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Which Type of Primary Care Physician Is the Best for Me?

A primary care physician (PCP), also known as a primary care doctor, is a health professional specializing in general medicine. It is where patients can go if there is a need for routine, expected, and unexpected checkups. Patients can also go to them for non-emergency medical care like fever, cough, and colds. There are different primary care doctors—family doctors, pediatricians, internists, obstetrician-gynecologists, and nurse practitioners. But which one’s for you? Here are some ideas. 1. Family Doctors Often considered first-line of care providers, family doctors are suitable for most people. They typically find similarities in other primary care doctors. Family

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Watch Out for These 5 Warning Signs of Pneumonia

Bacteria, fungi, or viruses such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or COVID-19 cause pneumonia. Individuals who smoke, have a weaker immune system, or have chronic conditions such as lung or heart problems are more vulnerable. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, pneumonia was a major problem. COVID-19 pneumonia causes more lung damage and lasts longer than typical pneumonia, increasing fatality rates. The researchers from Northwestern University described how coronavirus-induced pneumonia spread quickly throughout the lungs. Fortunately, vaccination against influenza and COVID-19 protects against viral pneumonia. The pneumococcal immunization protects against bacterial pneumonia, which is frequent in the elderly and can be

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3 Indications That It’s Time to See a Doctor About Back Pain

The majority of people have suffered from back discomfort at some point in their lives. It is, in fact, the biggest cause of disability worldwide and the most prevalent reason for people to miss work. Back pain can manifest in a variety of ways, from a temporary dull ache to severe pain that lasts for weeks. Depending on the pain’s severity, you can try a variety of home remedies to help. But how can you know when it’s time to abandon home treatments and consult a doctor? Here are three signs it’s time to see a doctor about your back

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Fibroids in the Womb: Causes, Treatments, and Complications

Taking care of our bodies should be everyone’s utmost priority. In women, as 14.4 percent of the female population have poor health in 2020, it’s about time we ensure better health by practicing a healthier lifestyle and subjecting ourselves to annual health checks. One of the most common health issues in women is fibroids. The non-cancerous growths develop in or around the womb, possibly affecting a woman’s pregnancy—causing infertility or pregnancy loss. It may also put patients at risk of other pregnancy complications such as placental abruption, fetal growth restriction, and preterm delivery. But there are more things to learn

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Be Informed About These Things Concerning Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. The body produces thick, sticky mucus that can obstruct the lungs and prevent the pancreas from functioning correctly. Its name, cystic fibrosis, is derived from the characteristic fibrous growths (cysts) in the pancreas and other organs. In addition, it is an autosomal recessive disease, which means that the patient must have two copies of the abnormal gene before symptoms develop. Children who inherit one abnormal gene from their parents are not affected. However, they can still pass the gene on to their children. Symptoms 1. Frequent Lung

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Dealing with Heart Failure? Don’t Ignore These Symptoms!

When the heart cannot pump blood effectively, it is called heart failure, which is sometimes called congestive heart failure. Sluggish blood flow can trigger several complications, including swollen feet and arrhythmias. Thankfully, with the advancements of medical technology over time, living with heart failure is well and truly possible.  This includes keeping a close eye on the lifestyle one leads, following the medical treatment plan, and keeping a close eye on certain complications that should not be left unaddressed. Read on to learn more about symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored when dealing with heart failure: THE SYMPTOM: A cough that

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