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Dr. Stasha-Gae Roberts’s blog allows her to share helpful information with her patients regarding Direct Primary Care (DPC), and all things health care. Check back occasionally for new posts.
COVID

COVID

Caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus Common symptoms include: Fever Chills Body aches Fatigue Cough Sinus pain / pressure Headaches Loss of taste or smell Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Most individuals who contract SARS-CoV-2 will recover without issues. However, individuals at risk...

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis

Infection of the skin Can be caused by bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, beta-hemolytic streptococci Area on the skin is usually red, warm to the touch, swollen, area can be painful and sometimes purulent drainage can be present Most commonly present on the legs...

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye Common presenting symptoms are Redness Itching and sensation of something inside the eye Drainage from the eye Eyes maybe matted shot when first waking up Conjunctivitis can be cause by bacteria, viruses (including COVID) and...

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Wheezing Wilbur!

Wheezing Wilbur!

Wilbur is a 24 year old male who recently joined a local gym. He has packed on a few pounds over the past few months and his goal is to lose 10 lbs. He decides to go to a spin class which will be his first time ever attending such a class. He used to be a member of...

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Allergies / Allergic Rhinitis

Allergies / Allergic Rhinitis

Can be seasonal or year round Common symptoms include: Sneezing Watery eyes Red / puffy eyes Runny nose Stuffy nose Sinus pain / pressure Diarrhea Can be associated with asthma and eczema Allergens can include pets, roaches, dust mites, pollen, certain types of food...

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It burns when I pee!

It burns when I pee!

This symptom is a common complaint that women experience when they have a urinary tract infection (UTIs, a bladder infection / lower urinary tract infection). In comparison to men, women are more likely to be diagnosed with UTIs. One of the reasons is because the...

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Zinc

Zinc

In more recent years, much interest has been generated by the possibility that subclinical zinc deficiency may significantly increase the incidence of and morbidity and mortality from diarrhea and upper respiratory tract infections. Along with iron, iodine, and...

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Complementary & Alternative Medication

Complementary & Alternative Medication

Many in the U.S. use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). These supplements can be helpful or even essential to health. Here are somethings that we must remember when using these health alternatives: Tell your clinician you are using them, like...

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Osteoporosis versus Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis versus Osteoarthritis

Two medical terms that I often hear patients confuse, but are not the same & unfortunately you can be affected by both. Osteoporosis: Brittle or thin bones. Bones break easily especially bones of the hip spine and wrist. Can affect anyone, but risk factors for...

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Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland

Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid gland

Symptoms can include: Nervousness or irritability Feeling tired Rapid heart rate Muscle weakness Unintended weight loss Trouble sleeping Goiter, enlarged thyroid gland Thinning bones Pregnancy complications Who is at risk: Women Those older than 60 Having previous...

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