Dr. Adeeti Gupta’s Blog
Where are we going with Obama care or “Affordable health care”? Higher premiums, higher deductibles, less doctors leading to unhappy patients with very few options?
Where do we see ourselves in 10 years? I invite comments from everyone on how these changes have affected you personally!
Another study by Tabata and colleagues from National Institute of Fitness and Sports, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan reveals that adequate high-intensity intermittent training may improve both anaerobic and aerobic energy supplying systems significantly. In short, quick bursts of increased physical activity may be more or at least as effective for fitness and weight loss as upto an hour of slow consistent exercise without intermittent spurts of increased heart rate inducing sprints.
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On February 5, 2016, CDC issued updated Interim Guidelines for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women and Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure. This Practice Advisory reiterates the prevention strategies to minimize exposure to Zika and summarizes the current guidance for management of pregnant women who have been exposed. Click below to access the guidelines.
Feel free to reach out to our office if you have questions/ concerns…. Be Safe… Dr. Adeeti Gupta… Read More »
A new multi-institutional study conducted across Latin America revealed that sedentary lifestyle in middle-aged Latin American women was associated with more severe menopausal symptoms and obesity.
There is irrefutable data that increased physical activity (at least 30 min of vigorous physical activity, 3 times a week) has tremendous health benefits for your heart, brain, ageing and longevity. Now we can add menopausal symptoms to the list. So, ladies, take out your walking shoes and start walking.
Have a healthy and happy day!… Read More »
Lower back pain can be a distressing every day problem for many women. Women contribute the pain to child birth, epidural analgesia given during labor or just to lifting heavy weights.
But, how to fix it…. Simple! Exercise. According to a study featured in todays article, simple changes in lifestyle, exercise and posture can help vastly improve back pain. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/27/to-prevent-back-pain-orthotics-are-out-exercise-is-in/
Are Cranberry supplements actually beneficial or create more problems? There is no concrete evidence that they reduce UTI’s. On the other hand, they may increase vaginal infections by affection the vaginal pH adversely.
Bottom line, just drink more water!
Get ready for the Holidays!!
Join our staff for the WEEKLY FITNESS CHALLENGE and see who’s the winner!
We are doing weekly “home work outs” from Aubreysfitness. You can take out 30 minutes from your busy day and do these at home before, after or in between work. Studies have shown that increasing your physical activity for 30 min, 3 days a week is enough to boost metabolism and live healthily ever after :))
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Ladies be Safe – Rising Genital Herpes rates
You may have been exposed to Genital Herpes and may not even know it! Scary thought but true!
Genital Herpes has vastly increased in prevalence in the last 10 years especially in the urban areas (35% prevalence rate in the serum (carrier rate) for type 2 of genital herpes).
As per CDC data, the initial visits to physician’s office for genital herpes has increased from 57,000 in 1980 to 306,000 in 2013.
Think about it, if you have a new partner, would you not want to know if he or she is a carrier for genital herpes or not?
Ask you primary care doctor or your OBGYN if you have been tested for genital herpes. You may assume that you have been tested but the STD testing may have included only HIV.
Here are some answered questions about genital herpes.… Read More »
Here are 10 little known facts about that smelly vaginal discharge you so abhor!!
1. All Vaginal discharge are not infective. Recurrent and Persistent mixed vaginal infections can now be accurately diagnosed by a vaginal culture which can be performed through the Pap smear test at the same time.
2. Mixed infections with Candida (Yeast) and BV (Bacterial Vaginosis) are more common than you think. 70% of episodes of vaginitis are caused by BV and Yeast.
3. For most women, Vaginitis resolves without any difficulty.
4. Feminine hygiene products, panty liners and douches need to be retired and sent to the land far far away.
5. BV is not an STD! However, partner treatment may help reduce recurrent infections. Long term (6 months) weekly courses of vaginal metronidazole gel after an initial 1 week treatment with oral metronidazole or Tinidazole may be needed if you have … Read More »
Ladies be Safe!!!
Rising STD rates in the United States
In the United States alone, there are nearly 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted infections yearly, from just eight viruses and bacteria, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The eight most common STDs in the U.S. are chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B virus (HBV), genital herpes, HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis and trichomoniasis. About 50.5 million of these current infections are in men, and 59.5 million are in women, according to the CDC’s 2013 report, in which the researchers looked at 2008 data.
Each year, new cases of STDs cost nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs. Fifty percent of these new infections occur in young people, ages 15-24, even though this age group represents only a quarter of people who have had sex.
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