Blog Archive

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Jul 10th, 2019

Being overweight is more than just a body-image issue or a matter of vanity. Obesity leads to serious health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, the kind where your pancreas doesn’t process insulin properly. If you have diabetes, you are among the 7.2 million Americans struggling to manage symptoms and...

5 Travel Tips for Patients With Asthma Jun 17th, 2019

Asthma is a long-term lung disease that inflames your airways, making it difficult for you to breathe. A number of treatments can help you live a normal life, however. When traveling, you need to manage your asthma effectively, and the doctors at Alpha Internal Medicine can help you develop a...

Kybella for Double Chin May 23rd, 2019

Kybella is a liquid injection of a medicine that has been in use for over 20 years for other medical applications. It has natural fat-destroying activity. It is FDA approved to destroy fat cells under the chin giving a better side profile for those wishing to improve this area. The...

Are You Up to Date on Your Pap Smear? May 14th, 2019

Most women know regular Pap smears are important for diagnosing cervical cancer in its earliest (and most treatable) stages, but what many women don’t know is how often they should have a Pap smear in order to help them stay healthy. And even if you do keep track of Pap...

CBD Oil Apr 25th, 2019

CBD OIL The hemp or cannabis plant is made up of many components that have been used for centuries for medicinal and other purposes. The two most popular components of this plant are A) tetrahydro cannabis(THC) and b) cannabidiol (CBD). The THC component is the part of the plant that...

BioTE: 5 Reasons to Consider Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Apr 23rd, 2019

Your hormones play a major role in a surprising number of your body’s processes and functions. Unfortunately, as we get older, our bodies tend to produce fewer hormones than they did when we were younger. That’s true for both women and men. And as a result, we can wind up...

Sculpsure to melt fat cells Apr 5th, 2019

Sculpsure is state of the art in body contouring using laser energy to melt fat cells. The treatment consists of applying frames just larger than the size of a credit card to the area that is being treated. Gradually, the frame heats the fat tissue below the skin layer.  the...

Considering Drug Side Effects Mar 18th, 2019

As a physician, one of the most common reasons I encounter for people refusing to take prescription medications is concern for side effects. This is a reasonable concern, because the point of medication is to make you feel better rather than worse, right? Here's one example of a side effect list:...

5 Tips to Get Ahead of Spring Allergies Mar 1st, 2019

In Georgia, spring is just around the corner. For many people, the earliest indicators of spring aren’t necessarily the crocus blossoms and tiny new leaf growth, but those pesky, annoying symptoms that go hand-in-hand with spring allergies. The one good thing about spring allergies: They always occur at about the...

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids: Are You Up to Date? Feb 12th, 2019

Vaccines are no more enjoyable to receive as an adult than they were when you were a child, but they’re equally as important. In the United States, millions of adults get sick every year from vaccine-preventable diseases such as the flu and hepatitis, leaving them bedridden and out of work...

Beyond Salt: What to Eat and Not Eat to Lower Your Blood Pressure Jan 18th, 2019

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, one of the first things doctors will tell you is to cut out the salt, which is one of the biggest contributors to high blood pressure numbers. So you remove the salt shaker from the table and endeavor to check the sodium content of...

7 Tips for Preventing Winter Colds, Flus and Respiratory Illnesses Dec 20th, 2018

Does it seem like you can’t make it through the year without getting a cold or the flu? These respiratory illnesses are both highly contagious, but you can take some simple steps to lower your risk of getting sick. Here at Alpha Internal Medicine, we’re always available to answer your...