By age 70 men begin losing bone at the same rate as women and are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Hip fractures are of unique concern. Of the nearly 300,000 total hip fractures
Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone,” because it becomes more abundant when we are faced with a stressful situation. It affects the heart rate, breathing patterns, and other aspects of the body’s “fight or flight” response. But just what is cortisol? And what does it do? Probably
Bedsores—also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers—are a big risk for people who spend an extended time either prone or in a wheelchair due to illness, frailty, injury, surgery, or disability.
Lying or sitting in in one position places pressure on certain areas of the body. This pressure reduces
Fibromyalgia affects up to 10 million Americans, according to the National Fibromyalgia Association. Widespread pain is a characteristic of the condition, along with tender points that hurt if pressure is applied, fatigue, and headaches. Fibromyalgia also is associated with depression, poor sleep, problems with thinking and memory, and digestive conditions
Regular Strength Training May Lower Depression Risk
A recent review (JAMA Psychiatry, June) suggests that people who regularly do strength training may be less likely to suffer from depression. Researchers analyzed data from 33 clinical trials including 947 adults who were assigned to either participate in strength training sessions or be
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’ve likely heard that lifestyle changes may give you a clean bill of health. While diet and exercise can help tamp down blood sugar levels and dial back the need for certain medications, a cure for type 2 diabetes isn’t so straightforward.
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About 176 million women worldwide (10 percent of women in the United States) are believed to suffer from endometriosis, which typically strikes during a woman’s reproductive years. But despite the fact endometriosis can cause severe physical pain, depression, and infertility, statistics on endometriosis from the National Institutes of Health suggest
Having excess belly fat causes heart disease, depression and brittle bones. If you have unwanted belly fat, this is how to get rid of it.
Too much estrogen isn’t a problem just for women, men can also experience high estrogen symptoms. If you find yourself asking the question, “is there estrogen in men?” the answer is yes. Men make estrogen, too, and levels can become elevated (or depressed).
Although research thus far has focused almost exclusively
If you’re looking for just the right diet plan for your health, you might consider the alkaline diet. It’s based on the theory that some popular foods—including meat, dairy products, eggs, grains, and processed foods—cause your body to produce more acid. The aim of the alkaline diet is to avoid foods