Unless you're dealing with chest pains, have had a heart attack or are battling some other type of circulatory ailment, there's a good chance that your doctor won't give you a stress test at your annual physical. The physical usually consists of a few routine things like checking your heart rate, ears and drawing blood to see if there's any change in your vital statistics. However, even if it seems like you're completely fine and there's nothing wrong with your heart it's still good to request a stress test.
11 March 2018
If your feet always feel tired and achy, then having a foot massage might help. A massage can benefit your feet just as much as a back massage can benefit the rest of your body. If you know you have a specific foot condition such as plantar fasciitis, then be sure to let your therapist know so the massage can be tailored to give you the most benefit. Otherwise, a general foot massage may bring you relief after a long day at work or after a morning of running.
25 January 2018
If you experience certain symptoms when you consume specific foods, you may be suffering from a food allergy. Even if a food has never caused you to have a reaction, it is possible for you to lose tolerance to the food as you get older. Here are a few important things you need to know about adult onset food allergies. 1. Adult Onset Food Allergies Have a Set of Recognizable Symptoms
1 January 2018
Children do become ill from flus and viruses each and every year, and this is a normal part of growing up. However, if you notice that your son or daughter is sick more often than not, then you may be worried that something is wrong with your child. You do need to see your family doctor about this, and there are a few things that your physician is likely to tell you.
21 November 2017
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