Shingles pain can be debilitating for seniors. I experienced the effects of shingles several years ago, and it’s something I’d rather not repeat. I hope that sharing my personal experience will encourage you to get vaccinated or, if not, to recognize the symptoms of shingles early enough to benefit from
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What is CBD oil? CBD is a non-intoxicating extract from the Cannabis sativa family of plants (which includes hemp and marijuana). CBD is just one of a family of chemicals known as the cannabinoids, shown to have anti-inflammatory, antipsychotic, anti-anxiety, and anticonvulsant properties as well as homeostatic properties (meaning it maintains
Once you’ve received the sobering news that you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the next step is to discuss a personalized breast cancer treatment plan with your medical team. Your doctor’s recommendations will involve many factors, including your age, medical history, the type, location, and size of the cancer, and
Acrucial weapon in the fight against arthritis is medication that, in some cases, slows disease progression as well as easing pain, maximizing joint function, and improving quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all solution—trial and error may be required to find the drug (or drug combination) that works for you.
A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways—depression, anxiety, and infections, for example.
Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to our
Imagine being so sensitive to touch that even a thin sheet covering you at night is excruciating, or feeling prickly sensations on the bottom of your feet with each step you take, making walking difficult and painful. These are just two of the many symptoms caused by peripheral neuropathy, a
These strategies for natural pain relief serve as excellent natural pain killers and as alternatives to side-effect-laden pharmaceutical treatments.
Chronic pain—a condition that exists when pain lasts three months or more—affects 25 to 30 percent of Americans. It is more common in older adults, men, and Caucasians. It is not life-threatening, but if not treated it can lead to permanent nerve damage.
Different Than Acute Pain
Acute pain might be caused
A flash of lights and shapes seem to appear before your eyes. Soon, the unmistakable throbbing pain of a migraine headache takes over. You look for relief, but what can help you now? What can help you avoid these disabling attacks down the road?
If you’re one of the 40 million or
Taking too many drugs, or taking drugs that adversely interact with one another is a major factor in the cognitive problems of many older adults, a fact that was illustrated by a recent study involving brain scans of 514 older patients at a memory clinic.
The study found that the more