Wednesday, August 24, 2016

6 Ways To Save On Prescriptions

Rehab and nursing in Palatine ILYosef Meystel knows that we have enough to focus on in our lives than to worry about how we’re going to save on prescriptions. We have to worry about our families, jobs, financing in other areas of our life as well as dealing with the day-to-day things.

Here, Yosef Meystel has some ways that can help you save on your prescription.
  1. Talk to your doctor. Your doctor is aware of what prescriptions you are on and they rather help find their patient the proper medication than not getting a prescription filled.
  2. Shop around. Look at different pharmacies, grocery stores and online locations that can help you find the best price for your prescription. Don’t forget to look into discount programs.
  3. Sample. Ask for samples, this’ll save you some money and you will also get to find out if this prescription is right for you.
  4. Coupon cutting. Look for coupons! There are a lot of coupons out there, you just have to look.
  5. Ditch the brand. Look into the generic brand of the prescription you’re taking, that can save a lot of money each refill.
  6. Split it. Ask your doctor if they will prescribe you a higher dosage so you can split the pill. This way you don’t have to fill up as often.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Warning Signs of Dehydration

Yosef Meystel knows that just because it's a cool summer week and the temperatures aren’t rising, doesn’t mean you can’t get dehydrated. It’s important to know the signs of dehydration.
Dehydration is when the body lacks enough bodily fluids and can be prevented with enough consumption of water. While there is no specific amount of water that everyone needs to consume; Yosef Meystel read that it’s suggest about eight 8 oz glasses of water or enough water that keeps your urine clear or a light yellow.
The signs of dehydration are:
  • Thirst
  • Dryness of the mouth or tongue, skin and lips
  • Sluggishness
  • Sunken appearance of the eyes
  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • A high fever
  • Dark urine/decreased urine output
Water is the best choice when it comes to hydrating the body, while soda pops are the worst. Dr. Oz suggests drinking one glass of water for every caffeinated drink. If a fever, confusion or rapid breathing happens it’s best to call a doctor for further assistance in the dehydration.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Prediabetes – What Is It And How Can You Treat It?

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Yosef Meystel wants you to know, most people almost always have a ‘warning sign’ before they are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What’s their warning sign? It’s prediabetes.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is when “blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes” according to the American Diabetes Association. The good news is there are ways you can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes if you catch your prediabetes.
There are three different tests that can be done to test for prediabetes, they are the AC1 test, the fasting plasma glucose test (FPG), or the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).  In these tests, the blood glucose levels are measured to determine whether you have prediabetes or diabetes.
If your blood glucose level is abnormal following the FPG, you have impaired fasting glucose (IFG); if your blood glucose level is abnormal following the OGTT, you have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). Both are also known as prediabetes.
So you did the test, what happens if you have it?
The good news is that you can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in your diet, exercising regularly and staying in communication with your doctor. Also, losing weight can help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
If you have more questions about prediabetes, contact your doctor.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Stress & Your Stroke Risk

Yosef MeystelStressed out? Well, aren’t we all? But that doesn’t help our stroke risk, Yosef Meystel has found out. But we can work towards lowering our stroke risk by lowering our stress levels according to researcher Ana Maria Garcia, MD, of the Hospital Clinico Universitario San Carlos in Madrid.
When dealing with stress, it’s best to deal with it by using The Four A’s:
  • Avoid the stressor.
  • Alter the stressor.
  • Adapt to the stressor.
  • Accept the stressor.
There are a few ways you can manage or reduce your stress. One suggestion is a stress journal. In this journal you write what is causing your stress, how you feel about it, how you are reacting and how you can make yourself less stressed about the situation/what made you feel better.
Other ways to relax is by exercise; go for a walk, job it our or jump on the bike. It’s best to do this outside because fresh air and nature can have a calming effect. You can always try calling a friend to talk things out or to lighten your mood, take a long bath, have a warm cup of tea. Pets are also great de-stressors and can help keep blood pressure low and moods high.
Next time you’re stressed, take a few deep breaths and use one of these stress relievers to tackle your stress to lower your risk for stroke.