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How to Talk to a Doctor about Your Overactive Bladder

If you’re speaking to your doctor about overactive bladder (OAB), congratulations—you’re already past the hardest part. The National Association for Continence says that thousands of Americans mistakenly believe that overactive bladder is simply a part of aging and even if they have symptoms, they never talk to their doctor about it. Reaching out for medical […]

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What Causes Hot Flashes? Ask Your Brain

If you’ve ever had a hot flash, you know the symptoms are undeniable. Your heart races, the sweat pours off your brow, and your face turns red (good-bye makeup!). While each hot flash might only last a few minutes, many women report that hot flashes have a substantial negative impact on their lives. In fact, […]

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3 Questions Diabetic Patients Should Ask About Their Heart

The heart pumps close to 2,000 gallons of oxygen-carrying, nutrient-rich blood through the body every day. When the heart can’t function properly, the entire body suffers. Due to a variety of factors, diabetes impairs the heart and damages the entire circulatory system. Experts say that the damage done by diabetes is just as harmful to […]

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Opioid-Induced Constipation: 10 Ways to Make Yourself Go

The pain has subsided and you’re starting to feel human again but now you’re looking at the bathroom longingly.  An unfortunate effect of pain management with opioids is opioid-induced constipation.  Opioids increase the amount of time it takes matter to move through the digestive tract.  In addition to that, they also partially paralyze the digestive […]

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What’s The Matter With My Bladder?

Do you immediately scope out the bathroom in unfamiliar places? Have you ever watched a movie straight through without stopping? Do you know the location of every restroom between your home and work?  Overactive bladders (OAB) are nothing to sneeze at (literally!).  For clinical purposes, eight or more urinations per day is the hallmark of an […]

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Hot Tips For Menopausal Women with Hot Flashes

If you’ve ever experienced sudden and profuse sweating, you’ve probably had a hot flash. If your family is wearing sweaters indoors mid-summer, you just might be experiencing “nature’s change.”  Can’t unload the dish washer without burning up?  Yep, hot flashes. Hot flashes, often referred to as vasomotor symptoms, are a short but extreme sensation of […]

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Do You Need to Pick A Bone With Your Testosterone?

Commercials hint at it.  Doctor talk their way around it.  You’d rather draw pictures or gesture with your hands than say the words out loud – low testosterone.  It’s far more common than the media (or the men in our lives) would lead us to believe.  About 39% of men over the age of 45 […]

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2 Steps to Treating Type 2 Diabetes without Medication

There’s no denying that diabetes is a nasty disease. It affects the entire body and can lead to devastating complications involving the nerves, kidneys, eyes, and feet. The worst part about diabetes? It keeps spreading! Experts predict that more than 53 million Americans will have diabetes by 2025. When compared to 2011, that’s an increase […]

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Metformin: Top Side Effects of the Popular Diabetes Medication

The prescription medication metformin has been around since the late 1950s, but it wasn’t approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration until 1994. Since that time, it has quickly become one of the most popular treatments for type 2 diabetes. In 2010 alone, there were 48.3 million prescriptions written for the drug. Metformin […]

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Diabetes: Control Your Blood Sugars through Smoking Cessation

There are many things that can have serious impact on your overall blood sugars. One of the largest effects on your blood sugar is not actually what you eat, it is what you breathe. Smoking is unhealthy for anyone, even those who don’t currently have any health problems. Even second hand smoke can have the […]

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