Seven Common Reproductive Health Concerns for Women

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 26, 2019 2:24:17 PM

When it comes to reproductive health, many women suffer from serious concerns. Your reproductive health can impact your fertility, your moods, and your energy levels. Understanding common reproductive health concerns can make it easier for you to approach your doctor about potential treatment--or even to simply understand the difference between what's "normal" and what you may need a little more help to manage.

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Topics: Women's Health

What Is Orthopedic Surgery and When Would I Need to Consider It?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 20, 2019 2:42:00 PM

If you have recently been diagnosed with an orthopedic injury or illness, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), roughly one in two Americans suffers from a musculoskeletal condition that is painful and debilitating. While some of these individuals are able to make long-term progress with the help of medication and rehabilitation, others fail to experience any relief from their symptoms through medication or exercise. In these treatment-resistant cases, orthopedic surgery is often recommended as a way to address the root cause of a patient's pain and discomfort. Below is a look at the benefits of orthopedic surgery and the best way to determine whether it could be a safe and helpful option for you.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Five Common Health Problems That Can Be Prevented

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 13, 2019 4:10:00 PM

When it comes to your health, there are a number of steps you can take to stave off illness and infection. Many medical issues can be avoided or minimized in severity by proactively addressing your concern before your health takes a turn for the worse. Even people who live the most active and healthy lifestyles are susceptible to common health ailments, germs and diseases.

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Topics: Women's Health

What Are the Main Advantages of Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jul 5, 2019 2:13:00 PM

The number of Americans seeking bariatric surgery continues to rise every year. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the number of bariatric surgeries increased from 158,000 to 228,000 between 2011 and 2017. And with the impressive results that weight loss surgery offers, it is no surprise that the global bariatric surgery market is projected to exceed $3.5 million by 2024. But the benefits of bariatric surgery extend far beyond weight loss. They include improved mobility, diabetes remission, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of cancer, and a host of others. Below is a look at the top eight advantages of bariatric surgery.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

Improving Women's Health: Challenges, Prevention and Access

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 28, 2019 4:47:40 PM

If you’re like most women, you’re a multi-tasker balancing a full-time job, child care, and household tasks. With everything you have going on in life, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. Studies have found that nearly half of women admit to neglecting their own health, and the number one reason is time. Women simply don’t feel comfortable taking time away from work and other obligations for medical appointments.

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Topics: Women's Health

Understanding the Different Types of Bariatric Surgery

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 24, 2019 1:51:42 PM

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports approximately 40 percent of adults in the United States struggle with obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates about a third of obese adults fall under the umbrella of severe, or morbid obesity. In cases of severe obesity where individuals haven't had success with diet, exercise, or medications for weight loss, bariatric surgery is the next step. Bariatric surgery is a safe and effective approach for treating individuals who struggle with severe obesity.

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Topics: Weight Loss Surgery

What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do?

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Muscle, bone, and joint pain can make day-to-day activities difficult. If this is something you're struggling with, you may be wondering where to go for help. An orthopedic doctor could be the answer, but many people are unfamiliar with what an orthopedist is, and what they do. In this article, we're going to break down the information you're searching for, and help determine if an orthopedic doctor could be right for your condition.

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Topics: Orthopedics

6 Symptoms of Diabetes Specific to Women

Posted by West Suburban Medical Center on Jun 6, 2019 12:35:11 PM

 

Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes high levels of sugar in the blood due to problems processing or producing insulin. There are three types of diabetes, namely type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, and women feature in all. In the US, approximately 15 million women suffer from diabetes, which is an estimate of 1 in 9 adult women.

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Topics: Diabetes

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