Beta blockers are drugs known for treating high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and angina. But no matter why you may be taking them, beta blockers always work the same way. That is, they block a hormone known as epinephrine, better known as adrenalin. This is the same hormone
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Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is an extremely common condition that affects about seven percent of all Americans. The condition imposes an enormous burden on people who suffer from it, impacting their everyday social and occupational lives, to the extent that the mere anticipation of an event—such as eating or drinking
Who couldn’t use a little more energy? A number of supplements and natural remedies promise to lift fatigue and boost energy, but before you heed their siren call—and open your wallet—here’s what you need to know.
Caffeine. At moderate doses, caffeine stimulates your central nervous system, making you feel more alert,
I have always loved sourdough bread, but I have a newfound love of sauerkraut, fermented mixed veggies, kimchi, and other homemade fermented experiments. The more I learn about the many health benefits of fermented foods, the more my new passion and appreciation for these tangy and satisfying foods grows. To
Long-term treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy naturally lessens menopausal women’s depression and anxiety symptoms along with other classic menopausal complaints—safely and without side effects.
What better time of year to treat your Valentine (and yourself!) to the ultimate gift that’s both from and for the heart—dark chocolate. Romance and indulgence aside, the heart-healthy benefits of dark chocolate may be enjoyed all year long.
Dark defined. Chocolate is made from beans harvested from the cocoa tree,
Up to 14 percent of American seniors are thought to suffer from anxiety according to the National Council on Aging. Many more have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder. “Older adults are at risk for anxiety because they face many challenges, including poor health, loss, and decreasing social support,” says Judith Neugroschl,
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
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.
Sleep Phase Problems
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