With aging comes change in a person’s body. It is important to be prepared for these changes, as there are many preventive measures to take.
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By Dr. Shantan Reddy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million adults in the United States are prediabetic or diabetic. Both conditions are the result of higher than normal blood sugar levels, typically 100 mg/dL or higher. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing other health conditions including stroke, heart or kidney disease. When blood sugar levels remain elevated for an extended period of time, it can also affect the health of your eyes and lead to complications such as blurry vision and in some cases, blindness. While diabetes is a serious disease, you can manage your blood sugar with medications and by following a healthy lifestyle. Taking steps to keep your blood sugar levels within the recommended range, along with regular checkups with your primary care physician and an ophthalmologist, can minimize your risk of developing complications. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Shantan Reddy, MD, shares how diabetes can affect your vision and offers tips to maintain your eye health.
As the average life expectancy in the United States continues to rise, it is important to take action now to stay healthy as you age. From being active in your community to breaking out of your routine and practicing positivity, our Internal Medicine providers (and some of their patients) share tips to help you grow old gracefully.
By Melissa Robinson, DO
It’s no secret that shifts in weather can affect your health. From increased heat and humidity to more rain than normal, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, your body may become sensitive to weather changes. Allergist, Melissa Robinson, DO, shares what climate changes can mean for your allergies and sinuses.
Cold and flu season is fast-approaching and that means that germs could be coming home with you soon. Once you’re feeling better, go beyond wiping down counters to keep germs from spreading with these tips for a deep clean.
By Feodor Ung, MD
For many of us, changing seasons often means an increase in stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, head and/or body aches. It can be difficult to pinpoint what is causing these symptoms whether it is a cold, seasonal allergies or a sinus infection. Board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT), Feodor Ung, MD, shares some of the key differences between colds, allergies and sinus infections as well as treatment options for each.
By Michael Conti Mica, MD
No matter your age – whether you’re young or still young at heart – one health matter everyone should be aware of is the impact aging has on the spine. This article will explain the most important factors that can impact your spinal health and provide you with some tips to help keep your golden years as shiny as possible.
By Karl Szafranski, MD
No matter your condition, long hospital stays can take physical and mental tolls on your overall health. While prolonged hospital stays are often necessary for recovery, it may be helpful to prepare yourself for the changes you may experience.
By Karl Szafranski, MD
Caregivers sacrifice a lot for those they care for, but many times neglect their own health in the process. To help prevent symptoms of burnout, Dr. Karl Szafranski has compiled tips to recognize caregiver burnout in yourself and others, as well as how to practice self-care in such a demanding role.
By DuPage Medical Group Neurology
Dementia refers to a group of disease and symptoms that are associated with a decline in memory and cognitive function.Dementia is most common in those over the age of 65 and may cause symptoms that hinder the ability to think, remember and reason. Today, approximately 47.5 million people are living with dementia worldwide.While there is no current cure for dementia, there are treatment options available to slow the progression and ease symptoms if caught early.
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.