Illness Information

Wellness Rx Report on Shingles

November 10, 2020

WELLNESS RX REPORT: SHINGLES Facts: *After an individual has been exposed to the varicella virus through chickenpox or via vaccination, the virus remains dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of a nerve. Herpes Zoster (HZ) or shingles is caused by the reactivation or release of this varicella zoster virus. *According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are over 1 million cases of shingles in the US each year and 1 out of 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime. Cases of shingles have increased significantly during the COVID epidemic primarily due to accumulated stress.

Wellness Rx Report on Stress and Anxiety

November 9, 2020

In today’s troubling times, the handling of stress and anxiety has become the number one challenge for most Americans. Our experiential evidence at Wellness Rx is reflective of what is happening here in the Northeast. Our patients are dealing with levels of the unknown, never before experienced around the globe, and it is hitting home now. In an attempt to support our community, we offer this comprehensive report to offer ways to identify and offer paths to living and managing how we can interact with stress and stress filled situations.

Wellness Rx Report on Chronic Sinusitis

November 8, 2020

Welcome to the “Wellness Rx Program for Managing Chronic Sinusitis” An estimated 37 million Americans (1 out of every 7 of us) suffer from sinus problems. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28.9 million Americans or 11.6% were diagnosed with sinusitis in 2019. Sinus infections were responsible for 16 million doctor visits and $150 million annually spent on prescription medications (plus the dollars spent on over-the-counter (OTC) & natural products).It is one of the most common complaints of people seeing a doctor and is the number one complaint in many areas with cold, damp climates.

Cold & Flu

November 4, 2020

Cold or Flu? There's no surefire way to tell the early symptoms apart. Usually, colds are milder (runny or stuffy nose dominant) and come on slower. The flu or Influenza virus is usually more severe and comes on suddenly. Fever, body aches, chills, chest discomfort/cough, headache, sore throat, stuffy nose and total exhaustion or lack of energy are common symptoms. In children – nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are often a problem. Colds can last from between 2-5 days or more. Flu's can last from 3-14 days.

Constipation

November 4, 2020

The most common symptoms are infrequently, irregularity or difficulty in elimination of the hard fecal matter. Other symptoms include a coated tongue, foul breath, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, dark circles under the eyes, depression, nausea, pimples on the face, ulcer in the mouth, constant fullness in the abdomen (bloated feeling), diarrhea alternating with constipation, varicose veins, pain in the lumbar area, acidity/heartburn and insomnia.

Digestive Disorders

November 4, 2020

Estimated that some form of digestive disorder affects over 100 million Americans or 1/3rd of U.S. Worldwide, digestive disorders vary widely depending on diet, history and culture. For example, less problems in Asian cultures; more problems in Eastern European nations.