Why Do I Need an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive, painless procedure that allows your physician to see your heart in action. During the test, a conducting gel will be used with a transducer to capture images, sounds, and video of your heart working. It can help your doctor detect any malformations or damage to your heart. Your doctor may […]Read More
When Heartburn Is More than Just Indigestion
Through the holidays, many people will overindulge in food and alcohol and experience gastrointestinal difficulties as a result. Unfortunately, some people who assume they are just experiencing bad heartburn or nausea are actually having a heart attack. Some people will avoid going to the ER or urgent care because they don’t want to feel silly […]Read More
Surviving the Holidays with GERD
From large holiday meals to rich desserts, the holidays can make it more challenging to keep Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) under control. We’ve put together some tips to help you survive the holidays with GERD without completely sacrificing your ability to celebrate. Limit Alcohol Intake How much alcohol affects GERD depends on the individual. Some […]Read More
How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?
High cholesterol can result in a variety of health complications, the most serious of which is heart attack and heart failure. Managing your cholesterol is an important part of staying healthy. There is “good” cholesterol (HDL) and “bad” cholesterol (LDL). When we talk about lowering cholesterol, we are talking about lowering your LDL or improving […]Read More
What are the Symptoms of Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease occurs when your immune system reacts to gluten in your digestive tract. When you think you might have this condition, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment to manage it. Find out more about the symptoms of celiac disease and when you should see a doctor. What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac […]Read More
When Should I Go to Urgent Care?
Urgent Care for Illnesses In general, you should get urgent care for an illness that is not serious enough to be life-threatening but still requires timely treatment. For example, you should go to urgent care for a severe sore throat and fever in order to be tested for strep, which requires prompt treatment with antibiotics. […]Read More
What Does a Cardiac Stress Test Show?
When your doctor suspects that there might be problems with your heart, you might need to take a cardiac stress test. This type of test provides important information about factors that affect the heart. What is Stress Testing? Stress testing refers to a test that is done in order to check how your heart functions […]Read More
What Causes Carpal Tunnel?
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder characterized by pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. The disorder happens when the median nerve, which is the main nerve in the hand, is constricted where it goes through the wrist. How Does Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Begin? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs […]Read More
Can Acupuncture Help with Back Pain?
When you deal with chronic back pain, it can have an impact on the activities you normally enjoy. If you haven’t been able to find relief for back pain, acupuncture might be a treatment option to consider. How Does Acupuncture Work? Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. This practice involves inserting thin needles […]Read More
What is Wilson’s Disease?
Finding and treating Wilson’s Disease early provides patients with improved outcomes and lowers the risk of future complications. Causes of Wilson’s Disease Wilson’s disease is inherited when both parents pass on a defective gene. Those who have this gene from one parent only carry the disease but don’t get sick from it. When you have […]Read More