Author: Dave Smith
Three Stray Dogs and a $50,000 Donation Later
You find three of the saddest looking stray dogs in the middle of a hot August day in central Texas. What would you do? How would it affect you? this is my story of taking that incident as inspiration to do something that will have a positive impact…and how we’re now generating more each month […]
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
What it is and how to treat it. What is High Blood Pressure? Blood pressure, or hypertension, refers to the force at which blood pushes against blood vessel walls. When that force is consistently high, it means the heart is working harder than normal to pump blood throughout the body. This leads to high blood […]
What it is and how to treat it. What is depression? Depression is a medical condition characterized by feelings of prolonged sadness and hopelessness. People who suffer from depression often experience a lack of interest in activities they used to find pleasurable, as well as symptoms that include: fatigue, restlessness, increased or decreased appetite, insomnia or sleeping […]
Understanding pain and chronic conditions. What is pain? We know what pain is. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. It’s the physical suffering caused by injury or disease – our body’s way of warning us that there is tissue damage or other dysfunction present. In many cases, people experience acute pain as a direct […]
Type 2 Diabetes
What it is and how to treat it. What is type 2 diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there are high levels of sugar present in the blood as a result of a body’s inability to produce or use insulin properly. When we eat, food is converted into sugar that our bodies use as […]
How Can You Find Relief for Shingles Pain?
It starts like a bad cold or the flu. You’ve got a headache, you feel run down and your skin is overly sensitive. Before long, that sensitivity turns into sharp pain, and within a couple of days you’ve got a rash and blisters. The pain intensifies – it feels like you’ve got a bad burn […]
Lisinopril and Weight Gain: What You Need to Know
Drug-induced weight gain can be a huge headache for patients already dealing with complicated health issues. In the past, beta-blocker drugs prescribed for high blood pressure slowed the body’s metabolism and caused chronic fatigue, leading to an increased waistline. Is weight gain a side effect of Lisinopril? Fortunately, ACE Inhibitors like Lisinopril are far less […]
Is Lisinopril an ACE Inhibitor?
ACE Inhibitors are commonly prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of heart and kidney health problems. They are also used to manage conditions like chronic migraines and scleroderma. What is an ACE Inhibitor? ACE stands for angiotensin-converting enzyme. An ACE inhibitor works by blocking angiotensin II from being produced and inhibits the angiotensin-converting enzyme. […]
The Links Between ACE Inhibitors and Lung Cancer
If you suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure, there is a good chance that your physician has recommended putting you on an ACE inhibitor such as Lisinopril, Benazepril or Captopril. These medications are sometimes also sold under the brand names of Lotensin, Prinivil, Altace, Vasotec or Aceon. ACE inhibitors can be and are very […]
Why Does Lisinopril Make You Cough?
If you have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, there’s a good chance that your doctor has prescribed you the medication called Lisinopril. Lisinopril is a well-known medicine that is of a type known as an ACE-inhibitor. Millions of people take Lisinopril and similar medications to treat their high blood pressure. ACE inhibitors work […]