A true anxiety disorder includes all the feelings that come with normal anxiety, but they can’t be turned-off or rationalized. The anxious feelings are exaggerated, out of control and disruptive. With major depression, symptoms such as social isolation or loss of appetite, will progressively intensify and be on-going without intervention. When anxiety or depression interfere with daily activities, you may have a disorder. It is important to manage your condition for optimal care of your physical health and well-being. Learn more
Asthma is a disease that causes the airways – the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs – to become inflamed. The inflammation then causes the airways to become sensitive to allergens or irritants. The inflamed tissue then reacts to these substances, causing the airways to swell, narrowing air passages. The narrowing reduces airflow to your lung tissue, resulting in symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and trouble breathing. TRICARE covers services and supplies required to diagnose and treat asthma.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a disease that causes a buildup of plaque (a sticky substance) inside the arteries or vessels of the body. When the plaque begins to buildup, it narrows the arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen and blood through the body to the heart. If this is not corrected, it can lead to chest pain, heart attacks, stroke, blood clots, heart failure and arrhythmias (an irregular heart rhythm).
Symptoms to watch for include chest pain, pressure or discomfort, shortness of air, pain in the neck, jaw, arm or back, cold sweat, nausea and vomiting or lightheadness. If any of these symptoms occur, please contact 911 as these can be symptoms of a heart attack.
COPD describes a group of lung conditions that make it difficult to empty air out of the lungs. This difficulty can lead to shortness of breath or the feeling of being tired. COPD is a term that is used to describe chronic bronchitis, emphysema or a combination of these two conditions. COPD symptoms can include breathlessness, coughing, production of phlegm or tiredness (especially after activity). TRICARE covers the tests necessary to diagnose COPD. Learn more
Diabetes occurs when your body does not produce insulin (type 1) or, if your body does produce insulin, it does not use it properly (type 2). Insulin is the hormone that helps balance the amount of sugar in your blood by changing it into the energy you need. TRICARE and Humana Military can help you with understanding and managing your disease with services and supplies required to diagnose and treat diabetes, as well as disease management programs to assist you on your journey to better health. Learn more
A healthy heart beats about 60 to 80 times each minute to pump blood throughout the body. The right and left sides of the heart work together (like two anatomically connected pumps). Blood that is low in oxygen first enters the right upper chamber of the heart, and then flows from the right atrium to the lower chamber. Oxygen-rich blood then returns to the left side of the heart and then flows from the upper chamber to the lower chamber. From the left ventricle, the blood is pumped into a network of arteries (blood vessels) which carry the blood throughout the body. With heart failure, the heart's pumping power is weaker than normal, causing less blood to move through the heart and to the body. Learn more about symptoms
Contact your healthcare provider if you are experiencing these symptoms.
Hypertension is more commonly known as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is defined as having a systolic blood pressure (the top number) greater than 140 mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) greater than 90 mmHg. When a person has hypertension, it causes stress on the vessels due to increased pressure and over time can lead to complications. Having high blood pressure places a person at higher risk of complications such as stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney disease.
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