Common Conditions Specialist

Passaic Medical & Wellness -  - General Practitioner

Passaic Medical & Wellness

General Practitioners located in Passaic, NJ

As well as the common illnesses everyone gets like sore throats and stomach upsets, there are also many other common conditions that often cause long-term pain and disability. If you need support in managing a common condition, the experienced team at Passaic Medical & Wellness in Passaic, New Jersey, is here to help. The highly-qualified staff members have extensive experience of treating people who have a wide range of common conditions, so call Passaic Medical & Wellness today or book an appointment using the online tool.

Common Conditions Q & A

What are common conditions?

Common conditions are illnesses that affect large numbers of people and often require long term or ongoing care.

At Passaic Medical & Wellness, the team provides care for all the common illnesses everyone experiences like colds, flu, headaches, fevers, and rashes, as well as minor injuries. They also support people who have chronic conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic pain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Eczema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune system disorders
  • Leg ulcers
  • Thyroid problems

As well as caring for people who have conditions that need careful monitoring, the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness can assist if you’re experiencing any unpleasant side effects from your medication, and tries to find a better solution for your condition.

What common conditions should I see a doctor about?

One of the most common conditions of all is abdominal pain. Having a stomach ache can happen for numerous reasons, many of which have nothing to do with your stomach but are due to problems with other organs and tissues in your abdominal or pelvic region.

Common conditions that can cause abdominal pain include:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastritis or indigestion
  • Kidney disease
  • Menstrual problems
  • Liver disease
  • Endometriosis

Your provider at Passaic Medical & Wellness needs to find out the cause of your abdominal pain using diagnostic testing such as blood or urine tests and imaging scans or X-rays. This enables them to prescribe the most effective course of treatment.

What other types of common conditions are there?

Some of the most common conditions the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness sees are:

Migraine and tension headaches

Migraines cause intense, disabling pain, as well as nausea and vomiting and visual disturbances. They usually need treatment with medication. Tension is the most common cause of regular headaches, and stress management can make a significant difference in reducing tension headaches.

Anemia

If you have anemia, it means there isn’t enough iron in your blood, which makes you weak and fatigued. You might need an iron supplement, or there could be a problem with the way you absorb iron from your diet.

Menopausal symptoms

At around age 45 to 50, women stop having periods and enter menopause. Some women experience unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and irritation, sleep problems, and depression. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is one potential treatment for menopausal symptoms.

Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals, typically in the big toe joints.

Allergic reactions

At best, allergic reactions are a nuisance, for example, having an allergy to pet dander that makes your eyes stream whenever you meet a dog. At worst, allergic reactions can cause life-threatening anaphylactic shock. The team at Passaic Medical & Wellness can help by conducting allergy tests and providing you with medicines to take if you suffer an allergic reaction.

Abnormal vaginal bleeding

You should always visit Passaic Medical & Wellness if you are bleeding heavily during your period or start to bleed at other times during your menstrual cycle. They can run diagnostic tests to find the cause of the bleeding, which can happen for many different reasons.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

STDs are a widespread problem, especially for people who have unprotected sex. Screening for STDs is essential, as many don’t cause any noticeable symptoms. If you do notice any genital problems, visit Passaic Medical & Wellness for a checkup.

Whatever ails you, the team at Passaic Medical & Wellness can help. Call them now or book an appointment online.