Do you suffer from undiagnosed digestive problems? In the past, you may have chalked those issues up to your diet or the stresses of everyday life. No big deal, right? But could there be something else going on? Let’s find out!
Do these symptoms sounds familiar? If so, there may be something in your diet that just doesn’t sit right with your body.For the most part, you can determine this by paying close attention to when your symptoms present themselves. Once a possible cause is identified, avoid that food or drink for a time. Do your symptoms eventually decrease or cease? If yes, great! If no, there may be something else going on. Like what?
Do your digestive problems seem to be linked with times of high pressure or anxiety? In the short term, stress can lead to nausea, stomach aches and diarrhea. Most often, after the stressful situation or period has passed, these symptoms disappear.However, if stress is a constant factor in your life, it could aggravate or worsen chronic issues such as heartburn and...IBS.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome results in:
IBS is a long-term disorder. The symptoms are severe and sometimes debilitating; they don’t usually come and go. If you’ve experienced these symptoms for 12 weeks out of the past six months , you may be suffering from IBS. Of course, it may be difficult to look back and see if you meet that criteria so it would be wise to see a doctor if your symptoms are recurring.
Worldwide, approximately 10 to 15% of the population is affected by IBS. In the Unites States, it’s estimated that 25 to 45 million people have the condition. Out of those millions, two-thirds are female. Needless to say, research has revealed that women have a higher risk .Individuals under the age of 50 and those with a family history of IBS are also more likely to be diagnosed with this syndrome. If you fall into one or more of the above categories, you have extra reason to seek a medical evaluation. Doing so will put you one step closer to receiving treatment for and getting some relief from your digestive problems!
In 2011, the CDC reported that 1 in 12 people in the US (approximately 25 million) have asthma , with the numbers rising every year. Can you imagine, then, how many people have chronic asthma in 2017?
Many people develop the disease as children. From then on they experience episodes of shortness of breath, chest tightening, coughing fits and wheezing. During asthma attacks, the airways leading to the lungs constrict, preventing enough air from passing in and out. Additionally, the body produces extra mucus, clogging the airways even more.Needless to say, it can be a challenge for children and adults alike to live with this condition. Yet, you’ll be happy to know that it is manageable and doesn’t have to stop you from living a full, happy and healthy life. What are some things you can do to keep your asthma under wraps instead of it keeping you under wraps?
When most people hear that word arthritis, they immediately associate it with adults — especially older individuals. While the Arthritis Foundation does report that close to 50% of people over age 65 do have some form of arthritis , many younger individuals are also living with it.
In fact, two-thirds of those diagnosed are under age 65. You might be surprised to know that some 300,000 children of varying ages are a part of this group! The month of July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month.The purpose is to educate parents and others on this painful condition and help them to support children who bravely battle it each day. Why not test your current knowledge on this important subject?
When summer rolls around, most people are inevitably exposed to more sun whether they lay out and tan or not. It’s been long since confirmed that the use of tanning beds and prolonged exposure to the sun, especially without any sun protection, can have detrimental effects.
This might leave you wondering how you can avoid these issues, yet still have healthy, glowing skin all summer long. Let’s consider some do’s and don’ts that will be a major help.