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Could I Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

Could I Have a Urinary Tract Infection?

What is a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? An infection in any part of urinary system, but primarily in the lower urinary tract -- the bladder and urethra Who is at risk for a UTI? Women are at greater risk than men Sexually active women have more UTIs than those who...

Could it Be Fatty LIver?

Could it Be Fatty LIver?

What is Fatty Liver? Fatty liver is an umbrella term for excess fat in the liver. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat makes up more than 5% of the liver. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is an advanced form of the disease that results in...

Do You Know a New Mom Who is Struggling?

Do You Know a New Mom Who is Struggling?

How do I know if my loved one is at risk? Your loved one may be at risk if she: Had symptoms of Postpartum Depression during a previous pregnancy Has a history of anxiety disorder or depression Had a stressful life event occur during the pregnancy How can I recognize...

Lisa Martén, M.D.

Lisa Martén, M.D.

Lisa Martén, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with advanced fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Dr Martén performs the latest techniques involving bladeless iLasik and PRK procedures, Intacs for Keratoconus, Collagen...

Could I Have Uterine Fibroids?

Could I Have Uterine Fibroids?

Symptoms you may be seeing: • Heavy menstrual bleeding • Pelvic pain or pressure • Menstrual periods lasting longer than a week You may be at risk if you are: Premenopausal-estrogen and progesterone stimulate uterine lining growth...

Could I Have PTSD?

Could I Have PTSD?

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? A psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Am I at risk? You may be at risk if you witnessed or experienced: *War/combat *A natural disaster *Rape *Severe automobile...

Could I have Overactive Bladder?

Could I have Overactive Bladder?

Symptoms you may be seeing: Feeling a sudden urge to urinate that's difficult to control Leaking during physical activity when coughing, sneezing or lifting Urinating frequently, usually eight or more times in 24 hours Waking up more than once at night to urinate...

What is Low Sexual Desire?

What is Low Sexual Desire?

What is low sexual desire in women? Low sexual desire in women or hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is considered a sexual dysfunction and is characterized by a lack or absence of sexual fantasies or desire for sexual activity. Who is at risk? At least 1/3 of...

What’s a Hot Flash?

What’s a Hot Flash?

What's a hot flash? A hot flash is a quick feeling of warmth and a flushed face with sweating. Hot flashes which occur at night are called night sweats. Who gets hot flashes? Women who are in menopause or about to be in menopause Women who start menopause after chemo...

Could it be a yeast infection?

Could it be a yeast infection?

Symptoms you may be seeing: Vaginal itching Vaginal discharge - thick, white, odorless Red, irritated skin around opening to vagina Stinging when urine touches skin Pain during intercourse Causes for these symptoms: Using antibiotics Diabetes High hormone levels Being...

Is your loved one acting differently?

Is your loved one acting differently?

Symptoms you may be seeing: * Rapid changes in mood, irritability, pointing fingers, being restless * Sleep patterns are disrupted, anxiety, frustrated, outbursts * Pacing, rocking, opening all the cabinets * Speaking in a loud voice, yelling, using profanity *...

Enlarged Prostate – New Research

Enlarged Prostate – New Research

Symptoms you may be seeing: • Weak urine stream • Leakage • Excessive urination at night *Difficulty starting and stopping Causes for these symptoms: • For men 45 and older the cause may be an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia "Although enlarged...

Are you at risk for C Diff?

Are you at risk for C Diff?

A C Difficile infection can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon or even death. Those most affected by the C Diff bacterium include: Older adults (60+) Adults who have spent time in hospitals, long-term care or nursing...

Diabetic Gastroparesis – New Research

Diabetic Gastroparesis – New Research

Facts about Diabetic Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying is a condition that slows/stops the movement of food from the stomach to small intestine. The cause of gastroparesis can be vagus nerve injury by illness or injury. Approximately...

Memory Loss Supplements May Hinder Finding Alzheimer’s Treatments

Memory Loss Supplements May Hinder Finding Alzheimer’s Treatments

Facts about Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer’s Disease An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s* One in 9 ages 65 and older has AD.* One third of those over 85 have AD.* Almost 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.* Nutriceuticals for memory loss...