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Arthritis: Causes and Treatments

Arthritis: Causes and Treatments

Did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions? Over 30 million adults and around 300,000 children have arthritis in the United States. The older we get, the more prone we become to developing arthritis. What is arthritis? Arthritis means “joint inflammation,” and it refers to around 200 rheumatoid diseases that affect the tissues around the joint, other connective tissues, and the joint itself. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America. Arthritis can affect any joint in the body: the knees, hips, fingers, wrists, ankles, feet, back, and neck. The symptoms can be continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 10/05/2017
Strep Throat: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Strep Throat: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

  What is strep throat? Streptococcal pharyngitis, better known as strep throat, is an infection of the throat and tonsils. It is caused by group A streptococcus. This bacterial infection usually begins showing symptoms one to three days after initial exposure. Once you have it, strep throat typically lasts seven to ten days.   What are the symptoms? A sore throat is the major symptom of strep throat. However, many illnesses result in a sore throat, so this is not enough to necessarily point the finger at strep throat. A sore throat caused by strep will appear quickly. It is continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 09/18/2017
Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

Eye Infections & How to Treat Them

The most common type of eye infection is conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is a highly contagious eye infection that results in inflammation of the layer of tissue covering the front of the eye, known as the conjunctiva. This is often referred to as “pink eye,” due to the white of the eye turning a pink or red color. Often, conjunctivitis begins in one eye, then moves to the other. It is possible to avoid this by remaining diligent about washing hands and avoiding cross contamination. However, if the patient is a child, this may be incredibly difficult to manage. Instead, it will continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 09/07/2017
Where Should You Go to Treat Sinusitis?

Where Should You Go to Treat Sinusitis?

Your head might be throbbing. You might feel intense pressure in your nose, cheeks, jaws, and forehead. You don’t know for sure, but you believe you have sinusitis, a sinus infection. You should always seek medical help when you have questions regarding your health. If you’re in a lot of pain, your first instinct may be to go to an emergency room – DON’T. Sinus infections aren’t a medical emergency. You will end up waiting long hours to be seen and will spend more money than you should. Gonzaba Urgent Care can treat your sinusitis – thus, saving you time continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 08/17/2017
Everything You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

Everything You Need to Know About Hemorrhoids

If you’re dealing with hemorrhoids, you’re not alone. Even Napoleon suffered from hemorrhoids, which distracted him with severe pain during his defeat at Waterloo. Hemorrhoids are a tricky condition because it isn’t until you start experiencing problems that you realize they are there. However, hemorrhoids aren’t very rare. In fact, around 50% of adults experience hemorrhoids by the time they are 50 years old. Women often get them during pregnancy. Hemorrhoids are not an extremely serious condition, but they can be very uncomfortable and painful. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort around your anus, you might have hemorrhoids. Here continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 08/08/2017
The Difference Between a MRI Scan and a CT Scan

The Difference Between a MRI Scan and a CT Scan

New medical technology has allowed physicians to help their patients more than ever. Thanks to these advancements, the Gonzaba Medical Group could bring together a complete radiology center under one roof. Patients can visit one location and receive a wide range of radiology services. MRI scans and CT scans are often mixed up. Both are important, but they serve different purposes. The MRI and CT services at Gonzaba are accredited by the American College of Radiology. Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two, so we are going to clear it all up for you.    MRI (Magnetic Resonance continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 07/20/2017
Living with Asthma

Living with Asthma 101

Asthma is a condition where your airways swell, narrow, and produce excess mucus. More than likely, you know someone who suffers from asthma! The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 18.4 million adults have asthma in America. In order to care for yourself or a loved one with asthma properly, make sure you understand what asthma looks like, how it can be treated, and where you can get that treatment. Symptoms of Asthma Asthma symptoms vary from person to person. To manage your health properly, take note of your own symptoms to ensure you can recognize when your asthma continue –>

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by Gonzaba Urgent Care Center Team
Posted: 07/04/2017

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