr. […]

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Tags: active lifestyle, allergic responses, anxiety level, Dr. Mihaela Taylor, immune center, medication, nutrition, occupational therapy, patient stories, pollutants, toxins, ucla rheumatology