Have you ever had a bad chest cold and then, for weeks after, spent much of your day coughing and hacking? After a week or so, you may have wondered, “How long does a cough last?”—and whether something was really wrong. In the meantime, the cough disturbs your sleep and
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Most nose bleeds occur on the front of the nasal septum—the tissue that separates the two sides of the nose. Other types happen higher on the septum or deeper in the nose, which makes them harder to control. However, they are rarely, if ever, life-threatening.
Causes of Nose Bleeds
They often occur
Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,
Q. I’ve been drinking soy milk daily for years. Since it contains phytoestrogens, I wonder if it puts me at higher risk of developing breast cancer?
A. Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School and a cancer epidemiologist, responds: “Soy foods contain phytoestrogens (plant-based estrogens) called
Q: I’ve heard that chronic stress can affect memory. Is that possible?
A: If a person is under long term stress, it is possible that memory can be impaired. This is due to the side effects of a stress hormone called cortisol. If levels of this hormone remain elevated for prolonged
A deviated septum is a condition you may have had from birth, or it can result from a broken nose or similar injury. Regardless of its origin, a deviated septum can affect your breathing and lead to chronic congestion and sinus infections.
Treatments for deviated septum symptoms can be as
Most heart failure patients need six to seven different prescription medications to remove excess fluid from their body, help their heart squeeze more forcefully, prevent it from overexerting itself, and keep their blood pressure under control. But that’s not all.
About 40 percent of patients with heart failure take medications for
Q. My husband and I have discovered why we’ve been suffering from chronic fatigue, headaches, and sinus problems for more than a year—the house we moved into 18 months ago has mold behind the drywall. We’ve been advised to hire a professional to remove it, but can we safely do
Q. Why do my eyes water so much, and what can I do about it?
A. Normally, your tears drain through tiny tear ducts extending from the eye into the nose. Oddly, one reason for watery eyes is dry eye, which prompts your eyes to produce large quantities of tears that