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RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*
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No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

*Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Antigen Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Walk Ins Only – No appointment necessary 

Open 24/7 for Insurance and Self Pay


DALLAS

Walk ins Welcome – No Appointment Accepted 

Results provided during your visit.

Open 24/7 for Covid Testing and Emergencies

RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*

No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Dallas

7331 Gaston Ave, Suite 180
Dallas, TX 75214

214-954-7305


COVID-19 – Frontline FAQ
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COVID-19 Frontline FAQ

Are you testing for COVID-19?

Yes, we offer the ANTIGEN RAPID TEST.  The processing time for this test takes 15 minutes and you will have your results during your visit.

Is it safe to visit Frontline ER with non-COVID-19 symptoms?

Yes, we are screening all patients at the door and have specific instructions for symptomatic patients.  Everyone is REQUIRED to wear a mask. Additionally, our rooms are equipped with a state-of-the-art HEPA filtration system providing constant, sterile air. 

How does the testing work?

Once you arrive at Frontline ER, please go to the Front Entrance.  A greeter will meet you.

  • Insurance – you will be given a screening sheet to complete and then your insurance paperwork.

Each patient is logged with time and are served on a first come first serve basis.  Wait times vary throughout the day because 80% of our patients choose to use insurance.  The wait times at night are much less. We are open 24/7/365 for Covid Testing.

Does insurance cover COVID-19 Testing?

Yes, most major insurances are covering the cost of COVID-19 testing, and many do not require a Co-pay or Deductible.  All insured patients are required to be screened by a physician.

What if I do not have insurance?

We offer an affordable self-pay price for those without insurance.  This is a drive-thru process and you do not see a physician.  Because it is not a patient visit, you cannot file self-pay on your personal insurance as you do not see a doctor.  If you are very sick, you may consider seeing a physician.

Do you accept Government Insurances?

We are allowed to accept Medicare as part of the Public Health Emergency.  At this time, we do not accept Medicaid or TriCare.

What is the accuracy of the COVID-19 test?

  • Rapid Antigen Test

This newer COVID-19 test detects proteins that are part of the virus. Once a nasal or oral swab is taken, results can be within 15 minutes. A positive antigen test result is considered very accurate. Still, there is an increased chance of false-negative results — meaning it’s possible to be infected with the virus but have negative antigen test results.

If I am tested, Then What?

If you are tested because you may have an active case of the Coronavirus, you should return home and quarantine you and your household for 14 days.

When should I be tested?

If you are showing signs of a fever, shortness of breath, coughing or headache, you should be seen by a physician to see if you require testing.  Older adults or people who have severe underlying chronic conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes seem to be at a higher risk.  Please do not hesitate to see a doctor.

TRUE OR FALSE – COVID-19
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RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*


No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

*Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Antigen Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Walk Ins Only – No appointment necessary 

Open 24/7 for Insurance and Self Pay


DALLAS

Walk ins Welcome – No Appointment Accepted 

Results provided during your visit.

Open 24/7 for Covid Testing and Emergencies

RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*

No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Dallas

7331 Gaston Ave, Suite 180Dallas, TX 75214

214-954-7305

TRUE OR FALSE – COVID-19

Someone could feel perfectly healthy and still have COVID-19? TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Some people develop fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, while others may show no symptoms at all.  It is important to note that you can still be contagious, even without symptoms. 

You can protect yourself from COVID-19 by injecting, swallowing, bathing in or rubbing onto your body bleach, disinfectants, or rubbing alcohol.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

Never attempt to self-treat or prevent COVID-19 by rubbing or bathing with bleach, disinfectants, or rubbing alcohol anywhere on your body. Effective hand sanitizers do have alcohol, but they are formulated to be safe for use on hands. Disinfectants, bleach and soap and water may be used to clean surfaces, a critical prevention step in stopping the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the global pandemic

A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is available. TRUE or FALSE?

The answer is false.

There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus right now. Scientists have already begun working on one, but developing a vaccine that is safe and effective in human beings will take many months. 

Vaccines prevent the development of disease, but do not treat the disease.

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads primarily through the respiratory droplets TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes can reach the mouths or noses of people nearby. These droplets may linger in the air or can also land on surfaces. The virus can then be transferred if someone comes in contact with the surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. 

Most people who get COVID-19 need to go to the hospital.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

Most cases of COVID-19 are relatively mild, and people can rest and recover at home while staying away from others to prevent the spread.  In more severe cases, people may need to be hospitalized. 

You can carry the virus for 14 days before showing signs or symptoms.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

The incubation period is 1-14 days, so it’s possible someone who was exposed two weeks ago would just now be showing symptoms. Other people have it and never show signs. This is partly why social distancing is so important. We don’t know for sure who has been exposed, and the more interactions we have with others, the more opportunities exist for further exposure and spread.

COVID-19 does not affect kids. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

It is true that older adults tend to have more severe symptoms and seem to be at risk for more significant complications, but children CAN get it. This virus can lead to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrom in children. (MIS-C)

Ibuprofen can make COVID-19 worse. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

There have been some news reports suggesting that ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can worsen the symptoms of COVID-19. There is no scientific data to support this. People with certain pre-existing conditions may have adverse reactions to ibuprofen, so the best course of action is to consult with your doctor for personalized recommendations. 

I should wear a mask to protect from getting COVID-19. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Cloth masks alone don’t necessarily help to protect you from getting the virus, but they can be beneficial when worn by people who are sick (even without showing symptoms) to help prevent the spread of germs.  N95, Surgical Masks used in hospitals and clinics do provide more protection. Since you may not know you are carrying the virus, the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth in public, particularly when social distancing can be difficult (such when going to the grocery store). 

Washing your hands often with antibacterial soap and water is imperative to protect yourself from this disease.

The virus that causes COVID-19 can liveon surfaces up to several days. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true, we think

Like many aspects of this novel coronavirus, we are not certain exactly how long it survives on surfaces. It can also vary from one type of surface to another, based on the temperature of the environment, etc. Studies suggest that it is similar to other coronaviruses, which can persist on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. Regular cleaning is very important to help prevent the spread.

COVID-19 15 MIN Test
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RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*



No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

*Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Antigen Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Walk Ins Only – No appointment necessary 

Open 24/7 for Insurance and Self Pay


DALLAS

Walk ins Welcome – No Appointment Accepted 

Results provided during your visit.

Open 24/7 for Covid Testing and Emergencies

RAPID 15 Minute Covid-19 Test*

No Appointment, Walk Ins Welcome

Covid Tests are  processed in 15 minutes; Wait times will vary depending on patient volume.


Dallas

7331 Gaston Ave, Suite 180Dallas, TX 75214

214-954-7305

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Prescription Pains: How to Handle Your Meds
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Prescription Pains: How to Handle Your Meds

If we are in pain, it may interfere with our daily activities, be it at home with daily chores or at work, and may limit our quality of work.  This is where prescription medications come in as they can be used to help relieve pain, which may provide much needed relief for folks suffering from chronic pain. Prescription medications may also be used to control long-term conditions such as asthma among others, all of which are covered in detail over at frontlineer.com, which just goes to show how important they are. Those who have undergone any sort of surgery, whether minor surgery such as wisdom tooth removal, or major surgery such as organ transplant surgery, then you know just how crucial prescription medications are in not only helping reduce pain, but also helping in preventing infections. As useful as prescription meds are, with their use comes issues you have to navigate such as the threat of drug abuse as well as dealing with any side effects that comes with their use. Abuse and addiction of prescription medications has become a real issue, especially among teens and young adults, and can even be fatal. This is why it is important to handle your meds well as it could be the difference between effective treatment and unfortunate consequences. This article will therefore look to help with that as it will look to offer tips on how you can handle your prescription medications.

One of the things that leads to abuse of prescription meds is not following the right dosage as far as they are concerned. This is why you should always ensure that you follow the directions that come with your prescription meds, both in terms of dosage and the frequency of use. Never change the dosage of any prescription meds on your own, which means that if you have been prescribed a pain medication and you feel that it isn’t working as effectively as you want it to, you shouldn’t begin taking more but you should go to the doctor for any adjustments. The going to the doctor part is yet another thing you should look to do if you are to better handle your prescription meds, as per the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com. Always ensure if you are taking prescription meds that you are in constant contact with your doctor to ensure that your meds are working as they should and that you are taking the right dosage. Regular contact with your doctor when you are on prescription meds is important if you are to prevent any unwanted consequences.

When on prescription medications, knowing all there is to know about the medication you are taking is also very important. Here, you should ensure that you are clued in on exactly what your medication does, as well as any side effects so that you know exactly what to expect from them. you should always know exactly what to expect as far as prescription meds are concerned. You should also ensure that you know if there are other drugs and other over-the-counter drugs that you should stay away from. Drug interactions can be serious and can even cause death, which is why it is important to always be in the know. It is also important to know if your meds shouldn’t be taken with alcohol, although as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, it is always the case to stay away from alcohol if you are on drugs. Mixing alcohol with prescription meds is never a good idea and one is something that has been responsible to many a visit to the emergency room which means it is major must-not-do as far as prescription meds go.

Yet another thing that you should never do as far as prescription meds are concerned is using another person’s prescription. You should never do this, even if you have an identical condition to that person as not everyone is the same. You may not be prescribed the same medication, and even if you do, the dosage may not be the same. This is why you should never use another person’s prescription. Sometimes you may need to order your prescriptions online, but when doing so, only order from a trustworthy pharmacy. This is so as to ensure that you don’t order counterfeit drugs which could be dangerous, as is explained over at the excellent frontlineer.com. Prescription medications may also be a danger to not only you but to other folks living with you, especially if you have kids in the house. As far as this goes, you should ensure that you secure your drugs and ensure that they are not in place where children can access them. Also make sure you monitor them so that you can be able to know if someone else is getting into your meds. Keep track of the number of pills you have each time you take one.

The above are some of the measures you can take to ensure that you are safely handling your meds, with there being more on this and other related topics to be found over at the excellent frontlineer.com

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Pesky Ringing in the Ears? 10 Tips
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Pesky Ringing in the Ears? 10 Tips

Ringing in the ears, or tinnitus as it is also referred to, is something that we may have experienced at one time or the other; probably after a concert. However, contrary to popular belief, tinnitus doesn’t always sound like a ringing sensation in the ears as it can sometimes sound like roaring, buzzing, clicking and even hissing so it is important to be prepared. The ringing in your ears is not a medical condition or a disease, it is a symptom and a sign that something is wrong not only with your ear but the whole of your auditory system, which also includes the auditory nerve and the part of the brain that deals with the processing of sound. Tinnitus may be minor, with the sound being very soft, or it could be severe with the sound being very loud. It may cause you to have trouble hearing which may interfere with your work or even prevent you from sleeping. So how can you get rid of that pesky ringing in your ears? Well, this article will look to highlight 10 tips to help you with exactly that.

  1. Most of the time people develop a ringing in their ears as a symptom of hearing loss. If you lose earing, the way your brain perceives and processes hearing changes and this change is what may lead to tinnitus. In such a situation, one tip to deal with the ringing in your ears is to get yourself fitted with a hearing aid. This will help with your hearing loss and with this fixed, you will find that your notice your tinnitus less and less. Getting a hearing aid fitted has been known to be very effective in fixing ringing in the ears.
  2. There are modern customized sound machines which can be worn to help you deal with your ringing in the ears. These devices are medical-grade and as they are discussed in detail by the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com, the fact that they will be tailored and customized to your tinnitus makes them a great way to deal with the pesky ringing in your ears.
  3. If you can’t get your hands on the medical-grade sound machines discussed above, there are standard sound-masking devices you can use to get rid of that pesky ringing in your ears. These devices work by playing sounds such as white noise, pink noise, nature noises among others that can help mask the ringing in your ears. These devices have proved to be extremely effective and you can use them to deal with your tinnitus issue.
  4. Other than sound-masking devices, another way to deal with that pesky ringing in your ears is through cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT. This therapy, as covered in detail over at frontlineer.com, won’t mask or reduce the ringing, but will teach you to accept the ringing. Through CBT, you will work a therapist to help you improve your quality of life and has been known to help reduce the irritation and annoyance that usually comes with tinnitus.
  5. Yet another tip to help you deal with that pesky ringing in your ears is to try out progressive tinnitus management, PTM, a therapeutic treatment program that has been developed and is offered by the U.S department of Veterans Affairs, probably because tinnitus is the most common disabilities suffered by veterans. This is a great program if you are veteran of the armed services, to deal with tinnitus which may be as a result of the loud noises that come with the territory here both at war and in training.
  6. Ringing in the ears has been known to be made worse by stress and as such, another tip that will help you deal with that pesky ringing in your ears is stress management. Here, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, you should try out stress management practices like exercising regularly in particular and if you do so, you are likely to notice a massive improvement in the ringing in your ears.
  7. The ringing in your ears can also be as a result of excess earwax in your ears and earwax blockage and as such another tip that will help you deal with it is through clearing the wax. It should be noted here though that it is recommended that you go to your doctor’s to have your earwax cleared since if you try and use a cotton swab, you will only succeed in pushing the wax even further in the ear canal and just make things worse.
  8. Other than earwax blockage, tinnitus may also be due to certain dysfunctions such as issues with your temporomandibular joint, TMJ, in your jaw. In such situations, having this dysfunction treated is a sure way to fix the ringing. TMJ can be treated through dental procedures or realigning your bite as is covered in detail over at the excellent frontlineer.com.
  9. Another way to deal with that pesky ringing in your ears is through medication with your doctor recommending drugs that may help you deal with annoying symptoms of tinnitus, making the situation more bearable. Antianxiety drugs can also be an option to help with your insomnia due to the tinnitus.
  10. Sound therapy is yet another route available for those looking to deal with that pesky ringing in your ears. Through this, you can play natural soothing sounds that can help with your tinnitus and it is an effective technique and definitely one worth trying out.

The above are some of the tips that could be of great help when it comes to helping you with that pesky ringing in your ears, with there being more on this and other related topics to be found over at frontlineer.com

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10 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health
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10 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

While there can be no denying the importance of our hearts to our normal body functioning, this importance is usually brought into even sharper focus when you suffer issues and complications with your heart such as heart disease, heart attacks among others. Heart health is important since issues with your heart are usually potentially life-threatening and as such it is heart issues are not ones to be scoffed at. The good news however is that if you want to prevent improve your heart health, then all you have to do is watch and make changes as far as your lifestyle is concerned. Since our hearts work for us nonstop for our whole life from the day we are born, it’s only fair that we take care of it and to that effect, this article will look to highlight 10 tips that will help you improve your heart health.

  1. One of the ways that can help you improve your heart health is to cut down on saturated fat. This means that you eat less and less of butter, margarine, ghee, fatty meats, dairy fats as well as processed foods. You should also cut off junk food from your diet, such as fries among others. This is because these foods will definitely increase your cholesterol levels which is bad for your heart. You should switch to skimmed milk and low-fat dairy products as well as lean cuts of meat.
  2. Another thing you can do to ensure that you improve your heart health is to ensure you eat more fruit and veg. This is because fruits and veggies will help increase your potassium levels which will help lower your blood pressure which of course is good for your heart. As is explained by the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com, those fruits and veggies that are rich in soluble fiber will also help lower your cholesterol levels.
  3. Other than increasing your fruits and veg intake, another way to improve your heart health is to eat more fish, especially oily fish such as salmon and fresh tuna. This is because, these fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which of course are great for your heart. Given the potential benefits, you might want to switch to oily fish for your protein needs.
  4. You should also cut back on your alcohol intake if you are to improve your heart health, as per the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com. Excessive drinking of alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, damage to your heart muscles as well as an abnormal heart rhythm. Therefore, for better heart health, you should cut back on your alcohol and eat the recommended units of alcohol and not more if you must.
  5. On top of cutting back on alcohol, you should also consider quitting smoking if you are to improve your heart health. Smoking is a major risk factor when it comes to many cardiovascular diseases with smokers also being twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack compared to non-smokers. If you smoke, then giving up smoking is the only way to go if you are to improve your heart health.
  6. Yet another thing to do if you are looking to improve your heart health is to try and exercise more especially since, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, folks who are not active are more likely to have a heart attack than those that do. Try to be active and not a couch potato by doing stuff such as taking walks, cycling to work, participating in sports among others and you will see the benefits as far as your cardiovascular health is concerned.
  7. Stress has also been linked to poor heart health as it can lead to one to start smoking or to drink more than they should. As such, another way to improve your heart health is to ensure you keep your stress levels in check. Try to be positive about things and try out stress management techniques if you feel stressed and you will see the benefits.
  8. Watching what you snack on is yet another thing you can do to improve your heart health. Rather than snacking on cookies, cakes and other processed pastries, the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com recommend grabbing some nuts if you are looking for a snack. Nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts among others are good for your heart and as such make for good snacking options.
  9. Reducing your salt intake is yet another way you can improve your heart health. This is because diets that are high on salt are likely tom increase your blood pressure and as such making it more likely that you suffer from heart disease and other unfortunate heart issues. Try to cut down on using slat at the table if you are to improve your heart health.
  10. Watching your weight is yet another thing you can do to improve your heart health. if you are overweight, then you are at an increased risk of suffering high cholesterol levels which makes heart issues more likely as well as placing you at an increased level of high blood pressure. If you are heavier than you should be, try to lose those extra pounds.

The above are some of the ways through which you can improve your heart health, with more on this and other related topics to be found over at the excellent frontlineer.com

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10 Tips: What Does Dizziness Mean
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10 Tips: What Does Dizziness Mean

When you feeling dizzy it is basically a feeling of being lightheaded, woozy, feeling like the room is spinning and a general feeling of unsteadiness and loss of balance. It is a feeling that is all too familiar to most of us as chances are we have experienced it at one time or the other. There are a number of organs and parts of our bodies that work together as a system to ensure that we maintain our balance from our inner ears, feet, spine, brain among others. As such, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what may be behind your dizziness and what it may mean since balance is a matter that combines a number of things. Dizziness can also be as a result of minor and temporary physical issues or it could be a sign of something more sinister. To help you decipher what your dizziness may mean, this article will look to highlight 10 its causes.

  1. One of the things that your dizziness may mean is vertigo, which is the artificial feeling that you are spinning or the room is tilting or spinning around you. Vertigo is usually a sign that you have issues with your inner ear with such issues including Meniere’s disease, Labyrinthitis among others and as such you should have yourself checked out if you are experiencing vertigo.
  2. Your dizziness could also mean that you have low blood pressure, especially if it is a sudden, sharp drop of blood pressure which can occur when you stand up too quickly, as is discussed in detail over at frontlineer.com. Low blood pressure can also be as a result of too much blood loss, dehydration, a severe allergic reaction among others and these other causes should be taken seriously.
  3. Your dizziness may mean that you are suffering from a cardiovascular disease like congestive heart failure among others. Dizziness that is due to cardiovascular disease may also be accompanied by an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, swelling of your extremities due to buildup of fluid among others and should also always be taken very seriously.
  4. If you are experiencing dizziness, then it may also be attributed to stress and anxiety. This is because, if you are under stress, the brain releases hormones that affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems leading to dizziness as is explained in detail over at the excellent frontlineer.com. Anxiety attacks may also either trigger dizziness, or dizziness may be a precursor to an anxiety attack.
  5. An autoimmune inner ear disease may also be the reason you are experiencing dizziness. Once the word “autoimmune” is thrown in, then you know it means that your own immune system is mistakenly attacking your inner ear. On top of causing hearing loss, this condition has been known to also cause dizziness and as such you should also seek medical attention if you feel like you have it.
  6. An iron deficiency may also be the reason why you are experiencing dizziness. This is because an iron deficiency can lead to anemia which is a condition, as is explained over at frontlineer.com, that leads to the body not having enough oxygen-rich blood and as such it is easy to see why it may lead to dizziness. If this is reason behind your dizzy spells, you should add more iron-rich foods to your diet as well as consider taking iron supplements.
  7. Other than low blood, another thing that may be behind your dizzy spells may be low blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia. If your blood sugar levels fall below the normal levels, then you are likely to suffer from dizzy spells and this can be caused by taking alcohol, skipping meals, hormone imbalances among others.
  8. You could also be suffering from dizzy spells due to the medication that you are taking. This is because, as per the subject matter experts over at frontlineer.com, there are certain medications that list dizziness as one of the possible side effects. Whenever you are due to begin taking medication such as sedatives, anti-depressants, antibiotics, blood pressure medicine as well as anti-seizure medicine, you should always ask your doctor if dizziness is one of the possible side effects so that you can prepare yourself.
  9. Yet another thing that your dizziness may mean is that you are suffering from motion sickness, which is something that one suffers as a result of repetitive motion when travelling in a car, airplane or a boat. Such repetitive motion can lead to disruptions in the inner ear hence leading to dizziness and even nausea and vomiting. Motion sickness is also referred to as seasickness when boats are concerned.
  10. Your dizziness may also mean that you are suffering from early onset signs of a migraine, which can also be accompanied by auras which usually affect your speech, motor control and vision. Dizziness has been known be part and parcel of migraine episodes and this is what your dizzy spell may mean if you usually suffer from such attacks.

The above are some of the tips that we hope will help you get to the bottom of what your dizziness may mean. As usual, if you are looking for more on this and other related topics, then all you have to do is visit the ever reliable frontlineer.com

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10 Tips for Vitamin D Deficiency
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10 Tips for Vitamin D Deficiency

There are lots of essential nutrients and minerals our bodies need for the many vital processes that go on there, and vitamin D is definitely one of them. Vitamin plays a major role in a number of these many processes including building and maintaining strong bones, and that is why if a person has low vitamin D intake it is considered a major health concern. Vitamin D deficiency is actually quite common and it is a condition that afflicts an estimated 13% of the world’s population; which is by all accounts a sizeable percentage. Given vitamin D has been shown to play a role in preventing a illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and even depression, it is pretty clear that vitamin D is quite essential. If you are suffering from vitamin D deficiency, this article will look to highlight 10 tips that could come in handy in rectifying that and ensuring you increase your vitamin D intake levels.

  1. One of the tips that we have to mention when mentioning tips to help with your vitamin D deficiency is trying to ensure you spend enough time in sunlight. One can be able to get vitamin D just from spending time in the sunlight as our skin hosts a certain type of cholesterol which functions as a precursor to vitamin D and as such changes to vitamin D when exposed to the UV-B radiation of the sun. It is however important to protect you skin from over exposer which may lead to sunburns and even skin cancer.
  2. Another tip that can help you to overcome your vitamin D deficiency is introducing more mushrooms into your diet. Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D since, as is explained in detail over at the excellent frontlineer.com, just like humans, they can make their own vitamin D through exposure to UV light from the sun. While mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D, one should take great care, especially when dealing with wild mushrooms, so as to steer clear of poisonous varieties of mushrooms.
  3. You should also consider adding more fatty fish and seafood into your diet if you have a vitamin D deficiency issue. This is because, these foods are a rich source of vitamin D, especially when you consider the ratio of the amount of vitamin D relative to a given size or amount of serving of fatty fish and seafood. They also come with additional benefits as they are also a great source of omeg-3 fatty acids which are great for the body, especially the heart.
  4. If you can’t get your hands on fresh fatty fish and seafood, then another tip to help you you’re your vitamin D deficiency is to eat more canned fish, especially canned tuna fish and canned sardines. Canned fish are also cheaper than fresh fish and can provide a cheaper option for folks with a vitamin D deficiency. Also, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, canned tuna fish have a longer shelf life which can allow one to stock up which is why they are a great source of vitamin D and definitely a great help for those with a vitamin D deficiency.
  5. Another tip to deal with a vitamin D deficiency is to include egg yolks into your diet. This is because egg yolks are a great source of vitamin D, especially from eggs that are pasture-raised or reared in free range. Eggs and egg yolks can be added to your popular breakfast, lunch or dinner and it is this versatility that makes them a great vitamin D source.
  6. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, then another tip is to ensure that you only consume fortified foods. This is because, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, very few foods naturally contain high levels of vitamin D, and other nutrients, and this is where fortification comes in. From milk, orange juice and even cereal and many others, when shopping for food items, always look for fortified food products.
  7. If you can’t get enough vitamin D through sunlight exposure, mostly due to way your leave, the another tip to deal with vitamin D deficiency is to make use of UV lamps that emits UV-B radiation. This lamps mimic the actions of the sun and as such they are a great substitute for when you can’t get enough sunlight. You should however ensure that you take great care when using these lamps as too much exposure could lead to bad consequences such as burns among others.
  8. Another great option for those with a vitamin D deficiency is to take vitamin D supplements which are yet another great source of vitamin D. It is however important to ensure you purchase high quality supplements that have been well tested, or better yet only purchase those prescribed by an experts, such as those over at frontlineer.com or your doctor. Getting a doctor’s prescription is also important as you will be given the right dosage according to your needs. There are also vegan options for vegans which you can ask for if you are so inclined.
  9. Other than supplements, you can try to take some cod liver oil if you have a vitamin D deficiency. Cod liver oil is nowadays not as bad-tasting as people think as most brands are flavored with citrus or mint, while there are those that come in capsule form and not syrup form. You should also be careful with the dosage when taking cod liver oil, especially when giving it to kids.
  10. Another tip is to try to add beef liver to your diet, which although doesn’t contain as much vitamin D as the other options in this list, it still can be of great help and also comes with other benefits such as being a great iron, protein and vitamin A source. 

The above are some useful tips that should be of great help if you have a vitamin D deficiency, with there being more to be found on this and other related topics over at the ever reliable frontlineer.com

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10 Tips for Staying Hydrated During Fall
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10 Tips for Staying Hydrated During Fall

It is pretty easy to stay hydrated in the summertime, mostly due to the heat and high temperatures. During the summer, there are lots of outdoor activities we engage in, from sports and picnics and many others, that require us to drink lots of water so as to stay hydrated. We are more deliberate and proactive when it comes to our hydration in the summertime. When fall rolls in however, with the drop in temperature that comes with it, most of us become less proactive and minded to deliberately stay hydrated. The ice-cold glass of water that was so refreshing during the summer months suddenly doesn’t seem so appealing or refreshing with the falling temperature of fall. However, even though it is during fall, your body still remains active, with activities such as fall sports among others, and therefore still needs to be hydrated. To that effect, we are going to highlight 10 tips that will help you stay hydrated during fall.

  1. One tip you can use to ensure that you stay hydrated during fall is by incorporating more fruits into your diet. Fruits are an excellent source of water and really come in handy during the fall when you don’t feel like drinking cold water. Not only are fruits great at keeping one hydrated due to the fact that most of them contain lots of water, they are a great source of nutrients such as vitamin C, that are good for your health.
  2. On top of eating more fruits, you should also look to eat more veggies if you are looking to stay hydrated during fall. Vegetables are yet another source of water, as is discussed in detail over at frontlineer.com, and you should look to incorporate them in your diet in the months of fall. Veggies such as zucchini, broccoli, baby carrots among others are a great source of water and will be of great help in your bid of staying hydrated during fall.
  3. While it may be tempting during the colder days of fall, if you are looking to stay hydrated during fall, then you should limit your caffeinated drinks intake. Such drinks, such as coffee, cause hydration and hence one should stay away from them. Alcohol also has the same diuretic effects and you should also limit your intake of the same during fall.
  4. Other than limiting your intake of caffeinated drinks and alcohol, another way to stay hydrated during fall is to stay away from carbonated drinks such as sodas. These, as per the gurus over at frontlineer.com, are not good when it comes to keeping you hydrated, especially since  they may upset your stomach and make it harder to drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  5. If you participating in sporting activities, especially for athletes and kids participating in fall sports in school, then you should consider taking up sports drinks, especially if you participating in high-intensity workouts. These drinks will help keep you hydrated, but they will also help replenish electrolytes that you may have lost to sweat. The double package of keeping you hydrated and replacing lost electrolytes is one of the reasons why sports drinks are a great option to help keep you hydrated during fall.
  6. Another tip that will ensure that you stay hydrated during fall is ensuring you eat salty foods and soups. As is revealed in discussions over at frontlineer.com, salt will help your body retain water hence why they come highly recommended. Salted foods as well as soup such as tomato soup among others are not only delicious, they are a great way to stay hydrated.
  7. Another great way to stay hydrated during fall, one that is yet another great tip we have for you, is drinking of hot chocolate. Not only does hot chocolate provide all the benefits you get from water as far as hydration is concerned, it comes with the added benefit of warmth, which you may need during the colder days of fall.
  8. Another tip that can help you stay hydrated during fall is by setting a plan as far as hydration is concerned as well as setting timers and reminders on your phone to help you stick to the plan. As is observed in discussions over at frontlineer.com, staying hydrated during fall is not as easy as during the summer when folks are more inclined to do so due to the hot temperatures. A plan accompanied by the reminders will help you stay hydrated.
  9. Another thing you can do if you are to stay hydrated during fall is by ensuring you take your water bottle with you every time you go out. Whether you are going out for a run or for an errant, among others, it is important to have your water bottle with you as this will ensure that you replace any water you lose when out and about.
  10. If you are finding it difficult to drink water during fall, something that is normally not an issue during summertime, then a tip is to try and get creative with your water. Try infusing it with lemon, orange slices, lime, melons as well as other creative ways you can make it more attractive to drink. This will come in handy during fall and it is a tip you should consider leveraging.

The above are some of the tips we hope will come in handy when looking to stay hydrated during fall, with more on this and other related topics to be found over at the ever reliable frontlineer.com.