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!
Each year in the United States, more than 44,000 people take their own lives . That’s an average of 121 suicides per day. It’s estimated that for every one reported, 12 more people engage in self-harm, whether intentional suicide attempts or not.
With rates on a steady incline, it’s past time for action. Each and every one of us needs to have a part in supporting those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. In order to be of any help, though, we need to be able to recognize the signs of a person on the brink. What should you look for and how can you help?
It's estimated that one in five high school athletes will suffer a concussion during sports season. Younger athletes have the highest rate of concussions. While more perceived contact sports like football are thought to be the highest risk for a potential concussion, all sports carry a similar risk and demand similar precaution and treatment. As a parent, your first instinct might be to ban your child from playing sports altogether. But is that really necessary? No. Why do we say this?For one thing, if you encourage your child to play safely and receive training in head injury prevention, you can minimize risk. And if your child does happen to suffer from a concussion, there are steps you can take to ensure that they heal as quickly and as completely as possible.