On the often-lengthy list of potential side effects caused by some medications, one of the more disturbing is “suicidal thoughts.” Ironically, antidepressant medications are among the more commonly prescribed drugs that carry the suicidal thoughts warning. Antidepressants can have this effect on teens and adults within the first few months
Wrinkles are the most dreaded sign of aging skin, but they are not inevitable. The skin damage that leads to their development is caused by two factors: UV radiation from the sun, and diminished cellular production of the proteins collagen and elastin.
The sun emits many different frequencies of radiation that
Antihistamines are medications that help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Most are available over-the-counter (OTC) and come in the form of tablets, liquid, nasal sprays or gels, and eye drops. As the name suggests, antihistamines reduce or block histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction.
Among the potential causes of extreme fatigue is a condition called chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms are affecting more of us than you might imagine. More than 1 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among adults,
As many as 60 million Americans are thought to suffer from hay fever (or, to give it its official name, allergic rhinitis). For these individuals, the spring, summer and sometimes the fall too, are blighted by itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneezing. In some people, hay fever symptoms aren’t
In part 1 of this article, you learned that living or working in water-damaged homes or buildings can lead to a wide variety of mold exposure symptoms ranging from allergies and fatigue to more severe diseases. You were introduced to the concept that mycotoxins (the toxic byproducts secreted by molds)
Easter is right around the corner and the stores are filled with brightly colored sweet treats. But is food coloring safe? This year, opt for natural colors instead.
Eczema is common and complicated. It’s not one condition; it’s at least seven. In one form or another, eczema affects more than 30 percent of the U.S. population.
Up to 18 million Americans have symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema. Ninety percent of those who get
The lining of your gut is directly related to the health of your whole body. If you’re depressed and feel tired all the time, learn how to tell if leaky gut syndrome is to blame.
Joint inflammation is easily recognizable—a condition that affects 80 percent of the world’s population. You’ll know inflammation by its symptoms: pain, warmth, redness, swelling, and perhaps loss of joint function. The symptoms are uncomfortable but manageable with rest, ice, compression, elevation, and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like aspirin, ibuprofen, or