Chris Anderson

  • Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

    Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

    Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is uncomfortable and itchy. It is diagnosed when plaque forms on the skin. Plaque is dead cells that are found on the surface of the skin. The patches are commonly white and itchy. There are several triggers associated with plaque psoriasis. These are stress, incidental environment events, cold and infections. Its most common symptom is having rashes on the skin or sometimes on the joints or nails. Though it is incurable, a number of plaque psoriasis treatments...
  • 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 safe for those on gluten-free diets, and they’re also lower in sugar or calories than many of the other options on the market. 1. Erewhon If you love cereal but need to avoid gluten, it can...
  • 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 experience neck pain on occasion as a result of poor posture, overuse. Less common contributing factors include injury from a fall, some sports, or whiplash. Usually, neck pain will resolve itself within a few days and...
  • 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 all down your back may try to make up for it by pulling on different muscles and causing pain all the way down the spine. The sooner you get it treated, the better off your...
  • 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 enough, problems can result. One of the most common health problems associated with our hands is carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition in which nerves in our wrists get compressed and don’t allow the hand to...
  • 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, causes, diagnosis, and treatments.    Symptoms The most common symptom of tennis elbow is pain and tenderness felt on the outside of the elbow. The injured tendons are connected to this area, which is why it often hurts....
  • 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 an injury. Pain which is minor usually responds quite well to foot pain treatment at home. Pain of the more severe type may require appropriate foot pain treatment from a doctor. Most pain of the...
  • 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 born prematurely) are unable to produce adequate amounts of lactase for awhile. However, their lactase levels typically return to normal as they grow older. In rare cases, a baby is born with true lactose intolerance. When...
  • 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 the gastrointestinal tract. Half to three quarters of the world’s population is lactose intolerant, a number increased by the fact that the condition is hereditary.  Lactose Intolerance Causes The most common form of lactose intolerance...
  • 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 allergy is related to the immune system and causes your body to have an allergic reaction to the proteins found in milk. Lactose Intolerance Symptoms Lactose intolerance symptoms will typically present themselves between 30 minutes and 2...
  • 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 forcing you to miss work, school or other daily activities. What are the symptoms of IBS? Common symptoms of IBS may include bloating, gas and flatulence, cramping abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of...
  • 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 diagnosis is essential for appropriate treatment of the condition. Here is a look at some common schizoaffective disorder treatments. Individualization Schizoaffective disorder has a tendency to be a controversial subject among psychologists, as some believe it’s important...
  • 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 situations, personal relationships, and at work or school in their everyday lives. Personality Disorder Causes Generally speaking, there may be two things that cause a personality disorder. One of the most common is genetics, as...
  • 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 is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction involves living within a treatment center for a certain period of time. This treatment could be in the form of a hospital visit or a stay at a...
  • 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 the condition. Criteria for Diagnosis The American Psychological Association offers the following symptoms as potential indicators of histrionic personality disorder: The urge to be the center of attention in every social interaction Inappropriate sexual or...
  • 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 types of mental illness to refrain from seeking treatment. Here are some reasons why mental health should be able to be discussed more openly and be given the same amount of attention, respect, and care...
  • 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 has turned them to substance abuse. The first thing a parent should do is to find the best alcohol and drug rehab center. Over the years, rehabilitation has been a powerful option for treating drug...
  • 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 they go wrong. “People with HPD lack empathy.”It’s a common misconception that people with Histrionic personality disorder behave the way they do because they lack empathy for others. However, this is not necessarily the case—some...
  • 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 difficult to convince sufferers that they need help, since they are prone to believe that treatment is unnecessary. However, despite the unpromising odds for success, there are people who have found relief from at least...
  • 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 official diagnostic test for the presence of HPD, but the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders offers the following criteria for determining whether or not a patient is suffering from the condition: A desire...
  • 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. Schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia both fall under the category of psychotic disorders, and although they share a lot of similarities, they are most certainly not the same thing. Here is a look at what these these...
  • 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 understand schizoaffective disorder. Psychotic Disorder: There are several different types of psychotic disorders, but schizophrenia is the underlying psychosis in schizoaffective disorder. Psychotic disorders are those that result in a sort of break in the...
  • 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 is a look at the symptoms of schizoaffective disorder. Psychotic Symptoms Simply put, schizoaffective disorder is schizophrenia combined with major depression or bipolar disorder. And these conditions aren’t simple matters, either. Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder, characterized...
  • 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 biological source. Mass psychogenic illness spreads primarily because of humans’ unconscious, involuntary social mimicry of one another’s behavior. When looking at specific cases of mass psychogenic illness, you might think that they are so absurd they...
  • 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 face that are unique as well. Symptoms of Depression in Women Although many of the signs and symptoms of depression are the same for men and women, there are some distinct differences. For example, 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 a normal routine. Most of these treatments increase serotonin levels which help increase pleasurable moods. A common depression treatment is psychological therapy. Counseling or talk therapy can help one improve sleeping, eating, and personal concerns...
  • 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 that around two out of nine people will face a depression problem at some point in their lives. The causes of depression are an enormous concern to physicians or doctors, as they can be such...
  • 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 once-enjoyable activities, unexplained fatigue, increased irritability, feelings of worthlessness, changes in appetite, sleeping difficulties, and thoughts of suicide. While major depression has been extensively studied, researchers are still unable to pinpoint a specific cause for its...
  • 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 are someone who is concerned about your health, here are 10 terms you should know when talking about heart failure with your doctor. Hypertension: High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of blood...
  • 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 bones. During total hip replacement surgery, you will be sedated. Your surgeon will make an incision, remove the hip joint, and replace it with an artificial one. Total hip replacements consist of man-made ball-and-socket joints that...
  • 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 is the medical term for ear pain. There are two types of otalgia: primary otalgia and referred otalgia. Primary otalgia is pain that originates within the ear and referred otalgia is pain that originates outside...
  • 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 are never about attention. They are mental diseases that can completely over take someone’s life. It doesn’t matter if they are the smartest person you’ve ever met, or the most blessed, everyone is at just...
  • 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 are typically psychological and emotional in nature. There are a number of specific eating disorders with varying characteristics, causes, and symptoms; however, not all eating disorders are recognized as specific psychological disorders by medical manuals....
  • 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 your ears is inserting cotton swabs to remove wax and debris. Your ear is self-cleaning! Using cotton swabs can cause potential damage to our ears by pushing the wax further into the ear canal. Continuous...
  • 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. Practice beforehand While you can’t predict how the entire conversation may go, you can rehearse how you want to introduce the subject. When the time actually comes, it’s likely that you’ll be nervous, and practicing...
  • 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 a part of a support program, there are certain topics and questions you’ll want to ask. As well, you should be prepared to answer questions thoroughly and honestly. Special Qualifications It’s a good idea to...
  • 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 some people refuse to accept the seriousness of their disorder, others, fortunately, seek help at eating disorder treatment centers. Some of these programs are inpatient, in which residents live on-site for 30, 60, or even...
  • 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 include both the back and front muscles in order to build out the whole arm. In extreme circumstances, imbalances in your arm muscles can lead to physical injuries, because the underworked muscle will be forced...
  • 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, as well as focus on back exercises that safely allow for progressive overload. Here are some examples of exercises that are good for strengthening and defining the muscles in your back. Dead Lift This is...
  • ‘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 proven to have a shorter lifespan than women or their non-macho counterparts. This factor has led scientists and researchers to conclude that ‘manly’ behavior shortening life concept is an actual occurrence. Conclusive Research A study...
  • 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 cause of dizziness and vertigo, truth be told, can be difficult, Think about it, we all get dizzy from time to time and for many different reasons. While vertigo and dizziness can occur and disappear...
  • 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 than that of your body. A sense of nausea, more often than not, will go hand-in-hand as the sensation of vertigo hits. In addition to feeling a little sick, someone with vertigo may feel tingling,...
  • 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 or hip socket. If the hip pain is outside the hip, around the upper thigh or buttocks area, it is usually a sign of muscle problems, ligament, tendons, or other tissue which surround the hip....
  • 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 smooth hip, it is important to consult someone in the medical field when you experience hip pain, and discuss the facts on hip pain information. Instances may occur when a person experiences pain in their...
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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 control pills, blood thinners, and several other medications are linked to hair loss in women. While the risk of hair loss typically increases with age, women at any point in their life can struggle with...
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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 your hair loss will help you know the right course of action to take—and save you a lot of money in wasted efforts.  Androgenetic Hair Loss  Male- or female-pattern baldness is the most common culprit...
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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 popular treatments for hair loss is a collection of medications known as 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. These pills stop hair loss by preventing the enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase from converting the hormone testosterone into a...
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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 which aid your body’s amino acid production. Amino acids are a key factor for strong hair. Lucky, it’s a strawberry season! Flax seeds They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, giving you shiny healthy hair....
  • 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 at some of the potential origins for both. As always, it’s best to seek the advice of a medical doctor when trying to identify the exact cause of a medical condition. Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis Primary...
  • 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. Although you may initially consult your general practitioner about hyperhidrosis, you will most likely be referred to a dermatologist, which is a specialist who treats conditions of the skin. How many people have hyperhidrosis? The American...