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WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The United States has a shortage of primary care doctors, and some policymakers want to fill the gap by expanding the role of nurse practitioners. But the two professions are engaged in a turf war over who can do the job better, a new survey finds.
What are the symptoms of anorexia nervosa?
Some of the early signs of anorexia nervosa are:
- perfectionism, striving for control
- a preoccupation with weight
- an obsessive increase in activity or exercise
- a drastic reduction in food and drink
- an unusual focus on food, recipes, or preparing food for others
Over time, this can lead to extreme... Full Post
What is primary hypertension?
Primary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure (generally considered to be > 120/80) that is not due to a specific disease. Primary hypertension has two primary causes:
1) Genetic history - this includes a family history of high blood pressure, and also race. Hypertension occurs more frequently... Full Post
What is pre-hypertension?
A healthy blood pressure is generally considered to be <120/80. An elevated blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is generally considered to be > 140/90. Those pressures which fall between this range are considered to be pre-hypertension, with the upper number (systolic pressure) between 120 - 139,... Full Post
What is a hypertensive emergency?
A healthy blood pressure usually does not exceed 120/80. Individuals whose blood pressure is > 140/90 consistently, will most likely be diagnosed with and treated for high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Sometimes, a small number of those with hypertension will experience a dramatic spike in their blood pressure reading in which the upper... Full Post
What is Raynaud's phenomenon?
Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition in which spasms of small blood vessels of the hands (and sometimes the feet) cause blood flow to those areas to be diminished. The affected areas, most often the tips of the fingers, will then feel cool, numb, tingly and may turn a pale white or bluish color. There are two types... Full Post
What is secondary high blood pressure?
Primary hypertension is high blood pressure (>120/80) that is due to your genetics and lifestyle choices. Secondary hypertension is due to an underlying disease or condition. It accounts for 5 - 10% of all cases of hypertension. The most common cause of secondary hypertension is kidney (renal) disease.... Full Post
How is my body affected in anorexia?
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder of malnourishment, which can affect all body systems. Some of the more common body changes that can be seen in those with anorexia nervosa are:
- weight loss
- fatigue and dizziness
- hair loss
- loss of tooth enamel
- loss of muscle tone
- loss of skin elasticity
Do I need pancreatic enzymes if I have cystic fibrosis?
The majority of those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis will need pancreatic enzymes. The pancreas normally releases enzymes which travel to the small intestine to help us digest our food. With cystic fibrosis, the pancreas becomes clogged with mucus and the enzymes cannot help process the nutrients,... Full Post