Tricyclic antidepressants were one of the original drugs prescribed for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. "Tricyclic" refers to the presence of three rings, or atoms, in the chemical structure of these drugs. Tricyclic antidepressants also are used for anxiety, fibromyalgia, and chronic pain. Physicians may prescribe tricyclic antidepressants … Read More
If you're battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and you're still a smoker, you've likely already heard this good advice: Give up cigarettes and you can improve life expectancy with COPD.
Nicotine is an addictive substance that acts on regions of the brain that produce pleasurable effects, and … Read More
The tools available to increase appetite in older adults are not set in stone. Adults battle myriad physical and mental issues that make eating a low priority. Not eating is dangerous, though, because a lack of needed nutrients hastens death. According to eatingdisorderhope.com, 78 percent of deaths from … Read More
Are you plagued by constant worry or fear? Do you often feel “on edge”? Anxiety is among the most common mental health issues facing today’s population.
Up to 31.6 percent of people in the United States will at some point in their lives be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders, … Read More
Hormones are chemical messengers that are essential for many of the body`s functions. The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in your neck is one of the key regulators of hormone function in the body and plays a crucial role in growth, metabolism, and mood. Having hypothyroidism—also known as a … Read More
Many of the same symptoms can be seen in people with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes; however, people with type 1 diabetes tend to have more severe and more sudden-onset symptoms. Conversely, some people with type 2 symptoms may have few or no signs of diabetes, particularly in … Read More
If you’ve used a corticosteroid medication such as prednisone, prednisolone, and others for more than three months, your bones could be getting more fragile … Read More