Feeling restless in your legs? First step: take a deep breath, root down through your feet, and find stillness. This practice is a helpful place to start, and also restless legs is considered a neurological disorder, and sometimes you need a little more support than a few deep breaths. Restless legs presents as an uncontrollable
Dimples and fleshy rolls of skin are precious on babies. Not so much from adolescence on! Cellulite does not harm physical health, although it may point to poor circulation due to a sedentary lifestyle. It tends to occur more in women, including those who are slender. You may have it simply because of family genetics!
First it was ringing, then a roaring rush. That annoying noise in your ears slowly developed. Lately the noise is there day and night. For some people tinnitus sounds like clicking, hissing, or buzzing. Tinnitus isn’t a disease, though rarely it may be the symptom of something else. Tinnitus occurs because of changes in ear
Your eyes burn and itch, making it hard to read and even think straight. It’s another round of “pink eye,” the common term for conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membrane covering your eyeball. An eye that is usually clear is now red, every tiny capillary standing out as though on a map. The lid is
Contrary to what many people believe, ringworm isn’t a skin infection caused by worms. It’s a fungal infection caused by the fungi: trichophyton, epidermophyton, and microsporum. These fungi, having the ability to live for prolonged periods, attach themselves to a host upon contact. Ringworm, also called dermatophytosis, create ring-like, inflamed patches on the skin. While
Nothing can drive you as crazy as an itch that just won’t stop. You’ve tried scratching it – it’s only a temporary fix and often makes the situation worse. You’ve tried ignoring it, and I’ll give you this: that’s a great exercise in patience, willpower, and composure. My guess is, after that, you start to
Healthy hormone balance is integral to a well functioning body, mind, and spirit. In their correct balance, hormones help the body to thrive, but even small changes in hormone levels can have massive impact on our system functioning. The endocrine system is the system of glands that secretes hormones into the body, and it influences
Allergic reactions are encountered when your well-meaning immune system overreacts to harmless substances. A principal function of the immune system is to identify and ward off foreign objects by making antibodies. These antibodies later identify allergens as harmful, even though they aren’t. As antibodies and allergens interact, this may cause a chain of unfavorable reactions.
It was a lovely meal, a variety of your favorite foods. Perhaps a bit too much of this and that. And maybe too close to bedtime. You barely started to recline when the burning started, followed by a troublesome burp. Acid reflux once again tainted your evening. This time it was worse than last. The
Your body uses cholesterol as part of digestion, and to produce hormones and vitamin D. You make all the cholesterol you need. This white, waxy substance is also part of animal products, including meats, eggs, and cheeses. Terms for high cholesterol begin with “hyper,” meaning high, as in hyperlipidemia, a condition with a high level