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by our physicians
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 Diana Tabor, 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.
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.
By Obrad Kokanovic, MD, FACC, FSCAI
You can get your blood pressure checked at your doctor’s office, but if you have a history of high blood pressure or would like to monitor your levels on your own time, there are several ways to do so from home.
While an occasional glass of wine or beer may not have a significant impact on your health, drinking to excess or drinking frequently can have a serious impact on your body and many essential bodily functions.
As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.
One in every ten people will develop a kidney or ureteral stone at some point in their lifetime. These stones form when urine becomes too concentrated, causing salts and minerals to build up in your kidneys and form hard deposits. Symptoms often appear suddenly and can be painful. Learn what symptoms to be on the lookout for and where to go if you suspect you may have a kidney or ureteral stone for quick care.
By Jean Houlihan, MD
Learn the difference between the winter blues and seasonal affective disorder.