Tachycardia is a condition in which the heart's rhythm becomes abnormally fast. Other than medical remedies, there are a few natural methods that can help manage tachycardia. These include practicing vagal maneuvers that stimulate the vagus nerve; dealing with anxiety and stress by practicing meditation, progressive relaxation, and body scanning; using herbal remedies like motherwort, passion flower, oats, and valerian; and cutting down on caffeine, alcohol, and smoking.
False pregnancy is a psychological phenomenon where a woman believes she is pregnant and even experiences pregnancy symptoms – but there is no baby growing within her. A range of psychological and socio-cultural influences may be to blame for pseudocyesis. A false pregnancy is treated by proving to the sufferer, through abdominal imaging, that she is not really pregnant and following this up with psychotherapy and counseling. In rare cases, men whose partners are pregnant also experience pregnancy symptoms – termed sympathetic pregnancy or couvade.
Babies usually start walking between 8 and 18 months. But the process is a progression from crawling and standing to cruising and walking independently. Hold them in a standing position and help them use furniture for support when they're ready to stand. Placing toys just out of their reach will encourage them to take steps and shuffle along using furniture for support till they eventually start walking on their own.
Self-confidence is an essential part of our toolkit for dealing with life's challenges. Identify and break negative thinking habits and practice self-affirmation. Other techniques include challenging yourself, engaging in volunteer activity, rewarding yourself for even those tiny victories, and refraining from unfair comparisons with others. A holistic practice like yoga can help build self-confidence and so can meditation. For those who need more help, professional counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can offer a way to improve self-confidence.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in tissue that lines internal organs like your lungs and stomach. In your lungs, it can cause, shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, high temperature, excessive sweating, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, clubbed fingers, hoarseness, and trouble swallowing. In the stomach, it can cause abdominal pain and swelling, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea as well as weight loss, sweating, and fatigue.
If you need the air conditioner set to "just right" all day long, know that there are damaging effects to reckon with. These can range from annoying to potentially risky. Look out for headaches, lethargy, dehydration, and allergies. Air-conditioned spaces may also cause upper respiratory problems or even spread infections like Legionnaires’ disease.
Glucosamine, a chemical that’s naturally present in your body, plays an important part in building ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and the fluid that surrounds and cushions your joints. Glucosamine supplementation may improve conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which are characterized by stiff and painful joints. It may also ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, minimize relapse in multiple sclerosis, help wounds heal, and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
Photokeratitis is a painful eye condition brought on by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses with UV-blocking lenses can protect your eyes. But if the damage is done and you experience eye pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision, get out of the sun as soon as you can. Wash your eyes with cool water, put a cold compress on your eyelids (raw potato works too), and take it easy for a couple of hours. Your symptoms should subside within 48 hours. If they don’t, get medical help.