Rheumatoid arthritis can make you feel powerless. The pain and fatigue are relentless. And the medications you’ve been prescribed to control the disease leave a lot to be desired. These meds often don’t fully control your symptoms and even have some potentially scary side effects.
There’s no better time than the holiday season to talk about blood pressure. While the season is a time of connection, warmth, and joy, most of us would agree that it’s also the most stressful time of the year. Extra activities, long to-do lists and family gatherings can increase your stress – right along with your blood pressure.
Most people think bone loss and osteoporosis are only concerns for older women. But bone loss happens to all of us as we age. The good news is that there’s so much you can do to ward off bone loss before it becomes a bigger problem. You are getting older every day, but you do not have to become frail or disabled.
Did you know that you have as many brain cells as there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy? And that all of these cells form a vast network of connections? It’s really amazing to think about. But what’s even more amazing is that your brain has the ability to form new connections. In essence, this means that your brain can re-learn how it works.
Depression can feel like a prison, making relationships, thinking, and even daily activities seem impossible. Nearly everyone has experienced the symptom of depression at one time or another. But what many people forget in the depth of their pain is that depression is at its core — a symptom. It’s a sign that something isn’t working quite right in your brain.
We’re often judged by the clothes we wear. Your clothes may be the deciding factor on the first impression you make, landing a new job, or getting that promotion at work. Your cells also have “clothing” – a dynamic, specialized layer of sugars called the glycocalyx. As scientists learn more about this gel-like layer, they are also realizing its far-reaching roles in human health.
At MaxWell Clinic, we focus on your overall body composition, or the percentages of fat and non-fat (like muscle) in your body. To do so, we use a method called bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) on all our new patients. In this article, we’ll dive into what BIA is and what it can tell us about your health.