Know the Signs: Liver Disease

A disease is a disruption in the normal function or structure of an organism. For instance, liver disease is an umbrella term covering many conditions that can ultimately affect the proper functions of the liver. Most of these conditions follow a similar path of progression and destruction of liver cells, thus benefitting from like-minded prevention …

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My Clinical Trial Story

When I retired after working for the school district for the last 45 years, I thought I had it all planned out. I’m on the healthier side of 67, but eventually, I began thinking a lot about the future and what would be left behind once I pass on. While looking for volunteer opportunities, I …

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4 Common Risk Factors of Liver Disease

There are over 100 different types of liver disease. However, most still progress and cause damage in similar ways. Those who have liver disease don’t know it first since they don’t look or feel sick until the later stages. You can’t live without your liver and knowing if you’re at risk is the best chance you have …

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NASH-ing Through the Holidays

The holidays symbolize a time of eating, drinking, and being merry. As a result, diets worldwide are put on pause to enjoy the season’s favorites. For those with NASH, regularly overindulging is a likely contributor to developing this condition. It’s a slippery slope that you can easily be caught in, and if not careful and …

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Tips for a Kidney-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you have kidney disease damage, it means your kidneys can’t filter the way they should. Those with this chronic disease are typically on diet restrictions, and many are getting dialysis too. It can be overwhelming to manage everything in a typical week, but it can seem impossible during the holidays. A kidney-friendly Thanksgiving is …

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Fibroscan detecting silent liver diseases

Fibroscan: Detecting Silent Liver Diseases

Fibroscan is one of the most powerful tools in the management of liver disease. The fibroscan works by emitting a small pulse of energy. The waves move quickly through damaged or stiffer tissues in the liver. The speed is then calculated, and your healthcare provider can determine if further action is needed. The fibroscan results …

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Summertime and Kidney Care

Summertime and Kidney Care

Sunblock, towels, water, and sunglasses are some of the things to remember to bring along during those adventurous summertime outings. If you have kidney disease, keeping yourself safe, involves a little more. Your kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from your blood. Kidney disease compromises your ability to perform those essential functions. If you have kidney …

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6 Signs that Point to Low T

6 Signs that Point to Low T

The male sex hormone, testosterone, is a vital component in male sexual health and development. In addition, testosterone aids in the development of masculine features like facial and body hair, a deeper voice, and stronger muscles. Although testosterone levels naturally decrease with age, there is a point where you can have a deficiency, which can …

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