Too Much Ibuprofen?

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, talks about concerns with talking Too Much Ibuprofen.

Have you ever wondered, How much is too much Ibuprofen?  Well in this episode of Beyond Clinical Walls,  Dr. BCW talks about that very subject.  There can be serious health implication not only from taking too much Ibuprofen all at once but also with taking Ibuprofen for too long a period of time.  It is always important to talk with your healthcare provider when taking medications, as even over the counter medications can have serious impacts on some people.  For more information on the proper dosing for Ibuprofen check out this Beyond Clinical Walls episode for more information.

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What the Heck is Endometriosis?!?

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, answers the questions, What the Heck is Endometriosis?!?

Dr. BCW reviews Endometriosis.  A disease that can be very hard to diagnose.  Endometriosis often takes years if not decades to identify.  It is often dismissed as normal period pain.  But if left untreated Endometriosis can be a serious medical condition.  For more information check on the most recent Beyond Clinical Walls video.  So if you have ever wondered, What the Heck is Endometriosis?!?, check out this episode of Beyond Clinical Walls.  Make sure to share it with women in your life that might be impacted as well.  Learning more and early treatment can make a big difference.

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Risks of Vitamins and Supplements

Hi, it’s Dr. Curry-Winchell, aka Dr. BCW, I want to discuss the risks of Vitamins and Supplements.  An important topic that has gained recent attention due to a study on Melatonin gummies: vitamins and supplements.  With more people buying these products, it’s crucial to be aware of the risks associated with their use.

Overuse of Vitamins and Supplements:

According to the CDC, more than half of American adults use dietary supplements.  Of course we see similar trends with kids as well, with a third of children using supplements.  However, recent findings from a study have raised concerns. The study examined Melatonin gummies, which are a type of product containing a hormone called Melatonin. The body naturally produces Melatonin to regulate sleep.  The study had a shocking discovery: Some gummies contained melatonin levels as high as 347% the label’s indication.  Moreover, some gummies contained no melatonin at all, while others even contained CBD oil.

Considerations and Tips:

If you choose to take over-the-counter vitamins or supplements, it’s important to consider the following tips:

  1. Natural Sources of Vitamins: Your body naturally produces vitamins D and K.  You receive vitamins A, C, D, E, and K from the food you consume every day.
  2. Risks of Vitamin Overdose: Excessive Vitamin-A intake has been associated with ailments such as nausea, changes in vision, headaches, and coordination difficulties. Pregnant women should be particularly cautious, as high Vitamin-A intake has been linked to birth defects.  Vitamin-A can also interact negatively with certain medications.  Similarly, a large dose of Vitamin-C can result in adverse effects like headaches, vomiting, and stomach cramps.  And related to the above referenced study, the overconsumption of Melatonin can lead to symptoms such as headaches, fluctuating blood pressure, vomiting, or excessive drowsiness.

The Importance of Regulation:

It’s vital you understand, vitamins and supplements are not regulated by the FDA for their safety, effectiveness, or marketing practices.  This means that manufacturers can misrepresent the contents and effectiveness of the vitamins they sell.  So always approach these products with caution and some skepticism.

Staying Informed:

To learn more about this topic, I encourage you to read my article with Yahoo and Eat This, Not That.  I included a link to the Melatonin study below, so you can access the research directly.

Conclusion:

While vitamins and supplements can play a role in supporting our health, it’s important to approach them with caution.  Understanding the risks of vitamins and supplements, and consequences of overusing or misusing these products can have adverse effects on our well-being.  Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplements.  Remember that often a balanced diet provides all the essential nutrients your body needs naturally.  Stay informed and make well-informed decisions about your health and well-being.

 

-Dr. BCW


HOME RUN FOR LIFE

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, throws out the first pitch for a Reno Ace’s game. To bring awareness to pediatric heart health with Home Run for Life.  Dr. BCW’s youngest daughter was born with a heart defect that required additional attention from doctors and specialists.  While heart defects in children are rare it is an important topic to be aware of.  In some cases, like Dr. BCWs daughter the defects can resolve themselves.  In other cases medical intervention is required.  Get your new borns checked to ensure they get the care necessary.

read the full Reno Aces article here

Article Snippet:

The Reno Aces hosted a Saint Mary’s “Home Run for Life” ceremony, featuring Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, director of Saint Mary’s Urgent Care, and her newborn baby daughter Jaylin, who was born with a rare heart defect.
Anxious for the arrival of a new baby girl to her family, Dr. Curry-Winchell assumed she would be born without any health-related issues, just like her first child. However, shortly after delivery, newborn baby Jaylin received the diagnosis of a rare heart defect that is essentially a “door” between her right to left atrium.
Hearing ‘your daughter has a heart defect’ isn’t something that Dr. Curry-Winchell expected to hear after delivering her second child. Jaylin’s cardiac defect was initially found due to a standard recommendation to evaluate for cardiac disease based on Dr. Curry-Winchell’s history of lupus and a clotting disorder…


Ozempic and PCOS

Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell, M.D. or Dr. BCW, talks Ozempic and PCOS on her latest episode of Beyond Clinical Walls PODCAST.

Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD (Dr. BCW) sits down with her dear friend Jessica to talk about Ozempic.  Jessica, who has suffered from PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, for years, was recently prescribed Ozempic in an effort to get symptoms under control.  Tune in to hear Jessica’s journey to her diagnosis, the Ozempic prescription and the positive and negative impacts it has had on her over the first few months. With all the coverage that Ozempic has been receiving in the news now is a great time to listen in and hear important details.  Check out the episode with the links below.

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Matters of the heart

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, discusses heart health in her most recent article for The Nevada Independent.  In her Matters of the Heart article she reviews risk factors, mitigation steps and health practices to help keep your heart as healthy as possible.  Dont miss this insightful article Matters of the Heart.

read the full Nevada Independent article here

Article Snippet:

With American Heart Month coming up soon, it’s important to shine a light on cardiovascular health and heart disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

One person dies every 34 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. Additionally, heart disease can affect anyone at any age and can lead to a heart attack or stroke. But what are some of the causes and symptoms of heart disease?

Causes, risk factors

The heart is a powerful, complex organ. There are several factors that enable it to beat and function every day. When heart disease develops, there is something hindering the proper flow of blood to the heart thus preventing the heart from pumping normally.

Continued @ Nevada Independent.


Your Sleep and Your Health

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, reviews how your sleep and your health are related.

Dr. BCW reviews the impact that sleep can have on your health.  A good nights sleep on a regular basis is a critical piece to a healthy.  Lack of sleep can contribute to many critical health impacts for both physical and mental health.  Things like heart disease and depression have been shown in studies to have greater impacts on those who fail to get a good night’s rest.  For more information check on the most recent Beyond Clinical Walls video.

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Colon Cancer Is Hitting Younger

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, reviews recent information that shows colon cancer is hitting younger adults than in years past.

There has been a number of recent examples of younger adults getting diagnosed with colon cancer.  Now the data is showing that more and more colon cancer is hitting younger adults more frequently than in the past.  If you are black you are at an even greater risk since black men and women are more likely to die from colon cancer than our counter parts.  Please take the time to get your colon cancer screening and check out this video for more information.

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Stomach Bug on the Rise

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, warns about a recent increase in the Stomach Bug caused by Norovirus and Shigella.

There has been an increase of stomach sickness due to Norovirus and a bacteria known as Shigella.  These can cause serious sickness that may require medical intervention.  Make sure to check out this video to learn more on the stomach bug.

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Sickle Cell Isn’t a Black Disease

Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s, health series Beyond Clinical Walls, explains why sickle cell isn’t a black disease.

Often sickle cell is seen as a black disease, however that is a misconception.  The truth is that it is not a black disease, it is based off the geographic heritage and can be found among many ethnicities.  To get some more information check out this video.

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