A physical examination is a routine test your primary care provider (PCP) performs to check your overall health. A PCP may be a doctor, a nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant. The exam is also known as a wellness check. You don’t have to be sick to request an exam.
Here are five solutions for five symptoms common to midlife women. (Remember, you should always discuss any concerns you have with your healthcare provider first. There may be other treatments or potentially harmful side effects. Together, you can decide which options are best for you.)
You can get a skin infection anytime your skin is broken, whether from a cut, tattoo, piercing, puncture, sting, or bite.
It can happen when germs get into your body through the wound and there are more of them than your immune system can handle.
When people think of seasonal illnesses, winter colds and spring allergies usually come to mind. However, summertime can be a hotbed for illnesses as well, especially when it comes to your kids. Your children will likely spend the summer adventuring in the great outdoors and soaking up the sunshine—but the outdoors come equipped with a variety of illnesses that can affect your kids and even the whole family.
Acid reflux is such a common problem you'd think it would be simple to spot and treat.
But sometimes acid reflux symptoms are less than obvious or easy to mistake for something else.
When you have a flare-up of itchy, irritated skin from eczema, you feel like you’d do anything to calm down or prevent your rashes. These days, there are many ways to keep your eczema under control.
TRT is not something that I purposely chose, rather it chose me. I thought it was a fun topic to read about but I didn’t expect to take it seriously until at least my mid-30s. Life often has a different way of throwing us curveballs.
You didn’t mean to get sunburnt, but now the damage is done. Avoid these mistakes that will make it even worse.!
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) can help mitigate many of the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, night sweats, mild incontinence, and mood swings. HRT can also boost your libido and improve sleep, aside from reducing your risk of fractures from osteoporosis and offering cardiovascular support. These are just a few reasons why many women consider this treatment, in spite of its possible side effects.
How long pink eye lasts depends on which type you have and how you treat it. Most of the time, pink eye clears up within a few days to two weeks.
There are several types of pink eye, including viral and bacterial.
What is andropause? Many people are unfamiliar with this term, but you may be familiar with the phrase male menopause. So the easy answer to the question, what is andropause? is to say it’s male menopause. However, you also will hear male menopause referred to as “low T,” with “T” meaning testosterone.
Last year nearly 8 million students participated in high school athletics, many of which were required to complete a Preparticipation Physical Exam (PPE) before beginning their season. While the aim of the PPE is to determine if a child is physically able to safely participate in a sport, it also examines many areas of your child’s wellbeing and may detect conditions that would otherwise go unnoticed. As fall tryout season approaches make sure you and those around know the importance of a PPE and that your student completes one.*