All General Health Posts
by our physicians
By Vikas Desai, MD
Men can develop a variety of urinary symptoms or changes with their prostate gland as they age, however most don't seek medical treatment for these issues, assuming frequent trips to the bathroom and other symptoms are just an inevitable part of the aging process. Conditions like an enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, or lowered testosterone levels may worsen over time and if left untreated, can lead to other health problems and have a serious impact on your overall health. Urologist, Vikas Desai, MD, shares the facts on common men's health myths and the available treatment options to keep you healthy and active as you age.
Don’t crack your knuckles or you’ll get arthritis! No swimming for 30 minutes after you eat or you’ll get a stomach ache! Mom knows best, right? Primary care physician, Dr. Aabha Beri, shares which pieces of mom’s advice are fact and which are fiction.
By Falguni Vasa, MD, FACE
May is National Osteoporosis Month, a great time to set the record straight about this debilitating and potentially deadly disease. While it’s the most common type of bone disease, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about who can suffer from it and what can be done to prevent it.
By Andrey Leonov, MD
For most seasonal allergy sufferers, symptoms are usually temporary and mild, and can include watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion, coughing and sneezing. You may also experience changes in your energy level and your ability to focus on tasks throughout the day, which may make you wonder, could your allergies be to blame? Allergist, Dr. Andrey Leonov shares what you can do to manage your allergy symptoms, including allergy-induced fatigue.
By Amee Majmundar, MD
When your child has food allergies, especially if they are severe, you may worry about an allergen exposure when he/she is away from home. It is important to educate other parents about your child’s allergy, the symptoms to watch for and the steps that need to be taken should an allergic reaction occur. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology physician, Dr. Amee Majmundar, shares safety tips to help you prepare for a playdate with an allergic child.
By DuPage Medical Group Pulmonary Medicine
In a given day, one will be exposed to millions of different particles in the air. Air particles come in many different forms such as dust, dirt, smoke and liquid. Due to carbon emissions from cars, industrial facilities, power plants, wildfires and more; air particles can become contaminated resulting in widespread air pollution. Read more to find out how air pollution could harm your health?
By Janette Klepek, DO
Plastic products and certain chemicals found in plastic are known to be harmful to the environment, but did you know that plastic products can also affect your health? Learn which plastic products and chemicals you should avoid and some healthy alternatives you can try.
Spring is here and many of us are heading outdoors to exercise. But before you jump into exercise and activities, it’s important to take some simple steps to avoid strains and sprains – some of the most common sports injuries.
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.