The decision to quit smoking is admirable. Unfortunately,
quitting smoking is also very difficult. Depending on how long you've been
smoking, how often you smoke, and how much you smoke, quitting smoking can
either be slightly uncomfortable or painful and strenuous. There are, however,
many benefits to quitting smoking. You'll regain your health, ditch the gross
smell of your breath and clothes...
Hyperhidrosis is an incredibly troublesome and embarrassing problem for the many patients affected by it. In patients with hyperhidrosis overactive sweat glands produce excessive amounts of sweat in order to regulate body temperature. Individuals affected by hyperhidrosis can lead to emotional distress and decreased self-esteem in the long term. Hyperhidrosis can affect the armpits, feet, hands...
Being a woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is
a unique experience. While COPD affects everyone in horrific ways, for women,
the challenges are a little different. Since the disease has been historically
associated with male sufferers, these differences haven?t been highlighted as
much. COPD is enormously attributed to smoking, and it used to be considered
unladylike to smoke, so n...
Epilepsy is a horrible disorder that affects the brain,
causing recurrent sensory disturbances, seizures, and loss of consciousness.
This debilitating neurological disorder wreaks havoc on a person as it can
disrupt their lives at any given moment. Epileptic seizures can be triggered by
a variety of factors, including stress, substance use, illness, sleep
deprivation, and even the time of day. ...
Pregnancy is an exciting time full of big changes, both
emotional and physical, but many women worry about getting back
in shape after the baby comes. While getting your pre-baby body back is
possible, the safest and most effective method of doing so differs from person
to person. Some women seem to shed post-pregnancy pounds effortlessly, while others maintain strict diets and exercise regimen...
Although chronic asthma cannot be cured, the symptoms can be controlled with the use proper medication, and with ongoing consultation from your doctor. For some people, asthma rarely produces symptoms and lies dormant unless triggered. For others, asthma can significantly impact day-to-day life and requires constant maintenance and monitoring. Without treatment, some asthma patients may requir...
Back pain is a common health issue that affects most people at various points in their lives. Some types of back pain can be relieved simply by changing your posture or doing simple exercises; other types of back pain may require powerful medications and corrective surgery for patients to find relief. People who experience back pain and have no luck with over-the-counter pain relief treatments...
COPD is a disease of the lungs that causes difficulty breathing, and is the result of consistent damage to the lungs over several years. While you can't reverse the damage to your lungs, you can prevent
further damage by properly treating the COPD symptoms and avoiding lung
irritants. Considering the chronic nature of COPD, effective long-term
treatment is essential. While some alternative...
can have a negative impact on your life. If you have been diagnosed with
a major depressive disorder or suspect you are showing signs of depression, you might be overwhelmed with how many
options treatment options there are. Many people require professional help to overcome their depression, yet summoning the courage to take a depression test may seem overwhelming to those who are st...
As men age, many experience health problems
brought on, or exacerbated by, the aging process. Besides the aches and pains
and gray hair commonly associated with aging, most men will also experience erectile dysfunction. In most cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a passing problem that will sort itself out over time. Occasionally, however, medical
intervention becomes necessary.There are cu...
Fibromyalgia is a common musculoskeletal condition with signs and symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, severe fatigue, anxiety,
depression and widespread pain. While many theories exist, no one knows
exactly what causes fibromyalgia symptoms. Several forms of fibromyalgia treatment have been created, but there is no known cure for the condition. Most often, fibromyalgia
pain is treated with ...
Gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. The big toe is the joint most often affected by gout, and something as mild as the weight of a bed sheet can cause gouty joints to be extremely painful. Without treatment, gout pain can become chronic as the arthritis happens repeatedly. There are things people can do to reduce the risk of gout, but m...