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As a primary care doctor, Dr. Husain is a great choice for overseeing your health, whether you live in Edison, Perth Amboy, Linden, Woodbridge Township or New Brunswick. His comprehensive services include:

Acute Care

Acute care is a branch of healthcare where a patient receives active but short-term treatment for a severe injury or illness, an urgent medical condition, or while recovering from surgery. In medical terms, acute care is the opposite of chronic, or long-term care. Acute health conditions are typically sudden onset, short duration, and in need of urgent care.

Acute conditions are severe and come on suddenly. An acute condition can be anything from a broken bone to an asthma attack or a cold. A chronic condition, by contrast is a long-developing syndrome, such as osteoporosis or asthma. While osteoporosis is a chronic condition, it may cause a broken bone, which is an acute condition.

Asthma And Allergies Treatment

Asthma is a frightening condition that makes it very difficult to breathe normally. An estimated 25 million Americans of all ages have asthma. Asthma and allergies often occur together. An allergy to pet dander, for example, can cause an asthma attack. Allergies occur when your immune system is fooled into believing that a common allergen such as pollen is an invading army. It releases chemicals that can cause symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, adverse skin reactions and nasal congestion. When this reaction affects the lungs and breathing passages it can lead to asthma.

Treatments for allergies may be different from treatments for asthma, but they can also be the same. For example, allergy shots or immunotherapy treats asthma by gradually reducing your immune-system response to certain allergy triggers. Immunotherapy involves regular injections that contain tiny amounts of the very allergens that trigger your symptoms. Over time, your immune system builds up a tolerance and your allergic reactions and asthma symptoms decrease. This very effective allergies and asthma treatment generally takes three to five years.

Allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma can be caused by dust mites, pollen, pet dander, skin or food allergies.

Annual Physical Exam

If you really care about your health, your best defense against disease and illness is having a complete annual physical exam. Your annual physical exam provides a comprehensive assessment of your overall health and identification of potential health problems.

We recommend an annual physical exam for everyone aged 50 or older. Many health insurance plans cover the cost (including your co-pay) of that yearly preventive health care visit, which is otherwise known as your annual physical exam. Under the Affordable Care Act, preventive healthcare became a covered cost for many individuals. Check with your provider to make sure you are covered.

Your annual physical exam should include diagnostic screenings for your heart health, lungs, digestive system and nervous system. Your doctor will use medical tools to examine your eyes, ears, nose and throat. He'll listen to your heart and lungs. He’ll check your blood pressure for hypertension. Your annual physical exam also includes the doctor or nurse touching or “palpating” certain parts of your body looking for abnormalities. For example, the doctor may palpate your abdomen looking for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (called “triple A”), which can be felt through your skin.

Regardless of your age, do not overlook or underestimate the incredible value of undergoing an annual physical exam to prevent diseases or identify problems while they are still treatable.

Blood Testing

Most people have had a CBC or complete blood count. This common form of blood testing can help your doctor identify many blood diseases and disorders, anemia, clotting problems, blood cancers, infections and immune system disorders. The CBC is just one of hundreds of blood tests we can perform to identify as many illnesses and diseases. There are also specific blood testing protocols for heart disease, blood sugar (for diabetes), cholesterol, testosterone, digestive cancers and more.

Blood testing is a critical diagnostic tool. Since blood flows throughout your body providing oxygen and nutrients and extracting waste products for disposal, the health of your bloodstream can affect many medical conditions.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic health conditions in the world. People with type-2 diabetes, the most common type, have high amounts of sugar in their blood based on blood testing. Managing diabetes involves a combination of strategies designed to keep your blood glucose (sugar) levels in a healthy range. It is normal for your blood sugar levels to rise and fall throughout a normal day. Several factors play a role in those up and down swings.

Food is a critical factor. Diabetics must learn to eat healthy, well-balanced meals and closely monitor their carbohydrate intake and portion sizes. They avoid sugar in all forms (except in some fruits) and they eat plenty of vegetables and lean protein from fish and meat.

Exercise is just as critical as food. When you are physically active, your muscles use sugar (glucose) for energy. Regular exercise also helps your body use insulin more efficiently. These two factors can combine to lower your blood sugar. Strenuous workouts make the effect last longer. Yet even doing housework, gardening or being on your feet for long periods can improve your blood sugar.

Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine is the conscientious, reasonable use of the best available evidence in deciding about the care of a patient. Evidence-based medicine combines clinical experience with patient values according to the best available medical research to create an effective, evidence-based treatment plan.

Heartburn Solutions

Heartburn is a type of indigestion that feels like a burning sensation in the chest. This is caused by acid regurgitation from the stomach back up into the esophagus. The sensation of heartburn can last for a few minutes up to several hours after you eat. Heartburn can lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, Barrett's esophagus and, rarely, esophageal cancer.

If you have heartburn, you should know which foods make it worse and which foods can ease your symptoms.

Foods That Ease Heartburn Symptoms

Bananas are a low-acid fruit that can coat an irritated esophageal lining and help ease discomfort. Melons, like bananas, are a highly alkaline fruit that ease heartburn symptoms. Other good food choices for a heartburn patient include oatmeal, real yogurt and green vegetables.

Foods That Worsen Heartburn Symptoms

  • High-fat foods
  • Fried foods
  • Tomatoes and citrus fruits
  • Chocolate
  • Garlic, onions, and spicy foods
  • Caffeine
  • Mint

High Cholesterol Screening

High cholesterol screening measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. This helps your doctor determine your risk for cardiovascular disease. Also known as a lipid panel, your cholesterol screening includes your total cholesterol, your HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and your triglycerides. Cholesterol deposits or plaques can form in your arteries and inhibit your circulation. If your blood flow is reduced or impeded it can cause chest pain, heart attack or stroke.

Hypertension Screening

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a very common chronic condition. If left untreated, hypertension can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Those who are at increased risk have high-normal blood pressure (130 to 139/85 to 89 mm Hg), are overweight or obese, or are of African American descent. Here are several ways you can reduce your blood pressure without taking hypertension medications.

  • Walk
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Eat potassium-rich foods (bananas, melon, apricots, green vegetables, tuna, salmon, buts and seeds
  • Reduce caffeine
  • Manage stress
  • Eat dark chocolate
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Eliminate sugar & simple carbs
  • Eat berries
  • Eat calcium-rich foods (dairy, sardines, tofu, leafy greens)
  • Meditate
  • Eat magnesium –rich foods (whole grains, legumes, vegetables, chicken)

We also provide services and treatment for the following:

  • Joint pain
  • Low testosterone
  • Men’s health
  • Preventive medicine
  • Primary care
  • Prostate problems, prostate cancer treatment
  • Skin problems
  • Urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, urine infection
  • Weight loss

Discover attentive, compassionate primary care and men’s health. Call 732.826.0059 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

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Patient Testimonials

"I rate all aspects of my visit as Excellent. Dr. Ali Husain has a great beside manner. He is concerned with my health and my progress goals in treating my condition. He is very personable and thoughtful. He doesn't rush you from the office like some doctors would and he is very thorough in his evaluation. He lets you know what your status is and what options you have as far as continued treatment. I am very thankful and confident in being treated by doctors like Dr. Ali Husain or his father Dr. Aftab Husain."
-Dennis T.

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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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