Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passing of urine, ranging from mild or severe. Although increasingly common, many sufferers of urinary incontinence feel embarrassed and uncomfortable when they experience an episode. About a third of people over age 60 are estimated to be incontinent, and it is not uncommon at earlier stages of development.
Hearing the words “you have diabetes” can be devastating on the best of days. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 21 million people in this country have already gone through the shock of hearing that they have diabetes.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes persistent inflammation of the joints. It may also affect the eyes, skin and lungs, as well as the heart and blood vessels. The condition occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major health concern in the U.S. This disease of the respiratory system causes restricted airflow and an abnormal inflammatory response, which can make something as simple as breathing extremely difficult.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is known as a condition that involves difficulty paying attention, excessive amounts of energy, and an inability to control behavior that interferes with functioning or development. For children diagnosed with this mental disorder, their symptoms usually become apparent between the ages of six and twelve.
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints and organs. RA tends to alternate between symptom flare-ups and remission periods, making it a difficult disorder to predict and treat. A great deal of research into rheumatoid arthritis has identified many risk factors and potential treatments, although there is still no cure for arthritis.
Aging is an inevitable process that many people try to avoid. However, if you aren’t careful, you could actually be speeding up the aging process instead of slowing it down. An unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet, stress, caffeine, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, alcohol, and pollution can all contribute to aging skin and wrinkles. Some home remedies have a touch of nature that can help turn back the hands of time and slow down the aging process.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects over 12 percent of adults in America. It is sometimes referred to as non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult-onset diabetes. This condition affects the way that the body uses sugar. It occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin, or the body is resistant to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar.
Being a woman comes with its own set of perks as well as its own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to women’s health. Our intricate reproductive systems should be closely monitored for abnormalities as many women are unfamiliar with the signs that could indicate a possible health issue or condition. If one of your goals for this year is to take charge of your health, here are 18 issues specific to women that you should know about.
If you’re a millennial, chances are you spend more time justifying your life choices in a day than people who were born before 1985. You’ve gotten used to your family and friends questioning your job, your housing, and your personal life. If this rings true for you, take a look at this list to see a few of the most common things that millennials are tired of hearing, and pick up a few strategies to help yourself the next time the questions come your way.
The words insane, crazy, and psycho are thrown around a whole heck of a lot these days. So much so that it’s easy to forget their medical definitions. Today, we’re zeroing in on your friendly neighbourhood psychopath.
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People tend to have strong opinions one way or the other about women who change their name when they get married. Some (particularly the older generations) feel it’s a tradition that should always be upheld, and get very offended when a woman chooses to keep her maiden name. Other people believe that women should not change their name, perhaps for feminist or heritage reasons.
It seems impossible that there can be people on this earth that hate dogs, right? Wrong. Unfortunately for dog lovers, there are many of us in this world that can’t stand canines. Before you bite our heads off (like we’re pretty sure your dog might) let us explain a few things about our dislike that we really think you should know.
Let’s get a few things straight before we begin: there are hundreds of reasons why a woman might not have kids. We might be too old, too young, feeling too selfish or too busy. It might be a personal choice or it might not be. We might just not quite be ready yet.