Finding a lump is frightening—no matter where it is. Swollen lymph nodes are your body’s way of telling you that something’s wrong. Usually, they’re alerting you to a mild infection or illness. Once your immune system has fought the pesky invader, your lymph nodes will shrink back to their normal
By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your
Hashimoto’s disease is the most common thyroid disease in the United States, affecting 5 in every 100 people. An autoimmune disease that frequently leads to hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormones), it is eight times more common in women.
According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis occurs when there
Did you get your flu shot this year? A majority of adults usually ignores the annual public health advisory to get a flu shot, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a seasonal influenza vaccine for almost everyone.
Some people say they don’t get the vaccine because
If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night so drenched in your own sweat that you’re compelled to change your clothes and sheets, you’ve just experienced a case of the night sweats. Also known as nocturnal hyperhidrosis or nighttime “hot flashes,” night sweats are often disregarded as
People who eat more organic foods, like produce, dairy, and meats, may significantly lower overall cancer diagnoses, especially lymphoma and breast cancer, researchers have found. A French study that included 70,000 adults (mostly women) for five years found that those who most frequently consumed organic foods had 25 percent fewer
Your throat. A lot can happen to that 5-inch hollow tube that connects the base of your nasal cavity to your windpipe and esophagus. A sore throat can silence your singing voice. Or a faulty pharynx (the medical name for the throat) may cause swallowing difficulties that can affect your
The Relevance of At-Home Blood Pressure Readings
Cardiologists say at-home screenings can better predict hypertension than a single measurement taken by your doctor during an office visit. Treating hypertenion based only on numbers taken in a doctor’s office could lead to incorrect prescribing. In-office blood pressure readings can be higher due
It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and just plain unpleasant. Itchy skin, or pruritus, is one of the ways our body tells us that something isn’t quite right, but how do we know what that “something” is? And what can we do about it? Here are 11 reasons why you might be suffering
Q: What is the difference between raw sugar and the regular white sugar I’m used to?
A: “Sugar is sugar,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, senior scientist at the HNRCA and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. “All sugar is made by extracting juice from sugar beet or sugar