Occasional Anxiety

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Life is stressful for many of us and experiencing symptoms of worry, irritability, and fatigue related to this anxiety is common. However, people with anxiety disorder often have intensive, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Anxiety disorder may involve repeated episodes of intense anxiety, fear, and terror that reach peak after a few minutes (panic attacks). These episodes of panic and anxiety interfere with daily activities and are difficult to control. They are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety (social phobias), and separation anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results in a medical condition that may need treatment. These symptoms can be treated very effectively with non-habit-forming medications that are inexpensive and well tolerated. Symptoms may also be helped with psychotherapy. Whatever form of anxiety you have, we can assist in the evaluation and...

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Could someone you know have ADD?

Could someone you know have ADD? Maybe they’re impulsive, inattentive or disorganized. People with inattention may procrastinate, may not complete tasks like homework or chores, or may frequently move from one uncompleted activity to another. They might have a hard time paying attention to details and tend to make careless mistakes. They may have difficulty staying on topic while talking and listening to others and have difficulty following social rules. They may also be forgetful about daily activities (for example: forgetting appointments, neglecting to pack a lunch, etc.) Inattentiveness and impulsivity are key behaviors in ADD. It is normal to have some inattention during focused activity, but in ADD it is more severe, occurs more often, and interferes with or reduces quality of social function and job activities. While there is no cure for ADD, current treatments available at Family Practice Center can reduce symptoms and improve functioning. The medications are safe when used as directed by providers.  We are able to direct treatment and monitor therapy. Contact us if you or someone you know could benefit by an assessment and evaluation for...

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Exercise as Medication

If there was a medication you could take that improved energy, sleep, libido, and confidence level all while reducing your risk for diabetes, heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis would you take it?  Great news, there is just such a treatment out there: Exercise! In line with guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Cardiology, the providers at Family Practice Center strongly encourage our patients to stay healthy by getting at least 150 minutes of exercise every week.  Exercise is absolutely one of the key components to a consistent approach to healthy living. Check out this great article and video to get more info and insight onto the power of regular exercise.  At Family Practice Center, we’re happy to talk to about starting an exercise program or even about how to change your routine up a little. Now, go get sweaty! http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/29/health/how-much-exercise-metzl/index.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo  ...

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Sunburns

Sunburns

A painful and bothersome side effect of summers spent at beaches, lakes, and parks can be sunburn. Unfortunately, hours spent outside can result in red, painful skin. It is also possible to develop swelling and blisters

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