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.
The last thing you want when you go to the doctor’s office is for your physician to say, “I’m sorry, but we just don’t know what’s wrong with you.” Unfortunately, this happens more than health professionals like to admit.
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.
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.
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.
These days, it’s next to impossible to make it through the primary school system without encountering at least one or two children toughing it out with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The scientific method is built on a foundation of trial and error. Scientists with fancy lab coats and even fancier Read More
Before we get started, I want to make it clear: I enjoy being a grownup. For starters, high school is over (fist pump), I can eat whatever I want, I can sleep in if I want to, I can go on vacation if I want to… The freedom is great! But, being a grownup isn’t all it’s cracked up to be either.
Right now, if someone were to hand you a survey which asked when you last suffered from chronic pain, and you were able to answer “never,” count yourself lucky as 100 million Americans are not able to say the same. When doing the math, this number is greater than those dealing with diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer combined. That’s huge.
Just hearing those two words is more than enough to get any man squirming in his seat. This squirming may not be related so much to the cancer itself, but rather the prostate exam associated. And while I’ll be the first to admit, a prostate exam is by no means the most comfortable experience you will have in your lifetime, it is unquestionably better than the alternative.
Did the title of this article just give you the urge to stretch or massage your lower back? Maybe you’re shifting around in your chair, trying to make your position more comfortable. If you’re a yogi, you might currently be in child’s pose on the floor. (Once you’re done, please come back and continue reading!)
Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD—might be one of the most appropriate acronyms in medical history. It’s a depressive condition that reflects the ultimate battle between light and darkness—sunshine hidden by clouds, and sunsets happening quicker and sooner than ever. As a result, symptoms usually start in the fall, and subside in early spring or summer.
There’s nothing that will ruin a beautiful crisp, cool day faster than the tickle at the back of your throat that heralds the oncoming of a common cold. A cold can knock you on your back and make you feel like you’re a relentlessly dripping nasal faucet.