Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, is a group of 13 heritable (i.e., genetic) disorders that affect the body’s connective tissues. These tissues—found mostly in the skin, joints, and blood vessel walls—act like a glue to help provide strength and elasticity to the body’s structures, including the digestive system and essential organs.
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Are you dealing with one or more low magnesium symptoms, headaches, for example, or leg cramps, or insomnia? This key mineral is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, from steadying your heart rhythm to supporting your immune system and keeping your bones strong to helping with nerve
Ever been stopped short by a stabbing pain in your jaw? Have you struggled to eat a crunchy piece of bread, or corn on the cob? You could be suffering from a disorder of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). According to The TMJ Association, Ltd., 35 million Americans (roughly 12 percent
At some point, you may have attended a yoga class with a close friend or family member, thinking it would be a fun way to spend quality time relaxing and releasing stress from a hectic work week. However, did you know practicing yoga can accomplish a lot more than that?
Isometric exercise is a type of strength training in which the length of the muscle doesn’t change and there’s no visible movement at the joint. In other words, you’re tensing the muscle without actually moving.
Also known as static strength training, isometric exercises include such positions as holding yourself in a
Many Men with Penile Cancer Forgo Treatment
Not all men with penile cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes receive recommended treatments that could improve their survival, according to a large retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. Using records from a national cancer treatment database, researchers found that about one-third of these men did not
Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy.” Yet despite how prevalent it is, medical researchers still do not completely understand what happens in the body to cause fatigue. They
Instead of reaching for a dangerous energy drink or soda, try one of the following eight energy-boosting foods.
Energy-Boosting Foods #1: Green Tea
Caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate, cola, energy drinks) is a drug, a strong stimulant that actually generates a stress reaction in the body. Try going for three weeks without caffeine.
It can be difficult to exercise when you are in chronic pain. But studies show that a key piece of advice for how to help migraines and other headaches is to keep up with a manageable exercise plan.