These days, it’s easy to understand why you might be feeling some anxiety. Normal worrying isn’t something to be concerned about, but if your mind is racing with negative thoughts every day, you feel like your heart is pounding all the time, and your stomach is in knots, you may have an undiagnosed anxiety disorder that needs to be treated.
If you’ve ever had a period where you’ve felt exhausted regardless of how much sleep you’ve had or felt tired no matter what you do, chances are you’ve explored chronic fatigue syndrome as a potential cause. While it is possible that you have developed chronic fatigue syndrome, you need to explore all the root causes behind your symptoms before you jump to conclusions. Then talk to your doctor to see what their diagnosis is.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, affects millions of people every year as the seasons begin to change, the days get colder, and the nights get longer. SAD is a form of depression that occurs during the winter months, and doctors estimate that it affects a large percentage of the population – five percent of people studied say that their SAD interferes with their life on a daily basis.
Caffeine is a substance that most of us consume daily. It is often used to help individuals stay alert and energized. But, you may not be aware that, in large doses, it can be fatal.
As if there aren’t enough productivity-hindering obstacles in the universe. Though the digital distractions can certainly add up (social media notifications, the 24-hour news cycle, YouTube, etc.), their impact on your productivity is relatively minor when considering the all-encompassing, motivation killing effects of mental fatigue.
For many people, back pain can become a chronic problem that interferes with daily productivity and restful sleep. Unfortunately, this can create a vicious cycle as a lack of sleep can cause pain to be experienced on a more intense level. Thankfully, there are several techniques that you can start using tonight to get a better night’s sleep despite chronic back pain.
As humans have evolved over time, certain people have developed responses to deal with unwelcome situations that we now refer to as phobias. The word phobia comes from the Greek word phobos, which means fear, and is commonly used as a suffix to create a word for an irrational, abnormal, and ongoing fear that affects someone’s life enough to be considered a mental disorder.
Bronchitis is an increasingly common medical condition in the United States. According to reports by the CDC, approximately 9 million Americans are diagnosed with bronchitis each year with as many as 90% requiring treatment by a medical professional. In addition to the troubling physical symptoms that can occur with this infection, many adults affected by bronchitis a significant amount of rest in order to recover.
In an age where technology and medicine are closely intertwined, it’s often shocking to realize what primitive practitioners thought was beneficial for curing disease. In the Victorian era, for example, respected physicians believed that removing blood from a sick person would balance their body and lead to better health.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It’s a very unpredictable condition, and symptoms vary from person to person. For some patients, symptoms are so mild that they don’t require treatment. For others, even the simplest tasks are challenging.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine takes insomnia so seriously that it has designated an Insomnia Awareness Day. According to their researchers, 30 to 35 percent of U.S. adults have at least brief bouts of sleeplessness. Around 10 percent have a chronic disorder. Left untreated, insomnia is more than a mere annoyance. In 2011, CNN reported that insomnia-related sick days and poor job performance drain $63 billion from the economy every year.
High blood pressure is a common health problem throughout America. Although it is not a disease in and of itself, high blood pressure is an indicator of an increased risk for other potentially serious health conditions. Statistics indicate that over 75 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and the problems that can result from this condition.
Diabetes is a growing concern for the country, affecting more than 29 million people. Type 2 diabetes, also called insulin-resistant diabetes, accounts for the vast majority of all cases — approximately 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2. Additionally, the CDC estimates that 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes that could develop into Type 2 diabetes in the future.
Like most people, you have probably heard of Lyme disease but do not know much about the disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with the condition. It is transmitted to humans through a bite from a blacklegged tick and can affect people of all ages.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the modern world. Although the medical community does not have a perfect understanding of what causes rheumatoid arthritis, it is known that women are three times more likely to develop this problem. It is also known that all races can develop rheumatoid arthritis.