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By Premier Family Medical 16 Aug, 2017
Thick, silvery scales. Itchy and dry red patches. Blisters. Peeling skin. Pain. Individuals with psoriasis know these symptoms all too well. When the life cycle of the skin changes and cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, psoriasis is what results.

Researchers have found that the immune system and genetics have much to do with the development of this condition. Both men and women develop it at equal rates. While sex is not a risk factor, race does appear to be, along with age. For example, those between the ages of 15 and 35 have a higher risk than those who are older.

Do you suspect that you may have psoriasis? If so determining what type will give you a foundation to choose the best treatment for your condition. Consider the five types , their symptoms and ways to get some relief from the discomfort that this causes.
By Premier Family Medical 09 Aug, 2017

Have you heard of gastroparesis? It’ll be no surprise if you haven’t. After all, it’s not very common. It’s estimated that about  4% of the population is affected by gastroparesis-like symptoms . Yet, it’s uncertain if they actually suffer from this disorder or a similar one. That means the percentage could be even lower.

To be fair, researchers are aware that others have simply gone undiagnosed. Yet, even subtracting the number of misdiagnosed people and replacing it with the undiagnosed would still give us a fairly small percentage.

Despite its being uncommon and the mystery surrounding it, this disease can actually pose a very real threat to your gastrointestinal health. That’s why it’s good to be informed about common symptoms, risk factors and treatments. But first, what is gastroparesis?

By Premier Family Medical 02 Aug, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration that takes place in more than 120 countries across the globe. Why? You may have heard about the controversy surrounding breastfeeding. Some people feel very strongly that it is  not a socially acceptable practice . Others are in favor of it and are trying to foster an attitude of acceptance.

Why not examine both sides of the argument? Then, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether or not you’d like to support this cause.

By Premier Family Medical 26 Jul, 2017
Did you know that hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world? You might be thinking, “I’m not even 100% of what hepatitis is.” It’s inflammation of the liver. It can be short-term in some cases or lead to chronic infection and disease in others. With World Hepatitis Day approaching on July 28th, everyone needs to know how to protect themselves from infection.
By Premier Family Medical 19 Jul, 2017

In 2011, the CDC reported that  1 in 12 people in the US (approximately 25 million) have asthma , with the numbers rising every year. Can you imagine, then, how many people have chronic asthma in 2017?

Many people develop the disease as children. From then on they experience episodes of shortness of breath, chest tightening, coughing fits and wheezing. During asthma attacks, the airways leading to the lungs constrict, preventing enough air from passing in and out. Additionally, the body produces extra mucus, clogging the airways even more.

Needless to say, it can be a challenge for children and adults alike to live with this condition. Yet, you’ll be happy to know that it is manageable and doesn’t have to stop you from living a full, happy and healthy life. What are some things you can do to keep your asthma under wraps instead of it keeping you under wraps?
By Premier Family Medical 10 Jul, 2017

When most people hear that word arthritis, they immediately associate it with adults — especially older individuals. While the Arthritis Foundation does report that close to  50% of people over age 65 do have some form of arthritis , many younger individuals are also living with it.

In fact, two-thirds of those diagnosed are under age 65. You might be surprised to know that some 300,000 children of varying ages are a part of this group! The month of July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month.The purpose is to educate parents and others on this painful condition and help them to support children who bravely battle it each day. Why not test your current knowledge on this important subject?

By Premier Family Medical 05 Jul, 2017

When summer rolls around, most people are inevitably exposed to more sun whether they lay out and tan or not. It’s been long since confirmed that the use of tanning beds and prolonged exposure to the sun, especially without any sun protection, can have detrimental effects.

This might leave you wondering how you can avoid these issues, yet still have healthy, glowing skin all summer long. Let’s consider some do’s and don’ts that will be a major help.

By Premier Family Medical 28 Jun, 2017

It’s estimated that two to three percent of Americans have scoliosis by age 16. Scoliosis, in simple terms, is an abnormal curvature of the spine from right to left. Instead of the spine running straight down the back as it should, it curves into an “S” shape, typically bending more to one side than the other.

Scoliosis is common among growing children, and there’s  no shortage of myths  circulating about what causes it. Whether you have a child with scoliosis or not, it’s good to be educated based on accurate information. Why not test your current knowledge — and maybe even learn something new — with a game of true or false?

By Premier Family Medical 21 Jun, 2017

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that  five and a half million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease . Imagine that already large number multiplied the world over. How many millions would that make? As of 2016, the estimate was upwards of  44 million .  

Although this is a common disease, there’s sadly very little understanding as to what it is, what it does, who it affects and what can be done to help those who live with it. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which is this month, we’ll discuss all of those things.
By Premier Family Medical 14 Jun, 2017

In a  2007 study , most men indicated that they had health insurance. Yet 58% had a reason for not going to the doctor. By far the most common reason — coming in at 36% — the majority of men said they only go to the doctor when they are extremely ill.

While it might be easy for guys to brush off seemingly minor problems, it’s not the wisest thing to do. Why not? Often times, symptoms can be indicative of underlying conditions that require swift medical attention and treatment. The longer health issues go undiagnosed and untreated, the worse they can become.

Have we got you on edge fellas? While we do, why not consider a few common symptoms that are often dismissed but could point to a number of health issues
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By Premier Family Medical 16 Aug, 2017
Thick, silvery scales. Itchy and dry red patches. Blisters. Peeling skin. Pain. Individuals with psoriasis know these symptoms all too well. When the life cycle of the skin changes and cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, psoriasis is what results.

Researchers have found that the immune system and genetics have much to do with the development of this condition. Both men and women develop it at equal rates. While sex is not a risk factor, race does appear to be, along with age. For example, those between the ages of 15 and 35 have a higher risk than those who are older.

Do you suspect that you may have psoriasis? If so determining what type will give you a foundation to choose the best treatment for your condition. Consider the five types , their symptoms and ways to get some relief from the discomfort that this causes.
By Premier Family Medical 09 Aug, 2017

Have you heard of gastroparesis? It’ll be no surprise if you haven’t. After all, it’s not very common. It’s estimated that about  4% of the population is affected by gastroparesis-like symptoms . Yet, it’s uncertain if they actually suffer from this disorder or a similar one. That means the percentage could be even lower.

To be fair, researchers are aware that others have simply gone undiagnosed. Yet, even subtracting the number of misdiagnosed people and replacing it with the undiagnosed would still give us a fairly small percentage.

Despite its being uncommon and the mystery surrounding it, this disease can actually pose a very real threat to your gastrointestinal health. That’s why it’s good to be informed about common symptoms, risk factors and treatments. But first, what is gastroparesis?

By Premier Family Medical 02 Aug, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration that takes place in more than 120 countries across the globe. Why? You may have heard about the controversy surrounding breastfeeding. Some people feel very strongly that it is  not a socially acceptable practice . Others are in favor of it and are trying to foster an attitude of acceptance.

Why not examine both sides of the argument? Then, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether or not you’d like to support this cause.

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