Diabetes, also known as the silent killer, is a disease that affects your blood sugar levels. There are two main types of Diabetes, Type 1 & Type 2. Type 1 is mainly associated with younger children, whereas Type 2 is associated with obesity. Both types of diabetes increase glucose levels in the body, and if left untreated, it could cause a spiral of other medical conditions. For more information on the best practices to treat Diabetes, please visit our office to speak with a professional.
Hypertension is commonly known as high blood pressure and is a leading cause of death in the United States. This medical condition occurs when your blood pressure rises higher than normal, and it is distinguished by two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2. Many patients with hypertension are treated through prescribed medications and must seek medical advice.
Hyperlipidemia, also known as high cholesterol, is a common problem within adults. This condition begins when there are extra fats in your blood. Although treatable, it is often a life-long condition. Regularly maintaining your weight, exercising regularly, and taking prescribed medication will aid in regulating hyperlipidemia conditions. Your doctor should check your lipid levels regularly through annual blood tests. Please visit our office for more information on diagnosis and treatment.
Heart Disease, or Cardiovascular Disease, refers to conditions involving narrowing of blood vessels that may lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Depending on the symptoms you may show, the types of heart disease varies. Common symptoms are chest tightness, shortness of breath, numbness or weakness in your legs or arm, and many more. Heart disease can be found early through routine checkups. Schedule your checkup today and learn more about heart disease from our professional experts.
Hepatitis is caused by an inflammation of the liver and is a viral disease that could be passed on through various ways: heavy alcohol use, toxins, medications, and blood contamination. Many people with Hepatitis are not aware of their symptoms and can only be diagnosed through medical evaluation. Please seek medical attention if you feel like you have come in contact with anyone who has a viral Hepatitis disease.
Hypothyroidism is a condition developed from an underactive thyroid gland. As your thyroid loses its capabilities to release crucial hormones, this could lead to long-term issues like obesity, infertility, joint pain, and heart disease.
Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland that is producing too much thyroid hormones than your body needs. This condition could cause irregular heartbeats, thinning of bones and osteoporosis, fertility problems, and complications in pregnancy.
If you feel you are experiencing tiredness for no reason, trouble sleeping, abnormal weight gain/weight loss, and enlarged thyroid glands, please seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis.
Kidney Disease is the condition of gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys play an important role in filtering waste buildup in our body and removing toxins through our urine. When you develop a disease, waste could build up in your body, leading to kidney failure. Some symptoms of kidney disease are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, changes in how much you urinate, decreased mental sharpness, muscle twitches and cramps and many more. Speak to one of our experts if you have any signs or symptoms. We will monitor your blood pressure and kidney function during regular visits.
Anemia is a health condition in which you lack healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to your body’s tissues. Signs vary depending on the cause of your anemia, are hard to detect. However, if you do notice symptoms, they may be fatigue, pale or yellowish skin, cold hands and feet, irregular heartbeats. Anemia could be mild or severe and be temporary or long term. The best way to prevent medical emergencies, it is suggested to take a Complete Blood Count (CBC) test to determine anemia or iron deficiency.
Asthma can be developed at any age and occurs when the bronchial tubes narrow and become inflamed, making it difficult for you to breathe. Diagnosing asthma begins with a physical exam (like your routine wellness checkup) and then a breathing test. If diagnosed with the condition, you will be prescribed specific medication to help keep your lung airways open.
COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that makes it difficult for air to flow into your lungs. Symptoms include coughs, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, and mucus buildup. People who are diagnosed with COPD have a higher risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer, and other chronic conditions.
Seek immediate medical care if you experience difficulty in breathing and ask our doctors at East Sunrise Medical Center if you have been experiencing excessive coughing, wheezing, or rapid heartbeats.
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. There are acute gastritis and chronic gastritis, both different depending on the duration of the inflammation. Our doctors will perform a physical exam and may recommend a stool test to check for any bacterial infection in your digestive system. An endoscopy may be required for a thorough checkup on the inflammation. Talk to one of our professionals for an effective treatment plan for you!
Allergies are very common and easily treatable. It is a condition when our body’s immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance (like pollen, nuts, dairy, etc). Depending on the allergy you may have, our doctors will prescribe certain medications to alleviate any discomfort you may experience. Schedule an appointment today to figure out what you may be allergic to.
UTI, or Urinary Tract Infection, is an infection caused by bacteria that affect your urinary tract. Familiar symptoms to a UTI are burning with urination, increased urgency to urinate, bloody or cloudy urine, pelvic pain in women, rectal pain in men. To properly diagnose which type of bacteria is causing the infection, our doctors will request a urine sample to confirm diagnosis. If you suspect you have a UTI, please contact us as soon as possible.