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Speed Up Metabolism

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Metabolism is the complex process your body uses to change the food and drink you take in into energy. To do this, your body takes calories and combines them with oxygen to supply the fuel to keep your body functioning. This means supporting obvious functions (like walking or talking) and the ones you may not…

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Sports and School Physicals

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It most states, the law requires students to undergo a physical examination before attending school. This is done for their own health, as well as the health of others. If they are trying out for a sport, a separate examination related to their specific activity is also strongly recommended. A sports physical can help prevent…

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Synthetic vs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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With the discovery and applied use of isolated hormones in the 1960’s, it wasn’t until the early 2000’s did hormone replacement therapy (HRT) really take off. A deficiency in hormone levels has been credited with contributing to illnesses such as menopause, hot flashes, perimenopause, and several other conditions.  However, with the discovery of bioidentical hormones,…

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The Well Woman Exam

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Regular gynecologist visits and breast exams are of the utmost importance, but they only cover a small portion of your overall health. Any woman over the age of 21 should consider an annual Well Woman Exam. A Well Woman Exam covers the pelvis and breasts, as well as any area related to a woman’s overall…

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Thyroid Disorders

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The most common thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Having hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can be both unpleasant and uncomfortable, but these thyroid conditions can be managed if properly diagnosed and treated. Hyperthyroidism What is hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid makes too much of the thyroid hormone, called thyroxine. Your thyroid controls…

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Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

Xray view of a male thyroid | Mitchell Medical

Your endocrine system generates a multitude of hormones that serve crucial functions in your body. One of the most important is the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Created in the pituitary gland, TSH is a precursor hormone. This means TSH is essential for the thyroid gland to release its hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is…

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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Treatment

Xray view of a male thyroid | Mitchell Medical

Your endocrine system generates a multitude of hormones that serve crucial functions in your body. One of the most important is the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Created in the pituitary gland, TSH is a precursor hormone. This means TSH is essential for the thyroid gland to release its hormones thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). If you’d…

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Trigger Point Injections

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Chronic pain can make even the easiest tasks seem incredibly difficult. Trigger point injections, sometimes referred to as TPIs, are used to address chronic pain that starts in the muscles including treatment for muscle spasms. Trigger point injections are a type of pain management injection referred to as minimally-invasive pain treatments. Trigger point injections have…

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Tubal Ligation

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When a woman is finished having children, she may seek a permanent birth control solution. These options provide a way to enjoy sex without the difficulty of daily oral birth control. Tubal ligation is the most popular female sterilization procedure. It is sometimes known as having your “tubes tied.” Request more information about tubal ligation…

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Urinalysis Tests

Urinalysis Tests

A urinalysis is a simple test that helps medical providers identify infection, irritation or other illnesses through compounds or components of your urine. Depending on your situation, your medical provider may have you collect your urine in a special container at home or in the office during an appointment. If your provider is looking for…

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