What are some common Spring Health Concerns?

Spring is here!  The trees are starting to develop leaves, the flowers are beginning to bloom, warmer temperatures are around the corner...and so are some spring health concerns.  Problems like Allergies, Asthma, Insects and the occasional sports injury. Not too fear, we have some great healthcare clinics in Nashville, like Clinica Hispana La Paz, that can handle these health concerns and get you back in the game and out enjoying life. 7 Common Spring Health Concerns Here are seven (7) common spring health concerns you want to consider. Allergies One of the most common health concerns in spring are allergies. Plants grow, bloo...

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How do Doctors Treat Strep Throat?

  Not all sore throats are "strep throats."  Strep throat is a bacterial infection (Bacterium Group A Streptococcus) and can cause more damage than your average "sore throat."  Your medical health professionals at your family healthcare clinic in Nashville, Clinica Hispana La Paz, can help determine if your sore throat is a strep throat or not. Causes of Strep Throat Group A Streptococcus bacteria is responsible for causing strep throat. This bacteria is contagious and can spread through coughing, sneezing, sharing food/drink, and touching common surfaces, just to name a few. This condition is more common in children, since th...

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How Can A Family Healthcare Clinic In Nashville Treat Tendinitis?

Tendons are the fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. Inflammation of these tendons can cause Tendinitis. The most common areas affected are the shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels and you will probably experience pain and tenderness outside your joints. Medical clinics in Nashville, TN, like Clinica Hispana La Paz, can treat Tendinitis, help you reduce your inflammation and pain. Risk Factors of Tendinitis While a sudden injury could cause Tendinitis, the most common reason for this health problem are repetitive activities that put too much pressure on the tendons. Patients with Tendinitis might experience a dull ache, tendern...

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childhood obesity

Childhood Obesity: Causes and Future Health Complications

Childhood obesity can affect children and adolescents. If neglected, it might lead to serious health complications in the future including psychological problems like depression. Pediatricians in healthcare clinics in Nashville can help you maintain a healthy weight for your child. Causes of childhood obesity Unfortunately in today's digital world, adults and children spend more time staring at a computer screen (phone, tablet, computer) and rarely do they play outside. Less physical activity and eating more than necessary (binge eating) are the main factors responsible for causing childhood obesity. Diet Regular consumption of fast f...

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pap smear

Should you Get a Pap Smear?

Healthcare professionals perform Pap Smears or Papanicolaou Smears to diagnose cancerous or precancerous cells in the cervix and other possible medical conditions. This screening test has helped reduce the development of cervical cancer and mortality rates. You can visit one of the healthcare clinics in Nashville, like Clinica Hispana La Paz, for a Pap Smear. Pap Smear procedure Doctors perform Pap Smears to detect changes in the cervix that can often result from HPV (human papillomavirus). Ideally, your doctor should perform your pap test during the second half of your menstrual cycle (around day 14). Before your test appointment you s...

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Nutritional requirements

The importance of making healthy food choices for children

Making healthy food choices (Nutritional Counseling) is not as complicated as it sounds.  While some would argue you need a "registered dietitian" to make those decisions, you can really do well on your own or with some general guidance from healthcare professionals at healthcare clinics in Nashville, like Clinica Hispana La Paz. Nutritional requirements for different age groups of children As your child grows he/she will have different dietary needs to help them grow well and properly. What you feed your children now will have a great effect on how they live as an adult. Infants While not a requirement, breastfeeding is still the be...

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MMR Vaccine

What is the MMR vaccination?

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccine, as the name suggests is a combined vaccine given to protect against the measles, mumps, rubella and the health complications that result from these diseases. Children who have received two doses of the MMR vaccine following the U.S. vaccination schedule are expected to have lifelong protection against these health problems. MEASLES Measles or Rubeola is an infection caused by a virus from the paramyxovirus family. Once infected, it invades the hosts’ cells and uses them to complete its life cycle. This virus initially causes infections in the respiratory tract. Over time it spreads to other ...

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Abscess Drainage

What is Abscess Drainage?

An abscess is an infection below the skin that can cause a red bump to start growing. Underneath this red bump white blood cells are sent by your body's defense system to fight the infection. Sometimes too many can be sent and they start to collect in this one area combining with the damaged tissue and other cells and begin to form a liquid called pus. Most of the abscesses are caused by bacterial infections and can be warm and sensitive to touch as well as painful. Although they can occur in any part of the body you will usually find them in armpits, around a tooth, skin area near the anus and vagina, in the groin area and at the base...

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Treatment for Warts

What are the Various forms of Treatment for Removal of Warts?

A wart is a small growth or bump on the skin that can appear anywhere on the body. It usually looks like a solid blister. This type of skin condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be passed on by skin contact or from sharing the same towels or shoes. Scratching or biting the affected area or through shaving of face or legs can also cause the spreading of warts to other parts of the body. Different Types of Warts Warts can be of various types and each type is caused by different types of HPV. Common warts Also called Verucca Vulgaris, these have rough exterior and appear in a firm and elevated conditio...

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Cystic Fibrosis in Children: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What Is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic Fibrosis harms the cells producing sweat, digestive fluids, and mucus and it is a genetic disorder. Nearly 30,000 young adults and children deal with Cystic Fibrosis in the United States. Currently there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis; however, children who are diagnosed early and receive early treatment can have a longer lifespan. Unfortunately if the disorder isn’t treated in time, it can lead to complications like infertility, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic lung infections. What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (CF)? A mutation in the gene Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Connductance Regulator or CFTR c...

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