Dr. Harris McIlwain, MD

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  • pain medicine

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

    The finding could prompt widespread concern, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.

    The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

    Researchers from University Hospital Zurich looked at how 700 people with this type of arthritis responded ...Full Article

  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Men who develop erectile dysfuntion (ED) or impotence because of blood flow problems may have underlying heart disease even though they are not experiencing any other symptoms, according to some researchers. The findings of the link between ED and heart disease provide another important reason why...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    The most common factor resulting in erection difficulty is age. Women seem to be in touch with the changes that occur to the female body through the years, but most men are sometimes out in left field! Just as the woman’s body undergoes periodic changes, so does the man’s body.

    For example, between...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    The most common factor resulting in erection difficulty is age. Women seem to be in touch with the changes that occur to the female body through the years, but most men are sometimes out in left field! Just as the woman’s body undergoes periodic changes, so does the man’s body.

    For example, between...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    There have been a multitude of scientific studies supporting a plant-based eating style for both weight loss and optimal health. Some findings reveal that a plant-based diet not only increases weight loss, but it actually prevents certain diseases, by targeting pro-inflammatory markers that silently...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    In diabetes it is the long-term complications which cause damage to internal organs. These include the following:
    • kidney disease
    • blindness
    • nerve damage
    • a higher risk of atherosclerosis in blood vessels of the heart, kidney, legs, brain and other organs
    • a higher risk of death from coronary
    ...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Achieving control of blood glucose is the most important step you can take to ensure longevity, as well as regain control of your erections. With blood glucose monitoring and control, you can prevent any complications, such as:
    • eye damage (retinopathy)
    • nerve damage (neuropathy)
    • foot problems
    ...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Comprehensive research shows that from 30 to 50 percent of new diabetes diagnosed each year may be caused by too little exercise. Exercise can cut your risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers believe that regular and ongoing exercise and activity such as walking, gardening, housework, playing with kids...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Obesity greatly increases the risk for diabetes, as does having an affected family member. African Americans are also at higher risk. In fact, African Americans are twice as likely to have diabetes as the general population, and the rate of diagnosed diabetes in the African American community has...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    You might try SAM-e to treat depression. Most studies suggest that SAM-e works as well as pharmaceutical antidepressants yet it works quickly, giving results within one week. Pharmaceutical antidepressants may take as long as four weeks to show benefit.  Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Here's what you can do to lower your blood pressure:
    1. control your weight -- even losing five to ten pounds can significantly reduce blood pressure.
    2. begin a regular exercise program
    3. manage stress
    4. reduce excess alcohol intake
    5. have an adequate intake of potassium and calcium
    Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    The most common cause of lower back pain is using your back muscles in movements or activities you're not used to, such as lifting furniture or doing heavy yard work. It’s important to know the facts about lifting to avoid further back injury or pain problems. Did you know that very high forces are placed...Read More
  • Harris McIlwain, MD - Temple Terrace, FL - Pain Medicine
    Treatment options for neck pain:
    • apply moist heat twice daily to affected areas
    • do neck, back, and shoulder exercises
    • stretch daily
    • lose weight
    • reduce stress in the neck and shoulders if you feel muscle tension
    • work on sleep quality
    • talk to your doctor about medications to ease pain,
    ...Read More