Weekly health news: Poor circulation in feet, dementia, lumbar spondylosis exercises, right flank pain

By: Bel Marra Health | Health News | Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 06:00 AM

Poor circulation in feet: Causes, symptoms, and treatmentAnother week has gone by, which means it’s time for your weekly health news round-up. Many great topics were discussed this week. We have compiled a list of our best articles of the week in one place to get you started. Here, you’ll find information on why you may be having poor circulation in your feet, which is a common problem affecting a lot of Americans today. Also, there’s some interesting research on how living with chronic pain may be linked to dementia in the elderly population. We have also included material on right flank pain and lumbar spondylosis exercises.

Poor circulation in feet: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

While poor circulation in the feet is not a disease of its own, it’s often the sign of another medical health issue that prevents proper circulation of blood to the distant extremities. Many abnormalities can lead to this condition, which is often accompanied by symptoms of pain and numbness in the legs, feet, and toes.
Poor blood circulation has been linked to chronic health conditions such has high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes. The following are some of the most recognized causes of poor circulation in feet: Continue reading…

Chronic pain in elderly linked to dementiaChronic pain in elderly linked to dementia

Pain is something we all deal with from time to time. However, there are people out there who have no choice but to live with chronic pain. Living like this can decrease quality of life, and according to new research, it could somehow be related to changes in the brain that contribute to dementia.

Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities that interfere with daily functioning. This tends to be represented as memory loss, difficulty communicating, and difficulty with planning and organization. There are many different causes of dementia, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading…

Lumbar spondylosis exercises, yoga poses, and diet tips to relieve painLumbar spondylosis exercises, yoga poses, and diet tips to relieve pain

Lumbar spondylosis refers to a condition that is common in older people. However, health care professionals have discovered that lumbar spondylosis exercises can make life much more manageable for sufferers.

Spondylosis is a term that is linked to a broad range of degenerative problems along the spine, but it’s specifically the wear-and-tear of bones. It’s often referred to as spinal osteoarthritis. The lower spine has discs that are cushioned by soft gel sections between them. Degeneration leads to a loss of elasticity and tearing. When this happens, some people suffer from disc prolapse, disc herniation, or a slipped disc. Continue reading…

7 common habits that are harming your vision7 common habits that are harming your vision

You are probably aware that your vision can deteriorate as you age. In fact, you’re probably wearing contacts or glasses right now, or maybe you find yourself squinting a bit to make the words appear clearly.

It is known that after the age of 40, your vision begins to take a dive. This is known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD can’t be completely prevented, but there are steps you can take to slow down the progression of vision loss. On the other hand, there are probably habits you partake in that harm your vision.

If you’re concerned, then you will want to ensure that you’re not taking part in the following seven habits that can harm your vision. Continue reading…

Right flank painRight flank pain: Causes and symptoms

In between the ribs and pelvic bone lie your flanks, of which there are two (one on each side of the body). There are a few parts of the flank, but the easiest way to identify it is through the lower part of the flank. Fat accumulates in this region and form “love handles.” However, if you were to ask someone the name of that area, they’d probably just call it their side.

In unfortunate cases, you can experience pain in this region. There are common causes of flank pain that can affect both sides—like issues with the kidney or ureters. On the other hand, there are also issues that could solely affect the right flank. Organs that exist in the right side of the body or nearby can cause right flank pain. The following organs may be suffering if you’re experiencing right flank pain: Continue reading…


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