Almost every one of us can afford to make healthier choices throughout our lives. Nobody is perfect and each of us has areas where we feel we can improve. Unfortunately, embracing a healthier lifestyle is often presented as an “all or nothing” thing. Think about it, how many times have you or someone you know made a New Years Resolution to get healthier and immediately jumped into an aggressive diet and workout routine? How many times has that failed? (more…)
When we think of heart disease, the common image that comes to mind is a heart attack victim clutching their chest and gasping for air. While this is certainly one way that heart disease can show up, it’s much more common that it shows itself in other, less dramatic ways. (more…)
Unlike male anatomy, female anatomy is tucked away and so can be a bit of a mystery not just for other people, but even for each woman. It’s difficult to know about parts of your body that generally aren’t visible, but knowledge about your cervix can be vital to your health. Since January is Cervical Health Awareness month, we felt it was important to introduce you to parts of the female body that you might not otherwise learn much about. Here are some things that you may not know about this vital, usually hidden, part of the female reproductive system: (more…)
With the new year finally upon us, I can pretty much guarantee that a good amount of you are trying to get yourselves started off on the right foot. Maybe you resolved to be happier this year, or healthier, or even both! The unfortunate truth, though, is that for many people, resolutions fail over and over and over again. Have you ever wondered why that is? I believe it’s because many people don’t have the tools or the know-how to make sustainable life changes. How do you prevent yourself from being one of those people? Follow some of these steps to increase your chances of making the positive changes you have promised yourself in 2015. (more…)
Dehydration is a common problem that many people don’t realize they’re dealing with. This can be especially true in the colder months of the year. When it’s hot out, the heat triggers our thirst mechanism and makes it easier to remember that it’s time to drink some water. We tend to feel less thirsty when it’s cool and that can lead to further dehydration. Acute dehydration can manifest itself in fainting spells, dizziness, fogginess and more. More chronic dehydration, however, can be harder to detect; unless you pay attention to your skin, that is. (more…)
As we come to the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, it’s common for people to start thinking back on goals that we intended to accomplish and goals we would like to accomplish in the new year. For many people, one of the major resolutions that ends up on the list every year is to have a sleeker sexier body. Be honest, almost all of us have struggled with weight problems at some point in our lives. Some of you may have convinced yourself that achieving a healthy weight is something of an impossible dream at this point. (more…)
As many of you know, November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease that is damaging enough in and of itself, but it also happens to be a disease with a very high instance of comorbidity. That means that diabetics often suffer from other diseases or conditions related to their diabetes. Among the most common of these conditions are:
Obesity, or weight problems (more…)
Obesity is a growing problem all over the United States, but we have noticed it happening at alarming rates here in South Florida. We here at Associates MD wanted to do something about it. We know there are countless weight loss options and a different diet craze or miracle food seemingly every other day, and we know how confusing that can all be. Fad or complicated diets that are impossible to stick to will fail. This weeks super-food may be next weeks “never eat this ever” food. Surgeries can be rough on the body and too intense for some patients. Proper diet and exercise are the right way to achieve and maintain your optimal weight, but sometimes you just need help.
Acne is one of those things we associate with being a teenager. Unfortunately, for many of us it shows back up in our adult years – sometimes worse than before. It’s been estimated that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 4 men between the ages of 25 – 55 battle with adult acne on a regular basis.
Most doctors and weight management professionals will tell you that losing weight in a body that is functioning normally is a simple matter of math. Calories out must be less than calories in. That’s it! Now, re-read that. Weight loss for “a body that is functioning normally” is simple. What about bodies that aren’t functioning normally?