In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “Ourdoctor – Diabetes – Learn How Experts Can Help Lower Your A1C Through Exercise” We are talking with Chad from PeakBody Fitness here to answer some of the crucial questions from our viewers at our doctor. Thanks, Clarissa; it is always a pleasure talking with you. According to the CDC, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, being active makes your body more sensitive to insulin.

This hormone allows cells in your body to use blood sugar for energy, which helps manage your diabetes. Physical activity will assist in controlling your blood sugar levels and will help lower your risk of heart disease and nerve damage.

Generally, those with type 2 diabetes can reverse their condition with diet and exercise, although remission is not very common. But this also depends on your current age, weight, and lifestyle. With type 1 diabetes, I recommend you check with your doctor because you need to take steps to see how exercise affects your blood glucose levels.

Yes, that’s correct. Many of you may ask yourselves, when should a person with diabetes start exercising? The answer is yesterday. But follow these simple tips before starting because you need to exercise safely.
Get your doctor’s okay before starting an exercise program, and consider using a trainer who understands your underlying conditions, not just any random trainer. They’ll know how to monitor you correctly.
Always carry at least 15 grams of a fast-acting carbohydrate in case of low blood sugar. If you feel light-headed or dizzy, stop immediately, take a break, and drink room-temperature water. Always wear well-fitted shoes for the activity that you’re doing.

Choose the right socks. That often goes overlooked. And I also recommend having arch supports on hand just in case of a sprain or a sore tendon. Inspect your feet both before and after doing an exercise.
You need to monitor your blood circulation as you might not even know you’re causing damage to the nerves of the feet. So, also look for blisters, cuts, or sores that can lead to infections. So, does exercise help those with type 1 diabetes?

1000% yes. You can exercise and do regular athletic activities, including sports if you have type 1 diabetes. And again, you’ll have to take a few extra steps to ensure safe results. But exercise and sports can affect your blood glucose levels positively.

So it would help if you were careful because some workouts, such as heavy weight lifting or sprints, can cause you to produce more stress hormones, such as adrenaline, which will raise your blood glucose levels.

The type of exercise you perform could result in a rise or fall in your blood glucose levels. If you are affected by this, walking on a straight path or slight incline is an excellent place to start.
In your opinion, what exercises should people with diabetes avoid? I would avoid anything involving strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting, anything that causes a lot of straining, and isometric-type exercises.

I suggest less strenuous activities, such as walking, moderate lifting, and weightlifting with light weights but high repetitions. Make sure always to include stretching. Very important. Always include stretching.
Use a ball or bungee, always focus on your breathing, and take breaks when needed. You know your body’s limits better than anyone else does. Blood sugar is vital. Blood sugar is critical. And from that, see the extra weight, especially off your belly.

I’m sure all medical professionals will agree that losing weight reduces the risk of diabetes, regardless of type one or type two. I was on the verge of being a type two diabetic. And I’d say yes to physical activity more often and be more physically active in all aspects of my life.

I look forward to relaxing once I finish, but overall, I feel better about myself. I’d eat more healthy plant-type foods as these nutrients provide the minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates, which all help balance your blood sugar and prevent dangerous complications such as heart disease.

And I would eat healthy fats. Lots of good healthy fats. Studies show that replacing saturated fats and trans fatty acids with unsaturated fats benefits your insulin levels. And that’s all related to diabetes.
Now, I’d skip fad diets and make healthier food choices always. Now, you may still be able to eat what you love but look for less fatty alternatives. Look at the nutrition label and the introduced portion control.
What exercise is best for type 2 diabetes? I know all about. that if you are living with type 2 diabetes, regular exercise is going to help manage your blood sugar levels, pure and simple. And it will help keep the excess weight off of you.

Some fitness activities include walking, cycling, and swimming. I highly recommend weight lifting, resistance band exercises, and calisthenics. And you can also do the exercises right from the comfort of your home.

Like yoga, Pilates, a bicycle or elliptical machine, high-intensity or low-interval training, you are stretching on the floor while standing and resistance training. Remember to have some carbohydrates nearby and room-temperature water if you get light-headed or nauseous.

It’s also not going to hurt if you have someone in the house who can check on you. What type of exercises should type 2 diabetics avoid? Very similar to type 1 diabetic people. Before doing any strenuous activities, check your blood sugars before, during, and after exercise or physical activity.
If you don’t review these levels, it may affect your balance and raise your chance of falling and getting hurt. You want to avoid any high-intensity training workouts.

Stick with the lighter walking, cycling, and lightweight exercises to prevent blood sugar spikes because controlling blood sugar is critical.
And if you have inflammation, consider an activity that doesn’t impact your joints, like swimming. Avoid jogging. What are some of the best foods for diabetes? Another great question.

There are several foods in your local grocery store or your farmer’s market that you may eat. I like growing my vegetables because I love gardening, but some good examples would be beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, and black beans.

They contain vitamins and minerals like magnesium and potassium, vital for your health. And always try to find dark green and leafy type vegetables. Avoid iceberg lettuce. Use vegetables, citrus fruits, and avocados.

Most types of berries are a great healthy snack. A fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, nuts, and whole grains. Now, you want to avoid anything deep-fried, guys. I know it’s horrible, but it’s probably the worst thing for you.

And avoid the fattier cuts of meat like pork or bacon or ribs, anything with cheese or prepared with lard. For those who snack, locate a healthier alternative, and feel free to ask me questions in the comments. I’ll be sure to get back to you with more nutritious choices and provide additional advice to those looking to change their lifestyle.

From all the staff of PeakBody and OurDoctor, we wish you the best on your journey to controlling your diabetes and A1C the right way. You deserve to feel great and look great. Good luck out there, and make sure to like and follow us if you’d like to see other videos. Visit

Hi, I’m Kyle, President and CEO of Secure Medical. Secure Medical is a telemedicine and health awareness organization that has served millions of customers since 1998.

I want to share my experience with JA Inspire and our collaboration with While searching for a credible organization for donation, We were happy to find the Junior Achievement of Arizona, as they do so much for our Youth today.

Having 2 Children of my own who are Junior achievement members and knowing several teachers around the valley who support JA Inspire, I knew I’d found the proper organization.

Knowing that Junior Achievement of Arizona has served more than 3 million students over 65 years is quite an incredible endeavor.

Running a business can be tricky at times, as many employees need those critical skills to succeed in the workplace. Supporting and educating students to get ready for the workforce is a no-brainer and must be done for our future leaders.

These leaders will soon be settling into a career path or even taking an entrepreneurial step to start their own business, just as I’ve done.

Here at Secure Medical, we operate several companies, including eDrugstore and, where millions of Americans can obtain Prescription medications for a fraction of the price of going locally. Who wants to worry about these costs when everything is so expensive?

Because of this, I knew was the right company to get in front of students who need medical and behavioral care, especially those without insurance plans or health care benefits.

For those students who visit our booth, you’ll get to see precisely why Ourdoctor is the #1 service for your health needs, and if you need a Job, we are currently hiring.

To conclude, I highly recommend volunteering. If you’re new to JA’s programs, it is an excellent way to give back to local businesses and the Community. They will provide the lessons and materials needed so you may share your personal experiences with students.

Thank you, JA Inspire; I’m super impressed with your free online programs, including JA Biztown and Finance Park, and all the events you put on for your members.

I’m happy that will be there alongside your students to do what suits our Community.

In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “At-home test kits.” We go over and explain to you the importance of keeping on top of your health with our variety of at-home test kits. First, thank you for taking time out of your day and reviewing our various lab and test kits.

We take pride in ensuring our patients get the essential medical care they need 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Consider using one of our at-home testing kits if you require prescription medication or need treatment for a medical condition.

Save the trip to your doctor’s office, cut your time in cost and half, and take control of your health today. We offer lab kits for treating most STDs, including Perfys or HSV2, COVID-19 and flu detection, and testosterone hormone testing.

I’m also happy to say we offer additional lab kits for diabetes, colon cancer screening, a test for cholesterol and triglyceride, an anti-aging kit, a weight loss test kit, and more. Home health testing has always been challenging.

Order the equipment, which ships directly to your door, and get your results online within a few days. All your information is confidential, and instructions are included with each testing kit. If you have any additional questions, our medical team is standing by to answer your questions.

Order confidently online or by phone, and I guarantee you will be satisfied with our product or service. Thanks for watching. Take care.

In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video we discuss “STD Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore” the different types of STDs and what symptoms you need to watch for. Other STDs or STIs will have their associated symptoms. The eight most common symptoms to look out for include painful urination, unusual or odorous vaginal discharge, discharge from the penis, unusual vaginal bleeding, painful sex, sores or bumps from the genitals, oral or rectal area, abdominal pain, and swollen mid-nose. 

You can also check the site where the infection occurred for any swelling, itchiness, irritation, or, if you know, what looks like bumps, blisters, or open sores. Are you still with me? Ok, let’s keep going. According to the CDC, chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the US, and the only rod of transmission is through unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

Sometimes, there are no outward symptoms of this illness. Men will experience discomfort or leakage during urination. Women will experience bleeding between periods, pain when urinating, discharge, or adult aches in the lower abdomen. 

If the transmission is through anal sex, there can be bleeding and pain in the anus. Next up, gonorrhea, the silent disease. Name so because there might not be any symptoms. Most commonly affected are young adults between 15 and 24 years old, and it’s spread through unprotected genital, oral and anal sex.

Symptoms include:

  • Rectal, vaginal, and throat infections.
  • Urinating pain.
  • Discharge in the penis or vagina.

Antibiotics are the go-to treatment for gonorrhea. Syphilis is a dangerous bacterial infection spread through sexual contact at any bodily site other than the mouth.

Penis, vagina, anus, rectum, lips, and mouth sores are all possible transmission sites. Pregnant women must be cautious since they can pass the disease to their unborn child. Telltale signs of syphilis are a non-painful open sore that appears as the first sign of the disease. 

The second stage involves bumpy red or brown spots that may appear as a rash—treatment, penicillin, herpes, broken down into HSV1 oral herpes and HSV2 genital herpes. HSV1 appears as a sore around the mouth and lip, and HSV2 appears as a sore around the genitals and rectum. 

HSV1 can be spread by kissing or sharing objects such as forks or straws. HSV2 can only be spread through sexual contact with someone infected with HSV2. Symptoms typically appear as a single or multiple blisters on or around the affected area. 

Although there is no cure, there are treatments to relieve symptoms, and medication can decrease the pain and shorten healing time. Trichomoniasis, parasites are to blame for this one. About a third of those infected with this STI never show any signs. Itching or irritation in the penis is a common symptom of men with this STI. 

They may experience burning or discharge following urination or ejaculation. Women’s urinary tract may feel irritated, causing itching, stinging, retinas, or soreness. Alternatively, they could experience an odiferous discharge of unknown origin. 

Having sex while suffering from trichomoniasis can be an unpleasant experience. Lastly, AIDS is a disease that turns your immune system against you. It’s painful, has no treatment available, and can prove fatal. Pregnant women can transmit the virus to their unborn child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. 

What do all these STDs have in common? All can be prevented with proper education, early testing, and the use of protection during sexual intimacy. If you experience any of these symptoms, you need to check with your medical provider immediately and get it under control. 

Your doctor may provide over-the-counter remedies to clean the area and various ointments, creams, or prescription medication. Having the proper treatment as soon as possible can help you get back to a healthier normal more quickly. Another widespread medication your doctor may provide to you is valocyclovir or baltress.

Valocyclovir has been proven to be the most effective for treating HSV, chickenpox, and shingles. Our doctor recommends using an at-home testing kit. The test ships to your door, and you receive your results online within a few days. All your information is confidential, and instructions are included with each testing kit. 

If you have any additional questions or comments, please get in touch with our doctor, as we are here to help you. You may also complete an online evaluation or call us, and a licensed physician will discuss the best treatment plans available. Take care, everyone!

In this summary of the OurDoctor YouTube video “Best Shingles Treatment,” we’ll discuss the importance of treating and suppressing a shingles outbreak. One in every three people in the U.S. will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster virus, in their lifetime. This virus is in the same category as chickenpox and is commonly known as HHV3.

It starts as a red or pink blotchy-looking patch, usually on one side of your body, and can turn into a fluid-filled blister that typically scabs over. During the initial stage, shingles are not contagious but can be very discomforting, with shooting pains in the rash area.

In severe cases, you may develop post-herpetic neuralgia or a pHN, leading to eye complications, including vision loss and other rare diseases. Shingles usually last anywhere from three to six weeks, depending on the severity of your diagnosis. Symptoms of shingles can be uncomfortable and even painful on their own, but you should keep an eye out for any complications that may arise.

Skin infections caused by bacteria are common after blisters at first. If the nerves in your head are affected by shingles, you may develop Ramsey Hunt syndrome, which, if untreated, can cause partial facial paralysis or hearing loss. If given treatment within three days, most patients will recover fully.
Inflammation of the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, is possible. These complications are potentially fatal and must be treated immediately. A rash caused by shingles typically manifests as a band of blisters along one side of the body.

Laboratory testing can also diagnose shingles by taking a sample of blister fluid or scrapings from the skin. Although there is currently no cure for shingles, getting it treated as soon as possible can reduce the risk of complications and speed up the healing process.

First, let’s talk about antiviral medication. If taken within 72 hours of the first sign of shingles, these medications may reduce discomfort and hasten the resolution of symptoms. Furthermore, they may help ward off the pain that may develop months or even years after the initial outbreak of the virus, a condition known as post-herpetic neuralgia.

Alternatively, doctors may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers. Pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen may be helpful. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics if you get a bacterial infection from your shingles rash. If your eyes or other facial features are affected by shingles, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications like prednisone to reduce swelling and pain.

The discomfort of shingles can get mitigated with home care. The National Institutes of Health recommends cold showers or baths to clean and calm the skin or cold compresses to alleviate the discomfort of a rash. Calamine lotion, a paste of water, baking soda, or cornstarch, can also relieve itching.
Get plenty of vitamin E, vitamin B12, and vitamin A from the food you eat. If you want to boost your immunity, try L -lycine supplements. The National Institutes of Health says that getting vaccinated against shingles is one of the ways to reduce your risk of experiencing painful symptoms or other complications.
Chickenpox vaccine, or acetalization, should be given twice to all youngsters. People above 18 who have never had chickenpox should also obtain the vaccine. Although vaccination cannot guarantee immunity, it does prevent chickenpox, and 90% of those who receive it.

Check with your general practitioner in the early stages of shingles to get it under control immediately. Our team is standing by 24 -7 to bring you the fastest medical care you deserve if you have any additional questions.

Monkeypox, or Mpox, is a viral disease affecting animals and humans. The condition is related to the smallpox virus. However, it has less severe symptoms than the latter. The disease was discovered in 1958 in experimental monkeys, but several rodents and primates can be carriers.

Mpox is believed to have originated in Africa, but several cases have been reported from other parts of the world. In 2003, infected rats were imported to the United States from Africa as part of an experiment. Several dogs and 47 humans were infected but fully recovered after the study. Mpox infections have been increasing drastically, with infections rising from 19 to 10000 cases across 49 states of the US between June and August last year.

Signs and Symptoms of Monkeypox

The earlier signs of monkeypox are similar to flu-like symptoms like headaches, fevers, and malaise. As the virus spreads further, lymph nodes may swell, usually preceding a rash or lesions on different body parts. The lesions may first appear on the tongues and inside the mouth and then spread to the skin within the first seven days. The lesions become pus-filled and dry out or crust by the second week, thus forming scabs. A monkeypox infection can last two to four weeks.

Suppose you suspect exposure to the disease. It is wise to isolate yourself for at least 24 hours and check your temperature twice daily. Additionally, avoid environments like massage spas and nightclubs where skin-to-skin contact may occur.

Spread and Control

Monkeypox can quickly spread between animals and humans and appears to apply faster now than before. Unlike common viruses like flu and Covid 19, monkeypox does not spread through aerosols and droplets. The disease primarily spreads through contact with infected animals, items, bedding, and surfaces. You can also acquire the virus by prolonged contact with an infected person through hugging, massaging, and kissing.

An infected person or animal can spread the disease at whatever stage of infection- from the onset of the first symptom and even after their skin heals. Pregnant women can spread the disease to their unborn kids via the placenta, while animals can infect humans by biting and scratching. You can also get the virus by preparing meat from an infected animal.

You can curb the spread of monkeypox by avoiding direct contact with infected persons and washing hands properly and frequently. Also, take extra precautions when caring for an infected person or those with disease indications.

Although there is no treatment for monkeypox, smallpox vaccinations and treatments can be effective by up to 85% since the two diseases are genetically related. Early diagnosis and treatment can significantly help curb the surge of the virus.

Are you among the numerous Americans who want to lose weight but find it expensive, overcomplicated, or do not have the time to stick to a diet? Well, OurDoctor has a new groundbreaking, FDA-approved medication called Plenity.

Weight Loss

Obesity is prevalent among adults in the US and is proliferating. Obesity health risks include hypertension, type 2 Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease, and other diseases.

Some factors can affect the health risks of obesity, like diet, exercise, sleep, and medication.


Plenity is a non-systemic, super-absorbent hydrogel from modified cellulose and citric acid. It is a prescription medication supported by science and psychology.

The medication is for adults with a BMI of between 25 and 40. The FDA-cleared medicines will help you eat less and feel fuller as you lose weight.

You only have to take three capsules with plenty of water about twenty minutes before you eat lunch or dinner. If you cannot take your dose before you eat, you can take it right after you eat.

The capsules dissolve in the stomach, releasing the Plenity particles, which can hydrate up to 100 times their initial weight. When mixed with ingested foods, the gel particles create a larger volume with higher elasticity and viscosity in the stomach and small intestines, promoting repletion.

The Plenity particles will be eliminated during regular bowel movements. Therefore, it limits your food intake and helps you lose weight fast.

The average body weight loss in a study with 10 participants was 10% or around 22 pounds per subject.

Pregnant people, or those allergic to cellulose, citric acid, sodium stearyl fumarate, titanium dioxide, and gelatin, should not take Plenity. People with gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, or heartburn should also be cautious.

Please consult your primary care physician or one of our doctors before using Plenity.

The YouTube video Protecting Your Medical Data: HIPAA-Compliant Best Practices sheds light on the significance of securing medical data and the recommended protocols healthcare institutions can implement to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The video emphasizes the crucial role played by OurDoctor, a prominent healthcare technology company, in assisting healthcare practitioners in safeguarding confidential patient data while delivering exceptional care.

Ensuring HIPAA compliance and safeguarding medical data within an application like OurDoctor is critical for maintaining patient privacy and complying with regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). To achieve this, here are some best practices to follow:

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA guidelines protect patients’ electronic health information. Healthcare providers must comply to avoid consequences. OurDoctor supports upholding HIPAA protocols.

Data Security Measures

To safeguard medical data, OurDoctor implements a range of best practices. The video outlines vital strategies for protecting patient information, including:

Secure Data Storage: OurDoctor uses HIPAA-compliant data storage to encrypt and store patient records, preventing unauthorized access securely.

Access Control: OurDoctor gives healthcare professionals complete control over patient data access, ensuring only authorized personnel can make changes.

Data Encryption: OurDoctor ensures patient information is secure through robust data transmission and storage encryption, preventing unauthorized access or alteration.

Regular Auditing and Monitoring: We keep patient data safe by auditing and monitoring our systems for security vulnerabilities.

Employee Training: OurDoctor trains healthcare professionals on HIPAA regulations and data security to protect patient information.

Benefits of OurDoctor

The video highlights the benefits that healthcare organizations can enjoy by partnering with OurDoctor for their data management needs. These benefits include:

Enhanced Security: OurDoctor’s robust security measures significantly reduce the risk of data breaches, safeguarding patient privacy and maintaining HIPAA compliance.

Streamlined Workflows: OurDoctor’s user-friendly interface and intuitive features streamline workflows, enabling healthcare professionals to access patient data efficiently and provide optimal care.

Seamless Integration: OurDoctor integrates with existing electronic health record (EHR) systems, ensuring a smooth transition and compatibility with established processes.

Choose OurDoctor today and empower your healthcare practice to focus on what truly matters – providing quality care. Don’t compromise the security of your patient’s sensitive information. Take action now and partner with OurDoctor to safeguard your medical data, streamline workflows, and ensure confidentiality.

Did you know that today, approximately half of men aged 51 to 60 are at risk of experiencing prostate conditions? These conditions range from Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) to inflammation and prostate cancer. BPH is the prostate’s non-cancerous enlargement.

So, how does Benign Prostate Hyperplasia affect a man’s sex life? What are the risk factors and treatment options? Continue reading to find out.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Treating BPH may tag along some side effects like any other medical treatment. The common ones are low libido, retrograde ejaculation, reduced ejaculation volume, and other sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction.

BPH Risk Factors

According to experts, one is at a higher risk of experiencing non-cancerous prostate enlargement if they have underlying medical conditions. Good examples include diabetes, heart and circulatory disease, and obesity.

There is also the age factor. 40 years and older! And that’s without forgetting the family history of the condition.

BPH Treatment

Your doctor can prescribe any of the following approved drugs to treat BPH;

  • Alpha Blockers

This medication improves urine flow by relaxing the prostate’s grip on the urethra. But the significant side effect of using this drug is that the ejaculation volume may reduce.

  • The ED Drug Tadalafil

This drug also boosts urine flow by relaxing the connection between the urethra and bladder. The tadalafil drug prescription may result in headaches, an upset stomach, or flushing, thus hindering sex drive.

  • 5-Alpha-Reductase Inhibitors

While this prescription allows urine to flow more freely, it is often linked to erectile dysfunction and low libido. Some patients experience reduced ejaculate volume.

Prostate Massage and Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Imagine treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction using massage therapy.

Today, doctors believe that patients don’t have to release prostatic fluid by applying manual pressure on their prostates. But decades ago, this technique unknowingly helped massage the internal pelvic floor muscles, thus temporarily improving symptoms.

In our opinion, researchers need to research more on the theory that prostate massage helps relieve symptoms of painful ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and prostatitis.


In conclusion, BPH might be shared among most men, especially the elderly. However, living a healthy lifestyle characterized by natural diets and regular exercise reduces the risk of having this prostate condition.

According to estimates, approximately 95% have type 2 diabetes. We all know that regular exercise, a healthy diet, and medications like Metformin control this condition effectively.

But now, imagine reversing type 2 diabetes by intermittent fasting. Plus, no need for medication! Stick around so that we help you stay informed and updated about this new study finding.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a medical condition that affects how the human body uses insulin, thus making the patient experience unusual blood sugar levels.

What is Intermittent Fasting?

On the other side, intermittent fasting refers to an eating pattern that revolves around switching between eating and fasting regularly. Originally, intermittent fasting diets became well-known for helping people lose weight effectively.

How Intermittent Fasting Could Help Type 2 Diabetes

Generally, this unique eating pattern can reverse type 2 diabetes because it helps you lose weight. Eating an equivalent of approximately one meal daily helps you lose weight very rapidly.

This, in turn, eliminates most of the body fat accumulated in the muscles and, most importantly, the liver and pancreas. Consequently, the pancreas produces more insulin, lowering your blood sugar. Plus, the muscle and liver can regulate your blood sugar more effectively.

You can also improve your body’s insulin sensitivity through intermittent fasting. Researchers have discovered that type 2 diabetes patients who ate one meal a couple of days a week no longer needed to depend on uncomfortable insulin injections.

According to a 2020 study, more than 60% of participants achieved remission of type 2 diabetes thanks to intensive lifestyle interventions. These participants had diabetes for less than three years.

Concluding Statement

In addition to reversing type 2 diabetes, research has found intermittent fasting can lower your risk of heart disease and help fight inflammation. Your body burns fat when you consistently fast for some hours daily. Just stick to eating during a specific window of time.