Information About Different Illnesses
Wellness Rx Report: Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an illness caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdoreri. It is spread to humans and animals by a certain type of “hard-bodied” tick that is carrying the bacterium (gram-negative spirochete bacteria). This Lyme bacteria can duplicate themselves rapidly and can hide from the body’s immune system by mimicking healthy cells. Lyme bacteria can also change forms to elude the immune system or antibiotics. When it is in “cyst” form it becomes very difficult to kill. According to the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), there are 5 subspecies of Borrelia burgodoreri, over 100 strains in the United States and 300 strains worldwide.
Lyme Disease: Presentation @ UCCC
Lyme disease has become serious business in Greene and Ulster Counties. By now, everybody knows someone who has been treated for a tick bite or someone living with chronic Lyme disease. It's an equal opportunity disease that strikes infants to seniors, all races, income levels and both sexes.
Wellness Rx Report on Chronic Sinusitis
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.
Wellness Rx Report on Stress and Anxiety
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 Shingles
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.