Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects five million Americans age 18 and older. Of the large population impacted by this condition, approximately 80-90 percent are women. Although rare, men and children may also develop the condition. Most of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are middle-aged. The fibromyalgia condition is characterized by pain in the muscles, tendons, and joints throughout the entire body. Primary pain and aching is found along the spine. The condition is not associated… Read More »
Foot problems are common in people with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, even the most ordinary foot problems may develop into serious complications, especially if the foot issues are ignored. People with diabetes are at risk for a number of problems associated with the feet. From bunions to dry skin, even a minor problem may result in something serious because of the impact diabetes has on circulation and overall health. Diabetic foot care… Read More »
Asthma is a disease that impacts the lungs. It makes breathing difficult and sleep troublesome. It is one of the most common long-term diseases in children; however, adults can be diagnosed with the condition too. The most common symptoms are chest tightness, coughing at night and in the morning, breathlessness, and the signature wheezing when breathing. Asthma causes two million emergency room visits every year. According to the American Lung Association, once a person has… Read More »
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot, also known as a thrombus, develops in one of the body’s deep veins. The most common area of development is the leg. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious medical condition that may lead to pulmonary embolisms. Not only does DVT cause painful leg swelling and other symptoms, but it can also affect how the blood clots. It is a serious condition because the blood clots in… Read More »
It is important that you measure your risk of heart disease and create a plan to prevent future problems. Heart attack risk assessment is one of the ways a doctor and patient can develop a care plan to help decrease your risk of heart and vascular disease. The risk assessment tool helps check to see if you are having a heart attack or may be suffering from coronary heart disease over the course of the… Read More »
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