Taking Care of Your Colonoscopy Fear
If the thought of undergoing a colonoscopy gives you anxiety, you’re not alone. Many Americans will avoid getting a colonoscopy solely out of fear. Excluding skin cancers, colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US. Colonoscopies are necessary for detecting early stages of colon cancer and […]Read More
The Importance of an Echocardiogram During My Physical
Heart problems can occur at any age. An echocardiogram allows doctors to see how well the heart is functioning and whether there are problems. Here’s what you need to know: Heart Basics Your heart is a highly sophisticated pump that is driven by electrical activity. It consists of four chambers. Valves connect the chambers and […]Read More
What is Causing Your Back Pain?
Back pain is characterized as a severe or aching pain that occurs along your back. This can start after lifting an object, a quick or sudden movement, or engaging in physical activity. It is also possible for this pain to occur without being linked to a particular moment. Causes of Back Pain Once symptoms start, […]Read More
What is Hepatitis and How is It Treated?
Hepatitis is not a single disease, although the symptoms are usually similar no matter what the cause. It can be the result of an infection or damage caused by alcohol or toxins. In some cases, there is no treatment other than supportive therapy. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is essentially an inflammatory process in the liver. […]Read More
Preventative Steps You Can Take to Avoid Heart Disease
Nearly 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year. That’s one out every four deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women and claims more lives each year than cancer. Although some people are born with certain heart conditions that they treat throughout […]Read More
How Do I Know if I Have IBS?
Everyone has an upset stomach at one time or another. We are all familiar with the stomach rumblings that send us to the bathroom with diarrhea or the cramping that comes when we’ve eaten something that doesn’t agree with us. While uncomfortable, these instances pass and we go about our daily lives and forget about […]Read More
Why Should I Get an Echocardiogram?
Not knowing can be the worst part of having a medical scare. Fortunately, today’s technology can quickly provide answers that help physicians determine the best course of action. Echocardiogram tests generate visual pictures of the heart by using ultrasounds, or echoes of high-frequency sound waves. Physicians can now see the internal construction of the heart, and […]Read More
The Preventative Benefits of a Colonoscopy
Healthcare professionals recommend patients 50 years and older receive a colonoscopy. The procedure has very little risks and according to the Centers for Disease Control, a colonoscopy is an effective preventative tool against colon cancer. Make a Decision to Take the Test So, why do so many people avoid taking the test? A number of […]Read More
Chest Pain: Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
When you have chest pain, it can be difficult to know whether or not it’s caused by a serious condition or a mild one, such as heartburn. There are certain symptoms associated with this type of pain that you should never ignore. These symptoms can indicate that you are at risk of having a heart […]Read More
Park Avenue Medical Professionals Launches New Website
Park Avenue Medical Professionals, a multi-specialty practice providing general medicine, urgent care, gastroenterology, cardiology services and more, is pleased to unveil a brand new look on the web with our website that launched this week! Our new site includes a number of features including this blog, which will regularly be updated with content about our […]Read More