When you have GERD, stomach acid feels as if it’s backing up toward your mouth. Whether or not you take medicine to control your GERD, your symptoms can often be improved with lifestyle changes.
Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on your journey to getting physically fit and feeling better – you’ve decided to start exercising. This can be a confusing time for many people; it’s hard to know how or where to start. Debbie Neff, PT, MSPT, St. Claire Regional’s director of physical medicine and rehabilitation services is here to offer advice and answer many of the common questions people have when starting out.
Let’s face it, the holidays can be stressful … and not just for adults, who are busy buying Christmas gifts, hosting parties and cooking for family and friends. Believe it or not, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time for children as well, even though many times it may seem like they are just along for the sleigh ride.
“Hemorrhoids are very common among many adults,” says J. Michael Burton, M.D., St. Claire Regional general surgeon. “Most hemorrhoids happen because of changes our bodies go through as we get older and the fact that we don’t change our lifestyles accordingly. They are also quite common in those who are overweight or pregnant.”
Varicose veins caused by chronic venous disease are a common, unsightly and uncomfortable problem. St. Claire Regional Medical Center has a solution in the form of endovenous laser ablation, a non-invasive, outpatient treatment option.
Making changes that make your arteries healthier will help lower your risk for both heart attack and stroke. If you have heart disease, you may need to work on a few aspects of your lifestyle. Keep in mind the things that are good for your arteries, heart and brain are also good for the rest of your body!
Did you know that nearly 6 million Americans are living with type 2 diabetes and they don’t even know it? The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) estimates that 1 in 40 Kentucky adults has an undiagnosed case of diabetes, which leaves them prone to developing more serious complications.