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7 Types of Treatments and Medicines for Asthma Management

Asthma is a type of disease that affects the long. While common in children, it can also affect adults. Regardless, asthma is something you never want to deal with, but you need to know how to manage it once you get it. After all, asthma causes wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, etc. These things can hamper your daily activities quite severely, to the point you’re carrying an inhaler to relieve yourself of its symptoms. That being said, different types of medicines and treatments for asthma exist. Here are some of them: 1. Soft Mist Inhalers This is one of the common

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Understanding the Difference: Urgent Care vs Primary Care

Urgent care and primary care are often used interchangeably, but they are two distinct terms. In fact, the difference between the two is one of the most asked questions in the healthcare field. The two are not exactly the same, but they can complement each other when keeping a person’s health well-maintained.  To further understand the difference between urgent and primary care, let this article discuss each for you. Urgent Care vs. Primary Care: What’s the Difference? Urgent care is a clinic for any non-life-threatening medical problem and can be found in the hospital, clinics, or medical office. It is

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5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Cardiac Health

Taking care of your cardiopulmonary health is an important consideration in life, especially as you get older. Thankfully, there are a few doctor-approved practices you can do to help improve in this area. Here are some effective ways to improve your heart’s health: Get Tested Whether or not you have symptoms of chronic conditions, it’s best to get a checkup with your primary doctor. They will know the best tests necessary for your condition. If you have a trusted doctor, they’ll know when it’s needed and what tests you don’t need to get yet. In general, you can expect to

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What You Should Look For When Picking a Family Doctor

It’s a good idea to have a family doctor that can, as the name suggests, attend to the medical needs of your family. A practitioner of this nature will be responsible for holding general check-ups, routine screenings, and diagnosing and treating any acute or chronic conditions. Family doctors are well-versed in the general health concerns you have and will refer you to a specialist should they find that your case needs this. Of course, this crucial role in the wellbeing of your family means you shouldn’t just go with anybody. Here are a few things you want to look for

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The Different Symptoms and Causes of Hyperglycemia

When blood sugar levels become too high, it’s called hyperglycemia. It can happen for two reasons: either the body doesn’t have enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it has in the right way. That being said, some people may not even realize that they already have it until it’s already too late. If you want to know its different causes and symptoms, look no further than our examples below. 1. Its Causes Can Either Be Insulin Resistance or Reduced Insulin Production. a. Insulin resistance When a person’s body has become insulin resistant, it means that the cells have become

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Understanding the Link Between Heart Disease and Diabetes

It’s been a long-established fact that diabetes is never a good thing to have. While it’s not as life-threatening as other conditions, having diabetes combined with heart disease could still be fatal. One thing has become clear in the past few years: the way people with diabetes are treated needs to change and take into consideration the other conditions that affect people with diabetes. In this guide, we look into how cardiovascular outcomes in people with diabetes can be improved and why it’s important. Diabetes and Heart Disease While diabetes can cause serious problems for the heart, the other way

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