Chris Anderson, Author at healthandsymptoms

Chris Anderson

  • Gluten-Free Snacks

    Gluten-free foods are swarming the shelves at the grocery store, but they aren’t all as good for you as you think. You still have to considered calorie, sugar, carbohydrate, and sodium content when looking for gluten-free options that are truly healthy for your body. These gluten-free foods are completely...
  • Causes of Neck Pain

    The bones, ligaments, and muscles that compose your neck all work together to support your head and allow for full range of motion. If you develop any abnormalities or inflammation in any of these intricate members of the neck, it can result in stiffness or pain. It is common to...
  • Treat Neck Pain

    Neck pain can occur from something as simple as sleeping at an abnormal angle to something as intense as a traumatic car accident. No matter what the cause, it can seriously interfere with the simplest activities—like turning your head. Also, when your neck feels out of place, the muscles...
  • Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

    As we go through life, our hands are used for many different tasks. Whether it’s typing on a computer keyboard, working on a production line in a factory, or participating in sports, our hands are put to the test daily. However, if they are put through the rigors long...
  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow, also called tendonitis, is a condition that occurs from continuous stress or overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm. Pain is often felt on the outside of the elbow. Here is a look at everything you need to know about this common injury, including symptoms,...
  • Treat Foot Pain

    Foot pain may impact any part of your foot, from the Achilles tendon on your heel, all the way to your toes. Often, foot pain is a minor annoyance. At other times it can be more serious, particularly if it is due to chronic conditions or the result of...
  • Lactose Intolerance in Babies

    Lactose is the primary sugar in cow’s milk and other dairy products. If your body lacks the enzyme lactase, this means that you’re unable to digest lactose, which can cause gastrointestinal problems. Even though true lactose intolerance usually doesn’t present itself until the grade-school or teen years, sometimes babies (especially if...
  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is the unfortunate inability of the body to properly digest dairy products. “Lactose” is the sugar in these items and the part of dairy the body responds so poorly to. The small intestine doesn’t have enough lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose, and so the lactose upsets...
  • Lactose Intolerance Vs Milk Allergy

    Even though milk allergies and lactose intolerance can both cause you to avoid dairy products, they are actually very different conditions. Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem characterized by not being able to digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. However, a milk...
  • Treat IBS

    IBS stands for irritable bowel syndrome, and it is a disorder that causes several symptoms in the digestive system. This condition can be very discomforting, and it can have a negative effect on your quality of life. IBS can adversely affect your career by making you frequently ill, and...
  • Treat Schizoaffective Disorder

    Schizoaffective disorder is both a psychotic disorder and a mood disorder. In addition to meeting the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, the patient must also meet the diagnostic criteria for either major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder. Because of this dual nature, it can be easy to misunderstand—and misdiagnose—schizoaffective disorder. However, appropriate...
  • Personality Disorders

    A personality disorder is commonly defined as a rigid, unhealthy way of thinking, behaving and functioning in life. In general, when people have personality disorders, they often have difficulty in relating to others and to certain situations. They often cannot perceive things as they are in reality, which leads them to experience difficulty in social...
  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient in Drug and Alcohol Detox Centers

    Detox, or detoxification, centers assist people who are attempting to overcome alcoholism or drug addictions by providing medical treatment for unpleasant and occasionally harmful withdrawal symptoms. These services can be offered in two different settings: inpatient and outpatient. Detoxing in an Inpatient Environment Inpatient treatment for a person who...
  • Diagnosing Histrionic Personality Disorder

    Histrionic personality disorder is a condition characterized by attention-seeking behaviors and inappropriate social interactions. Like other personality disorders, HPD can be tricky to diagnose because its symptoms manifest behaviorally instead of physically. Despite this issue, psychologists have developed a rudimentary system for determining whether a patient is suffering from...
  • Prioritizing Mental Health

    Being able to live a full, productive, and happy life depends on more than just your physical health—mental health is equally, if not more, important. Unfortunately, the idea of mental illness still has a stigma associated with it in our society, which causes many people who suffer from various...
  • Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers for Teens

    One of the most common problems affecting teenagers today is drug addiction. Though some parents react harshly when they discover their children are abusing drugs and alcohol, this is usually a big mistake. Parents should talk to them calmly and listen to their side of the story on what...
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder Myths

    It’s not unusual to find lots of misinformation about personality disorders, and histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is no different. This stems from a couple of things—a lack of thorough research on the subject and the stigmas surrounding mental illness. Here’s a look at five common HPD myths and where...
  • Treat Histrionic Personality Disorder

    As with many other personality disorders, treating histrionic personality disorder (HPD) can be difficult. The lack of diagnostic exams to test for the condition coupled with the lack of consensus about the origins of HPD means that treatment options are scarce and often cobbled together. Additionally, it is often...
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder

    Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is a condition marked by a pattern of extreme attention-seeking behaviors, oftentimes sexual or seductive in nature. Despite its recognition by several authoritative psychological bodies, such as the American Psychological Association and the World Health Organization, HPD remains a controversial diagnosis. Symptoms There is no...
  • Schizoaffective Disorder vs Schizophrenia

    Psychological disorders are often a source of discomfort because of the general lack of understanding about the nature of such conditions. While there are many different types of psychological conditions, psychotic disorders (those involving a break between reality and the affected individual’s perception) are probably some of the least understood....
  • Terms About Schizoaffective Disorder

    Although no psychological disorder is necessarily easy to comprehend, some are more difficult to diagnose and comprehend than others. Schizoaffective disorder is a psychological disorder composed of features of both a psychotic disorder (schizophrenia) and a mood disorder (depression or bipolar disorder). Here are a few terms to help you...
  • Schizoaffective Disorder Symptoms

    Schizoaffective disorder is considered a psychotic disorder, although the characteristic presence of a mood disorder must also be evident. Perhaps because of its tendency to be a controversial subject amongst psychological professionals, schizoaffective disorder is often misdiagnosed. Additionally, it isn’t a well understood issue for the general public either. Here...
  • Mass Psychogenic Illness

    Mass psychogenic illness is a condition that is usually induced by stress, fear, or emotional distress. It can be caused by reports of things such as exposure to chemicals, toxins, or viruses, and the symptoms that result are so real that it’s hard to believe they don’t have a...
  • Women and Depression

    Depression can come in many different shapes and forms. Not only is depression more common in women, but the pattern of symptoms and causes are also unique from depression in men. Different reproductive hormones play a role in why depression expresses itself differently, but there are also social pressures women...
  • Treating Depression

    Depression is a serious illness. Though there is no definitive cure, it is treatable. There are depression treatments that are commonly used and some that are experimental. Older depression treatment options were useful, but often had serious side effects. New types of depression treatments are available that help patients maintain...
  • Depression Symptoms

    Depression is becoming a major health problem along with many other disorders that come along with being depressed, such as bipolar disorder. Most patients do not know they are suffering with depression symptoms until they are diagnosed, although they face it on a daily basis. It is usually said...
  • Depression Causes

    Major depression is a serious and persistent condition that leaves a person with unshakeable feelings of sadness or hopelessness and permeates many different aspects of his or her life. While each patient’s condition is unique, some of the more common symptoms of major depression include a lack of interest in...
  • Congestive Heart Failure Terms

    You may start to experience symptoms of congestive heart failure when your heart’s ability to pump blood to the rest of your body becomes impaired. Heart failure can develop gradually over time or come on suddenly after a heart attack or a disease of the heart muscle. If you...
  • Total Hip Replacement

    Total hip replacement, which is also known simply as hip replacement or hip arthroplasty, is a long-term surgical treatment for reducing your hip joint pain and increasing your hip’s range of motion. Hip replacements are performed by orthopedic surgeons, physicians who specialize in treating diseases and conditions relating to the...
  • Earache Terms

    Earaches are common and can affect all ages, although they are more common among young children. They are usually mild, but can sometimes be very painful and can occur in one or both ears. Here are 10 terms you should know to further your understanding of earaches. Otalgia Otalgia...
  • Eating Disorders

    You’ve probably heard all about eating disorders and the horrific effects they can have on the people who suffer from them. There are a few things you should probably know about eating disorders though; if you or someone you love could be suffering from one. Remember that eating disorders...
  • Eating Disorders Information

    An Overview of Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a broad term used to describe problematic eating habits that typically result in malnutrition and either excessive weight loss or gain depending upon the specific form. While eating disorders have physical impacts and consequences for affected individuals, the underlying causes...
  • Ear Care Do-Nots

    Ear health is a critical part of your overall well being, and is often not discussed enough. This causes people to fail to acknowledge the detrimental effects of things they may be doing to their ears on a regular basis! Inserting Cotton Swabs You should not be doing to...
  • Eating Disorder and Family

    Admitting to your family that you’re struggling with an eating disorder is difficult, but opening up to your closest loved ones can make the recovery process much easier. If you’re unsure of how you should start this conversation with your relatives, use these suggestions to navigate through any potential difficulties....
  • Eating Disorders Treatments

    Eating disorders are difficult to combat because they incorporate psychological and physical roots. However, they are treatable with the proper guidance and determination. If you suffer from one of the three common types of eating disorder—anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating—and have decided to seek help on your own or as...
  • Eating Disorders: Inpatient VS Outpatient

    In a culture that has become increasingly focused on unrealistic body standards, eating disorders such as bulimia, binge eating, and anorexia are more prevalent than ever before. In addition to having devastating physical effects, they also present many psychological and emotional challenges for both patients and their families. While...
  • Arm Workouts for Main Muscle Groups

    Whether you want to tone and define your arms to gain confidence in sleeveless tops or you are working to increase your overall muscle mass, you will need to work out all of the major muscle groups in your arms. It is important to balance your arm workouts to...
  • Back Mass Workouts

    The biggest mistakes that people typically make in their back workouts are focusing on the wrong exercises and focusing on high-rep training, rather than high-weight training. If you hope to add mass and strength to your back muscles, you should instead focus on lifting heavy weights with low repetitions,...
  • ‘Manly’ Behavior Dangers

    The concept of masculinity has long been championed among men throughout their process of growth and when they finally attain adulthood. ‘Manly’ behavior is often associated with strength and strongly rids itself of any form of weakness such as ill health. As such, the traditional macho man has been...
  • Vertigo Causes

    Vertigo and an extreme sense of dizziness can strike at any given time and for many, many reasons. While vertigo can be painful or mild, quick or aggravatingly recurring, the main thing to do once a sudden spell of the dizzies hits is to see a doctor. Finding the...
  • Vertigo Treatments

    What is Vertigo? Vertigo is far more than just feeling dizzy. It is an extreme perception of the world spinning like a top. It is the world spinning around you as you yourself feel like you are spinning or the ground beneath your feet moving at a different speed...
  • Hip Pain Relief

    What Is Hip Pain Hip pain is something which can be caused by many different problems. Exactly where the pain in your hip is occurring, can be a likely answer about what the actual problem is. Problems which are in the joint itself will typically result inside the groin...
  • Hip Pain

    Basic Hip Pain Information The hip contains the biggest ball and socket joint within the human body. It is also the biggest factor in retaining balance. The hips are designed to aid in the fluid movement, when running or walking. With all these abilities relying on a healthy and...
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    Women’s Hair Loss Treatments

    Hair loss for a woman can be unnerving and distressing, not to mention embarrassing. Although it is commonly caused by genetics, illness, or severe stress, other culprits include tight hairstyles, excessive dyeing, blow-drying, and other hair treatments. Additionally, certain prescription drugs can also be the root of the problem—birth...
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    Hair Loss Causes

    No matter what causes it, hair loss is hard to handle, especially considering that most of the “treatments” touted in commercials are largely ineffective for most people. While balding, or alopecia, may result from a variety of causes from diet to medication to genetic hormonal problems, knowing what caused...
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    Hair Loss Treatments

    Hair loss is a major concern for many men. There have been countless claims of miracle cures that can jump start hair growth immediately. Few of these cures do as they advertise, but there are some solutions that truly improve hair loss. 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors One of the most...
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    Healthy Hair Foods

    Is your hair damaged from a poor dye job? Is it limp and needing some volume and shine? If you’re looking for ways to fix your ‘do in a natural way, check out these foods you can incorporate into your diet easily! Strawberries These are rich in ascorbic acid...
  • Hyperhidrosis Causes

    Hyperhidrosis is an embarrassing condition that causes excessive sweating. While it’s commonly referred to as a singular entity, there are actually two different forms of hyperhidrosis—primary focal and secondary general. Both of these variations have wildly different causes, some of which provoke concern more than others. Here’s a look...
  • Diagnosing Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is a chronic condition in which you perspire excessively when your body is under normal, everyday circumstances. Hyperhidrosis causes both sides of your body to sweat even when you are not overheated, nervous, or exercising. It may occur unnecessarily at least once a week, according to the Mayo Clinic....
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    Pulmonary Embolism and Hypertension

    Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening disease that affects the arteries connecting the heart to the lungs. These blood vessels narrow over time, which leads to an increase in blood pressure that causes additional damage and stress to them. While this damage cannot be reversed, with proper treatment, the...