Health and Wellness

Common Mistakes and Misconceptions About Urinary Tract Infections

Posted by Benjamin Dillon, M.D. on Oct 31, 2015 8:54:00 AM

They’re a familiar and common occurrence, but urinary tract infections (UTIs) also seem to be a condition that patients often misunderstand. In my practice, I see a lot of UTIs. Here are some of the most common misconceptions and mistakes patients make in regards to this condition.
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Topics: urinary tract infections, UTI, urilogical condition, houston urologist, prevention

Metabolic Syndrome: Do the Math

Posted by Steffanie Campbell, M.D. on Oct 17, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Add a few points to your cholesterol, increase your blood sugar levels a bit, let out your belt a few notches…no big deal, right? But multiply these numbers by others and you may have an equation for metabolic syndrome, which can add up to some pretty serious health problems.

Metabolic syndrome, sometimes called Syndrome X, is not really a disease. It’s actually a cluster of risk factors. Taken together they can raise your chance for heart disease, diabetes and stroke. I have read recent research that the syndrome can double your chances of developing heart disease and increase five-fold the likelihood you will develop diabetes.

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Topics: diabetes, risk factors, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, syndrome x, stroke, prevention

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