The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
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What are opioids? That’s simple: Morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and fentanyl are opiods. Heroin is an illegal opioid. Opioids are derived from the opium poppy (or synthetic derivatives) and act on the nervous system to relieve pain.
What’s not so simple is why the United States is in the midst of
Back pain is normally in your lower back and may cause muscle spasms. But when is back pain serious? A back pain red-flag warning is when the pain is intense, spreads down one or both legs, causes weakness or numbness, or follows a fall or a blow to your back.
Headache location can be on one side or both sides. They may be intermittent, episodic, or constant. Some are acute—they come and go rapidly. Others persists for days or weeks. When the exact headache location cannot be identified, it is called a generalized headache.
Where Is a Cluster Headache Location?
Cluster headaches are
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.
You know what happens when you don’t sleep well: You feel sluggish in the daytime, and your concentration suffers. Poor or insufficient sleep has been linked to other problems, too, such as declined immune function and an increased risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. In your struggle to find
Depression is one of those diseases that can rapidly snowball out of control. If you feel down, you tend not to take care of yourself, but poor lifestyle choices like watching television all day or eating junk food actually can make depression worse. So, you need to make the choice
The sad truth is that nearly half of people in the U.S. with depression are not getting the level of care they need, according to statistics collected by the National Institute of Mental Health. This is true even though multiple effective therapies are available. Minority groups are particularly unlikely to
By now, it should be clear that depression affects everyone differently. This chapter reviews how certain groups of people tend to experience depression and how it can impact different aspects of life.
Depression can drain your energy and sap your concentration. There is good evidence that being unhappy at work can
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. To help tease apart the different ways in which depression can manifest and to help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. This chapter describes each type of depression and the specific signs and