We are wired to tolerate short bursts of stress. Excess levels, over long periods, can dysregulate neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, and hormones such as cortisol. The holidays for many can raise stress and impact the cortisol response.
It happens without warning. A minute ago you were fine. Now there’s blood everywhere. Do you need stitches? Should you clean the cut yourself and hope for the best? Should you go to a San Antonio urgent care clinic or a hospital emergency room?
Having a regular physical examination allows your doctor to assess your overall health on a regular basis, providing a basis with which to compare when you do become ill. Unfortunately, most men only head to the doctor’s office when they are feeling ill or need medication.
Testosterone is a hormone produced by the human body. It’s mainly produced in men by the testicles. Testosterone affects a man’s appearance and sexual development. It stimulates sperm production as well as a man’s sex drive. It also helps build muscle and bone mass.
Experts disagree about when and how often you need to have your cholesterol checked. It may depend on your known risk factors. But experts agree that knowing your cholesterol levels is beneficial. People with high cholesterol may feel perfectly healthy. Cholesterol buildup can happen very slowly. Unfortunately, a heart attack or stroke may be your first sign of trouble.
For most people, car safety means seat belts and airbags. But there's another important way to stay out of harm's way on the road, and that's by protecting your skin from the sun.
Golf is one of the most popular recreational sports in the US today. It is also a leading cause of injury. Most “weekend” golfers develop injury problems from poor swing mechanics and or poor conditioning. Professional golfers and those who play very often can run into problems from overuse. Here are some helpful tips designed to keep you out on the course, instead of in the doctor’s office.
Nurse practitioners are more in demand than most physicians as states allow direct access to patients for these increasingly popular health professionals.
When you need immediate medical care, the first line of advice has traditionally been, “Go to the nearest emergency room.” But is that advice the best course of action? With visits to the ER at an all-time high, wait times have skyrocketed. And emergency room treatments for non-emergency medical conditions contribute to the rising cost of our healthcare. So what are other care settings, and how do you determine which is best?
Many Americans do not understand the role that cholesterol—a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body—plays in heart health and heart disease. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, cholesterol can build up on artery walls and slow or stop blood flow to the heart. Here's what you need to know...
The search for a miracle weight loss drug has always been the driving force of a market obsessed with svelte bodies and lean muscle mass. While diet pills have come a long way in the last forty years, the quest for a more effective, effortless slimming miracle is as relentless as ever.
Visits with doctors in strip malls or grocery stores are increasingly common as San Antonians opt for urgent care centers and retail health clinics for treatment of minor injuries or illnesses, instead of crowding emergency rooms or waiting for an appointment with the family physician.