The COVID-19 pandemic definitely put a strain on many businesses, challenging industry norms that had been staunchly held for decades. One of the biggest changes to how people do everyday business is the rise of telemedicine. When implemented correctly, telemedicine offers physicians and other medical staff an unprecedented opportunity to reach those patients who were unable or unwilling to visit the office. (more…)
Hormonal changes throughout the years can leave patients feeling as if they aren’t in control of their own bodies, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In this post, we’ll clue you into the signs of hormone imbalances so you can identify the potential causes of your body’s changing needs. By empowering yourself with this information and working with your physician to develop a treatment plan that works for you, you can free yourself from bothersome hormone imbalance symptoms and continue living your best life for years to come! (more…)
Spring allergies are no joke here in central Florida. As early as late December, temperatures can rise enough to bring about many environmental allergies. By the time spring allergy season ends in May, allergy sufferers have spent half a year dealing with constant sneezing, coughing, and congestion.
Knowledge is power when it comes to dealing with spring allergies. Allergy testing can inform you about your exact allergy triggers and allow your allergist to formulate customized allergy drops based on your specific triggers. Armed with this knowledge, you can avoid places and situations where your allergies are likely to act up. Some of the most common spring allergy triggers we can identify with allergy testing include: (more…)
If you suffer from spring allergies, you know how much sneezing, coughing, and congestion can affect your everyday life. Modern allergy testing allows us to pinpoint the cause of allergies more precisely than ever. By knowing exactly what causes your allergies, you can take steps to avoid your triggers and always have exactly the right emergency medication with you.
What Do Allergy Tests Test For?
Allergy tests can identify sensitivity to dozens of allergens, both common and rare. Whether your allergies are environmental, food-based, or insect-based, there’s an allergy test that can help identify your exact triggers. Common allergy tests at a minimum identify reactions to: (more…)
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries after an accident, especially an auto accident where you are rear-ended. Whiplash is caused by a sudden, violent jerking of the head back and forth, which overextends the neck muscles and soft tissues, causing small tears and injuries. This can lead to severe pain, dramatic reduction in range of motion, and significant impairment to a person’s ability to complete the activities of everyday life.
However, many whiplash sufferers feel fine just after the accident and even refuse medical attention. If whiplash is so bad, why doesn’t it show up immediately after being hurt? (more…)
We’re still learning things every day about COVID-19 and its mutations. Guidance on how to best treat the virus and promote optimal recovery after infection is very fluid, constantly changing as we gather more information about the normal path of disease progression versus symptoms that are outliers. One thing that is becoming more and more evident is that some COVID-19 survivors require post-illness rehabilitation and recovery to return to their pre-COVID levels of functioning. Some doctors have coined this collection of post-COVID symptoms as “long COVID”, and it is characterized by overwhelming fatigue and cognitive changes. (more…)
Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and for good reason. Losing weight is one of the very best things you can do to improve your overall health. It also helps you look and feel your absolute best. Even with all its proven benefits, losing weight can be very difficult for some people. If you’ve tried other diets, medications, and trends to lose weight in the past with no luck, consider a medically-assisted weight loss plan from the experts here at TLC Medical in Tampa Bay! (more…)
In the past, Botox was only given to women aged 40 and older to lessen the appearance of existing wrinkles, but not anymore! More and more younger individuals are using Botox preventatively to stop wrinkles and fine lines before they even start to form. Since Botox is approved for adults aged 18 and older, you may be wondering what age is the best for starting a preventative Botox regimen.
The Best Age to Start Preventative Botox Treatments
We’re right in the middle of cold and flu season, with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 looming ahead, and pollen season due to following right after. It’s more important than ever to recognize the differences between COVID-19, the flu, allergies, and the common cold. Misunderstandings about the symptoms lead many people to mistakenly think they just have a cold, when they are really spreading something more sinister.
Don’t be left in the dark about your symptoms. Use this convenient chart to determine which illness you are afflicted with so you can fight it effectively. (more…)