Marcelo Campos, MD
Posts by Marcelo Campos, MD
Precision medicine promises individualized approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic diseases. Yet finding a way to incorporate healthy habits into your unique lifestyle may be a form of precision medicine with known benefits that is available today.
There is growing evidence that mood disorders may be linked to inflammation and the bacteria in our digestive tracts, so researchers wanted to see if a probiotic compound could help patients with bipolar disorder who had been hospitalized for mania avoid relapse and rehospitalization.
Most people who get Lyme disease recover after a course of antibiotics, but some patients continue to experience symptoms for months or even years. There is much controversy around post-treatment Lyme disease, particularly in how long patients should continue taking antibiotics.
There is a lot of anecdotal information about people using apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, but no published research examining the validity of it.
Fatigue and low energy are common reasons patients seek help from a doctor. It is often challenging to come up with a diagnosis, as many medical problems can cause fatigue. One potential theory links stress to adrenal exhaustion as a potential cause of this lack of energy, but is “adrenal fatigue” a real disease?
The condition rhabdomyolysis (known as rhabdo) occurs when muscle tissue leaks its contents into the bloodstream, and can be caused by intense physical activity. Anyone starting a new workout or fitness routine should evaluate their fitness level and take precautions to exercise safely.
If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you need to approach them as a process of behavior change, make your goals realistic, and have a specific plan for how you will reach them.
Measuring heart rate variability provides a way to see the impact of stress, which can be a motivator to make healthier lifestyle choices that can help counteract it.
Leaky gut occurs when the lining of the intestinal tract develops cracks or holes, setting the stage for tissue damage that leads to inflammation. It’s believed that this may be the cause of a number of common chronic diseases.
While there may be valid reasons to follow a ketogenic diet in the short term (weight loss, blood sugar control), it’s difficult to maintain and could cause other health issues.