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Important Info About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Important Info About Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

by Shearly (SU)
An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge or enlarged, weakened area of the bottom area of the aorta. This can be life threatening, because the aorta is the largest blood vessel in your body. It is roughly the diameter of a garden hose, running from your heart down to the abdomen, where it splits into two main sections. Because it is so long, the aorta is identified by the compartment where it is located. In other words, the thoracic aorta is in the chest and the abdominal aorta is in the abdomen, even though it is really one structure that passes through different areas.

The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Chronic Disease States

The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Chronic Disease States

by Shearly (SU)
Do you have a chronic condition? If you do, you’re not alone. Up to 45% of all Americans have been diagnosed with at least one chronic illness, and most of them take at least one medication for hypertension, high cholesterol, or diabetes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of Americans and up to 40% of those 60 years old and older take 5 or more medications daily. Once affected with a chronic illness, you need help to manage the symptoms, to minimize complications, and to stay as healthy as possible. With highly specialized education and training, your primary care physician is your best ally in managing all of your chronic disease states.

The Importance of Micronutrients in Cellular Health

The Importance of Micronutrients in Cellular Health

by Shearly (SU)
“Be sure to eat all your vegetables.” This is one of those phrases we probably all heard growing up. Well, mom and dad were absolutely right. Making sure we consume a proper diet, including all the basic food groups, is key to maintaining good health.

All about Antibiotic-Resistant Strains and Diseases

All about Antibiotic-Resistant Strains and Diseases

by Shearly (SU)
For the most part, modern medicine has turned disease control into a highly efficient and effective system, which has allowed us to live happier, longer, and healthier lives. However, there are some strains of bacteria and other microbes which are still resistant to modern medicine. Below is a short guide on the basics regarding antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

by Shearly (SU)
According to the American Thyroid Association, as much as 12 percent of the population in the United States will develop some form of thyroid disorder within their lifetime. At any given time, as many as 20 million Americans have a thyroid related issue, with more than half of those being unaware of their condition.

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