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Body odor, from head to toes, can alert doctors to potential health issues—even cancer. Find out what those distinctive smells may signal.
Breath that smells musty or similar to garlic and rotten eggs is annoying on its own; it’s very concerning if you haven’t actually been eating garlic or eggs. Marc S. Rabinowitz, MD, of Prevention First Healthcare tells Reader’s Digest that if the liver starts failing at its job of detoxifying the blood—this can happen with cirrhosis, for example—your breath can go sour. It’s important to see your doctor soon: A study in the Journal of Chromatography B reveals that cirrhosis of the liver can be virtually symptom-free; this may be your best and earliest warning sign. Check out these 8 tips for getting rid of garlic breath.
“A person with kidney failure may have breath that smells like ammonia or urine,” says Dr. Rabinowitz. That’s because your kidneys are failing to filter waste products from your body. Kidney failure comes on slowly: If you also have muscle cramps or swelling in your feet and ankles, or if your bathroom habits have changed, get checked out in a hurry. Check out these 12 diseases doctors can detect by smell.
Find exercise plan that fits into your lifestyle. Strive towards a goal to run a 10K or 5K race or walk, tone your muscles, get stronger and have more balance. Contact Dr. Marc Rabinowitz for exercise ideas at any age.
Are you over 70 years old and taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack? The latest studies from the New England Journal of Medicine provides new information to discuss with your doctor. There may not be a benefit to taking aspirin as a preventative measure if you are healthy and over 70.
The Flu Season for 2018-2019 has begun. Get your flu shot today and learn about what to do about this year’s flu. Call 215-PREVENT for more information.
Featuring Dr. Marc Rabinowitz of Prevention First Healthcare, Southampton, Bucks County, PA. A concierge medical practice for seniors, busy executives and those who want VIP access to healthcare. This includes same day appointments, specialist appointment scheduling, 24/7 access to your doctor via his cell phone, house calls if needed and more!
The CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older get two doses of Shingrix, 2 to 6 months apart. Shingrix provides strong protection against shingles and PHN. Shingrix is the preferred vaccine, over Zostavax®, a shingles vaccine in use since 2006.
Prevention First Healthcare is a concierge medical practice in Bucks County, PA providing patients with detailed care, easy access to their doctor and no waiting for an appointment.
Dr. Marc Rabinowitz of Prevention First Healthcare discusses the latest Blood Pressure Recommendations. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Consult with your physician.
Dr. Marc Rabinowitz of Prevention First Healthcare, Southampton, Bucks County, PA discusses Dementia. A new study shows women who exercise at a high cardiovascular level will have an 88% less likelihood of developing dementia. Why is that?
Dr. Marc Rabinowitz of Prevention First Healthcare discusses the latest advancements when someone is having a stroke. Get to a hospital right away if you are experiencing loss of neurological function or slurred speech.
“With the aging of the population and increased life expectancy, the prevalence of high blood pressure is expected to continue to increase,” said epidemiologist Dr. Paul Muntner, co-chair of the group that wrote the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2018 Update, published Wednesday in Circulation.
HealthFinder.gov states that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
Additionally, only about one in five Americans gets enough exercise.
What can you do to keep your heart healthy?
-Watch your weight
-Don’t Smoke. Smoke exposure contributes to about 34,000 premature heart disease deaths a year, according to the American Heart Association
-Control your numbers…get your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure checked frequently. Take the correct measures to keep your levels in check.
-Drink alcohol in moderation
-Exercise 3-4 days/week for at least 150 minutes of physical activity
-Eat healthy by lowering your sodium and trans-fat intake while eating more fruits and vegetables. Cut down on refined or processed foods.
As of February, 2018, Dr. Marc Rabinowitz is a provider at Abington-Jefferson Health in addition to Doylestown Hospital and Holy Redeemer where he has access to lab and radiology results and will participate in community speaking events.
Dr. Marc Rabinowitz created Prevention First Healthcare in Southampton, PA because he felt that his patients deserved more than a traditional practice could provide; more time with their doctor, more research into their specific medical needs, and more knowledge how to live a happier, healthier life.
Our goal at Prevention First Healthcare, a Bucks County Internal Medicine practice, is not to just get you well, but to keep you well. We help you add years to your life and life to your years.