Riverside Primary Care Physicians answered:What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a "spirochete" that is transmitted to humans from the bite of a deer tick. It can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart and nervous system.
This answer is based on source information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human... Full Post
Should I talk to my doctor about my stroke symptoms?
A stroke is a life threatening condition, if you think you are having a stroke it is important to receive emergency medical care as soon as possible. You should not delay by contacting your physician. You should get to the emergency room as fast as possible. Call an ambulance if necessary. The longer... Full Post
What are the warning signs of a stroke?
The symptoms of an acute stroke often occur quickly and can manifest in many ways. Here is a list of common signs of a stroke:
- Loss of strength and coordination on one side of the body
- Loss of feeling or numbness
- Drooping of one side of the face
- Vision problems
- Trouble speaking
- Trouble standing
Is primary high blood pressure contagious?Primary high blood pressure (also known as primary hypertension or essential hypertension) is not contagious. While the ultimate cause of primary high blood pressure is not known, it can run in families by being inherited. It may also relate to being overweight, getting little exercise, eating a... Full Post
Can weight loss lower high blood pressure?Yes, weight loss can lower high blood pressure. The amount that weight loss will lower high blood pressure varies from person to person, however. Some people may find that weight loss of even 5-10 pounds may bring their blood pressure to a normal level and eliminate the need for medication to treat... Full Post
What are the symptoms of high blood pressure (hypertension)?
Most often, high blood pressure does not cause any symptoms. Many people do not know their blood pressure is high unless it is checked. Symptoms that may occur include headache, dizziness, and fatigue. It is usually better to find out about high blood pressure before symptoms develop because by that... Full Post