Chronic Disease Management

Eliquis Users Beware of Foods to Avoid
Eliquis Users Beware of Foods to Avoid

Feb 11, 2024

When taking Eliquis, it is essential to be mindful of the foods we consume, as they can potentially interact with the medication and impact its effectiveness. While some foods may seem harmless, they can have significant implications for those on Eliquis. From grapefruit to coffee, certain dietary choices may warrant caution. Additionally,...

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Eliquis vs. Warfarin: Choosing the Right Anticoagulant

Feb 6, 2024

For individuals living with atrial fibrillation or deep vein thrombosis, the decision between anticoagulant medications can be critical, impacting their quality of life and health. Among the available options, two commonly prescribed anticoagulants are Eliquis (apixaban) and warfarin. Both medications prevent blood clots, yet they operate...

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Should You Take ELIQUIS® (apixaban) to Prevent Strokes if You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

Feb 5, 2024

Author’s Note: ‘Ron’ is an actual patient; however, I changed the details of his case to preserve his privacy. Nevertheless, the story of his success in preventing strokes is true. If you or someone you know has a similar story to Ron’s, please consult a healthcare professional.Ron was 79 years old when he visited me,...

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This Is Not ‘A Fib’: Atrial Fibrillation Is the Real Deal

Jan 23, 2024

Author’s Note: To protect “Ed’s” privacy, the details of his story have been altered. Ed’s signs and symptoms of AFib [MM1] may not be the same as other patients with this disorder. If you have any questions or concerns about your heart or believe you may have AFib, consult your healthcare provider as soon as...

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Navigating Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide to Medications for Anxiety Disorders

Jan 8, 2024

Anxiety disorder is a prevalent and serious mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. This article explores various types of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and...

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Living With High Cholesterol

Jan 5, 2024

You may have heard about high cholesterol. You may even have heard that high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. This means that some (but not all) people with high cholesterol have a greater chance of suffering a heart attack. High cholesterol also increases the risk of strokes and peripheral vascular disease (i.e., clogged blood...

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Learn How to Treat PE with Plavix and Why Patients Choose to Use Plavix for PE

Dec 31, 2023

Clopidogrel Bisulfate, also known as Plavix, is a drug used in order to retard the platelet aggregation of cells, which in turn prevents any sort of blood clotting inside of the body. It is necessary for this sort of medication to be administered during different kinds of surgeries and other medical practices. However, there are some side effects...

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From Benchwarmer to Scoring Star: A Victory Over Asthma

Dec 15, 2023

Author’s note: Many details of 'Sara’s' story have been altered to preserve her privacy. However, her triumph over moderate persistent asthma is entirely true. I treated Sara so many years ago that she is now a mother, maintaining a healthy, active life with her family.Sara was 12 years old when her mother brought her to my...

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Asthma Severity Classification of asthma severity categorization

Nov 26, 2023

Asthma is a chronic breathing condition that affects over 250 million people worldwide. Managing asthma relies on making an accurate diagnosis and prescribing appropriate treatment; both are challenging because asthma varies in its appearance and severity, ranging from a nuisance to a significant cause of death.In managing asthma, long-acting...

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