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  • Food Allergy Symptoms

    If you find yourself experiencing uncomfortable symptoms after eating a specific food, then you might be dealing with a food allergy. Foods can trigger immune-system reactions that involve the respiratory tract, the digestive tract, and the skin. Particularly severe cases of food allergies can even involve the cardiovascular system....
  • 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...
  • Neck Pain and Dizziness

    Neck pain can be a simple, uninhibiting issue with few repercussions once the pain has been managed. Likewise, feeling dizzy can be a result of simply standing up too fast. Neither neck pain or dizziness have to be a big deal, but the two combined can be a sign...
  • Neck Pain Causes

    Neck pain is extremely common, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to live with. Neck pain can be chronic, occasional, or—for a lucky few—once in a blue moon. Frequency often depends on the cause of your neck pain and choosing appropriate treatment options. Here is a look at some...
  • 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...
  • Neck Pain Relief

    Neck pain can hinder your daily routine. It may be brought on by stress, poor posture, abnormal sleeping positions, or accidents resulting in trauma. While some neck pain might require medical attention, some can be relieved by doing a few simple movements to strengthen, stretch, and relax the neck...
  • Neck Pain and Pinched Nerves

    When such a variety of issues cause neck pain and nerve damage, it’s important to be sure what you’ve been assuming is a pinched nerve really is a pinched nerve. While rest can be just the thing to get a pinched nerve back to normal, some conditions need more...
  • Chronic Neck Pain

     Chronic neck pain is the result of a variety of issues, from trauma to arthritis to stress. With so many different causes, managing these issues requires a good understanding of what causes it. These causes can often vary depending on specific symptoms and other seemingly unrelated chronic concerns. Furthermore,...
  • Preventing Neck Pain

    Neck pain is caused by any damage, temporary or permanent, that is done to the muscle, bones, or ligaments in your neck. Treatment can range from simple remedies to surgical procedures. The origins and type of pain you are experiencing will determine the kind of treatment that will work best for you....
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in the hand and wrist that is usually caused by a pinched nerve. This nerve, starting in the hand and going through the wrist area, is called the median nerve. Pressure on the nerve can cause tingling, numbness, and weakness. It can be...
  • 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...
  • Treating Carpal Tunnel

    According to the New York Times, approximately 2% of men and 3% of women will be treated for carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in their lives. Additionally, many more suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome and go undiagnosed and untreated. Learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and its various...
  • Carpal Tunnel Risk Factors?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition that can make using the hands and wrists very difficult. Most of the factors that make carpal tunnel syndrome likely to appear affect the wrist, tendons, and nerves in the body. Several activities and conditions are considered risk factors for carpal tunnel...
  • Treat Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is an injury that is caused by repetitive stress to the muscles and tendons in the forearm. Fortunately, although painful, the injury should heal on its own with time. However, there are some things you can do to speed up the process. Here is a look at...
  • Tennis Elbow Symptoms

    Tennis elbow, also known as tendonitis, is a condition caused by the swelling of the tendons of the elbow. Inflammation of these tendons is often due to overuse of the muscles in the forearm. This injury usually develops gradually and because of repetitive motion—such as the swinging of a tennis racket....
  • 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,...
  • Terms about Tennis Elbow

    Tennis elbow is a common condition characterized by pain in or around the elbow. Overuse of the lower arm causes stress in the arm structure, leading to inflammation. Although treatment is scarce, by practicing good self care it is possible to relieve the symptoms of tennis elbow given time....
  • Foot Pain from Shoes

    Shoes that are constricting, uncomfortable, or ill-fitting can be a huge contributor to foot pain. To make sure that you aren’t making some common mistakes when it comes to shoe selection, here are a few tips to keep in mind that can prevent future foot pain. “Beauty is Pain”...
  • Treat Foot Pain

    According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, about 75% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point in their lives. This can include any pain or discomfort in the toes, heels, arches, soles, or other parts of the foot. This kind of pain usually is a result...
  • 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...
  • Foot Pain Causes

    Foot Pain Information Foot pain can be a very troublesome condition which limits our daily activities. It can also be very slow to heal because we normally are on our feet every day. The pain itself can be located anywhere in the foot, including the toes, heel, instep, arch,...
  • Foot Pain

    Foot Pain Information Foot pain can prevent us from enjoying some of life’s most fun activities. Luckily, quite a number of foot conditions can be treated with a good prognosis. The causes of foot pain can be as varied as the individual who is suffering from it, and the...
  • Back Pain

    Up to 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lifetime, and there are more than 3 million cases of back pain each year in the United States alone. Back pain is not a condition in itself, but rather, it’s a symptom that can point to...
  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain, also called lumbago, is a very common condition that affects more than 3 million people in the U.S. every year. It usually affects the lower portion of the spine and can be very painful. Causes Severe lower back pain is usually caused by an injury to a...
  • Back Pain Causes

    If back pain comes on suddenly and lasts less than six weeks, it is classified as acute back pain and usually does not require extensive treatment to improve. However, if your back pain lasts more than three months, it is classified as chronic back pain. This is much less...
  • Back Pain and Pinched Nerves

    Back Pain: Is It a Pinched Nerve? Back pain can seriously interfere with everyday life by inhibiting movement. If you aren’t a veteran of spinal issues, you may assume you’ve just a pinched a nerve and that things will return to normal in a few days. While that’s possible,...
  • Back Pain Symptoms

    It is estimated that up to 80% of all American adults will experience some form of back pain at least once in their lifetime. Back pain is not a condition in itself; rather, it is a symptom that can point to many different conditions that range in severity. Most cases...
  • Treat Back Pain

    Generally, over-the-counter pain relievers, using heat and ice, and stretches are all your need to cure minor back pains. It is usually best to try to continue your normal activities as much as possible, but make sure to stop any activity that increases the pain. After a few weeks, if...
  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological sickness that includes an insurgent series at the level of the central nervous system. The illness determines dysfunctions of the body’s nervous cells, due to devastating of myelin, a sheath that surrounds the neurons. Myelin is necessary for the appropriate activity of the...
  • Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis is a devastating autoimmune disease where your body’s own immune system attacks nerves in your brain and spinal cord. The name comes from the scarring or sclerosis that appears in your brain tissue. Millions are affected by this disease, and there is no cure at the present...
  • Multiple Sclerosis Causes

    Many researchers know what occurs when MS advances in a person, they have yet to understand any combos of multiple sclerosis causes. There are lots of things which are thought to be a major factor; however, muiltple researchers still have a tenuous ways to go in to finding an ...
  • Physical Therapy and Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system disease that keeps the brain from communicating properly with the body. Myelin, the protective encasement around nerve fibers gets destroyed by the body’s own immune system—and eventually the actual nerves can be destroyed as well. MS can be disabling, causing numbness,...
  • Treat Multiple Sclerosis

    One of the first things to do when diagnosed is to talk with your doctor about MS treatment. Ultimately, the decision to start treatment early and stay on treatment rests with you. To be sure you and your doctor choose the right treatment for you, there are some key...
  • Multiple Sclerosis Remedies

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the nervous system. This condition is caused by the immune system attacking a vital component of the brain known as myelin. The myelin helps to convey signals between the neurons. Damage to the myelin causes impairment of the part of the brain...
  • Abdominal Pain Causes

    Abdominal pain is a very broad term that can describe a symptom of many different conditions. Most causes of abdominal pain aren’t serious (indigestion or menstrual cramps), but other conditions may require medical attention. Therefore, it is important to be able to determine when your abdominal pain might be...
  • Treat Nausea

    Nausea (known informally as stomach pain) is a non-specific symptom that can be caused by a number of very different conditions. The exact treatment for nausea will vary depending on which specific condition is causing your symptoms. Nausea Caused by Morning Sickness Even though treatment for morning sickness-related stomach pain isn’t...
  • Nausea Causes

    Nausea, sometimes referred to as stomach pain, and vomiting are not a disease or disorder within themselves; rather, they are non-specific symptoms that can be caused by a myriad of other conditions, ranging from motion sickness to depression. Knowing exactly what is causing your stomach pain can help you and your...
  • Nausea

    Nausea, or stomach pain, is a common symptom for a variety of conditions and is defined as a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit. Often, nausea and vomiting will occur together, but they can occur separately as well. Nausea is not a disease in itself, but rather a non-specific...
  • Salmonella Symptoms

    While the human digestive tract is full of countless dead bacterium cells known as salmonella, ingesting even a miniscule amount of live salmonella can lead to a very serious illness. Not only can this infection become extremely uncomfortable, but patients who have a weakened immune system could be looking...
  • Staph Infection Causes

    Staphylococcus bacteria is a type of bacteria that causes staph infections. Staph infections can appear in many different forms and varying degrees of severity. Most of the time, this bacteria causes very minor skin infections or no problems at all. However, staph infections can easily turn deadly if the...
  • Common Probiotics

    Probiotics are live cultures of bacteria that work to maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut. Probiotics are found in certain foods, but can also be taken as over-the-counter concentrated supplements. There are several different strains and types of probiotics, with different health benefits as...
  • Dairy Substitutes

    If you’re lactose intolerant, you know that it can be difficult to find foods that don’t contain lactose but still taste great and are nutritional. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives for most dairy products out there. Here are five to try if you’re looking to diversify your diet.  Milk...
  • Lactose Intolerance Struggles

    Unless you’re a part of the super elite lactose intolerant club (or vegan), then you have no idea just how much of a pain in the ass it can be to avoid dairy. Even the tiniest amount can send our bodies into a miserable tailspin for the rest 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 Causes

    When your small intestine is unable to produce enough of the enzyme lactase, then your body becomes unable to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and other dairy products. This condition is known as lactose intolerance. Since lactose cannot be broken down, it moves into the colon instead of...
  • 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 in Children

    If you are unable to fully digest the lactose (sugar) in milk and other dairy products, this means you are lactose intolerant. Even though lactose intolerance is relatively harmless, the symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Though these symptoms are easily recognizable in yourself, they might be harder to detect...
  • 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...
  • IBS Causes

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a very common disorder that affect between 30-55 million Americans, women making up the majority of sufferers. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating gas, and abdominal cramps. It does not cause any serious or permanent damage to the intestines, and the...