An increasing number of my patients are informed about “good cholesterol” vs. “bad cholesterol” and “good fats” vs. “bad fats,” but few know what triglycerides are and what their function is within the body. Triglycerides make up a significant portion of the fat that occurs naturally in your blood. If yours is too high, you often don’t know it until after you’ve have a heart attack or stroke – unless you’ve had it checked by your doctor.
You’ve probably heard someone say, at least once in your life, “Quit worrying; you’ll get an ulcer.” I see a lot of patients who suffer from some form of stomach distress and ulcers are more common than you might think. Let’s talk about peptic ulcers and what you might be able to do to prevent them.