Cholesterol Testing (Hyperlipidemia)

Blood sample for cholesterol testing

Cholesterol is a naturally-occurring substance that plays a very important role in many essential processes in our bodies. Some cholesterol is manufactured by the body, and some is derived from the foods we eat. We need a certain amount of cholesterol to stay healthy and for our bodies to work the way they should; but […]

Hypertension

Male nurse measures blood pressure to senior woman

What is Hypertension? Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, affects billions of individuals throughout the world and the treatment for the condition is a priority at Elevate Health Group. To better understand hypertension, it is beneficial to know that blood pressure itself if the force is exerted on blood vessels as blood moves through them. Hypertension is […]

Acute and Chronic Illness

Acute and Chronic Illness

Acute health conditions occur suddenly, whereas chronic conditions produce symptoms that are ongoing. Occasionally, chronic illnesses produce acute conditions. Osteoporosis, which is a chronic condition, may cause a patient to break a bone, which requires acute care. Acute conditions can also occur independently of chronic illnesses. Examples include injuries, headaches, sudden chest pains, first-time asthma […]

Medication Management

Woman with glass of water takes pill in hand

Medication management for acute or chronic pain can be complex. There are several classes of medications besides opioids used to treat pain, and it is important to make sure a pain specialist helps make sure you are utilizing your medications safely and effectively. Multi-modal pain medication management, along with procedure-based therapies if appropriate, is the […]

Minor Burns and Skin Irritations

Minor Burns

The skin is the body’s largest organ and is made of many layers. It is sensitive to both internal and external irritants and may become inflamed, infected, or injured when exposed to certain substances or extreme heat. Millions of Americans develop rashes, skin infections, and burns every year – many prompting visits to urgent care […]

Wound Care

Person Hand Wrapping Bandage To Patient

Wounds require special care and attention to ensure a complication-free healing process. If you are wounded – perhaps due to an accident or medical procedure – you need the care of medical professionals trained and experienced in wound treatment and management. A wound care provider will clean your wound and change its dressings, and oversee […]

Musculoskeletal Pain Assessment

Doctor explaining for patient

Muscle and joint pain are very common among American adults, with approximately 100 million people suffering from chronic pain of some kind in the U.S. Musculoskeletal pain can occur as the result of many causes, the most common of which are injuries, birth deformities, and underlying illnesses like arthritis. Pain occurs when some component of […]

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

sick young woman with sore throat at home

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing. COPD causes strain on and enlargement of your heart and increased blood pressure in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension). Additional Symptoms of COPD: Shortness of breath, trouble breathing Rapid […]

Constipation

Man suffering from Stomach Ache

Bowel movements vary in frequency among healthy people, ranging from three times per day to three times per week. Most people fall somewhere in between these norms, passing stools without discomfort or straining. However, constipation can occur when stools become infrequent or difficult to pass. This can lead to dry and hardened stools, as well […]

Thyroid Treatment

Concept photo of diagnosis and treatment of thyroid

The thyroid is like the body’s built-in thermostat, producing hormones that regulate its various systems and functions. The hormones released from the thyroid must be in careful balance to prevent symptoms that can affect the quality of life. But sometimes this butterfly-shaped gland falls out of balance, either producing too much or too little thyroid […]