Part of our commitment to your continued health and well-being is offering tools with which you may empower yourself. To that end, we are pleased to provide you with a Health Library – a repository of articles about many of the health issues we see and treat on a daily basis. To discover more about the prevention and treatment of diabetes or cardiovascular disease – or simply to get timely wellness tips – read on.
Diabetes affects about 20 million people in the United States. A disease in which the pancreas does not make or properly use insulin, diabetes can cause a host of related problems if not properly managed. Although the causes of diabetes are still a mystery, the disease can be detected much earlier and controller with much greater success than ever before. Read the articles in this section to find out more about diabetes.
Referred to as “the silent killer,” high blood pressure (hypertension) frequently gives its victims little warning. Because there is usually a lack of marked symptoms, hypertension often goes unchecked, and over the years, can lead to heart trouble, diabetes, kidney failure, stroke and other serious medical issues. The good news is that high blood pressure is easily detected, and even moderate changes to your lifestyle can help tremendously to bring it under control. Read the articles in this section to get information on helping you keep keep a lid your hypertension.
Cholesterol is a fatlike substance in the bloodstream that is needed by your body to function. Too much cholesterol in the blood, however, can lead to coronary artery disease, where the excess cholesterol is deposited on the artery walls, and leads to blockages of these vessels that supply your heart with blood. Fortunately, a simple blood test can detect high cholesterol, and once detected, the control of high cholesterol is better understood – and better accomplished – than in the past. Read on to view articles on keeping your cholesterol in check.
We believe there is no better preventive tool than staying fit. Even if you already have a health concern, maintaining your fitness level generally goes a long way toward helping you manage the symptoms of an existing problem. We’ve compiled some articles here that we hope will help you in your quest to stay well.