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By Alix Charles, MD, FAAD
The average person sheds between 50 -100 hairs per day. As you age, it is normal to experience gradual thinning and breakage of hair. In most cases, medical treatment is not necessary, but if you experience significant hair loss and have not been diagnosed with androgenic alopecia, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
By Diane Hardy, PT
Chances are you’ve experienced dizziness at some point in your life. That sensation of lightheadedness can be a symptom of many things – medication, heart and/or neurological conditions and head trauma. But what happens when that dizziness doesn’t go away, lasts for days and makes the room seem like it’s spinning even when you’re not moving?
By Doreen Ventura, MD
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, also known as NSAIDs, are available over-the-counter and are commonly used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation. While these medications are generally considered safe for most people to use as needed, long-term use should be avoided, especially when taking a high dosage. NSAIDs can be particularly harmful for those with certain health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD).
By Nikhil Martis, MD
An estimated 25-55 million people in the United States live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional disorder of the colon that causes a variety of unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS symptoms can develop with little to no warning, causing feelings of anxiety, frustration and social isolation. Identifying what triggers your IBS and developing ways to manage your symptoms can have a significant impact on your health and quality of life. Our Gastroenterologists share tips to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.
By Diana Panek, DPM, AACFAS
Feet are our foundation – they provide us with balance, distribute weight and assist with ambulation of our bodies forward, backward and laterally. With so much resting on our feet – literally – it’s crucial to take good care of them for whole body health. This is especially important when we engage in athletic activities when we put more stress and strain on our bodies for longer periods of time.
Radiology imaging is a critical component of healthcare used as a tool in medicine to show parts of the body. But have you ever wondered why your physician referred you for a CT scan instead of an MRI, or what Nuclear Medicine is used for?
Topics and Subtopics: Radiology
By Fares Hamad, DO
A study published by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), tracked cancer trends in the United States for common cancers types over a ten year period, from 1995 to 2014.1 The study found an increase in the number of cancer cases being diagnosed in young adults for several cancer types including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney, pancreatic and uterine. The rising number of young adults being diagnosed with colorectal cancer shows the importance in knowing what symptoms to watch for, and talking with your primary care physician early on to establish a screening schedule that takes into consideration your personal and family health history. By taking a more proactive approach, you can lower your risk of developing colorectal and other cancers.
By Michelle Winter, MD
If you experience pelvic discomfort, pain during intercourse or have moderate to severe cramping during your menstrual cycle, you may have endometriosis, a condition that impacts up to one in ten women.
By Adelina Hung, MD
Your liver supports many essential bodily functions, so it is important to keep your liver functioning properly. There are several things you can do to keep your liver healthy and reduce your risk of developing liver disease, cirrhosis and cancer, including diet and lifestyle modifications.
By DuPage Medical Group Cardiology
Heart disease is a serious health concern, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are several risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, from genetics to conditions that can modified be with treatment. If you are at risk of heart disease, it is important to be aware of any risks or conditions you that may have in order to prevent compromising your heart health.
Topics and Subtopics: General Health & Heart Health
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