Dr. Severance's Activity

  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    What Increases My Risk for Hypertension?

    Genetics, being over weight, drinking and a diet high in sodium all increase risk for hypertension. In this video, Douglas Severance, MD, discusses what factors contribute to high blood pressure.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Is There Second-Hand Smoke with E-Cigarettes?

    The vapor that is being exhaled with e-cigarettes can be re-inhaled by someone else. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about the second hand smoke from an electronic cigarette.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    What Are the Concerns with E-Cigarettes?

    E-cigarettes contain chemicals that can be toxic and the particles that are inhaled can affect lung function. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about the concerns surrounding electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Are E-Cigarettes a Safe Alternative to Traditional Cigarettes?

    E-cigarettes are not “safe” but in comparison to regular cigarettes they are safer, says addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD. In this video, he talks about the carcinogens found in both kinds of cigarettes.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Why Is It Hard to Quit Smoking?

    Nicotine in cigarettes, is extremely addictive. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, shares how an addiction to nicotine may be harder to break than a chemical dependency to opioids.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    How Does Addiction Affect the Brain?

    Addictive chemicals interact with the pleasure center of the brain, which interfere with natural sources of rewards. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD talks about the changes that occur in the brain from a chemical dependency.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    What Is the First Step in Dealing with Any Addiction?

    Identifying the problem as an addiction is the first step and for a lot of people the biggest hurdle. Watch addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, share how AA and NA have the right model for dealing with addiction.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Is Addiction a Disease?

    There is evidence to support that addiction is a disease. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about the biology behind addiction and how that does not need to control a person’s behavior.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    How Can I Help a Loved One Who Has a Problem with Addiction?

    If you have a family member who has a problem with addiction, it’s important not to be critical or judgmental. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about how to best help someone, by providing a concrete action plan.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    What Can I Do If I am Predisposed to Addiction?

    If you are predisposed to addiction, it is important to avoid drugs and alcohol. In this video, addiction specialist, Douglas Severance, MD, talks about being proactive and less risky alternatives for managing pain.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Who Is Vulnerable to Addiction?

    People who suffer from emotional pain such as anxiety or depression, and people with a genetic predisposition are vulnerable to addiction, says Douglas Severance, MD. In this video, he explains why these groups are at high risk.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    How Can Painkiller Addictions Be Prevented?

    There are measures in place, by the medical community, to help prevent addiction. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, talks about what insurance companies and doctors can do to regulate how narcotics are being prescribed.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Why Do People Become Addicted to Painkillers?

    A person might start abusing painkillers to get high and then develop an addiction to avoid withdrawal symptoms, says addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD. In this video, he shares how addiction occurs when painkillers are used inappropriately.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    What Medications Are Used to Treat Opioid Addiction?

    Medications vary depending on the level of care needed. In this video, addiction specialist Douglas Severance, MD, explains the phases of treating opioid addiction.
  • Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD - San Ramon, CA - Family Medicine
    Dr. Douglas E. Severance, MD has posted a video:

    Could I Become Addicted to Opioids If I Have Chronic Pain?

    People that are vulnerable to addiction are at risk for developing a dependency to opioids, especially if taken for a chronic condition. In this video, Douglas Severance, MD, explains how the majority of people do not become addicted.