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4 things you need to know about intimacy and aging

know about intimacy and aging

There are certain “truths” we are told as we age and many we just accept. For example we might be told that our hearing or vision may fade, or our energy levels won’t be as high. Many aspects of aging …

Natural remedies for shingles

natural remedies for shinglesChances are you had the chicken pox as a child. You can probably remember the red spots along with the non-stop itching. Worse yet, you were told not to scratch, so you were left suffering in your own skin.

A …

You should never hide this symptom from your doctor

cause of swollen feet and legs Take a second to look at your feet and legs. How do they look? Do they appear to be swollen? If so, does this happen often? Swollen feet and legs are often overlooked as symptoms because we associate them with …

Your bladder problems are making this one thing worse…

Menopause symptoms worsen with bladder troubleMenopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods end. It is a process that happens gradually and includes a lot of different symptoms, but recent research suggests those symptoms can be worse if you suffer from incontinence.…

Is it heart disease or costochondritis?

Causes and symptoms of costochondritis Chest pain is always taken seriously as it can be a strong indicator that something is wrong with your heart. You may notice when you go in for a check-up the doctor will usually ask if your symptoms include chest …

TMD/TMJ: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Causes and symptoms of TMJ Picture a door hinge that moves to allow the door to open fully and close shut. When the door hinge is working correctly the door moves freely, if it becomes rusted or damaged, the door may no longer open to …

Can beating the summer heat make you sick?

summer heat and illnessKeeping cool during the warmer months is essential to prevent illnesses such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion. But did you know you can get sick by trying to cool down? Unfortunately it’s true – if you’re cooped up in …

Why Lyme disease is so hard to diagnose

Diagnosis of Lyme diseaseYou may have been hearing more and more about Lyme disease as the summer presses on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently put out a report indicating cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in certain parts …

Calcification: Causes, Symptoms

Calcification causes and symptomsIf we say the term calcification, it probably brings to mind the build-up around your faucet or shower head. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only kind. Calcification can occur inside your body, too.

Calcium is an essential mineral that the body …

Uncommon symptoms explain why you’re stressed

stress symptomsIf I asked you now to rate your level of stress from one to 10, what number would you pick? If you have a lot going on in your life you may rank your stress level above five. If you …

Natural remedies for gout

GoutOne particular type of arthritis targets the joints and tissues around the large toe and foot. This form of arthritis is called gout and it can be quite painful. Attacks of gout can happen sporadically, but they usually occur soon …

Do you sometimes get cold fingers and toes? It could be this…

sysmptoms of cold hands and feetTake a moment to touch your hands or your toes. How do they feel? If you haven’t doused your fingers in ice water recently, they should be relatively warm. But what if they still feel cold?

If you find yourself …

Factors that increase your risk of mosquito bites

factors taht increase risks of mosquito bitesYou itch, your skin turns red, and to ward off the bugs you’re swatting your arms around like a bird in flight. It’s enough to drive you mad and keep you indoors. But if you’ve ever wondered why you get …

Know all about thyroiditis

causes and symptoms of thyroiditisThere is an important gland in the body, which is most widely known for managing our metabolic rate. We’re referring to the thyroid, and this butterfly-shaped gland assists many of our vital organs like the heart, brain and lungs.

There …

Why uncontrollable laughter and crying is a serious health concern…

pseudobulbar - neurological disorder

On the stage of life, our emotions tend to mimic classic theatre masks. Representing the division between comedy and tragedy, the masks are symbols of drama. Simply put, when something is funny, we laugh. When something is sad, we cry. …

Oral Allergy Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms

oral allergy syndrome causes and symptoms

Most of us are familiar with allergy season, that time of year when pollen irritates the noses of certain people. It triggers sneezing, coughing, a runny nose, itchy eyes and in some cases headaches. These are what you would call …

Scared of spiders? Why it’s good for your health

behavioral immune systemsSome of us can’t handle the sight of insects; others are sensitive to smells. Whatever causes you fear or disgust is actually working to improve your health. In fact, every time you recoil in disgust, you’re actively using your behavioral

Your doctor is making you sick

visiting a doctor makes you more sickWhen we are ill we head over to our doctor’s office. After sitting patiently waiting for our name to be called we enter the examining room. In walks our doctor and to our surprise, they are sick as well. Believe …

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