Thursday, June 25, 2015
Menopause, mental health, asthma and altitude sickness: Learn more about these and other medical issues and frequently asked healtcare questions from your Everett Clinic providers in our latest educational videos.
- Traveling abroad? Talk to your primary care provider about safeguarding your health. Preventative medicine is the best medicine, says family medicine physician Dr. James Kim.
- Hi, I’m your ARNP! Family nurse practitioner Sue Carmody explains what it means when she introduces herself as a nurse practitioner and how NPs care for patients.
- Mild, manageable menopause? Maybe! The hot flashes, mood changes and fatigue that come with menopause may not be overwhelming, says nurse practitioner Sally Thunselle. Tips include: Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly and get good sleep.
- Did you know? Mental health issues like other conditions are easier to treat earlier and can get worse over time if left untreated. They aren’t weaknesses in personality and they shouldn’t be stigmatized. “People get help for them all the time,” says psychiatrist Dr. Megha Chadha.
- Climb every mountain? Not if you start to show signs of altitude sickness! Then it's time to descend, says Dr. John Benedict Abaño, a family medicine physician with an interest in wilderness medicine. Be aware of the symptoms. You never know who will be affected and when. Tips include: Be hydrated, eat enough calories and don’t get overly fatigued.
- Is your asthma really under control? “You have it under control if you have to use your rescue inhaler less than twice a week and you don’t have any other alarm symptoms like waking up in the middle of the night wheezing or frequent cough,” says nurse practitioner Dianne Kutzke.