COVID continues to be a major source of concern. The acute symptoms of the virus are very frequently minor, if you have a healthy immune system. We are now seeing problems in patients that recovered from COVID in the form of Post Covid Syndrome (PCS). If you have PCS you may end up with all sorts of chronic inflammatory symptoms that can effect a multitude of systems in your body.
I’ve been practicing medicine for 30 years and have interacted with many chronically ill patients. I myself was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which opened my eyes early in life to investigate methodologies to support my own health.
This time last year, we began hearing about a pneumonia like illness infecting people in China. By February 2020, the U.S reported its first death. In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic. All around the world, people wore masks, social distanced and as of Jan 6, 2021 via The Coronavirus Tracking Project 260,126,223 coronavirus tests have been performed in the United States alone. Today, millions of people worldwide are currently debating whether you should be taking any of the emergency-use approved vaccines. The best advice I can offer is to do your research and make an educated decision on whether you and your family should vaccinate.
Recently I had a visit with a longtime patient. She went through the wringer, having had a breast cancer scare. While she was recalling the ordeal she went through, one thing really stood out to me: every provider (she had seen multiple doctors, technicians, and specialists) started each conversation with, “Does breast cancer run in your family?”
This year, many parents are extremely anxious and concerned for the well being of their children and keeping them safe from contracting and spreading Covid-19. In an effort to help ease some anxiety and help prepare parents to send their children off to school, we will discuss the facts of Covid-19 in kids.
One of the most frightening aspects of the Covid-19 is our lack of knowledge of the virus. In fact, we have more questions than answers. How can we lessen the spread, properly treat, and eradicate something we know so little about? Why is the Covid-19 asymptomatic in some people, causes mild symptoms in other people and in the worst cases, deadly?
Chronic diseases like high blood pressure (HTN), type II diabetes (DM), obesity and heart disease (CAD) are becoming increasingly common in modern society. These diseases share many common underlying factors, many of which are from different stresses on your body. Avoiding (and even reversing) these chronic diseases is actually not that complicated. It involves identifying and reducing the stressors on your system efficiently and effectively.
As I’m sure you are well aware, the world is responding with hysteria to the Coronavirus. This isn’t the first epidemic that has affected many parts of the globe, as many of you may remember SARS, MERS, the Zika virus, and swine flu. However, the sheer mania surrounding the Coronavirus can be attributed to how tethered we are to the Internet...
There are many faces of Herpes Viruses: Varicella Zoster which causes Chickenpox and Shingles, Herpes Simplex which triggers cold sores and genital herpes, Epstein Barr, and various childhood viruses such as Roseola. While all these infections are a consequence of various strains of the Herpes virus, the one commonality is that after the initial infection, many of these viruses remain latent within your body’s nervous system until the virus are reactivated. So what are the differences between these various forms of Herpes?
For many people, the burning sensation in their chest associated with heartburn is described as mild discomfort. However, if you experience heartburn regularly, this malady can have drastic effects: limiting your diet, necessitating the ingestion of daily medications, and even undergoing various medical procedures such as an endoscopy, which requires anesthesia.