Warning Signs For Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

0 December 3, 2017

Type 1 and Type 2 and both are chronic diseases which have a bad impact on the way your body produces and controls glucose or blood sugar.

Glucose is the fuel which feeds the cells of your body but in order to enter the cells, it needs insulin. People who are suffering from Type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin and it can be said that they don’t produce the key ingredient which takes glucose into your body cells. On the other hand, people with Type 2 diabetes lose the ability to respond to insulin in a way they should and eventually they even don’t make enough insulin. So, they have a broken key. Both kinds of diabetes can lead to high levels of blood sugar and this boosts the risk of complications related to diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes  + what you should be aware of 

If you don’t control it, both kinds of diabetes have similar symptoms which might include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling extremely hungry
  • Feeling thirsty and drinking
  • Feeling tired
  • Sores or cuts which don’t heal properly
  • Blurred vision

People who are suffering from mood swings and irritability can be diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and they can even lose weight unintentionally. Type 2 diabetes can show symptoms like tingling in their feet and hands and numbness. Though there are some common symptoms relat

0 July 28, 2017

Choosing an urgent care in Montgomery, Alabama is important. It’s important to choose an urgent care that you feel comfortable in and trust the doctors that are helping you.

MedHealth Urgent Care in Montgomery, Alabama is committed to providing convenient, competent, compassionate medical care in a warm environment.

Our mission at MedHealth is to provide optimal health through the delivery of professional and expedient care. Our team will approach your medical concerns using the most up-to-date literature and highest standard of care. Plus, Medhealth is open 7 days a week and no appointments are necessary! “Prompt and friendly service. My husband was seen very quickly and the doctor was super helpful in making sure he was cared for properly. For anyone coming in on a referral, would be happy to know its’ just a hop and a skip away from Maxwell AFB and easy to find.” – MJ, MedHealth Patient With so many urgent care centers in Montgomery, it’s important that you find the “right” urgent to fit your needs. We have a few steps that we recommend going through before scheduling your appointment.

Tips to finding the right urgent care for you:

#1. Determine which doctors are “In-Network” Most health plans have special rates for specific doctors according to where you live, and you will pay less out o

0 July 14, 2017

Are you concerned that your child might have hand, foot, and mouth disease?

There is nothing worse than being a parent and seeing your child go through disease and illness, let alone seeing them have hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is one of those diseases that we don’t hear about too often. Most children come down with a common cold, catch the flu, get pink eye, or have chicken pox, but very seldom do we hear the words, “your child has hand, mouth, and foot disease”.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

It is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes around the buttock and legs. The sores can be painful and extremely uncomfortable at times for your child. The good new is, the illness usually doesn’t last more than a week or so. But if severe, you may be directed by your doctor to stay quarantined to your home so that the illness won’t spread. Because the disease is most common in children, that’s not enough to say that adults can catch it as well too. Which is why entire families can be quarantined to their home so that the illness will not spread except for in the family’s household. The disease is extremely contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing. It can also spread through infected stool. This can happen when you change a diaper or when

0 June 1, 2017

If you’re reading this, you might be asking yourself “Am I anemic?”

What does being anemic actually mean?

The definition of anemic is, “Suffering from anemia. Colorless, bloodless, pale, pallid, pasty-faced, sickly, weak, lacking in color, spirit, or vitality.” Anemia happens when your body doesn’t produce enough red blood cells. When you don’t produce enough red blood cells, you don’t get enough oxygen which results in feeling severely fatigued and can cause serious health complications. Anemia is also referred to as having low iron or poor blood. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Racing or irregular heartbeat
  • Inability to concentrate or think clearly
  • Chest pain
  • Sexual dysfunction

Are these traits sounding familiar? If yes, you might be anemic. In order to be diagnosed as anemic you usually undergo the following:

  • A blood test that measures all the different components of your blood
  • Medical and family history (genetic or illness)
  • A physical exam showing your breathing and heartbeat
  • Other blood tests to show iron count or vitamin deficiencies to look more closely at the red blood cells

If you are diagnosed as anemic, it means that your

0 May 5, 2017

Eating Disorders. What are they and how can we fight them?

Eating disorder: (n) an eating disorder is any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits.

Risk factors of an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are something that you don’t want to mess with because they can result in fatal, severe health problems. Most eating disorders happen in the teenage years or young adulthood stage of life and are twice as likely to be developed by women than men, and are most likely caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors.

Types of Eating Disorders

There are 3 different types of eating disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating and Bulimia Nervosa. 1). Anorexia Nervosa– self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

  • Not enough food intake
  • Extremely afraid of weight gain, which results in persistent preventative weight gain
  • Overly worried about their image. Low self-esteem
  • Not able to understand the severity of the disorder

2). Binge Eating- uncontrolled, compulsive overeating resulting in feeling uncomfortably full.

  • Often overeating episodes of intaking extremely large amounts of food, without weight gain behaviors
  • Feeling out o

0 April 6, 2017

Are you, or someone you know currently fighting obesity?

Fighting obesity has become a common American topic across the country. Public schools are making the change over to “healthier options”, fast food chains are now displaying nutritional facts on menus, and the overall consumption of food per person is ever growing.

Believe it or not, obesity hasn’t been an issue until 2004, when Medicare announced the disease and started relief programs against the disease. This means that in less than 20 years our society has dramatically declined in health and awareness.

So what is Obesity?

According to the dictionary, the definition of obesity is, “the condition of being grossly fat or overweight”. Obesity is a disease that affects 78.6 million Americans, which is more than one-third of the U.S. adult population. 69% of the U.S. are categorized as being affected by obesity or having excess weight. Child obesity vs. adult obesity is extremely serious. When a child is obese they have a buildup of fat molecules and cholesterol in the views of the body and heart, and as the child grows older, the buildup will reach a blockage causing a heart attack. This topic of obesity should not be treated lightly. It is a serious issue as our world declines in health.

So what can we do to fight obesity?

1). Eat healthier Avoid fatt

0 March 8, 2017

We are MedHealth Urgent Care, your number one Montgomery Walk In Clinic.

Don’t believe we are number one for Montgomery Walk In Clinic? We will leave it up to the patients to be the judge of that. It is because of our patients that we are the number one for Walk In Clinic’s in Montgomery, AL. Our patients make our job easy and rewarding.

What’s great about our urgent care, is that we are open seven days a week and NO APPOINTMENT is necessary! We take all of our patients, all of the time. You can’t help it if an emergency comes up and you need to be seen right away. Life happens and we understand that here at MedHealth Urgent Care. We also understand that most urgent care’s have the reputation of having a 3-hour doctors visit. Not MedHealth! We are quick, compassionate and care about your needs. Here’s what Sonya Williams had to say about her visit, “My first visit to MedHealth was easy and quick! I was able to get in and out in less than 45 mins.” Shakita Rush brought in her two year old in for a visit, “Visited Medhealth on Monday afternoon for the second time and they again exceeded my expectations! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very welcoming even with my 2 year old. I will return.” We appreciate Shakita and Sonya and look forward to helping them both

0 March 2, 2017

Want to learn to love your gut and improve your digestive health?

Learn about foods that your body will love and won’t keep you running for the bathroom door. We are going to clue you in on what’s good for your body to help improve your digestive health.

Today there are so many processed foods and not-so-good-for-you ingredients and elements that go into food preparation that our bodies sometimes just don’t love and end up having us head to the restroom more than (or less than) we would like. In all reality, our bodies were made to digest almost every type of food placed into your mouth. But sometimes our bodies just don’t like what we are feeding it and react in ways that wind up make us feeling sick. According to health.com, it’s best to avoid foods like fatty meats, to stay away and clear of upset stomachs.

Foods to stay away from:

  • High-fat and fried foods
  • Chili peppers
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Berries
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • Corn

We’ve got a list for you below on foods that will leave your stomach and digestive system feeling well and great.

1.Yogurt

Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that help your gut digest food. Keep in mind that not all yogurts have these “bacteria’s” so make sure to check for live

0 February 17, 2017

Stress. We all have it and we deal with it daily, but do you know about what the effects of stress can actually do to your body?

You might want to start thinking about the things in your life that are causing you mass amounts of stress and start to either lighten your load, or learn how to handle your stress more effectively so that stress does not affect your health.

So what exactly can stress really do to you? Healthline.com has a really great illustration and list showing what parts of your body become highly exposed when stress is taking place.     There are 20 different things that can happen,    

1- Central Nervous System

This system in your body is in charge of telling the rest of your body what to do. When your central nervous system is stressed or confused and can’t return back to its normal state, it takes huge effects on your body like:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Headaches

0 February 9, 2017

Have you paid a visit recent to your local Montgomery Alabama Urgent Care?

If you have we hope you visited Medhealth Urgent Care. MedHealth Urgent Care is committed to providing convenient, competent, compassionate medical care in a warm, comfortable and nurturing environment.

MedHealth Urgent Care is a newly renovated urgent care that has been open and operating for almost two years. Dr. Lumpkin and Dr. Harris run the show and are high ranked doctors with a lot of experience who have high standards for their urgent care and make sure that their office is ran at the highest level of quality, no exceptions. The urgent care provides excellent and professional care on a whole new level, that is compassionate to everyone’s needs and always puts the patients first. Dr. Harris and Lumpkin have created an environment where they treat you like family and work together to make sure that everyone blends and feels right at home. Assistant Office Manager, Tiffany has been working for Medhealth Urgent Care for 18 months and when interviewed had this to say about MedHealth, “There’s quite a few urgent cares in Montgomery. I would say none of them compare to us. We are very professional and treat each patient as if they are the only one we take our time with them. That’s very important because you don’t want your patient to feel like they are being rushed in and