The Arthritis Foundation estimates that more than 50 million American adults, and 300,000 children, have arthritis. The word “arthritis” refers to more than 100 different joint diseases and conditions, and it’s a leading cause of disability in the United States. There’s no cure for most types of arthritis. You can manage the symptoms of arthritis, […]
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Can Your Blood Pressure Be Too Low?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases your risk for health problems including stroke, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction (heart attack). Many people monitor their blood pressure to make sure that it’s not too high, but is it possible for your blood pressure to be too low? What is hypotension? Low blood pressure is often viewed […]
Recognizing Asthma Signs and Symptoms in Adults
You can develop asthma as an adult or a child. Adults don’t always recognize their asthma signs and symptoms, however. One of the reasons that it’s difficult to identify asthma in adults is because people tend to think of asthma as a childhood disease. Asthma at any age can be dangerous. Make sure you realize […]
Anti-CGRP Offers a New Migraine Treatment
For the first time in 50 years we have a new migraine treatment designed specifically to prevent migraine attacks. New information about CGRP has provided a new way to approach migraines. Anti-CGRP medications are a new class of migraine treatment approved by the FDA to prevent migraine headaches. What’s CGRP? Calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, […]
What Do You Do If You Have Migraines?
Almost everyone experiences a headache at some point during their lifetime. Headaches occur for various reasons, and they can cause pain or discomfort, they can make you irritable, and they can make it difficult to focus or carry out your daily routine. Sometimes getting rid of headaches is a simple matter of drinking water, taking […]
Common Questions About Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that makes it increasingly difficult for people to think, recall information, or carry out daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just affect the person who has it. When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it affects everyone in the family. Here is some information to help answer […]
What To Do After a Stroke
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. According to the National Stroke Association, however, 80% of strokes are preventable. While strokes affect people differently all strokes should be treated as medical emergencies.Strokes can be treated with clot-busting medication or treatments to stop bleeding in the brain, but only if the […]
Migraine vs. Headache
6% of men and 20% of women suffer from migraine headaches. How do you know if you have migraines or if you suffer from tension headaches? It’s often difficult to tell the difference between migraines and other types of headaches. Both migraines and tension-type headaches can cause a lot of pain, and both can be […]
Know Your Specialists: Gastroenterologist
Have you ever heard of a gastroenterologist? Do you know what a gastroenterologist does? We’re doing a “Know Your Specialists” series this week to help patients better understand what medical specialists do. Continue reading to learn about gastroenterologists! What is a gastroenterologist? Gastroenterologists are physicians who specialize in medicine relating to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract […]
Is It Time for a Wellness Visit?
An annual wellness visit or annual check-up with your primary care physician is more than just a good habit. While making healthy lifestyle choices is key in maintaining good health, you can’t rely on eating right and exercising alone. Scheduling an annual wellness exam is just as important as making other healthy choices in your […]