Dr. Victor Marchione

I truly believe in the satisfaction that comes with helping people learn about their ailments, in whatever context that it happens. I understand that educating people about ways to prevent sickness and promote inner health is the best approach to medicine

High Blood Pressure May Be An Autoimmune Disorder

Besides age, stress, or inactivity, a cause of high BP may be certain stimuli to the immunity system that increase B cells and antibodies, which stick to artery walls, causing inflammation. This stiffens and scars arteries, leading to high BP. Blocking B cells may be a cure. Preventive high-fiber, low-fat, low-sodium diet (seeds, fish, etc.), light exercise, and regular BP monitoring (as symptoms rarely manifest) are also advised.

Yellow Tongue: Causes, Treatments And Home Remedies

Food buildup with bacterial growth, consumption of antibiotics, use of oral care products with oxidizing agents, papillary inflammation after extracting a tooth, mucus accrual after nasal drainage, underlying conditions like HIV, jaundice, and cancer, and smoking – are all causes of a yellow tongue. Scrape your tongue, floss, gargle with hydrogen peroxide solution, drink lots of water, eat fibers, and quit smoking.

5 Tests And Tune-Ups Men Must Do Once They Hit 50

Test your BP every 1-3 yrs and cholesterol every 3-5 yrs. Alter your diet to regulate them. As your immunity weakens, a tetanus booster at 50 and a yearly flu shot is advised. Get a colonoscopy done every 10 years as your hormones deplete and your risk of colon cancer increases. Investigate joint pain or stiffness for underlying conditions like osteoporosis and arthritis.

Toilet Talk: What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Brown, soft, smooth stool with bearable odor is natural. Deviations either indicate your diet patterns or digestive malfunctions (e.g., black stool may indicate excess iron pill intake or upper GI bleeding). Raise fluid and fiber intake; eat fermented foods (e.g., pickles), avoid sugar, caffeine, painkillers like codeine; exercise; and squat to defecate rather than sit. Visit a doc if there's a drastic change in stool type.

Differences And Similarities Between Asthma And COPD

Both COPD and asthma are respiratory disorders caused by inflammation. COPD results from macrophages and neutrophils, and asthma from eosinophils. In asthma, the airways become inflamed and irritable in response to an allergen, and in COPD the lungs get damaged by certain irritants. In asthma, airflow can be restored, but in COPD, airflow is temporarily restored or not restored at all.

Home Test For Diabetes To Check Your Blood Sugar

Urine glucose strips are non-invasive and report high blood sugar. With blood sugar meters, prick finger with a needle and collect a drop of blood on strip provided and insert into lancing device. Normal fasting range is 70-130mg/dl. Post fasting must be less than 180mg/dl. A1C Kits test 3 month avg. haemoglobin A1C in blood. A1C values must be below 5.7%.

4 Top Causes Of Career Threatening Elbow Pain

Epicondylitis- Tendon damage causes pain from elbow to wrist on underside of forearm. Bursitis - Irritation to the olecranon bursa causes inflammation and extra fluid built up in elbow joint. Cubital tunnel syndrome – caused when ulnar nerve is compressed or irritated. Arthritis - due to wear and tear of bone cartilage and cushioning between joints.

The Best Exercises To Treat Lower Back Pain

Kneel on all fours without arching your back, keep shoulders back and neck outstretched, move your rear end backwards, maintain the natural curve of the spine. Make sure palms are in the same position as you move your butt towards the back of your heels. Do 8-10 reps to stretch and relieve any lower back stiffness or pain.

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