Tag: sympathetic nervous system

Get a Handle on High Blood Pressure

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you will probably be given a prescription for medication. When determining the medication that is best for you, your physician will consider numerous factors, including your family and personal medical history, age, weight, lifestyle, and other health conditions you have.

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92% of Restaurants Too High in Calories

If you’re eating out often, you’re probably overdoing calorie consumption—even if you avoid fast-food restaurants. Meals consumed at fast-food restaurants have been singled out as culprits in America’s obesity epidemic. But a new study reports that both chain and local restaurants are routinely serving far more than should be consumed

What is Music Therapy?

Music therapy is extremely effective at providing natural anxiety relief and treating depression. But how does music therapy work?

Migraine Risk after a Stressful Event

If you suffer from migraines following periods of stress, new research can explain why those serious headaches seem to kick in while you’re coming down from that stressful time, rather than during the thick of it. A study published in the journal Neurology finds that people are at a higher

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

What Causes Fatigue? The Stress Factor

You’re always tired but you haven’t been able to pinpoint the reason. You think about embarking on a campaign to get to the bottom of your fatigue, but—sad to say—you don’t have the energy to follow through. Don’t feel bad; even the medical community doesn’t fully understand what causes fatigue.
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Get Help for Anxiety to Improve Your Quality of Life

Feeling anxious occasionally is normal—but constant worry is not. If you become very fearful, nervous, or anxious when you think about or are in certain situations, then you may have an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions in which anxiety and worry arise in response to

6. Other Sleep Stealers

Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
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1. What is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?

When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily

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