Medications for treating a pre-existing medical condition can often lead to weight gain in the patients taking them. In situations where a person is already overweight, the “cure” can often be more dangerous than the “disease.” This no-win situation was recently faced by Angela Rodriguez, a member of the clinical staff at EVEXIAS Medical Centers, , in Rockwall, Texas. She was taking medications to control an existing condition and their side effect was increased weight. Join her as she shares her story of taking back her life by modifying her dosage and losing excess weight. Making a Difficult Choice “In preparation for an appointment with my endocrinologist last year, I noticed that I had gained more than 30 pounds since the previous year,” Angela said. “I have always been in the obese weight range, but at this time I weighed 210 pounds!
Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine headache understands how debilitating this searing, blinding pain can be. A migraine is not simply a bad headache. It is much worse. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a migraine is “an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms which include a severe throbbing and recurring pain, usually on one side of the head. The attacks are often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.”The foundation further notes that about 25 percent of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an “aura,” which usually lasts less than an hour. While migraines usually last between four and 72 hours, to the person who is experiencing the pain, it can seem like an eternity!Medical experts have known
Smarter Hair Loss Treatment A human scalp has about 100,000 hairs and it’s not unusual to lose a few of these every day. However, when there are more and more lost hairs found in the shower or in the brush every day, men and women start to worry about a permanent loss of hair. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on hair treatments and restoration products and, while this might make the user feel better about the problem, most of these treatments do not treat the root cause. Terri Suresh DeNeui, an acute care nurse practitioner and the founder of Hormonal Health, Wellness and Aesthetic Centers, has treated thousands of patients who have lost or are losing their hair and she has some insights about this process and how it might be reversed. What are the Factors Which Can Cause Hair Loss? “There are several reasons