A migraine causes severe headaches in the form of throbbing pain or pulsing sensations. It can also cause nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours or days at a time. Medication does help make the migraine less painful and might help prevent migraines too. The right combination of medicines, lifestyle changes and certain self-help remedies can help with migraines. (Mayo Clinic, 2020) There are 4 stages of a migraine - prodrome, aura, attack and … [Read more...] about Migraine Headaches – When to visit the ER
To describe shingles is not for the faint of heart. It is an ugly, painful rash that can sometimes lead to long-term nerve pain. It usually appears as a single stripe of blisters that wrap around either the torso’s left or right side. The rash turns into fluid-filled blisters, which generally takes about 7 to 10 days to dry out and begin to heal. Though it isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can be quite painful. The best way to shorten the shingles infection and decrease the chances of … [Read more...] about What is Shingles?
If you’re a woman in your 40s, you may experience bodily changes as you begin the transition to menopause. This transition period—which can last 3 to 5 years—is called perimenopause. Perimenopause is a natural part of life and is nothing to worry about. But it can be helpful to know what to expect. During perimenopause, your estrogen levels fluctuate and gradually begin to drop. This continues until your monthly cycle stops. This is the time you’ve reached menopause. But in the meantime, … [Read more...] about 5 Perimenopause Symptoms to Watch For
Diabetes, commonly called a silent killer, is related to blood sugar levels in the body. The warning signs can be so mild that you may not notice them. So, how do you know you have it and how severe it is? Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020, diabetes cases have … [Read more...] about Diabetes Symptoms and Emergencies
It's the middle of the day and you just can't seem to get out of first gear. Is it a lack of sleep, or could there be something else that makes you feel so lethargic? Much of the current ‘tiredness epidemic’ is blamed on our increasingly co-dependent relationship with technology and widespread use of laptops and smartphones around the clock. The reasons for being perpetually exhausted can be broadly broken down into lifestyle factors, physical causes, and psychological causes. Check out a few … [Read more...] about I Feel Exhausted All The Time, Am I Sick?
Colds and Flu Types Is it the cold or flu? Sneezing, coughing, fever, body aches, stomach distress are symptoms of a number of illnesses. How do you know the difference between the common cold and the flu? Common Cold Symptoms The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It's usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold. If symptoms exceed comfort levels, it is time to see a doctor. (Mayo … [Read more...] about Do I Have A Cold Or The Flu?