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Can Diabetes Be Prevented? Sep 7th, 2022

If you have prediabetes, are otherwise at risk, or are concerned about developing it, the good news is that there are proven lifestyle changes that can prevent type 2 diabetes. More than 37 million people are living with diabetes, and over 90% have type 2.  There’s no better way to improve your health...

Am I At Risk for Arthritis if it Runs in the Family? Aug 8th, 2022

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common forms of arthritis, and both carry genetic risk factors. This means that if you have a family history of OA or RA, you are at a higher risk than someone without a family history of developing these forms of arthritis. Prabhdeep...

How Often Should I Screen For Colorectal Cancer? Jul 3rd, 2022

Colorectal cancer rarely causes symptoms during the initial stages. This means early detection is crucial for the best chances of successful treatment. Colorectal cancer almost always starts as growths called polyps. This growth begins in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Polyps have the potential to grow into...

Yes, Men Need Help with Hormones Too! Jun 1st, 2022

You need to take control of your health. If you're experiencing low testosterone symptoms, more than one aspect of your life is likely being negatively impacted. Testosterone replacement therapy is commonly used to treat low testosterone (hypogonadism) in men. Testosterone levels naturally decline after age 30, but some men experience symptoms from...

What Can I Do To Keep My Insulin Down? May 1st, 2022

High insulin levels are bad news for your health and, if left unchecked, often set the stage for type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, once you know that you have elevated insulin levels, you can take steps to cut insulin and prevent type 2 diabetes from developing.  Internal medicine physician Prabhdeep Singh,...

Is the BMI the Best Tool to Gauge Whether I'm Overweight? Apr 4th, 2022

Body mass index (BMI) is one way we estimate body fat and provide guidance for weight management recommendations. However, BMI has some disadvantages and isn’t perfect, but it is a good way to determine if you’re overweight.  Internal medicine physician and weight loss specialist Prabhdeep Singh uses various tools, including...

5 Symptoms of Asthma Mar 8th, 2022

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. It affects an estimated 25 million people in the United States, and while it’s often diagnosed in childhood, asthma can strike for the first time in adulthood. What’s more, the signs aren’t always obvious.  Board-certified internal medicine physician...

How Men Can Benefit from Hormone Therapy Feb 1st, 2022

Men live longer and healthier than ever before, but that doesn't mean you have to lose your vitality and feel old. Testosterone replacement therapy is a safe way to get your levels back up so you can feel like yourself again. Hormone replacement therapy has been proven effective in helping...

How High Blood Pressure Increases Your Risk for Serious Problems Jan 12th, 2022

High blood pressure is sneaky. It causes virtually no symptoms while silently damaging your body, and this can happen for years without your knowledge. That's why it's crucial to have regular checks with your doctor to check your blood pressure and know your numbers. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can have...

How to Care for Your Feet if You Have Diabetes Dec 9th, 2021

Nerve damage is a complication of diabetes that can result in poor circulation, making your legs and feet vulnerable. Living well with diabetes means working closely with your healthcare provider to keep your blood sugar within a target range and taking good care of your feet. The El Centro, California,...

Do You Have These Risk Factors for Hypertension? Nov 11th, 2021

Over 500,000 people died from hypertension in 2019. Almost half of American adults have some degree of the disease, also called high blood pressure, and of these 116 million, only one-quarter of them have the disease under control.  Without regular testing with medical equipment, there’s often no way to know...

Telltale Symptoms of Arthritis Oct 10th, 2021

Joint pain and swelling is the hallmark of arthritis. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, although just a few account for most cases. Joint inflammation is the one thing all forms of arthritis have in common.  If you’re dealing with joint pain, you shouldn’t ignore it. While it...

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Sep 8th, 2021

It’s estimated that 70% percent of adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, and it’s not for lack of trying to maintain a healthy weight. If you’re struggling to lose weight, you’re aren’t alone. More than 66% of adults with obesity and nearly half of overweight adults...

How to Prevent an Asthma Attack Aug 11th, 2021

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes your airway to narrow in response to a trigger. Each person with asthma is different. Thus, triggers vary significantly from person to person. Asthma is always serious. It’s a type of lung disease that, when severe, can be life-threatening. Living well with asthma...

Is Your Lifestyle Fueling High Blood Pressure Jul 11th, 2021

Lifestyle changes are the cornerstone of treating high blood pressure (hypertension). From the foods you eat to your fitness level, your daily habits influence your blood pressure. Whether your blood pressure creeps up gradually over the years or surges suddenly, look to your lifestyle for clues on steps you can...

Signs of Three Common Prostate Problems Jun 22nd, 2021

Prostate issues are the most common health problem men have. Your prostate is a small gland involved in semen production located right below the bladder. It wraps around your urethra, which enables the flow of urine and semen. It’s wise to know the signs of symptoms of prostate trouble so...

How Often Should I Schedule Pap Tests? May 24th, 2021

In the past, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of death among women. Thanks in part to regular Pap tests, death from cervical cancer has declined sharply. Every woman under the age of 65 should schedule regular Pap screenings, as they’re a crucial part of preventive health....

Understanding the Different Types of Arthritis Apr 20th, 2021

Arthritis is a joint disease, and there are more than 100 types. Different types of arthritis can affect people differently. Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have arthritis.  Highly skilled internal medicine physician Prabhdeep Singh, MD, provides a full range...

Important Screenings for Women Mar 18th, 2021

Routine screenings are a vital component of preventive health care for women. Many chronic conditions cause few or no symptoms during the early stages but may silently damage the body for years before detection.  Internal medicine physician Pabhdeep Singh, MD, is devoted to helping stay healthy and strong. Preventive care...

Hormonal Management for Men Feb 3rd, 2021

Hormonal problems are a concern for many men, particularly lack of testosterone. This male hormone peaks around the age of 20 and gradually declines from there. In a perfect world, men would continue to produce enough testosterone to meet their bodies’ needs, but this isn’t always the case. Close to...

Importance of High Cholesterol Management Jan 19th, 2021

While people are living longer, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 800,000 Americans have a heart attack, and another 800,000 have a stroke. Managing risk factors is key to lowering your risk of heart disease. High cholesterol levels are...

Does Diabetes Affect Mental Health? Dec 15th, 2020

A diabetes diagnosis can be life-altering but learning to live well with diabetes is necessary to maintain health and live a good quality of life. Not only must individuals with diabetes learn how to manage their blood sugar, but you must also prioritize your mental health as part of living...

Practical Ways to Manage Your Weight Nov 15th, 2020

Working with a health professional is one of the best ways to manage your weight. Medically-supervised weight loss programs are designed to help you quickly and safely lose weight and keep it off while taking your lifestyle and current health status into account.  Carrying too much weight has a detrimental...

5 Ways to lower your blood pressure Oct 15th, 2020

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, and many are unaware of it. That’s because hypertension usually causes no symptoms in the early stages. It silently causes damage to the body without your knowledge. Uncontrolled high blood pressure puts you at risk for coronary artery disease, heart failure,...

Managing Common Asthma Triggers Sep 9th, 2020

Knowing what causes your asthma symptoms and limiting your exposure to those triggers plays a vital role in managing your asthma. Common asthma triggers include allergens, exercise, respiratory infections, and intense emotions. Read on to learn practical strategies for addressing asthma triggers so that you have fewer flare-ups.   Respiratory infections...

How a Pap Test Can Save Your Life Aug 12th, 2020

Health exams are vital for women of all ages. Scheduling regular wellness visits even when you are in excellent health is the cornerstone of preventative care. Many diseases cause no symptoms until they reach an advanced stage, and cervical cancer is no exception. All women are at risk of cervical...

Signs You May Have a Testosterone Deficiency Jul 14th, 2020

Low testosterone can have a significant impact on how you feel and function in your daily life. While testosterone production declines as men get older, it can drop abnormally low, which can happen at a younger age than most men think. Nearly 40% of men have low testosterone by age...

The Importance of Getting Exercise When You Have Arthritis Jun 23rd, 2020

Nearly 55 million adults in the United States are living with arthritis. For many people, arthritis causes pain and stiffness that’s significant enough to limit mobility. When your joints are stiff and painful, exercise is likely the last thing you want to do. Most people with arthritis report decreasing their...

Stop Yo-Yo Dieting: Our Supervised Ideal Protein® Diet Helps You Shed Pounds for Good May 1st, 2020

Weight-loss success requires more than willpower. If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past without success, there is hope. Ideal Protein® harnesses the power of ketogenic science to help your body burn fat while preserving muscle. With the help of our medically supervised plan, you can finally shed pounds,...