Midlife women going through the menopausal transition or in menopause often experience cognitive symptoms like difficulty finding words, losing a train of thought, or forgetting their keys. These symptoms are often described as “brain fog” and can be a source of concern for many women. They may wonder if these symptoms are a prelude to […]
High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading cause of death from heart disease and stroke in women, and it is considered one of the most neglected because many women remain undiagnosed. Among those who are treated for hypertension, only a small number achieve optimal levels. When you say that your “blood pressure is normal,” […]
Low testosterone levels have been associated with poor brain function and a higher incidence of dementia in men. A study from the UK Biobank data found that lower total testosterone levels and higher levels of sex-hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were associated with a higher incidence of dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease). The men were of an average […]
More people are afraid of dementia than of cancer. There are no curative treatments available for conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease. However, there is a lot you can do to prevent it. Dementia is not a part of normal aging, and neither is it inevitable if you have a family history of the condition.
Uric acid is a chemical produced by your body when purines break down. Purines are found naturally in the body. Some come from damaged and dead cells when DNA is broken down. They are also found in many food and alcohol. In this article, I will discuss What does uric acid have to do with […]
Patient story: A 59-year-old woman has diabetes for 20 years with early kidney damage, presently on insulin injections. She had an angioplasty nine years ago because of chest pain from blocked heart arteries. Besides insulin, she was taking Plavix (Clopidogrel) and Nexium (PPI). Plavix works on blood cells called platelets to prevent them from sticking […]