Clinical depression is more than just the common sadness that everyone experiences. It is a medical illness that affects your emotions, cognition, and action. It can also affect you physically.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a condition that damages the lungs and causes difficulty breathing. If the disease goes untreated, it can become painful and uncomfortable, and it can interfere with your day-to-day life. COPD occurs as a mix of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. […]
Measuring the amount of cholesterol in your blood has become a routine event at every patient’s annual physical examination. This test is done because it provides specific information about a component in the bloodstream, called cholesterol, which can affect how the heart and blood vessels function. When these systems are impaired, heart attack and strokes […]
If you are a diabetic, you are probably familiar with the concept of A1C tests. These are blood tests that are designed to check a person’s level of glucose (or blood sugar). This test has a purpose of checking to see if the patient has type 1 or 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Having high blood […]
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints, causing persistent inflammation, pain, and swelling, most often in the arms, hands, legs and feet. It affects approximately one percent of Americans.
Whether you have it yourself or you have a friend or loved one who does, there are likely things you need to know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that you may not have discovered yet. The name itself is quite revelatory. The second word of IBS, “bowel,” refers to the location of the problem. Your […]