Thirty-seven million people in the United States live with some form of chronic lung disease. Respiratory diseases have been a huge concern since the COVID-19 pandemic; because of this concern, many people have become more aware of their symptoms and have taken action to protect their lungs from illness. Even the most innocuous breathing issues can indicate a larger issue, and because of how common these diseases are within the United States, it’s important to understand what to look for and when to see a physician for treatment.
Quitting smoking can be a fairly difficult thing to do, especially if you don’t have the resources and support groups to help you during your withdrawal symptoms. People struggling to quit smoking have been constantly warned about the effects of tobacco products, including how it contributes to the development of lung cancer, heart disease, and other cardiovascular problems. Because tobacco products are known to be harmful to your health, many people have turned to vape as an alternative solution to their addiction.
Get Ahead of Osteoporosis With Early Warning Signs
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects many people, especially women, at some point during their lives. The factors that those affected most often have in common are being a woman who is postmenopause, being deficient in Vitamin D or calcium, or having taken glucocorticoids for a period of greater than three months. The scariest part of osteoporosis is that it can exist without any symptoms, known as being asymptomatic until something occurs that causes a bone to break or fracture. Any bone that has been impacted by the condition can be subject to these breaks or fractures. In severely affected bones, a simple bump or fall that would have been inconsequential prior to its onset can now lead to a bad break. Identifying it early is an important step towards preventing accidents like these and preserving your bone's strength.
Low Testosterone Isn't Just a Problem In Middle Age
When most people bring up the topic of low testosterone, it's usually in the context of older men heading into the august years. Unfortunately, it doesn't require the middle-aged to be affected by low testosterone. This condition can appear in men of any age, and even those under the age of 30 have been shown to be susceptible. In most men, testosterone levels rise and peak during early adulthood, after they remain steady until around age 30. Aft er this point, they begin a slow and steady decline of about 1% each year. In some men, this decline can begin earlier, or it can be more aggressive once it starts. This condition can be treated through a variety of means, so it's important to know the signs.
Why Regular Checkups Are Essential To Lasting Health
Generations ago, people used to only see their physicians when they were sick or dying. As healthcare has expanded, preventative health care has grown and become more commonplace for people throughout various communities. People have begun to seek out regular checkups to live healthier lifestyles, to keep an eye on multiple conditions or diseases that may be affecting their health.<< New text box >>
How Choosing Telemedicine For Your Medical Care Helps You
Already being experimented with before the pandemic, the arrival of COVID-19 accelerated the development and implementation of telemedicine options for patients. Telemedicine covers a versatile set of communication tools that put patients in contact with their providers in a different way. These methods can include email, phone calls, and video calls, just to name a few. The telemedicine approach has been demonstrated to provide a growing range of benefits to patients and doctors alike. Below we explore this growing trend in the medical industry and the effect it's having on patient care.
Managing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Those with Seasonal Affective Disorder, abbreviated as SAD, often experience struggles during the fall and winter months and annually suffer from depressive disorders. SAD's cause isn’t specific, but the disorder affects over 10 million people yearly as the colder season pass and the amount of sunlight throughout the day decreases. For those who have SAD, these depressive symptoms can greatly impact your ability to enjoy the holiday season and spend time with family.
How To Prevent Arthritis
As we get older, we begin to become more aware of the aches and pains our bodies experience. When our hands are stiff, we would have previously popped our knuckles (which doesn't cause arthritis) and gone about our day. Now we pause and look at our hands and wonder if it's just a general ache from overuse or if we're experiencing the onset of arthritis. As arthritis is a common consequence of aging, it's an understandable worry. While it's impossible to entirely prevent arthritis, there are ways of keeping it at bay a little longer.
Why You Should Get Your Flu Shot
Flu shots are vaccines aimed at preventing influenza. Influenza, the seasonal virus that often appears alongside colds, affects the respiratory system and can hospitalize those with weaker immune systems in severe cases. Flu shots are more important than ever considering our current circumstances with COVID-19. Receiving the flu vaccine can reduce the likelihood of catching the flu in the future and help healthcare resources be saved for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing flu help prevent the spread of the influenza virus to others and can help save countless lives.
Tips To Help You Manage Your Diabetes
When you are first told that you have diabetes, it can feel like a life-changing event. There are new things to think about, and every meal needs to be carefully considered. For many diabetes patients, there is never a moment where they can eat what they want and not think about the potential consequences. When you’re living with diabetes, every piece of information you can get that makes your life easier is valuable. Dr. Sam Olu Faleye helps patients live normal happy lives with diabetes from the Primehealth Medical Center, and has put together the following selection of tips to help them.
Signs You May Have A Thyroid Disorder
The thyroid performs an important function in the regulation of blood sugar levels, heart rate, and weight management, among other concerns. When the production of hormones by the thyroid gets out of balance, either by producing too little or too much, it can result in symptoms that can alert you to the presence of a problem. If you’re concerned you or someone you love may have a thyroid problem, look for the following symptoms.
Tips To Help You Lower Your Cholesterol
Cholesterol helps build cell membranes, produces hormones such as testosterone, aids metabolism, and helps the body digest and absorb nutrients. However, for those who have high cholesterol, it can build up in the arteries, harden the blood vessels, and can leave you at risk for developing heart disease or strokes. Most of the time, high cholesterol is caused by a diet too high in sugar, salt, and saturated fats. In other cases, it’s caused by more inherited conditions. Blood tests will give you an informed amount of how much cholesterol is in your body, and your doctor will give you dietary recommendations that can help lower cholesterol over time. In this article, we’ll help reinforce and inform you of some of the best tips out there for lowering cholesterol.
New Year, New You: Time for Your Yearly Physical
If you think that a yearly physical is something that your kids need, you wouldn’t be wrong. You would, however, have given a partial answer. Annual exams are something that everyone can benefit from, and can be an effective way to identify outstanding concerns that need addressing in the year to come. If you’ve let the first week of the new year pass without scheduling a yearly physical, don’t hesitate to do so today. Has it been so long since you’ve had a physical you don’t remember what’s involved, never fear! We’ll walk you through it, so you know what to expect!
Getting Your First Prostate Exam
When men reach a certain age it’s important that they begin getting a prostate exam on a regular basis. Prostate cancer is a serious concern for men in the United States, with as many as 1 in 7 getting diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. While research continues on trying to prevent this condition the current best defense is getting regular prostate exams to catch the condition early and treat it early.
Getting Your First Mammogram
There comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to prepare herself for the inevitable, the mammogram. While menopause is definitely looming over the horizon it tends to be a little less intimidating than the first time you have one of the girls put in a pasta roller. That being said this process is an essential part of your routine women’s health checkup. If you’ve never had one before then this little guide will help you prepare for your first one.
Women's Health and Men's Health
When it comes to men and women, there are some significant differences when it comes to how the body processes, matures and develops over time. The concerns that both men and women face throughout their lives are vast, especially when it comes to reproductive health and body function. But, just how different are these genders from one another?
Coping With Night Shifts
We hear so often about people working a 9-5 and methods they can use to get to sleep at night. What is often overlooked are those who don’t work a day shift job, or even worse have a job that rotates shifts on them fairly frequently. These kind of schedules can make it difficult to get a steady sleep schedule, and our body’s natural tendency to be awake during the day can make sleeping once the shift is over difficult. Over 20% of all people in the world are employed working shifts that aren’t a traditional daytime shift, and many of these workers suffer from a condition known as Shift Work Sleep Disorder...
11 Nighttime Skin Care Tips
Taking care of your skin at night is an important part of making sure you always look your best, but do you know what steps you need to take to keep it healthy? There’s a mountain of products that exist in your local pharmacy, and it seems like every make-up company is trying to sell you something that is ‘guaranteed to keep your skin glowing and young’. Out of all these options, how are you to know which of them is going to really help you look your best? This article will contain some special nighttime care tips that will help your skin looking fantastic, so read on!
Preventing Hearing Loss
The sound of a singing lark, the howl of winds and tap tapping of rain on the roof, the sound of our children’s laughter or our partner’s voice, all of these are precious experiences that can be lost if we lose our hearing. While age related hearing loss can’t be prevented, circumstantial forms can be mitigated or avoided altogether. Below we’ve put together a list of things that can cause hearing loss and what you can do to avoid them, or to help prevent them from affecting your hearing.
Depression in Adolescence
Growing up can be a harrowing experience, and it’s not unusual for that time to be accompanied by bouts of sadness or feeling blue. Throughout our adolescence we experience social changes, along with psychological, emotional, and mental developments that can leave us feeling more than a little overwhelmed.
Tips for Teething Babies
Every child goes through a very tough period during their earliest days, and that period encompasses the process of teething. While it’s an exciting point in their lives that precedes their ability to some of the most delicious foods the world has to offer, it’s not very pleasant while they’re going through it. Equally affected by this time of transition are the parents, faced with a fussy baby who is experiencing discomfort at almost every hour of the day. Thankfully there is something this caring overseers can do to help their baby make it through this time.
How Often Should I Shower?
We’ve all heard the arguments about how often we should shower, and while everyone agrees a regular cleaning is necessary not everyone agrees on how often is good for you. Add to this arguments about how often you should wash your hair, whether conditioner is a good choice, and which type of soap, bar or bath gel, gets the best results there’s a lot of confusion on this topic. The answer, as you might imagine, isn’t as straightforward as ‘wash every day’.
Foods to Start Your Day Off Right
Starting your day off right requires more than just a good night’s sleep and an easy waking, these are just the first steps to making a great day. The next step involves giving your body the right foods for it to face the day comfortable and with plenty of energy. In today’s fast paced world driven by fast-food and tight schedules, it can be tricky to eat right, but doing so will make it possible for you to keep up with the frantic pace set by the modern world.
The Effects of a Poor Nights Sleep
Today’s cocktail for life seems to be an insufficient amount of sleep and an overabundance of stimulants in the form of energy drinks and caffeine. With the wages of sleep washed from our eyes by these substances we often think that just because we feel awake and alert, we are cheating sleep of its due and getting away with it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The hidden wages of sleep deprivation are many, and can go beyond simple weariness.
Top Health Risks for Men
There’s one truth that follows us around wherever we go, men’s lives are shorter on average than their female counterparts. Research has been conducted repeatedly over the years to determine why, and it turns out there isn’t any one reason, but a broad range of them instead. If you’ve ever wondered what some of the most significant health risks facing men are, then this article is for you. Read on and learn if changing habits might help the men in your life live longer.
How to Avoid Adding Harmful Chemicals to Your Beauty Routine
It’s often been said that beauty is pain, but that doesn’t mean that you have to add harmful chemicals to your routine that could have long-lasting effects. Every year women find new ways to help enhance their beauty, and every year companies find new ways of sneaking chemicals that they claim to support your beauty routine but may be doing lasting damage. If you’re concerned about what could be in your beauty routine that could be doing more harm than good, start reading your labels and avoiding the substances mentioned below.
Internal vs. Family Medicine
If you’ve ever spent time looking for a new Primary Care Provider (PCP), then you know that you get a surprising range of results when you begin. Pediatricians are one that commonly turns up, and everyone knows that’s a doctor that focuses on the health and development of children. Family practitioner is pretty self-explanatory, it’s right there in the name, but what exactly is a Doctor of Internal Medicine and how do they play into this whole scheme?
Choosing the Best Gynecologist
Every woman should have a gynecologist they can trust, and it's best that they have one before any kind of trouble sets in. Picking a gynecologist can be tough though, especially with so many places to go for information and an increasing bumber of them available to choose from.
How Your Vision Changes as You Age
As with everything else that changes as we age, our vision also changes. Generally speaking, most healthy adults have stable vision until about the age of 40. At that point, you may begin to notice some changes in your vision. Most of thes changes are a normal part of eye ageing and can be easily remedied with help from your local eye doctor.
Is Breastfeeding the Best Option
Nowadays, breastfeeding is not the only option available to mothers. Commercially prepared infant formulas provide a nutritious alternative that provide some vitamins and minerals that even breastmilk cannot. With a wide array of formulas available, some new or soon-to-be moms may be wondering if breastfeeding is still the best option for their new baby.
Travel Hygiene Tips
With summer right around the corner, travel season is almost among us. When we are out and about visiting different places and seeing different things, it is important to remember that with new locations comes new forms of possible contaminants. However, no need to fear. There are things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Listed below are some travel hygiene tips guaranteed to help you stay healthy while traveling.
How Anesthesia Works
Anesthesia allows doctors to control the amount of sensation and consciousness a patient experiences. It does this by controlling a person’s blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. Doctors use anesthesia to induce relaxation, reduce or eliminate pain, render you unconscious, and/or make you sleepy.
Internal Medicine VS Family Medicine
Your doctor is an important part of your life. In fact, for many people, it’s one of the most important relationships they have because their doctor is so closely tied to their health, well being, and overall quality of life. But with all the specialties out there It’s hard to know what each doctor specializes in. For example, have you ever wondered what the difference is between family medicine and internal medicine?
Boost Your Metabolism
If there’s one question Dr. Faleye gets most often it’s how to boost one’s metabolism. Most people are so busy, that making big changes isn’t as easy and they quickly fall off the weight loss wagon. It’s been proven, however, that by setting small goals and using minor changes to get to those goals you’re more likely to experience success in the long run.
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