Back pain is the nemesis. And it’s no wonder, given that the spine is a complex structure of vertebrae, discs, nerves and numerous muscles and ligaments. Pain can occur at any point on the spine and sometimes for no apparent reason. The most common site of back pain is the lower back because it bears most of your weight.
Asthma attacks can make people feel as if they are suffocating. As they struggle to draw breath through narrowed airways in their lungs, they inhale in short gasps and exhale in long, noisy wheezes. The lower ribcage may contract sharply on inhaled breaths, and the pulse races; in a severe asthma attack, the sufferer’s lips may turn blue from loss of oxygen.
Experts still aren’t sure why cartilage, the shock-absorbing tissue that normally coats the ends of bones, sometimes breaks down. When it does, it causes those typical arthritis symptoms: stiffness and pain.
Few ailments are as heartbreaking as Alzheimer’s disease. Initially, the body remains vigorous, while the mind slowly and inexorably wastes away. Then mild disorientation and memory lapses give way to agitation, confusion, and helplessness. Eventually, what we know as the ‘self’ disappears altogether.
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For millions of people, allergies’sneezing and wheezing, runny noses and itchy eyes’are the natural consequences of opening a window, working in the yard, or petting the cat. Take heart: Relief is at hand, whether you need it when pollen flies or all year round.
We all need to be anxious sometimes. It’s a normal, useful response to life’s challenges and dangers. But for some of us, occasional bouts of anxiety last weeks and even months. Then it’s considered generalized anxiety disorder.
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Even if you sail through your teens with clear skin, you may develop acne when you’re an adult. Don’t despair. An ever-widening variety of treatment options for Adult Acne are available, from powerful medications to surgical techniques to reduce scarring.
If your gadgets are stressing you out, maybe it’s time to unplug’at least for a little while. Learn how to reduce your tech stress with these tips
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