Tag: light sensitivity

6. Nighttime Sleep Thieves

Our own everyday lives can disrupt our sleep. Common sleep stealers include traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even retirement can rob of us restful sleep. For these problems, a few simple steps can restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
When

Graves’ Disease: Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Graves’ Disease: Do These Symptoms Sound Familiar?

Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it’s not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body’s systems—and it even can prove fatal.

Graves’ disease is up to eight times more common

Ask the Experts: Shingles; Fall & Winter Allergies

Q: My friend was diagnosed with shingles at 40 years old. Isn’t shingles only a concern for people over 60?

A: Shingles, a painful rash that strikes people who recovered from chickenpox in childhood, can strike people at any age. The virus lies dormant in the nerve cells for many years

Concussion Symptoms: Here’s How to Identify Them

Concussion Symptoms: Here’s How to Identify Them

A concussion is more than a knock on the head that makes your mind foggy for a while. Research has linked concussion with a greater risk for dementia in older age, while other studies suggest that the concussions many teen athletes sustain while playing sports such as football and ice

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

People who suffer migraine symptoms know they can include an intense pulsing or throbbing ache on the front or side of the head. The pain can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it’s severe enough for many sufferers to describe it as feeling like a vise grip is

Melatonin Benefits: A Surprising Treatment for Migraine Sufferers

Melatonin Benefits: A Surprising Treatment for Migraine Sufferers

The crushing pain, nausea, and light sensitivity of a migraine headache can wreak havoc on the lives of migraine sufferers. For many, the only treatment options are heavy-duty pharmaceuticals with many unpleasant side effects. And those don’t even work for everyone. But research is pointing to surprising melatonin benefits that

Cataract Surgery Improves Your Vision and Your Quality of Life

Cataracts—clumps of protein that cloud the lenses of your eyes—are the most common cause of vision impairment in older adults; they affect more than 25 million Americans, 61 percent of whom are women.
How Cataracts Form
Cataracts may develop in one or both eyes. The lenses in your eyes are made primarily

What Are Migraine Headaches, and How Do We Stop Them?

What Are Migraine Headaches, and How Do We Stop Them?

As many as 28 million Americans, including 25 percent of all adult women, have migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are often misdiagnosed as sinus headaches because the pain is felt across the forehead and the bridge of the nose, just like sinus headaches.

The latest genetic and biological research shows that migraine

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

6 Ways to Avoid Pinkeye

Oh pinkeye, you always choose the best times to visit. Your attractive symptoms (crusty, pink, itchy, and watery eyes) are so easy to disguise—if eye patches were in fashion, that is! Since they’re not, it’s time to learn what pinkeye is, what causes it and how to treat it, or—better

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