Paisley Prescriptions - October 2019

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Inconvenient Incontinence: Getting Control of the Leak

Paisley Prescriptions - October 2019

One of the most dreaded conditions for women (and men) is urinary incontinence. Unwanted and untimely urine leakage is a problem that ranges from being inconvenient to completely embarrassing. Though it’s usually a topic discussed jokingly in women’s circles, urinary incontinence is truly no laughing matter. It can change a person’s lifestyle, making them not want to go out or socialize as much because of the chance of unwanted tinkling. The good news is urinary incontinence is not inevitable with age. In addition, there are many effective new treatments to consider. Read on to learn the various conditions of urine leakage—as they are not the same—and what you can do about it!

Paisley Prescriptions - September 2019

John E. Shaner, M.D.

Quality of Life: Palliative Care

Paisley Prescriptions - September 2019

Definition of palliative care and its support: Who can benefit?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness including, but not limited to, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, Alzheimer’s and more. This type of care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both patients and their families. Palliative care may be provided by multiple professionals that include physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers and others who work together with the patient to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age, at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided along with curative treatment plans. Palliative care can help enhance daily life, improve ability to tolerate medical treatments, and help patients and their family understand medical conditions and the treatment options.

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2019

Harold Kent, MD

Vaccinations

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2019

I believe in vaccinations because they can prevent people from having serious illnesses or preventable death. When I was a child, vaccines didn’t exist for a number of illnesses, so I experienced measles, rubella, chicken pox and a couple of viral infections never diagnosed.

As more vaccines became available, I took advantage of all which were important to me. As a Naval Reservist, I got vaccines as an adult for smallpox, cholera, typhoid and bubonic plague. I retired from the Reserves before the now required anthrax vaccination.

Paisley Prescriptions - July 2019

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Well, Well, Well...Physical Exams for Every Age

Paisley Prescriptions - July 2019

Seeking a little of your doctor’s attention when you are well just may prevent having to seek a lot of his/her attention in the future. Most of us understand it’s the little things that eventually band together and gang up on our health. One thing you must know without doubt: A penny of prevention is worth a pound of cure! In other words, early detection is the first line of defense when it comes to staying healthy—at every age! Be wise. Early detection doesn’t just pertain to cancer. By getting your yearly physical exam, early detection can find the beginning of little things before they become big problems. Common conditions that can be stopped, managed, or even reversed include high cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugars and blood pressure. Other factors can memory blips or weight gain. It’s easy to not give these symptoms that may be lurking inside of you a fighting chance. The fact is: When you regularly stay in touch with your health through physical exams, you are the winner!

Paisley Prescriptions - June 2019

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Is it Skin Cancer?

Paisley Prescriptions - June 2019

You may worship the sun, but the relationship isn’t mutual. Living in the Deep South, especially on the coast, urges us to spend time on boats, courts, courses, sandbars and beaches—activities none of us are willing to forfeit. The good news is you don’t have to give up relishing your sunny days! Read on as our local skincare and medical experts shine the light on how to protect your skin from cancer.

Boni Ray Chaney, PMA - BellaMichelle Cosmeceuticals

What should I look for in a sunscreen?
Choosing a sunscreen isn’t as easy as it used to be. The next generation of sunscreens is just hitting the market. SPF 15 is usually fine, but for people with very fair skin, history of skin cancer, or conditions like Lupus, which increases sensitivity to sunlight, they should consider SPF 30 or higher. People who have very sensitive skin, or conditions like rosacea, can benefit from sunscreens designed  for children.

Paisley Prescriptions - April 2019

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Oh! My Aching Back

Paisley Prescriptions - April 2019

Bend and stretch … reach for the sky … Oops!
Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
As most of us know, back pain can be a major pain whether it’s a chronic or temporary condition. This month, Paisley’s professional and medical experts tackle the subject
of back pain
and its myriad causes and treatments. 

Paisley Prescriptions - March 2019

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You Win When You Lose It! The Huge Healthy Effect of Weight Loss

Paisley Prescriptions - March 2019

Is there a perfectly good reason—other than how we look—for losing weight? Is there a perfect formula? A perfect size? A perfect diet? This month, our Paisley medical professionals weigh in with the good—and the not so good—news.

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2019

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Your Treasured Chest: Expert Knowledge About Breast Augmentation & reduction

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2019

Expert Knowledge About Breast Augmentation & reduction Bigger? Smaller? Implants? Uplift? Safe? Sorry? Scary? Sigh. Should we or shouldn’t we tamper with our ta-tas? These are the February Paisley Prescriptions questions all about breast augmentation and reduction, with our board certified plastic surgeon.

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2019

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Vaginal Rejuvenation: Your Doctor Has a Solution

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2019

Vaginal Rejuvenation using technology is gaining recognition in the medical field as an aid to helping many women achieve relief from Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM). GSM is a symptom complex that can include vaginal and vulvar symptoms, as well as urinary symptoms. A decrease in estrogen production due to menopause or other conditions can lead to vaginal wall thinning, vaginal dryness and dyspareunia (pain during intercourse). Most women who have symptoms of GSM don’t report them unless asked.

Paisley Prescriptions - December 2018

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Menopause

Paisley Prescriptions - December 2018

No one ever talks positive about menopause. This change of life evokes tales of sweltering hot flashes and emotional mood swings. Alas, we went to the professionals to learn more.


Do I manage my Menopause or does it manage me?
Allowing your menopause to manage you simply means letting it take control! Whether it is surgical menopause, or that long-awaited time when “life as you know it” changes, you have the power to be in control. Having a positive mind-set is critical as another journey in your life is beginning. Know your body and hold it in high esteem. This means eating to live, drinking plenty of water daily, and exercising to your strength level.

Paisley Prescriptions - November 2018

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Sleepless in The Golden Isles

Paisley Prescriptions - November 2018

What is the correlation between sleep and obesity?
Obese patients often have breathing problems such as sleep apnea, which leads to a state of sleep deprivation making the patient too fatigued to exercise. Lack of exercise contributes to obesity, and according to research, a need for more insulin production to maintain glucose metabolism. Without sleep, the appetite tends to increase and patients tend to seek out sweet, high calorie foods.
Psychologically, the manifestations of fatigue/lack of sleep are similar and patients often turn to food to alleviate fatigue. Those patients who don’t exercise are less likely to get a good night’s sleep, which further aggravates their situation.

Paisley Prescriptions - October 2018

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Hips, Knees & Joints: Cloudy with a Chance of Pain

Paisley Prescriptions - October 2018

Snap ... crackle … POP!
If your hip and knee joints sound like a bowl of breakfast cereal when you stand up, sit down, or walk, what does it mean now and in the future? Why can body pain sometimes predict rain better than the local meteorologist? Should achy joints stay or should they go? We asked two Paisley Magazine medical and wellness experts to weigh in on what can often be a very painful subject.
Why does hip pain often present as knee pain?

Paisley Prescriptions - September 2018

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You Are What You Eat

Paisley Prescriptions - September 2018

Does body shape, metabolism, or blood type determine what kind of diet works best?
In a word: yes. Body shape groups into three main categories, which may overlap:

• Ectomorphs are slim like endurance athletes. They need a high carbohydrate
intake with moderate protein and low-fat content.

• Mesomorphs have medium body structure with more muscle mass and less body fat. This body type is found in explosive athletes; nutritional requirements are about 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fat.


 

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2018

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Victory Over Varicose Veins

Paisley Prescriptions - August 2018

Although considered by many to be a purely cosmetic concern, varicose veins are more than unsightly veins. If left untreated, large varicose veins may progress over time and lead to swelling, darkening of the skin, and pain.

1) What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are superficial veins in your legs that have enlarged due to increased pressure that builds up while standing. Varicose veins are tortuous, often bulging, and larger than spider veins. They vary in color from green, blue, to red, and cause heaviness, pain, aching, burning, leg swelling, and social embarrassment.

2) What are the causes? Abnormal veins, such as varicose and spider veins are present in nearly 40 percent of the adult population. They occur more frequently in women, but are also common in men, and are seen in all age groups, from the 20s through the 80s. Heredity, age, standing occupations, and weight gain, including that from pregnancy, are among risk factors associated with developing vein problems. Obesity, physical trauma to the legs, and hormone therapy can further aggravate your veins.

 

Paisley Prescriptions - July 2018

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Your Bodily Fluids and the Story they Tell

Paisley Prescriptions - July 2018

The human body is a well-built machine offering warning signs just like your car. While these signs are not flashing lights, they are easy to detect by just paying attention. Obviously aches and pains are  warning signs indicating something is wrong. Another warning sign is your bodily fluids. That’s right, the stuff most of us think is gross, like poop, pee, discharges and blood, actually are magnificent storytellers about what’s going on inside our bodies. Here’s what we found out:

Paisley Prescriptions - June 2018

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Dark or Fair, Don't Err When it comes to Skin Care

Paisley Prescriptions - June 2018

Why are facials important?

Facials are often thought of as luxuries. Actually, regular facials can benefit you both physically and mentally. Today’s facials are more advanced than ever with increasing products usage and mechanical devices to fight the aging process. Facials are not only beneficial for women, but for men as well. Men exfoliate their faces with regular shaving, however that’s only the bottom section! The whole face is constantly exposed meaning the face, neck and chest must be addressed in promoting good skin health, while fighting the aging process.

Paisley Prescriptions - May 2018

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On the Right Tract: Urinary Tract and Kidney Health

Paisley Prescriptions - May 2018

What is the treatment for Kidney stones and are there any preventative measures?
Kidney stones are a common occurrence in this area of the country. Our humid, subtropical climate can lead to dehydration, which is the most common cause of kidney stones. The easiest way to prevent kidney stones is to make sure you drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated.

The vast majority of kidney stones are calcium oxalate stones. It is not the calcium that is the problem, but the oxalic acid. Oxalate is an organic acid found in the kola nut, used for flavoring in many popular cola brands, and green leafy vegetables. Consider avoiding large quantities of foods containing oxalate such as colas, chocolate, green leafy vegetables—including spinach—and iced tea. On the other hand, citrus drinks such as lemonade contain a chemical called potassium citrate that helps prevent stones.

Paisley Prescriptions - April 2018

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Don't Forget

Paisley Prescriptions - April 2018

Are their foods/vitamins that boost brain power?
Supplements for memory are plentiful, and, yes, there seems to be a relationship to diets with proper fatty-acid content and increased brain function. Most supplements contain Omega-3 fatty acid compounds blended with a strong B-complex. Many will also have Ginko, Green-tea extracts (stimulants), natural anti-inflammatory products, such as turmeric, and or Acetyl-L-Carnitine. All these supplements assist the body in enhanced blood and oxygen flow to the brain.

Is there anything we can do to prevent memory diseases?
Let’s face it. Everyone realizes that memory loss is the truest sign of aging we as human beings experience. The question, “Where are my keys or cell phone?” plays havoc in all our lives eventually. While an inconvenient problem some of the time, frequently “losing” things, or forgetting why you entered a room, can be early signs of several memory disease states.

Paisley Prescriptions - March 2018

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Birth Control

Paisley Prescriptions - March 2018

What are the most popular forms of birth control today?
I can’t say in our practice that there is one form of birth control more popular than another; it is patient-dependent. Some people prefer permanent sterilization in the form of bilateral tubal ligation. Other choices depend on how a patient would like to space their children. Patients may choose long-acting, reversible contraceptive devices such as Nexplanon, which is inserted in the arm and good for three years, or an IUD, which can be good for up to 10 years. They may decide they would like children closer in age and prefer oral contraceptives, or Depo Provera injection.
Why is it okay for my birth control

to make me skip my period for months?
It is okay not to have a menses if you are on birth control because birth control is keeping the lining very thin.

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2018

Dr. Angela Britt

Finding the Right Cosmetic Dentist Will Make You Smile

Paisley Prescriptions - February 2018

Dependence on opiates, including prescription medication, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and fentanyl, and street drugs (heroin), has reached epidemic proportions across the U.S. Many medical professionals and legislators regard this epidemic as a public health emergency. An overdose with these substances often results in death. More commonly, opiate dependency ruins lives by resulting in financial ruin, breakdown in relationships, and destruction of the family unit. As a result, crimes are committed to feed the dependency and jail time often occurs.

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2018

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The Opioid Epidemic: There is Hope and Way Out

Paisley Prescriptions - January 2018

Dependence on opiates, including prescription medication, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and fentanyl, and street drugs (heroin), has reached epidemic proportions across the U.S. Many medical professionals and legislators regard this epidemic as a public health emergency. An overdose with these substances often results in death. More commonly, opiate dependency ruins lives by resulting in financial ruin, breakdown in relationships, and destruction of the family unit. As a result, crimes are committed to feed the dependency and jail time often occurs.

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