This set of weekly health news features articles on chest pain after eating, fibromyalgia diet, IBS with constipation, sarcopenia, and acute heart failure
Chest pain after eating is usually related to gastric problems and what we eat. Our article on the topic explores the most common causes and possible remedies for the same.
Articles on fibromyalgia diet and IBS with constipation discuss foods that can be used as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia that causes chronic pain and fatigue.
The articles on acute heart failure (the inability of the heart to pump blood adequately) and age-related muscle loss describe the conditions in detail—their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
Suffering from chest pain during or after eating is not uncommon, unfortunately. There are many potential causes of chest pain in association with eating and these will be discussed later in this article. For most, the sensation of chest pain is short-term and will resolve itself without the need for medical intervention.
If the pain persists, however, it may be indicative of an underlying cause and medical attention should be sought. If any of the following symptoms are experienced, contact emergency services: shortness of breath, pain that intensifies and does not respond to antacids, dizziness or fainting, severe nausea, vomiting (especially projectile vomiting or bloody vomiting), or intense abdominal pain. Continue reading…
Fibromyalgia is a condition that impacts at least five million Americans, and while there are some medical treatments, more people who have been diagnosed with fibro are turning to alternatives such as a fibromyalgia diet.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes, fatigue, pain, and tender points in various regions of the body as well as mental fog. It can be difficult to treat because there are still so many questions about the root cause. There are a few medications that seem to address the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but there are situations where pharmaceuticals do little to ease the sufferer’s discomfort. When this happens, it makes sense to turn to alternatives, including a fibromyalgia diet.
Some research suggests that over 40 percent of fibro patient’s symptoms get worse when they consume certain foods. There is also some evidence that indicates simple adjustments to diet can ease fibromyalgia pain. Continue reading…
Heart failure is when the heart is unable to pump an adequate supply of blood to meets the body’s needs. This can occur over time, which means it is a chronic condition. On the other hand, in some cases, heart failure can occur suddenly. When it does, it is known as acute heart failure.
Acute heart failure (AHF)—also known as acutely decompensated heart failure—requires emergency medical attention. It is most commonly seen in individuals over the age of 55 and can affect all areas of the heart.
Prevalence of Acute Heart Failure
Acute heart failure is common among African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. Over one million patients a year are admitted to hospitals with the heart failure, and most patients are over the age of 65. Continue reading…
While most people associate IBS with diarrhea, IBS with constipation (IBS-C) is also a reality for millions of people around the world. Let’s look at what causes IBS constipation as well as some possible remedies.
Most people are familiar with what it’s like to have difficulty producing a bowel movement. The occasional bout of constipation is nothing to panic about, but if you’re having fewer than three bowel movements every week and it goes on for an extended period of time, it might be chronic constipation. When stomach pain is experienced along with chronic constipation, you could be diagnosed with IBS constipation (IBS-C).
When someone has constipation, it is due to slow or weak contractions in the abdomen. This causes more water to be reabsorbed from waste material in the large intestine, leaving stools that are hard and either really small like pellets or very large. Continue reading…
Sarcopenia, or age-related muscle loss, could have a significant impact on a person’s ability to carry out regular day-to-day activities. Understanding the cause, symptoms, as well as how nutrition and exercise factor into this condition can be helpful.
What is sarcopenia? Well, a simple sarcopenia definition is loss of muscle mass due to natural aging. When a person experiences a decrease in muscle, it has an impact on their strength. This means walking, climbing stairs, and lifting objects can be a real challenge.
After age 30, our muscles start to gradually deteriorate, so it shouldn’t be surprising that sarcopenia is a problem for millions of Americans. Continue reading…
The conditions described in this week’s articles can be treated by a change in diet or lifestyle. Sarcopenia requires more protein and dairy in the diet while fibromyalgia symptoms lessen with less dairy and more fiber, vitamins, and omega 3. IBS, on the other hand, needs to be monitored and acute heart failure can be prevented as well as treated by making healthier lifestyle choices. Despite the possibility to treat these conditions naturally, the conditions could have more serious causes and consequences and therefore, require more than just yoga, exercise, and the right foods. Hence, home remedies should be followed along with medical treatment based on a proper diagnosis.