Drs. & Pharma

Specialties

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Women's Studies

  • Hot Flashes
  • Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle - so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses can cause a fracture. In many cases, bones weaken when you have low levels of calcium and other minerals in your bones.
  • Low sexual desire
  • Heavy period

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Any disease transmitted by sexual contact. They include AIDS, Chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, yeast infections, and some forms of hepatitis.

Depression

Depression occurs when you have at least five of the following nine symptoms at the same time:

  • a depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
  • fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
  • impaired concentration, indecisiveness
  • insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
  • markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
  • recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)
  • a sense of restlessness -- known as psychomotor agitation -- or being slowed down -- retardation
  • significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)

Anxiety

There are many types of anxiety disorders that include panic disorder {Panic Disorder - People with this condition have feelings of terror that strike suddenly and repeatedly with no warning. Other symptoms of a panic attack include sweating, chest pain, palpitations (irregular heartbeats), and a feeling of choking, which may make the person feel like he or she is having a heart attack.} , obsessive compulsive disorder {Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - People with OCD are plagued by constant thoughts or fears that cause them to perform certain rituals or routines. The disturbing thoughts are called obsessions, and the rituals are called compulsions.} , post traumatic stress disorder {Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD is a condition that can develop following a traumatic and/or terrifying event, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, or a natural disaster. People with PTSD often have lasting and frightening thoughts and memories of the event, and tend to be emotionally numb.} , social anxiety disorder {Social Anxiety Disorder - Social anxiety disorder involves overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations. The worry often centers on a fear of being judged by others, or behaving in a way that might cause embarrassment or lead to ridicule.} , specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder {Generalized Anxiety Disorder - This disorder involves excessive, unrealistic worry and tension, even if there is little or nothing to provoke the anxiety.} .

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it interferes with a person's ability to lead a normal life.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

AD/HD is a diagnosis applied to children and adults who consistently display certain characteristic behaviors over a period of time. The most common core features include:

  • distractibility (poor sustained attention to tasks)
  • impulsivity (impaired impulse control and delay of gratification)
  • hyperactivity (excessive activity and physical restlessness)

Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin.

In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.