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21st Century Oncology: Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

21st Century Oncology: Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

The prostate gland is a tiny fig-sized organ that lies just beneath the bladder; the urethra runs through it releasing urine, and the prostate also produces semen. As men age, it can become enlarged, infected, and cancerous. Prostate cancer is the third leading cancer among males. It is often a silent killer, as it rarely shows signs or symptoms until …

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Lower Cholesterol = Decreased Cardiovascular Risks

Lower Cholesterol = Decreased Cardiovascular Risks

Cholesterol is a natural substance that the body produces through the liver. It’s waxy and circulates through the bloodstream, feeding the heart and brain. But when cholesterol is derived from foods like saturated fats and trans fats, the body overproduces LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol. HDL is the “good” cholesterol our bodies crave. Without HDL, our brains would not …

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Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation: Is it the Answer to your Chronic Pain?

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

The numbers may surprise people, but chronic pain affects more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, a number that outpaces heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. The condition can negatively impact personal relationships, productivity, and a patient’s daily routine. To relieve their pain, many patients will try anything and everything, visiting doctor after doctor seeking pain relief. Opioids often become the …

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Look Younger. Feel Younger. Naturally.

This fall Root Causes is getting back to our Roots: Skin care from the inside out. Your skin works hard for you and it takes a beating. Exposure to environmental toxins and the elements challenge it daily. As your largest organ, it is your first line of immune defense. It keeps things out and keeps things in. You couldn’t live …

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How You Can Overcome Your Lower Back Pain or Sciatica Without Surgery, Resting, or Taking Painkillers

By Dr. Scott Gray If you suffer from back pain, this article may help you find relief sooner than you ever imagined. Attention Back Pain Sufferers: If you suffer from back pain, this article may help you find relief sooner than you ever imagined. It turns out seeing a Doctor of Physical Therapy may not only get you pain free …

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CBD’s Effects on Arthritis Pain and Management

CBD’s Effects on Arthritis Pain and Management

When you’re dealing with chronic pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to lose out on the important things, like spending time with our families, being productive at work, and even the simplest daily activities can require monumental strength to muster through them. In the U.S. over …

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WHY THE SWELLING?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI and Jill Tanner, MSN, NP-C Swelling (also known as edema) in the lower extremities is a common concern for many patients seen in our practice at Vein Specialists. Swelling may occur when fluid becomes trapped in the tissues of the body. Although swelling can occur in various parts of the body, the lower …

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Arthritis Awareness Month: Why are the Knees so Commonly Affected & What Treatment Really Works?

Arthritis

More than 120 million people in the US have arthritis. The degenerative effects of arthritis cause wear and tear of the joints. Some common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, and limited mobility. One of the main types of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). With OA, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints causing them to lose …

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Macular Degeneration: Alternative & Add Cannabis Treatment

Macular Degeneration

The macula is the central area of the retina that provides the most intricate details of sight. It is an oval area that acquires images that travel through the cornea and lens and provides visual communication to the brain. Signs & Symptoms of Macular Degeneration • No Symptoms. In the early stages, there may be little to no symptoms • …

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s usually connected to peri-menopause, menopause, post-menopause or reproductive conditions. Male Symptoms • Lack of energy • Low libido • Muscle loss • Weight gain • Cognitive decline • Hair loss • Low metabolism • Heart …

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