Everyone experiences anxiety. In fact, studies show Americans are more stressed out than ever. But can stress and anxiety actually raise the level of your blood sugar? And what does this mean for those who have diabetes? Is There a Connection Between Stress and Blood Sugar Levels? Yes, there is. It’s caused by both psychological and physical factors. […]
A stress test shows how well your heart works during exercise. Our doctors in Raleigh use exercise stress tests to diagnose coronary artery disease and find the cause of chest pain, lightheadedness or dizziness.
As a nation, we’re stressed out. If you’re kept awake at night by anxiety or you’re experiencing stress-related high blood pressure, you’re not alone. As internal medicine doctors, we’ve seen firsthand the toll that stress can take on the body. In fact, 3 out of 4 Americans have experienced at least one stress symptom in […]
It’s no secret that heart disease is the number one cause of death of Americans, and an EKG is a simple test to help determine problems with the heart that could lead to a heart attack. While today’s patients have more access to information about heart healthy living than ever before, there are still a […]
The statics are staggering enough. Heart disease claims 800,000 American lives every year. In 2017, that equated to roughly 1 in every 3 deaths. On average, one person dies of cardiovascular disease every 40 seconds. The United States isn’t alone—globally 31 percent of all deaths are due to some type of heart disease, according to […]
WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE? Everyone has experienced uncomfortable bouts of diarrhea or constipation from time to time, but for those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), these symptoms can occur for months, and in some cases, even years. IBS is not a disease per se, but rather, it is a name given for a group […]
February is all about the heart (and no, it is not because of Valentine’s Day). February is National Heart Month, a part of an ongoing educational campaign to raise awareness of the causes and risk factors associated with heart disease. Why? Because heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women in the […]
The winter holidays may be a time for family reunions, gift-giving and office parties, but the season is also accompanied by stress. The holiday rush is a perfect recipe for stress: the frenzied dash to buy that perfect present, fighting holiday traffic, and juggling visits to relatives often creates tension and puts a damper on […]