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Walker Family Care
Family Medicine Physicians located in Little River, SC
Family Medicine Physicians located in Little River, SC
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Is It an Upper Respiratory Infection?
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Upper respiratory infections are incredibly common and lead to missed work and school, pain, discomfort and long recovery periods. They occur most often in the fall and winter time and often include coughing, sneezing, congestion, fever, running nose and a scratchy or sore throat. Take simple steps like washing your hands often and always covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of upper respiratory infections.

#Infection #SickDay #Prevention #UpperRespiratoryInfection
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The Benefits of Botox and What to Expect
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Botox can reduce wrinkles and smooth out your skin, giving you the confidence to live your best life. The procedure is simple and takes place in-house, and those who experience side effects generally report a light swelling or soreness, but nothing more extreme. You may begin to see results just a few days after the procedure and fully within two weeks, which will last up to six months!

#Botox #Confidence #Cosmetics #LittleRiver

For more information on Botox candidacy and options, trust the team at Walker Urgent & Family Care. We're here to give you the information and care you need, so call (843) 280-8333 or schedule an appointment online today.
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Reducing the Risk of a UTI
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UTIs, or urinary tract infections, can be painful and uncomfortable--and they're more common than you might think. Still, you can take steps today to avoid them and stay healthy. When you feel the urge to urinate, go--holding your pee is a large contributor to developing a UTI. If you bike regularly or wear certain lingerie, you may be at a higher risk. Consider speaking with your doctor about UTIs if you're on certain medications, diabetic or experiencing perimenopause or menopause.

#UTI #UrinaryTractInfection #Prevention #Treatment #WomensHealth
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High Blood Pressure, Risks, and Treatments
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High blood pressure is a serious condition and often without symptoms, giving it the title of the “silent killer” due to the extreme complications of it being left untreated. It’s important to understand the risks and speak with your doctor about high blood pressure. African Americans, adults over 55, and people with a family history of high blood pressure are all more at risk of developing it themselves. Your risk also increases if you are overweight, inactive or smoke or drink regularly. Speak with your doctor about treatment options today.

#HighBloodPressure #Treatment #Prevention #Lifestyle #FamilyHistory
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Preparing for Your Annual Visit
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We may not like to think about going to the doctor’s office when we're feeling healthy, but a regular annual visit is important when it comes to prevention and care. When you come in for your physical, your doctor will check your vital signs, go over your medical history for any points of interest, give you a physical examination and potentially order blood work. Your doctor will also discuss health and wellness options with you and provide time for any questions you may have.

#DoctorsOffice #AnnualPhysical #FamilyDoctor #LittleRiver

Don’t wait to get to know the expert, compassionate team here at Walker Urgent & Family Care. Schedule annual physicals for your whole family online or by calling (843) 280-8333 today!
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Diabetes and Childcare
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For those parents working to find the right childcare for their family, managing the added complication of diabetes can be even more challenging. It’s important to understand that your child cannot be refused because of their diabetes and that they are afforded protection. Work with the program you’re enrolling in to ensure good medical care and attention to prevent or manage an emergency. Consider training a staff member in emergency response and speak with your child about their own care.

#Diabetes #Childcare #FamilyCare #Prevention
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Combating Seasonal Allergies
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The time for seasonal allergies may be coming to a close, but it’s always smart to stay prepared for when the next wave may come. Reduce your triggers by staying indoors on windy days, avoid pulling weeds or mowing the lawn, shower after spending time outside during high pollen counts and avoid hanging laundry on the line. You'll also want to use air conditioning and a dehumidifier and vacuum often.

#Allergies #Prevention #Treatment #Seasonal
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Managing Obesity from a Young Age
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Recent studies show that one in six children in America right now is struggling with obesity, with black and Latino children at the highest risk. At this current rate, more than half of American children today will be obese by the age of 35, increasing their risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, all preventable conditions, especially when obesity is managed earlier in life. The highest rate of childhood obesity was recorded in Mississippi and the lowest in Utah--through simple changes to local programs, school schedules and advertising can make a big difference.

#Obseity #HeartHealth #Diabetes #LittleRiver #SouthCarolina
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What Is Secondary High Blood Pressure?
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Secondary high blood pressure is hypertension that is caused by an underlying medical issue. In most cases, secondary high blood pressure comes out of nowhere and follows a major medical event.

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Symptoms and Treatments for UTIs
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Urinary tract infections are not uncommon, but can you recognize the symptoms and know when to seek treatment? One of the most obvious signs is a frequent and urgent need to pee, often associated with pain or burning, pus or blood, and soreness, pressure or cramps. When left untreated, UTIs can spread to the kidneys and include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and pain to the right or left of your spine. UTIs are most common in people who have already had them, people with diabetes, those who are obese, use spermicides or diaphragms or have kidney stones.

#UTI #LittleRiver #SouthCarolina
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