Another week has gone by, which means it’s time for your weekly health news roundup. We have discussed a lot this week, including the reasons behind a one-sided headache, what may be causing your morning diarrhea, what myofibrillar myopathy is, and the ins and outs of sternocleidomastoid pain. To better round off your week, we have also included the usage, risks, and recipes for essential oils for menopause.
Does a one-sided headache always signal a migraine? Unilateral headache causes
A headache experienced on only one side of the head is commonly referred to as a one-sided or unilateral headache. They can be quite painful, often making our heads feel like they are throbbing and possibly leading to additional symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and a visual sensitivity to light.
While there exist many reasons to why a headache may present themselves, being a one-sided headache often leads to the assumption it is a migraine, but there are in fact many types of a headache that can present in a similar fashion. Continue reading…
Morning diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and prevention
Morning diarrhea is described as the urgent need to have a bowel movement upon waking up in the morning as well as having stool that is loose and watery. In some cases, the need to go to the washroom early in the morning wakes a person up. There could be a simple reason for diarrhea in the morning or it could be a sign of a more serious health condition.
People experience diarrhea from time to time and it is often due to diet or even a temporary illness. However, if you experience urgent diarrhea every morning, you should consider seeking medical attention to determine the cause. Continue reading…
Essential oils for menopause: Usage, risks, and recipes
Menopause signifies the natural ending of a woman’s menstruation. With it, there are many symptoms, including fatigue and hot flashes. However, there are essential oils for menopause that may help during this phase of life.
Menopause is defined by 12 consecutive months passed without a menstrual period. The majority of women experience menopause during their 40s and 50s; however, it is not unheard of for some women in their 30s to experience menopause. The symptoms that come with menopause can be uncomfortable, so many women look for quick, safe relief. Continue reading…
Sternocleidomastoid pain: Anatomy, causes, treatment, and exercises
Sternocleidomastoid pain is felt in one of the largest muscle groups in the neck. The sternocleidomastoid name itself is very descriptive, as it originates at the manubrium of the sternum (sterno-) and the clavicle (cleido-) and inserts at the mastoid process of the temporal bone of the skull (mastoid). The muscle can be seen when moving the neck from side to side. Continue reading…
Myofibrillar myopathy: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Myofibrillar myopathy is a muscular disease and part of a group of disorders called muscular dystrophies. The condition is characterized by improper functioning of muscle fibers causing weakness of skeletal muscles. This can affect muscles involved in movement and in some cases even the muscles of the heart.
This condition is different from other muscular neuropathies that are primarily caused by problems involving nerves of the central nervous system. Instead, myofibrillar myopathy stems from a problem of the products that make up muscle fibers themselves. Continue reading…