Despite its beauty, the spring blooming season is unwelcome among people who suffer from hay fever, who know too well the toll that allergies can take, including constant runny nose, sneezing, lack of sleep, and post-nasal drip, among others symptoms. Unfortunately, available allergy medications have unpleasant side effects, including dry
Most people think melatonin is just for sleep disorders and jet lag, but a new review article reveals a promising treatment option for melatonin. The research shows melatonin benefits include IBS pain relief and more.
The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there is a myriad of products that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation
Q: How do you tell the difference between back pain and a bad hip?
A: If you have hip arthritis, the symptoms can often mimic those of sciatica or a similar cause of back pain. Sciatica, which usually results when a herniated disk or bone spur compresses on part of a
In simplest terms, a heart attack occurs when one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart becomes too blocked to allow blood to reach the heart muscle. Given that the problem lies in the middle of the heart, it would make sense that chest pain would be an
Q: I’ve had mitral valve disease for a long time, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure. I also developed pulmonary hypertension. My mitral valve was repaired, but I wonder if that will help my pulmonary hypertension. It seems like a very serious condition.
A: Pulmonary hypertension (sometimes called pulmonary arterial
Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines—chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause the
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection, but are also one of the easiest to treat and prevent.
Your urinary system includes the two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, and the urethra. UTIs occur when bacteria get into your urethra and travel up into the bladder.
Q: I got rid of my slippery throw rugs and rearranged my furniture so I won’t trip. What else can I do to protect myself from falls at home?
A: The steps you have already taken are important ones. Likewise, make sure the rooms, stairs, and hallways in your home are
If you want a snapshot of your health status then open wide. “Many common problems older adults face with their oral health also can be warning signs of other health issues that need attention,” says Diana V. Messadi, DDS of the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Approximately 40 percent of those age