Articles on Men’s Health

Depression Medications

Depression Medications Several different classes of medications are used to treat depression. An explanation of each class along with examples of medications from each class is as follows: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) Work to improve mood by increasing the amount of serotonin available in the brain Have relatively few side effects, the most common… Read more

COPD Prognosis

COPD Prognosis COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States! Unfortunately, COPD cannot be cured. It can only be treated. Thus, an individual’s COPD prognosis is based on how effectively his disease can be managed. Rates of survival are based on several factors, including an individual’s body mass index (BMI), level… Read more

GERD Symptoms

GERD Symptoms Common GERD symptoms include the following: Heartburn Regurgitation Difficulty swallowing Less common GERD symptoms may include the following: Chest pain Sour taste in mouth Coughing, laryngitis Asthma Voice changes Aspiration Even pneumonia Diagnosis The diagnosis of GERD is usually made based on clinical signs and symptoms. Lab tests (measuring the acid levels in… Read more

GERD Medications

GERD Medications There are three major classes of GERD medications for treating gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). They include antacids, H2 receptor blockers, and proton pump inhibitors. Additionally several surgical procedures are available to reduce GERD. 1. Antacids Antacids provide immediate, short-term relief from GERD symptoms by temporarily neutralizing acids in the esophagus. These can be used… Read more

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Introduction GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, is a condition where excess gastric juices (acids) refluxes into the esophagus. This excess gastric juice overwhelms the natural protective mechanisms in the esophagus and causes symptoms of GERD, which typically include heartburn, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing. It may also cause esophageal inflammation (esophagitis) and/or… Read more

How To Treat Depression

How To Treat Depression A variety of effective treatments are available for individuals with depression. However, treating depression is not as simple as taking a pill and immediately getting better. Treatments must be customized for each individual with depression and must frequently be combined to achieve effective and lasting improvement and hopefully resolution of depressive… Read more

Botox Introduction

BOTOX Introduction1 Why is it that Botox® is so popular? Many people want to be treated with this drug for aesthetic purposes, often with excellent results, as it can be used to prevent development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. Yet, how many of them really even know what it is, what it does to… Read more

Symptoms of Depression

Symptoms of Depression The initial symptoms of depression are not always the commonly described symptoms of low mood, anhedonia, and other forms of sadness. Frequently, the first symptoms of depression include tiredness, headache, GI issues, and weight loss or gain. People with depression may also become irritable or easily distracted rather than overtly sad. Basically,… Read more

GERD Treatment: Lifestyle Interventions

GERD Treatment: Lifestyle Interventions GERD treatment occurs in a stepwise manner first from lifestyle interventions to medical therapies to surgical interventions when necessary. (For medical therapies and surgical interventions see GERD Medical Treatments.) Lifestyle Interventions Lifestyle interventions for the prevention of GERD generally include eliminating factors that are known to contribute to GERD symptoms. These… Read more

Botox Side Effects

Botox Side Effects?1 The potential complications of Botox® range from very minor side effects to life-threatening conditions. Generally, however, Botox® is very safe for use on patients. Side effects are not common and are usually very minor. When making the decision whether or not to use Botox®, it is important to be aware that Botox®… Read more