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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder involving the large intestine. Patients with IBS generally have overactive nerves and muscles in their intestines that over respond to normal stimuli such as eating. It is thought to affect 14 % of the United States population, but only about 3% of those affected seek medical advice and get diagnosed. The average age of diagnosis generally is in patients 25-54 years old, with women being twice as likely as men to suffer from the disorder.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms can vary from person to person. Diarrhea, constipation, cramps, gas, and mucus in the stool are all common symptoms of IBS. This disorder can be difficult to clearly diagnose because there are no specific tests for it. Generally, a physician will diagnose based on symptoms and also by exclusion of more serious issues. Stool samples, blood work, and a colonoscopy may be performed to rule out other problems. IBS is considered to be a functional gastrointestinal disorder because suffers experience abnormal function in their intestines in the absence of other diseases. IBS suffers may have the condition for a decade before seeking treatment or getting diagnosed.

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)

 

Mitral Valve Prolapse

The mitral valve is located on the left side of the heart between the left atrium and left ventricle. As many as 2% of the population may be affected with MVP, also known as Floppy Valve Syndrome or Click Murmur Syndrome. Fortunately, most of those individuals affected will not experience any symptoms or need any treatment. Mitral valve prolapse can occur at any age and is sometimes genetic. In some individuals, often men older than 50, serious symptoms can sometimes occur.

When the mitral valve prolapses, the two valve flaps don’t fully close and this can allow blood to flow back into the left upper heart chamber (left atrium). When the mitral valve prolapses, it allows blood to flow backwards into the heart chamber, this become what is known as mitral valve regurgitation.

 

Plantar Fasciitis

 PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar Fasciitis is a relatively common problem of the foot affecting about 1 in 10 people sometime in their lifetime. The plantar fascia is a ligamet (flat band) that runs from the heel, to the front of the foot. It is a very common cause of heal pain. The plantar fascia can easily become inflammed, weakened, or swollen and cause a great deal of pain to an individual. Activities such as running and jumping, as well as having an occupation that involves a great deal of standing predipose someone to getting plantar fasciitis. Obesity can also contibute to the develop of this foot condition. The pain that is produced by a damaged fascia is usually worse after the foot is in a resting position, and then a person gets up either out of bed or from a sitting position.  It can be extremely painful for a few steps until the fascia is stretched again.  Some people have persistent pain throughout the day from the faciitis.

 

Apothecary RX

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 6pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Sunday: Closed

  contact (@) gulfshorerx.com
P: (239) 262 - 2222
F: (239) 262 - 8943

  1400 Gulf Shore Blvd North Suite 100
Naples, Florida 34102

 

 11669 Collier Blvd.
Naples FL 34116
P: (239) 304 - 9084
F: (239) 304 - 9310

Medical Supply

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Friday: 9 to 5pm
Saturday: 9 - 1pm
Please call for Saturday hours during the summer
Sunday: Closed

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  P: (239) 775 - 0164
  F: (239) 280 - 9999

  411 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, Florida 34102

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