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.
Why might I need an implantable defibrillator?
An implantable defibrillator is essentially a mini version of the AED which is left in the body, similar to a pacemaker. If you have had sudden cardiac death and survived, or are at high risk of sudden cardiac death, an implantable defibrillator could be a lifesaving device for you. Speak with your physician or cardiologist about whether an implantable defibrillator is appropriate for you.
Why should I take my blood pressure a few times in a row?
If you are measuring your blood pressure with a device at home, it is recommended to take a few readings, ideally 2 or 3. If you leave a few minutes in between each reading, your arteries will recover and you will get a more accurate reading. By taking a few in a row, you can average them out for a good indication of your blood pressure.
When should I be screened for colon cancer?
Most people should start regular screening for colon cancer around age 50. For some, there is cause to start screening tests earlier, especially if you have a family history of colon cancer. If you are having concerning symptoms, i.e., blood in your stool, you may be asked to provide stool samples or have a colonoscopy to rule out colon cancer. Visit your doctor if you are having concerning symptoms.