Cholesterol FAQs

As of 2015, approximately 73.5 million adults in the United States have high low-density lipoprotein (LDL). What does that, mean, exactly? Well, it means that a large portion of U.S. adults suffer from a high level of what you may know as the “bad cholesterol.”

Cholesterol is one of those things that you may have heard about from doctors and TV commercials, but don’t completely understand. To help clarify everything, we have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions about cholesterol.

Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels.


Insomnia: What It Is and How to Treat It

Getting a good night’s rest is a great way to start the day, but that’s not always possible for some people. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder, which includes sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia.

It’s not uncommon for people to occasionally not sleep well, but regular bouts with sleeplessness may indicate that you are suffering from a form of insomnia.


Three Things to Look for During Men’s Health Month

Prevention is the best medicine, but it’s hard to try and stop something without awareness of the issue. June is Men’s Health Month, which is dedicated to teaching males of all ages about health concerns that can affect them throughout their lives.

While you may already know about health concerns like cardiovascular disease, you may not realize just how important it is to prevent these issues. 

Stay healthy this Men’s Health Month and contact Westshore to set up an appointment.


Exercises for Seniors

As you get older, your body starts to change. Arthritis, weakening muscles, and the danger of potential falls are a reality during your golden years, but your life shouldn’t be dictated by aches and pains. 

Seniors can improve the quality of their lives by staying in shape with low-impact exercises.

Exercising as a senior can help you stay active during your golden years. Contact Westshore if you have any injuries or conditions that may impact your ability to exercise.


Oral Allergy Syndrome

Do you or someone you know complain about itching of the mouth when they eat certain foods?  Do you or this person complain of increased allergy symptoms during certain parts of the year?  If so, this could indicate Oral Allergy Syndrome.

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What is it?

Oral allergy syndrome occurs when the proteins in foods look similar to the proteins in pollens.  For example, people who have an allergy to Ragweed may complain that watermelon causes itching of the mouth, throat or tongue.