Sometimes patients don't feel like they got a lot out of their visit to the primary care doctor. The doctor may look you over, acknowledge that everything seems okay, and send you on your way. While no news can be good news, you are paying for this doctor's appointment, so it's only fair that you get as much out of it as possible. One way to get more out of your appointment is by asking questions.
1 November 2017
You've probably heard the advertisements to get your flu shot. Your pharmacist may even have reminded you when you picked up your prescriptions. But if you're like many people, you still put off getting your flu shot, figuring that the worst that could happen is that you'll get the flu and feel a but yucky for a few days. If you're wise, however, you will take getting your flu shot more seriously.
13 October 2017
Hot flashes, fatigue, and moodiness are all symptoms of menopause, and hormone replacement therapy is often an effective way of controlling or alleviating them. However, sometimes doing something as simple as changing your diet can also help reduce or eliminate menopause symptoms. Here are two small dietary changes you can make that may make a big difference in how you feel. Reduce Sugar Intake Menopause symptoms are caused by a hormonal imbalance; specifically, people with a uterus typically produce less estrogen, which is the primary cause of the development of vaginal dryness, hot flashes, and other related symptoms.
23 September 2017
Waking up to find that your skin is covered in an itchy, bumpy, red rash is never a good thing. Rashes can occur on the skin for many reasons, and determining what caused it is the best way to treat it. If you have a rash, here are several things you can try to help it go away at home. If these do not work, visit a primary care physician for help:
7 September 2017
Women attempting to conceive have a rough uphill battle that can be made even more difficult by asthma. There are a few reasons that this problem makes conception so difficult. Thankfully, they can be managed with a little work. Asthma Attacks Can Disrupt Attempts At Conception A woman with an asthma attack may suffer from one during her attempts to conceive, creating a potential emergency that must be managed right away.
27 August 2017
A lot of studies have been done into back pain in recent years, and the verdict is that most of us have or will have back issues. In fact, these studies state that about 80 percent of people will deal with back pain at some point. Your back is central to all of your other muscle systems and limbs, so this is a heavy burden to bear if your back is giving you pain.
16 August 2017
If you have ever needed medical care, you are aware of how difficult it can be to navigate the health care system. One thing that can help you is having a primary care doctor, who is also referred to as a primary care physician (PCP). Besides helping you navigate a very complex system, here are three reasons you need a primary care doctor. Your Health Insurance Plan May Require It
29 December 2016
Spinal compression can cause a number of symptoms, including pain, numbness, and incontinence. As a result, seeking treatment is necessary. Although there are surgical options available for treating the condition, your doctor will most likely recommend non-surgical options first. If you are suffering from spinal compression, here are some of the non-surgical options your doctor could recommend. Pain Medication Depending on the severity of the pain you are experiencing, your doctor could recommend using over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate your symptoms.
16 December 2016
Tinnitus is a moderately common condition, with 20% of the population having some form of it (and almost all of those suffering from hearing loss at the same time) at any given time. And while there's no cure to this chronic and annoying condition, there are different treatments, both prescription and natural, that can help alleviate symptoms. But what if there was a way technology could help you out as well?
30 November 2016
The name "foot drop" is blunt but perfectly describes the sensation you feel if this condition happens to you. Normally, you're able to raise your foot to make your toes reach upward. With foot drop, your toes cannot be aimed upward, and your foot wants to droop from the ankle down if you lift your leg. You may think a weak ankle is causing your foot droopiness, but there are several possible causes of foot drop.
30 November 2016