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April 25, 2019

Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis viruses are the most common causes of the disease but other factors such as autoimmune diseases, alcohol, drugs, infections, or toxic substance can also cause hepatitis. Hepatitis can be self-limiting or can progress to cirrhosis (scarring), fibrosis, or liver cancer. 

There are 5 types of hepatitis viruses A,B,C,D,and E. Hepatitis B and C can lead to chronic disease and potential outbreaks and cross contamination. They are the most common cause of...

April 18, 2019

About 75 million American adults (~32%) have high blood pressure – that’s 1 in every 3 adults. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the pressure of your blood against your arterial walls. The more blood your heart pumps and the more narrow your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. Over time, hypertension can damage blood vessels leading to a stroke, heart attack or other health threats. 

Hypertension usually develops over time and when uncontrolled can put you at serious health risks. Hypertensi...

April 11, 2019

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Arthritis and joint pain are the #1 and #2 reasons cited for doctor’s visits. Arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, more than 1 out of 4. It is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. These numbers will only increase unless we understand the disease and take action for prevention and care. 

Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint and surrounding tissue often resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling, and re...

April 10, 2019

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Fatty liver is possibly the most common disease. At least 1 out of 4 people have it, the statistics are higher than diabetes and arthritis combined. Most people who have it, aren’t even aware they do – or even know what it is. Symptoms are mild to none but there are serious health risks if the disease progression continues. Fortunately, you can reverse fatty liver disease by healthy lifestyles changes, namely diet and exercise. 

What is it?

Fatty liver is the buildup of fat in your l...

April 10, 2019

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What is cholesterol?

Most of us associate cholesterol with fatty foods but do you know that most of this waxy substance is actually made by our own bodies? This is indeed true. The liver produces 75% of the cholesterol that circulates in our blood. Only 25% comes from the food we eat. Although at normal levels, cholesterol has an important role in helping cells do their jobs. Cholesterol levels are dangerously high in more than 100 million Americans. 

Dangers of high cholesterol


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