Archive for February, 2017

6 Healthy Tips for 50-Year-Olds

February 21, 2017 | Primary Care

A multi-ethnic group of adults are taking a spin class together at the gym. They are working by cycling on stationary bikes.It’s natural to experience less energy as we age, but staying active both physically and mentally can have a big impact on our health. If you’ve hit your 50s, remember that maintaining an active pace now will pay off and keep you healthy into your 60s, 70s, and 80s. Try these six tips for staying healthy in your 50s and beyond.

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Thyroid Troubles: Signs You Need to Change Your Medication

February 13, 2017 | Primary Care

thyroid problemsThe thyroid produces two hormones, T3 and T4, that regulate metabolism throughout the body, affecting everything from your heart rate and body temperature to food digestion. Many patients with an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, struggle to find the right medication dosage. The trial and error involved in adjusting medications can leave a patient bouncing between two extremes: fatigue and sluggishness, or a shaky nervousness that leaves them wide awake at night.

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6 Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

February 2, 2017 | Primary Care

man with sleep apneaAmerica is a sleep deprived country. But some of us are exhausted no matter how much sleep we get. In fact, more than 20 million Americans are estimated to have sleep apnea, a condition that leads to tiredness and sleepiness even after 8 hours of sleep.

What is more concerning is that only a fraction of those with sleep apnea have been diagnosed and treated. Discover the signs of sleep apnea and the serious health complications that can result from untreated sleep apnea.

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