Articles on General Health Topics

Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes?

Diabetes Treatments: How Do You Treat Diabetes? There are a variety of diabetes treatments available. Different treatments are appropriate for the different forms and severities of the disease. Type 1 Diabetes Treatments As you have read, Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is a genetic disorder and cannot be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, proper diet, and… Read more

Causes of High Cholesterol

Causes of High Cholesterol Levels Lifestyle Causes of High Cholesterol Diet and exercise can play a significant role in an individual’s cholesterol profile. Diets high in saturated fats, sugars, and complex carbohydrates can raise “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Similarly, lack of exercise can lead to increased “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels as… Read more

Obesity Introduction

Obesity Introduction Obesity is a major public health problem both in the United States and in other industrialized countries. (See Obesity: Risks) Its prevalence is increasingly rapidly and represents a substantial source of present and future illness, death, and cost to the healthcare system. Just to put the issue into financial perspective, obesity is estimated… Read more

Obesity Risks

Obesity Risks Obesity can negatively affect essentially any and every system in the body. Potential obesity risks include cardiovascular, psychiatric, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, muscoloskeletal, and seuxal problems. Additional details about each specific risk are included both in the image and article below. Psychiatric/Neurologic Depression Low Self-Esteem Headache Vision Problems Eating Disorders Cardiovascular (Heart and Blood… Read more

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects approximately 32 million people in the United States alone. It is a major cause of illness and death in men both in the US and abroad. However, COPD is both preventable and treatable, especially if caught at an early stage. This preventability and treatability… Read more

COPD Causes and COPD Symptoms

COPD Causes Smoking Smoking is the primary and most prominent cause of COPD. Put simply, COPD is a disease of smokers. Exposure to tobacco smoke accounts for approximately 90% of COPD risk. Smoking causes inflammation inside the lungs, which destroys lung tissue and eventually leads to COPD. The earlier you start smoking, the more you… Read more

COPD Treatment

COPD Treatment COPD treatment should include a multifactorial disease management strategy that actively involves the patient in his own care. This strategy should include patient education regarding COPD Symptoms, treatments and the importance of regular follow up with a physician. First and Foremost, STOP SMOKING! This is absolute the best COPD treatment! In nearly every… Read more

Gynecomastia – Male Breast Enlargement

Gynecomastia is breast enlargement in males due to benign (non-cancerous) breast tissue growth. It is caused by an imbalance between testosterone and estrogen. In other words, there is too much estrogen relative to testosterone. It can be physically uncomfortable, psychologically distressing, and may have a negative impact on self-confidence and body image. Male breast tissue… Read more