Learn How to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes with These Interesting Tips & Facts That Will Change Your Life

0 April 11, 2017

In this article you will learn about how to avoid type 2 diabetes and what exactly they are with a few facts and tips that will be life changing.

How can we avoid type 2 diabetes? Let’s first learn about what exactly is type 2 diabetes.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is related to your glucose, or blood sugar levels in your body. There are different types of diabetes, but type 2 diabetes is the most common type which is when the body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stay in your blood and over time, high blood pressure can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, gums and teeth. People are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if they are older, obese, do not exercise, or have a history of diabetes in the family. Symptoms include:

  • Extremely thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Blurry eyesight

If you are close to obtaining type 2 diabetes, or are looking to prevent them, there is a lifestyle change that must occur in order to overcome diabetes. We’ve included a list below to take control and overcome diabetes

1). Become more active

By increasing your exercis

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 31, 2017

Did you know that using headphones regularly can increase your risk at becoming deaf?

Any headphone user is at risk of becoming deaf and should learn how to lower that risk.

Headphones (and electronics) have become a normal necessary item for our everyday life. Our children use them at school, we use them at the gym, while we’re at the office working, at home listening to music, or listening along to a book. Everyone owns headphones and everyone uses headphones, which is all the more reason to learn how to use our headphones safely. According to doctor Natalie Johnson, she states that, “Very loud sounds, such as a gunshot, can damage hearing instantaneously,” says Johnson. “But listening to your iPod at moderately loud levels for a long time can do just as much damage.” There are a couple of things to keep in mind when listening with your headphones and that is: 1). Duration 2). Volume When thinking about duration it’s important to remember that if you participate in daily noise intake, that you should always try to give your ears a break periodically throughout the day and be cautious of not listening to anything too loud, for too long. Now think about volume. Most audiologist recommend that the sounds you are listening to should not go higher than 55 to 65 dBHL (decibels hearing level)

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 24, 2017

You’ve heard it a million times, but the truth is that the best thing you can do is kick your day off with a breakfast of champions.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast can help give your body more nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will improve your brain and body’s daily performance.

Breakfast provides your body and brain with the power and fuel it needs after a long night of rest. Without breakfast you are effectively running on empty, like trying to start the day off with no gas in your car’s tank.

Tips for thought:

  • Breakfast should be eaten within 2 hours of waking up
  • Healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your daily calorie allowance.

Aren’t sure what’s considered “A Breakfast of Champions”?? Here’s some healthy foods to start your day off right with.

1.Oatmeal

Oatmeal contains beta-glucan- a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly. Oatmeal is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium.

2. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is loaded with calcium and boasts plenty of protein (twice as much as regular yogurt). Protein helps keep you feeling full longer throughout your busy day.

3. Grapefruit

Grapefruits are hydrating, filli

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

0 February 2, 2017

Ditch the Diet Coke runs… and DRINK WATER.

Are you getting the daily water intake that your body needs?

Most people can go an entire day only drinking one glass of water, or no water at all. If you are a victim of not drinking water, do you know how big of an impact this is having on your body? We need water to stay hydrated, have energy, get our body moving, flush out sickness, and keep our digestive system running regularly. So stop. Take a moment. And think about how much water you are really drinking everyday?  

Are you curious about how much water your body actually needs?

Find out how much water your body needs with these simple steps:

  1. Start with your current weight
  2.  Multiply your weight by ⅔ (67%)
  3. Figure out how many ounces you should be drinking

For example. If you weighed 175 lbs, you would multiply 175 X ⅔ and learn that you should be drinking 117 ounces of water a day, which is about 3.5 liters, just shy of a gallon of water a day. That’s right, almost a gallon of water a day!  

So why should we drink this much water?

  • Drinking water can help maintain the body fluids.

After all, our bodies are composed of 60% water.

  • Drinking water can help control calories.

Wate

0 January 26, 2017

Are you reading this and currently in need of some serious headache treatment at home?

There’s nothing worse than having a pounding headache keep you from an almost perfect day, and then you head over to the medicine cabinet to find that your fully stocked bottle of Tylenol is all out!

Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? It’s the absolute worst. What if we told you that we can help you cope with your pounding head until you make it to the local drug store? Just by gathering a few simple things like these might do the trick for you,

  • water
  • ice
  • watermelon
  • peppermint essential oil
  • coffee

Water

Did you know that almost all headaches are caused from dehydration? Just when you thought you were getting enough water, chances are that you’re probably not and should drink more.

Watermelon

Not only is it a tasty healthy treat, but it is actually a water soluble food which means that by eating watermelon it can help with your dehydration as well as water. Coffee Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that headaches are usually caused due to the expansion of blood cells? The caffeine in the coffee actually constricts the blood vessels and brings them back to their original size, therefore causing your headache to go away.

Ice