Diabetes

7 of the Most Common Symptoms of Diabetes to Look Out For

It’s a well-known fact that we become more susceptible to more conditions as we age. After all, our immune system wears down with age, so taking care of our health is necessary. However, some conditions don’t discriminate and can affect anyone at any age. A perfect example of this is diabetes. Diabetes is a condition where the body is either unable to produce insulin or unable to use it properly. This causes raised blood sugar levels, which, if left untreated, can lead to severe complications. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children or young adults, while type 2 diabetes

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chronic pain

Acute vs. Chronic Pain: Everything You Need to Know

Pain is a natural part of life for all of us. Some feel acute pain, while others experience chronic pain. It is essential to be aware of the nature of your pain to provide your pain management physician with the information necessary to treat you more effectively. In this article, we will define acute and chronic pain, and list their differences.  What Is Acute Pain? A recent injury or the fast onset of harm to the body causes acute pain. It is possible, but not always the case, that inflammation will accompany it. Most of the time, you will be

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Exercise Stress Tests

What You Need to Know About Exercise Stress Tests

Exercise stress or cardiac stress test is a test that measures how well your heart responds during physical activity. This usually involves walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike while you are hooked up to an EKG machine. The EKG machine monitors your heart’s activity during the test. If your primary care doctor has ordered you to get a stress test done, you certainly want to know more about it. Here, Garden State Medical Group shares what you need to know about stress tests: What Is a Stress Test For? A stress test is a test that is

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Dementia

Fighting Dementia: Tricks on How to Stave off the Disease

Watching a parent suffering from dementia is one of the most heartbreaking things. It is painful to see a once energetic person turn into a zombie. A person who used to be able to think clearly and have a conversation suddenly cannot recall who you are after only a few minutes. And, even more heartbreakingly, people with dementia can lose their ability to recognize their loved ones and treat them like strangers. As you care for your ailing loved one, you might be wondering if you can avoid such a fate. Studies suggest that heredity plays a role in dementia.

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back pain

Understanding Back Pain: 6 Types You Should Never Ignore

As people age, back pain has become a normal part of life. For some, these mild aches are just a regular thing to be ignored, but for others, these back pains hinder their daily activities. Ultimately, all types of back pain must be treated; you should visit an orthopedic doctor to help you resolve these concerns. Here are some common types of back pain, why they happen, and what you should do to experience relief. 1. Back Pain with Fever A fever is one of the most common symptoms in patients who have infected joints. These patients also experience muscle

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man with Back Pain

Understanding Back Pain: 6 Types You Should Never Ignore

As people age, back pain has become a normal part of life. For some, these mild aches are just a regular thing to be ignored, but for others, these back pains hinder their daily activities. Ultimately, all types of back pain must be treated; you should visit an orthopedic doctor to help you resolve these concerns. Here are some common types of back pain, why they happen, and what you should do to experience relief. 1. Back Pain with Fever A fever is one of the most common symptoms in patients who have infected joints. These patients also experience muscle

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