Tag: pain receptors

MGH Study Discovers Brain Inflammation-Fibromyalgia Connection

Fibromyalgia is a perplexing condition. It causes severe aches and pains, and can affect sleep, mood and memory. There is no simple diagnostic test and no cure. And treatments that help control symptoms in one person may not work for another with the same condition.

But researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dehydration Headache: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatments

Dehydration Headache: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatments

What causes dehydration headaches can be as simple as not having consumed sufficient fluids. Likewise, dehydration headaches may happen because lack of fluids causes shrinkage in brain volume. This results in the brain pulling away from the skull, which triggers pain receptors in the meninges (the membrane that surrounds the

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Painkillers: A Primer on Effective—and Safe—Choices

Medications can be effective for treating pain, but they’re not the only method. In fact, some people shouldn’t use painkillers at all. Others simply don’t need them because there are other ways to treat pain.

Options for relieving pain without taking medications begin with conservative approaches such as losing weight, avoiding

Ask the EN Experts: Safety of Carbonated Water; Moringa Health Bonus

Q: Does carbonation in beverages have any health risks?

A: The tingle on your tongue and the slight “bite” you feel when sipping a carbonated beverage is not only fun, it can enhance the perception of flavor (because bubbles lift aromatic molecules to the nose). This bubbly taste from carbonation is

Little Evidence of a Diet Link to Fibromyalgia

Q. Is there a diet I can follow to treat my fibromyalgia?A. Not really. Despite popular book titles to the contrary, there is no real “fibro- myalgia diet.” Little progress has been made in unraveling a diet connection to what causes fibromyalgia, though the latest thinking is that diet may

Spice Up Your Cuisine To Help Protect Against Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes

Adding herbs and spices to your food may do more than make a meal tasty, it may keep you healthy. Potent plant compounds in herbs like cinnamon and rosemary have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions that scientists suggest might help do everything from normalize blood glucose levels and protect the

Managing Migraines And Other Headaches: Diet’s Controversial Role

Everyone gets headaches. For most of us, they?re only minor annoyances triggered by stressful situations?work deadlines, tax forms, traffic jams or busy airports. These headaches are from tense muscles. They aren’t serious and are easily remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever like aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen.However, according to the National

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