Exercise and nutrition are key preventative measures and treatments for sarcopenia. Currently, there are no approved drugs to treat sarcopenia. Furthermore, studies investigating the efficacy of treatment with anabolic hormones, hormones that stimulate protein synthesis, have not found a clinically beneficial effect.
Having a stroke can be a devastating event and it is one of the most morbid conditions you can have. It is a condition where you can modify your risk by controlling blood pressure, regulating your diabetes, and not smoking. In the event you have a stroke, there are various therapies possible, but you need to get to a hospital as soon as you can, because the longer you wait the less likely the treatment may work.
It is approaching summer time in central Texas, and a few facts about the potential danger of the summer heat are fitting.
Joshua Strommen MD, FACEP
In 2015 Influenza and Pneumonia combined were the 8th most common cause of death in the United States. Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue itself. The constellation of symptoms associated with pneumonia (cough, fever, chest pain, difficulty breathing) is a common reason for seeking medical care.
Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) can be the result of bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. A few conditions that predispose someone to getting pneumonia are smoking tobacco, chronic alcoholism, recent influenza infection, advanced age, and diabetes.
How is Pneumonia diagnosed?