What’s the magic bullet that can help improve our cardiovascular health, preserve cognitive function as we age, and help protect us from cancer? Here’s a clue: It’s the same magic bullet that can also increase energy and stamina, decrease body fat, and strengthen bones. These benefits—along with better sleep, improvements
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Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs when there is too much uric acid in the blood, tissues, and urine. Accumulating uric acid crystallizes and takes on a needle-like shape, jabbing into the joints (usually the big toe, but also other joints, including those of the mid-foot, ankle, knees,
Ticks are nasty bugs that transmit disease, including anaplasmosis. Anaplasmosis is caused by the bacteria Anaplasma phagocytophilum, which the tick shares when it bites a host. Dogs, cats, horses, cattle, and sheep are among the animals that can also be infected with anaplasmosis.
Anaplasmosis is the second-most common tick disease, after
Rheumatoid arthritis, a potentially debilitating form of the more than 100 types of arthritis, affects more than 1.3 million Americans and one percent of the population worldwide. It’s prevalence increases with age and nearly 5 percent of women over the age of 55 have rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is
Exercise is universally recommended for aching knees and knee joint pain. If there’s any doubt, however, ask your doctor before beginning a knee pain exercise program. The idea is to first allow time for pain, inflammation, and swelling to subside, and then to strengthen the muscles that support the knee
You’re experiencing celiac disease symptoms and your doctor suspects you may have celiac disease. That’s hard enough. But you also need to be aware that celiac disease symptoms can tee you up for a host of related disorders. Autoimmune disorders lead this list.
A 1999 Italian study published in the journal
Q: Two of my close relatives have died of Alzheimer’s disease. Am I at higher risk for the condition because I have family members who had it?
A: The majority of cases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) appear to be the result of a complex interaction between genetic influences and other risk factors.
Lyme disease is an infection spread by blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that about 329,000 Americans contract the condition each year. While Lyme disease symptoms aren’t necessarily serious, ignoring them could compromise your health and cause serious
Vitamin D deficiency symptoms have been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, depression, and even cancer. Here are 10 signs you’re not getting enough vitamin D:
Depression or anxiety
Bone softening (low bone density) or fractures
Fatigue and generalized weakness
Muscle cramps and weakness
Joint pain (most noticeable in the back and knees)
Old sports injuries. Repetitive stress. Swollen joints from “rheumatism.” Whatever the osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms you may be experiencing, the next strategy is to come up with ways to beat it. Options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) treatment range from prescribed medications to simple over-the-counter pain relievers