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AMG Medical
Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Tucson, AZ
Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Tucson, AZ
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How Does Excess Weight Affect My Health?
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Carrying extra body weight adds an incredible amount of stress to your muscles, bones, and joints. Your overall health can also be affected because the additional fat cells will produce hormones and biochemicals that work to regularly metabolism and affect the organs throughout your body. Being overweight increases your risk for the following conditions: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis.

#obesity #health #tucson

Gerald Morris, MD, MPH, and Amanda Bacchus-Morris, MD, MPH, can help you develop a healthy plan and provide medical and emotional support while you achieve your weight-loss goals. If you’re ready to lose weight, call the office in Tucson, Arizona, or book an appointment online today: (http://ow.ly/w8j030nn6YL)
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High Blood Pressure and Vision Loss
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High blood pressure can contribute to vision problems in a variety of different ways. Your eyes are made up of many small blood vessels. When these blood vessels are subjected to the long-term effects of high blood pressure or hypertension, some of the following conditions can likely develop: blood vessel damage, or retinopathy, fluid buildup under the retina, or choroidopathy, and Nerve damage, or optic neuropathy. High blood pressure can also cause stroke, which can be a precursor to vision loss.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Friendly affection doesn’t have to be so sugar-coated! Rather than giving boxes of chocolates or sugary treats to your loved ones, try gifting heart healthy options, like fresh fruits. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by celebrating heart health and vitality.

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What Causes High Blood Pressure?
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In a few cases, an underlying health problem such as diabetes, kidney disease, or sleep apnea can eventually lead to high blood pressure. However, high blood pressure often develops due to some of the following: being overweight, leading a sedentary lifestyle, experiencing persistent stress over long periods, smoking cigarettes, and consuming a diet high in salt and low in potassium.

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Can Diabetics Drink Wine?
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The American Diabetes Association or ADA says that yes, as long as you’re not pregnant and don’t have a history of alcohol abuse, it is perfectly okay for those that struggle with diabetes to have wine in moderation. The ADA also recommends that you should eat whenever you’re drinking any type of alcoholic beverage. Because alcohol can cause severe, life-threatening levels of low blood sugar in anyone, food is a vital component to help the body regulate blood glucose levels while drinking.

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Diabetes Complications
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Diabetes can lead to a variety of diffferent types of complications. Leg pain and leg cramps often take place as a result of nerve damage in a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. If diabetes damages nerves within your arms or legs, it’s referred to as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition can also be a direct result of long-term high blood sugar levels or hyperglycemia in those who struggle with diabetes. Pain, tingling, numbness, and burning in the legs and arms are other common symptoms.

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Diabetes and Protecting Your Liver
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Diabetes has been shown to significantly raise your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which excess fat builds up within your liver even if you drink little or no alcohol at all (though those that do drink alcohol are at even greater risk with diabetes). This condition takes place within at least half of those with type 2 diabetes. Your best defense against fatty liver disease includes some of the following strategies: taking steps to reduce high blood pressure, cutting back on alcohol consumption, and working with a health care professional to gain control of your blood sugar levels.

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What Are the Benefits of a Yearly Physical Exam?
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A yearly checkup at AMG Medical in Tucson serves as a preventive exam with the goal of keeping you optimally healthy throughout your lifetime. During your physical exam, your doctor here at AMG Medical will help screen for signs of physical and emotional problems that may not have been present during your most recent visit. Most dangerous diseases and conditions have symptoms that are difficult to spot without medical examination, which is why yearly checkups are so important.

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What Are the Symptoms and Signs of Prostate Cancer?
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In most cases, prostate cancer symptoms are not very apparent during the early phases of the disease. The symptoms of prostate cancer can also be a bit different for each man. Because of this, routine screenings in the form of digital rectal exams and prostate specific androgen tests are critical in both the early diagnosis and prevention of the spreading of prostate cancer.

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What Is Post-Traumatic Arthritis?
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Post-traumatic arthritis is a common form of osteoarthritis that is characterized by one that results from a physical injury of any kind to any joint. Post-traumatic arthritis is caused specifically by the wearing out of a joint that has endured any type of injury. The injury could be from a range of origins, including from playing sports, a vehicle accident, a fall, a military injury, or any other particular source of physical trauma.

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