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Are you a man suffering from low energy levels, decreased libido and depressed mood? Maybe it's because of your testosterone level. Low testosterone in a man has been found to be the reason behind many male health concerns such as erectile dysfunction, loss of body hair, a decrease in muscle mass, irritability, inability to concentrate and an overall poor sense of well-being.

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Athlete’s Foot or Tinea Pedis is among the most well-known fungal infections of the foot. It got nicknamed so due to its tendency to affect athletes who wear tight-fitting athletic footgear without ample air-circulation. Such conditions provide a rich breeding ground for the fungus responsible for this condition. Athlete's foot, however, is not restricted to athletes alone and may affect anyone irrespective of their age and shoe type.

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Adults with ADHD find it difficult to stick to schedules, achieve their potential at work and deal with chaos calmly. They are given to impulsive speech and behavior which they regret later, affecting their self worth. Fortunately, adults who struggle with ADHD can learn a few tricks to manage their symptoms better and lead a more organized and motivated life. It is important to exercise patience and practice these tricks over and over, they will eventually show results. If the people around you do not quite understand your mental health issue, be understanding of their lack of knowledge and inform them as best you can. It will help you adjust better in the long run.

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Regenerative medicine is a new subset of medicinal study which aims to treat injuries and diseases by using the body's capabilities for healing and regeneration. The study of regenerative medicine brings together knowledge from varied scientific disciplines such as genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and immunology. Some of the predominant principles that govern the research of regenerative medicine are –

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Depression can be debilitating. It's a disease like any other that can be treated with proper medication and therapy. A person suffering from depression may feel so overwhelmed by the negativity that they may be blinded to the fact that they're still in control of affecting changes in their life. Shuffling up the routine and inculcating positive habits can help reduce depression. Similarly, giving in or sticking to certain habits can make your depression even worse, no matter how comforting they seem at the time. These habits are instant fixes, but we all know there are no quick fixes to life. So, what are these habits? Let's identify a few of them below –

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Strep throat is a common bacterial infection of the throat. It can spread from one person to another person if due care is not taken to prevent this spreading. It is usually treated with the help of antibiotics which finish off the infection-causing bacteria. Penicillin and amoxicillin are antibiotics commonly prescribed to remedy strep throat. Other antibiotics may be recommended for patients who are allergic to penicillin.

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Here at the Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, we believe that any time of year is a great time to start implementing sustainable, healthy lifestyle choices. this is the time of year where everyone talks about their new mantra: new year, new you. We agree! The new year can be a great time for a fresh and healthy start. We also know that it can be difficult to change old habits. Here are some tips that can help you get started.

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Trigger Point Injections or TPIs are an often-used pain management technique. It is so called because they are used to treat suspected trigger points or painful knots of muscle formed as a result of the muscle’s failure to relax. You can often feel these knots under your skin. They are most often found in the upper back and shoulder areas. Trigger points have the ability to affect the nerves around them and cause pain in other parts of your body. TPIs can treat a number of conditions like myofascial pain syndrome, tension headache and fibromyalgia.

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How do you find out if you are allergic to something? Most people come to recognize their allergy triggers of their own in time. They try to prevent any contact with these substances after they're realized they are allergic to them. While this works out fine, for the most part, it is more difficult to diagnose certain kinds of allergy. An allergy specialist can step in and run allergy tests to help you identify what's triggering your allergy in such cases. Allergy tests are not enough to diagnose allergy but are a good first step. A person's medical history and a thorough doctor's examination is also required to properly detect an allergy in a person.

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Depression is a disease, and like any disease, you should seek treatment for it. You can get through it with the help of proper treatment and medication. But there are little changes that you can affect onto your lifestyle that will help your depression immensely. Changing your line of thought, your behavioral patterns and the amount of activity you get daily can have a significant bearing on your feelings of helplessness and dejection. Let's look at some ways in which you can make yourself feel better naturally despite being diagnosed with clinical depression –

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The prospect of having to sit down and talk about your sex life with your doctor may seem uncomfortable, but it is fairly necessary. If you keep your doctor informed about your sexual health, he/she will be better able to help you manage your overall health. On top of that, doctors are usually a great information source for sex and birth-related topics. Below, we discuss ways in which you can go about broaching this subject to your doctor without making yourself or them uncomfortable in the process –

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BMI or Body Mass Index is an estimate of the amount of body fat you have. It is good measure to understand your overall fitness level and how prone you are to chronic diseases in the future. BMI is calculated by squaring your height and putting it in ratio with your weight. Taller people usually have a higher BMI as they contain more tissue in their bodies than shorter people.

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Our digestive system starts right from our mouths and ends at our anus. Its goal is to process the food and drink we consume and derive energy and nutrients from it to supply to our body. The energy derived is used to make our body function and repair our tissue. The digestive system also deals with the remaining food waste after we’re done extracting all we need from it.

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Medical technology has advanced a lot in the last decade. However, it has not been able to protect us from novel viruses, toxins or unhealthy eating habits. There is still a long way to go in making the human population disease-free. Numerous health treats have threatened to put us at risk over the last decade. Some of them have been almost harmless, others more serious but exaggerated and some actually lethal. Let’s take a closer look at the deadliest diseases that we’ve witnessed this past decade. Go through the list and tell us if it surprises you –

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2018 has been ripe with advancements in healthcare technology. Let’s look at some of these below –

  • A DNA test that can predict how likely side-effects are for a drug – Researchers at Japan’s Tohoku University have developed a DNA test for East Asians taking thiopurine drugs that checks any abnormal activities of the immune system. Scientists believe that DNA testing of drugs for side effects among Easterners is more effective than testing on Caucasians as Caucasians report fewer side effects.

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OTC medication is wildly popular. It is used to self-medicate for a variety of health complaints starting from headache, muscle ache, heartburn, fever and digestive issues to allergies and other skin conditions. Over 300,000 OTC drugs is available in the US market alone.

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Our healthcare industry focuses on treating illnesses rather than maintaining health. Pain is countered by administering synthetic drugs that push it beyond the surface only to reappear again. It is not dealt with in a conclusive manner. Healthcare has become a business opportunity for medical professionals to offer short-term stop-gap solutions to their patients so they regularly frequent their clinics.

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Integrative medicine is a complementary and alternative medicine practice focused on the individual being treated. It examines his/her lifestyle and then uses all available therapies. It is used in conjunction with traditional medicine to amplify its efficacy.

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Don’t be surprised if you walk into a job interview only to be asked for your physical examination reports. Many employers commonly ask their interviewees to undergo a physical exam before coming in. However, the requirement of this physical test depends on the nature of the job. There are legal procedures in place that regulate when and which tests can be asked for.

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The weather is cooling down and common colds may be just around the corner. We typically do not provide medication or antibiotics for the common cold, but hope is not lost! There are a few proven methods of fighting the common cold to restore your health quickly – or prevent illness altogether.

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