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It’s time to run through a checklist to see if you are a sugar addict without actually realizing it. It is known that most humans have a sweet tooth. But, when does this cross the line to become an addiction? What are the signs and symptoms to look out for that can provide you the inputs on whether you are already a sugar addict? If you suffer from sugar cravings, withdrawal symptoms, are having weight gain issues or even a family history of alcohol dependence, then you should watch out.
Hemicrania continua (HC) is a chronic headache disorder. Here, the pain often affects one side of the head and lasts for minutes to days. The constant pain is interrupted with a severe, piercing pain that feels like a migraine. Symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting, nasal congestion, and droopy eyelids. HC is officially diagnosed if the headache responds to the NSAID indomethacin. Remember, this drug is not safe for long-term use. Consult your doctor for treatment.
You may be doing everything right to avert the risk of a heart attack but still unintentionally exposing yourself to unrecognized risk factors like the chemicals in canned food (BPA), non-stick cookware (perfluorooctanoic acid), and antibacterial soap (triclosan). Your heart is also at risk from global warming, which increases air pollution.
We’ve all heard the horror stories surrounding menopause. The night Sweats. The hot flashes. Mood swings. Osteoporosis. Surprisingly, what should be more worrisome than...
Old age comes with tons of problems that are literally painful to deal with. So, everyone wants to feel and look younger. Getting enough and good sleep, a diet rich in plant-based foods, and cutting down on alcohol and smoking is crucial to keep you healthy and ward off serious health concerns like heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Exercising regularly, remaining social, and keeping yourself gainfully occupied also help a great deal.
If you can’t seem to sleep, look at your everyday habits. Frequent napping, getting up late, or drinking too much caffeine will keep you up. Alcohol might be a “nightcap”, but it also interrupts the internal body clock. Hunger is another common reason, so eat a small snack and avoid large meals. If your room is too hot, use a fan or open the windows.
Whoever said weight loss is easy. It isn’t. Whether you’re a new mom trying to get your flat tummy back or a 20-something longing...
Babies born with FAS tend to have poor coordination, unique facial features, cognitive and behavioral problems. Their organs tend to be underdeveloped too. FAS is caused when expecting mother consume alcohol at any point during their pregnancy. There is no safe limit so pregnant women are advised to refrain from drinking completely. Early diagnosis is key to managing this condition.
Hot showers can acclimate your body to high temperatures, helping you cool down faster. Even athletic performance will improve. Drink more water than usual – before, during, and after exercise. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Wear light-colored clothing, and avoid hot foods, alcohol, caffeine, and lots of sugar. To cool down, splash water on the neck, wrists, ankles, and armpits. When possible, work out early.
Stayed up too late last night and need a sweetened drink or some sugary treats to get you through the day? Your sleeplessness could be the problem. When you're sleep-deprived, you tend to drag yourself around, skip physical activities, and rely on sugary pick-me-ups. Such habits don't fight sleeplessness and only contribute to you gaining more weight. Optimizing your sleep can help you cut down on your sugar cravings for good and help you stay in shape!
Thanks to the extremely high level of caffeine in them, energy drinks when consumed excessively or with alcohol can trigger physiological and behavioral side effects. These range from heart palpitations and dehydration to risky sexual behavior, violence, and substance abuse. Other effects of energy drinks include weight gain, dental decay, and insulin resistance – largely because of the high sugar content in the drinks. Young adult users have also been known to experience energy highs and lows, along with dehydration and weakness.
If you drink alcohol, don’t let happy hour ruin your weight loss plan. Knowing the healthiest choices will treat your waistline well. When combined with zero-calorie mixers, rum, gin, whiskey, and brandy are best. You can also drink them neat with a wedge of lemon. If you like wine, go for port. Champagne is ideal if you like carbonation. Lastly, swapping regular beer for light saves you about 50 calories. Keep a mental list so you’re prepared at the bar.
Even the healthiest people in the world are toppled and thrown off track by a seemingly inconsequential habit. Be it not sleeping enough, overuse of artificial sweeteners, or overexercising, the effects of these habits hurt our general well-being, especially our heart health. Alcohol consumption is another habit that can send your body tumbling down toward sickness. Receive every bit of advice with a pinch of salt. Follow what is right for you.
Living with an allergy is not easy because of all the things you have to avoid. However, living with an allergy attack isn’t pleasant either, so it is best that you avoid the triggers. Beyond this, you can also follow so good practices such as cooking your own food, keeping friends informed, showering after a day out of home, avoiding alcohol and taking care of the eyes during a bout of allergic rhinitis.
Using your voice to communicate is such a natural activity that you realize its importance only when you lose your voice. Medically known as...