Urethral inserts are temporarily inserted into the urethra (the tube which carries urine to the outside of the body) to prevent or reduce bladder leakage. Inserts are removed prior to urination, reinserted after voiding, generally re-usable, and are made of soft medical grade plastic which causes little discomfort.
Routinely pricking your finger to get a glucose reading?* Guessing where your glucose is headed? Worried how your loved one living with diabetes is doing? The Dexcom G6 puts the power of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in your hand.
Hypothyroidism occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck. It releases hormones to help your body regulate and use energy.
Will playing hockey cause a heart attack?
Hockey, whether played professionally or recreationally, is a strenuous sport that does place some strain on the heart. The hard spurts of exertion on the ice followed by complete rest in between does make the heart work harder. This can lead to an event such as a heart attack in those individuals who may have risk factors for heart disease that are not being managed or treated well. It is important to visit your physician regularly to keep your risk factors in check.
What are the treatment options for PCOS?
How your doctor decides to treat your PCOS will depend on the symptoms you are having. Generally speaking, improvements to diet and activity patterns which will help reduce any excess weight you are carrying (or maintain your healthy weight) are the first line of defense. You may be asked to take medication which can help control your insulin levels, and/or be prescribed birth control pills if regulating your periods is a goal of your treatment plan.
Is asthma hereditary?
Asthma does tend to run in families. Often if you have an individual in a household with asthma, you will commonly see more asthma in the family. If you think you are having asthma symptoms, you should address these with your family doctor.