Author Archives: Dr. Kenneth Orbeck

From: Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 10:42 AM To: Kenneth Orbeck, D.O. Subject: fobromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition diagnosed by exclusion. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, hypersensitivity to various stimuli, and often involves sleep disturbances and elements of fatigue. Other common symptoms with fibromyalgia include frequent

Genetic testing is becoming a hot topic in today’s medical literature. Scientists are now linking many common diseases to specific DNA blueprints. These blueprints will alert individuals that they may run a higher risk for certain chronic diseases than the average population. Genetic testing is now being developed to determine the efficacy

As the winter months are fading away with spring and summer right around the corner, many of us get in the mind of spring cleaning. While spring cleaning is good, what about cleaning our bodies? We often become more concerned about getting into the summer clothes and bathing suits as the sedentary

During the month of “love” most of us will be examining the amount of love that is present within our own lives. Although the word love is often abused in today’s society, the expression of love is an inherent need to almost every creature on this planet. From infants and through our

In today’s technological environment, advances have become unbelievable in wireless technology. Although wireless technology is convenient, there are associated health issues that we need to be made aware of. Wireless technology results in electromagnetic force(EMF) which has a direct effect upon our body and our health. With the ever-increasing electronic world combined

Did you know that as we get older our muscle mass begins to decline and is often replaced with fat? As we approach midlife and after the age of 50, muscle strength becomes paramount in age management medicine. Losing muscle strength makes individuals more prone to injuries and actually increases their fracture

As we enter into a new year, most of us thought about the previous year and the changes that we would like to make in our life during the next 12 months. Surveys often indicate that these changes typically involve areas of health, weight issues, and personal improvement. First, we must realize

Have you ever wondered about the importance of vitamin D. Certainly with all the publicity regarding the beneficial effects of vitamin D, knowing the levels in your own body and supplementing properly can give you great beneficial effects regarding your future health. Vitamin D is technically not a vitamin. Its active metabolite,

I recently had a patient inquire about how he could reduce his risk of losing his eyesight with age. Frequently as we get older, our vision begins to deteriorate. There are many factors that are important regarding visual acuity, but two of the most common seen are cataracts and macular degeneration. Certainly,

In looking at today’s population, there is a steady increase in the oldest portion of living Americans. As recently outlined in the publication, TIME Healthland, called “America’s Oldest Old”, the ninety-year-old population is booming. Statistics are staggering as they outline that the oldest old are projected to increase from 1.9 million to

With the holidays quickly approaching; our minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of eagerness to join our family and friends in celebration of the events to come. But along with the excitement we are often exposed to high levels of stress. In the plans that we have to make,

Diabetes has become a major health concern in the United States with a significant increase in prevalence, resulting in serious health complications regarding morbidity and mortality. The cost of healthcare in the United States is rapidly rising regarding diabetic care. Over 20 million Americans are thought to have insulin resistance, which precedes

Picture yourself having a beautiful romantic day with your wife or significant other. You come home at night and sit around a quiet table having a romantic dinner. As the night progresses, nervousness and anxiety build up within your mind because of past experience you may have had regarding erectile dysfunction. If

With the incidence of diabetes rising in the United States, it is becoming a major health concern as diabetes causes an increase in both morbidity and mortality. The United States is currently spending more than $100 billion annually in the cost of diabetic care. Twenty to twenty five million Americans are thought

The practice of metabolic medicine involves the optimization of metabolic pathways to allow our body to function at its maximum performance. Among many other things, this requires the adequate supportive nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. Since our intestinal system is the gateway which allows nutrition into our

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