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Archive for July, 2016

COPD: You’ve Got Options

Posted on: July 20th, 2016 by Aventiv Research

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, chances are you may feel overwhelmed. Most likely you’ve been experiencing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness in your chest. Depending on the severity of the symptoms you experience, you may or may not need to use an inhaler, oral medication or oxygen. If you’re seeking tips to feel better despite your diagnosis, read on.

Quit Smoking:

The majority of COPD is caused by cigarette smoke. Whether you yourself smoke or you’ve been exposed to second hand smoke, it is detrimental to your health.

Some of the most popular options to quit smoking are nicotine patches, nicotine gum or stopping cold turkey. Recently, e-cigarettes or vaping have become another alternative to quit smoking tobacco, but the jury is still out on the safety of such devices.

Up Your Activity Level:

Most medical professionals recommend exercising a minimum of three times per week to improve symptoms associated with COPD. Upping one’s activity level helps the body to improve circulation and strengthen the heart and cardiovascular system, which in turn, helps the body to better use oxygen.

Keep a Positive Attitude:

A recent study uncovered a correlation between those with COPD and a high rate of depression. While this can be a scary diagnosis, there are a variety of treatment options available to help cope with symptoms of depression.

Consider a Research Study:

From inhalers to oral medication to oxygen tanks, the search for better treatment options for COPD is in high need. A research opportunity for those with COPD is now taking place in your area. Research participants will receive hands-on care from medical professionals as well as an opportunity to receive a new treatment for the condition. No insurance is needed, and compensation is provided. Learn more below.


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Three Tips to Limit Acne Breakouts

Posted on: July 9th, 2016 by Aventiv Research

Concerned young woman squeezing acneWhat do Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Alicia Keys all have in common? Well, besides being world-famous, they all struggle with acne. Acne is not just an esthetic inconvenience, it’s a skin disease that can be caused by a variety of factors. Read on to learn about three common acne triggers and potential solutions.

Eating the wrong foods

For years, teenagers were advised to stay away from greasy foods because they could cause acne. Recent studies don’t draw a clear conclusion on whether or not greasy foods should be avoided, but they do show a correlation between dairy and breakouts. You may want to avoid dairy products such as milk, cream and cheese to help control acne. Research also suggests that foods containing antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids may help combat inflammation associated with breakouts.

Using the wrong skincare regimen

Many acne sufferers will over-dry their skin in an attempt to “dry up” breakouts. Using products containing salicylic acid and retinol is a great start to combating breakouts, but it’s important for everyone, even those with oily skin, to make sure their skin is properly hydrated. Oil-free moisturizers are available and may help maintain a healthy moisture balance without adding excess oil.

Using the wrong foundation

Heavy coverage foundations often contain pore-clogging ingredients. Many dermatologists and skin care experts recommend using a mineral-based makeup to cover breakouts. Mineral makeups are less likely to clog pores and will help cover blemishes without creating new ones.

Decades ago there was not much hope for acne sufferers, but today, more and more acne alternatives are available. If you struggle with acne, a research study at Aventiv may be a great opportunity to learn more about your condition, see a board-certified physician at no cost, and receive great care and treatment tips along the way.

To learn more about these acne study opportunities, call as at Aventiv at (614) 501-6164 or click below to apply for more information.


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Low Testosterone? You’re not alone.

Posted on: July 9th, 2016 by Aventiv Research

lowsexdrive1 (1)Low Testosterone, or hypogonadism, is the butt of many jokes, but for thousands of men, it’s no joking matter and a part of their everyday life. So, why the stigma around Low T? For years, testosterone has been thought of as the hormone that makes men, men.

As we age, testosterone levels naturally decline. However, as diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high blood pressure are on the rise, more and more men will experience Low T at a younger age.

Wondering if you or someone you love may have Low T? Read on to learn more about options regarding Low T.

Is it low testosterone?

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of Low T are lack of energy, decreased sex drive, decrease in muscle mass, an increase in stored fat, as well as erectile dysfunction. Because many of these symptoms are quite personal, many men wait years before addressing the issue. Physicians can complete a variety of tests to check testosterone levels, and then move forward with different treatment options.

So its Low T, what’s next?

After a physician confirms low testosterone levels, they may discuss treatment options. The most popular options for regulating hormone levels are injections, implantable pellets, gels and testosterone patches. Typically patient preference and hormone levels affect which treatment is appropriate.

Are there any other options?

Research studies for those with Low T are currently taking place at Aventiv Research in the Columbus area. Study participants will have their testosterone levels checked at no cost, receive complimentary study-related care from a board certified physician, and receive compensation for time and travel. To apply for a study in your area, click below.

To learn more about these testosterone study opportunities, call as at Aventiv at (614) 501-6164 or click below to apply for more information.


Click here to learn more and apply for this study online!