Persistent pain is a devastating condition that affects as many as 90 million Americans. Unlike short-term, acute pain—the kind that happens when you sprain an ankle—persistent pain may last for months, or even years. Whether the source of your suffering is arthritis, back pain, or nerve pain, it is important
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While this marvelous “relaxation” mineral calms so many body functions, health experts estimate half of the US population is deficient. Review these low magnesium symptoms to see if it could be causing a health challenge for you.
If you suffer from severe migraine symptoms several times a month, and your migraines last for 12 hours or more, your doctor may prescribe a daily medication to help to reduce the frequency of your headaches.
Many migraine sufferers opt for pharmacological migraine medication. Other effective migraine medications include non-pharmacological
For many people, the stress of caregiving can be exhausting, especially when a loved one has a progressive disease such as Alzheimer’s. Decisions must be made around living arrangements, financial and legal matters, and home health care. For many caregivers, these demands can lead to feelings of frustration, helplessness, depression,
It’s normal to feel a little apprehensive from time to time. Let’s face it—life can be stressful. All of us worry about things like financial problems, work, family struggles, or health. But sometimes anxiety can become so severe that completing simple, everyday tasks is difficult. When this occurs, it may
The first thing that might surprise you is that what causes headaches isn’t related to anything going on in your brain—in fact, your brain doesn’t feel pain, because it doesn’t have any pain receptors (the nerve endings that are found throughout the body, and that transmit pain signals). But your
When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want
Anxiety comes in different forms and produces different reactions. So to answer the question “What is anxiety?” we’ll take a look at various anxiety definitions, discussing causes and characteristics.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?
Someone with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) feels excessive anxiety or worry about a wide array of activities or events
What is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is the term specialists use for good habits that promote sleep. These include keeping regular hours, even on weekends and vacations, and going to bed at the same time and waking at the same time every day to keep your sleep schedule consistent. A nighttime
The body’s stress response, the one that prepares us to “fight or flight” in the face of an imminent danger (such as a wild animal or mugger), is activated more readily in women than men and lasts longer. This may help explain why anxiety symptoms in women are twice as