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family medicine vs internal medicine doctor

The Biggest Differences Between a Family Doctor and Internal Medicine Doctor

One of the best steps you can take toward improving your health and well-being is to look for a health care provider that you can develop a long-term and trusting relationship with, whether it be a family medicine or internal medicine doctor. What’s the difference between a family physician and an internist? It’s a very personal decision, and there are …

dos and donts of knee pain management

The Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Knee Pain Management

Knee pain is a very common problem that has many causes. Knee pain can be caused by any type of injuries, mechanical problems, infections and different types of arthritis. Symptoms regarding knee pain may vary based on where the pain derived from and the severity of the pain. Basics symptoms include a slight increase in pain, swelling or tenderness, popping …

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The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Natural Hormone Therapy & Balancing

When it comes to weight loss, many people will rarely consider how hormone therapy can play a factor. The general population believe that all it takes is eating less and exercising more. Even though this is true for most people, this only applies to those who have normal hormone levels. Those who have perfect cortisol, thyroid, and insulin levels can …

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Can Low Testosterone and Sleep Have an Effect on Each Other?

Low testosterone and sleep deprivation can affect energy levels to carry out daily activities. These include decreased concentration at work, motivation to exercise, decreased sex drive and more. The link between the two goes both ways. While low testosterone can cause sleep disturbances, sleep disturbances can cause decreased testosterone production. Evidently, this can become a vicious cycle for older adults …

buprenorphine for chronic pain management

Can Pain be Treated with Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain Management?

A common procedure for those looking to treat pain with an opioid dependence is administering buprenorphine for chronic pain management. Both types of pain — acute and chronic — is an issue that affects many types of patients in primary care. Physicians who can prescribe buprenorphine find that patients will normally approach them for its use in chronic pain management. …

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What To Do When You Have Lower Back Muscle Spasms

One of the worst back pains in the world is lower back muscle spasms. They can be so painful that they may have you headed for the emergency room. If you ever experience lower back muscle spasms, it is important to listen to your body. Your back may be telling you not to do that “stressful” activity again, or it’s …

Family Medicine vs internal medicine doctor

Family Medicine vs Internal Medicine: Which One Benefits Adults?

When it comes to selecting a primary care physician for your health, it is important to understand the two classifications: family medicine vs internal medicine physicians. Both classes are similar in medical attention, but there are also fundamental differences that may benefit patients from all age ranges. The common goals of primary care physicians are to help protect and improve …


Approved Medication and Treatment for Opioid-Induced Symptoms

Medications for pain, called opioids, are normally prescribed following an intensive surgery (especially for pain or cancer-related problems). However, frequent uses can sometimes lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). This common side effect can happen to anyone, and the different treatment options for it will vary from person to person. Treating for OIC may be as simple as changing lifestyle factors, …

opioid overdose with extended use

Things to Know About Opioid Overdose with Vicodin, OxyContin and More

Painkiller addiction that leads to opioid overdose is a rapidly growing problem in the US. In fact, the widespread abuse of opioid dependence has reached epidemic proportions; many influential governmental players and treatment professionals alike are now actively working to find ways to end addiction to these powerful drugs, starting by raising awareness of their dangers and, furthermore, by judiciously …

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