Diabetes mellitus affects over 25 million Americans and almost 300 million people worldwide and is expected to double by 2030. Estimated health costs are upwards of $130 billion each year. The prevalence of diabetes increases with age and adoption of a “western-style” diet and a more sedentary lifestyle.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Fortunately the number of people dying from this type of cancer has been declining. Data shows that greater than 50 percent of this reduction is due to appropriate colo-noscopy screening. However, only about 65 percent of adults age 50 to 75 receive adequate screening.
After age 40 our risk for developing colorectal cancer increases. Developing these cancers is most likely a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors.
Sinusitis . . . oh what a pain it can be. Most people have experienced some mild sinusitis at least once in their life, called acute sinusitis. You feel pressure above your eyes and below your eyes. Sometimes it is the whole head and it feels like your head is going to explode.
What is happening is your sinuses are these cavities above, below and between your eyes. They make about a quart and a half of mucous every day. This mucous is normally thin and is supposed to work it’s way out of the sinuses and we are not supposed to notice it.
With the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) increasing by 16% in the last 10 years and with 1 in every 6 people in the United States having chronic kidney disease, the importance of knowing your kidney function is vital to your long term health. The increasing incidence of CKD is largely related to the increasing number of people with diabetes, high blood pressure, advanced age, and obesity in the general population.
Back and neck pain is nearly a universal experience at least once in everyone’s lifetime. It’s been called a 20th century medical disaster by some because good treatment is often difficult to find.
Many acute back pain episodes resolve quickly and spontaneously, yet studies show that more than 50% have a second occurrence within a year. More than one-third develops a long-term problem with recurrent back pain.
Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy or MDT is a method to determine how certain movements and postures can cause pain to get worse or better.