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QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Momory Loss

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Momory Loss 0

Memory is as natural to us as breathing.  It is an ability we all have, yet rarely think of—unless we perceive that we are losing that ability.  Memory lapses are an annoyance in themselves, but worse is the anxiety that often comes with them. We begin asking ourselves if they are a symptom of some other problem, such as midlife depression or arteriosclerosis.  Probably the greatest fear provoked by lapses in memory is that of Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and debilitating disease that usually starts in midlife with minor defects in memory and behavior.  Although this is a fairly common disorder among older people, it is important to realize that most memory lapses have nothing to do with Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Lyme Disease

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Lyme Disease 0

This disease takes its name from the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first identified in 1975.  Since that time, the locations and the number of cases of Lyme disease have continued to increase.  Over 15,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, though they say the disease is greatly underreported. 
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Kidney Stones

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Kidney Stones 0

Kidney stones,  medically termed RENAL CALCULI, are accumulations of mineral salts that can lodge anywhere along the course of the urinary tract, and they can be one of the most painful of all health ailments.  Human urine is often saturated to the limit with uric acid, phosphates, and calcium oxalate.  Normally, due to the secretion of various protective compounds and natural mechanisms that control the pH of urine, these substances remain suspended in solution. 

  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: A few notes on diabetes type 2

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: A few notes on diabetes type 2 0

People with type 2 diabetes often cannot perceive sweet tastes.  This abnormality may play an important role in how individuals with diabetes perceive the taste of their food, and also in how well they comply with the dietary aspects of treatment.  Because our society as a whole is addicted to sugar, this distorted taste perception is very common among the population in general. 
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Depression - continued

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Depression - continued 0

Some people become more depressed in the winter months, when the days are shorter and darker.  This type of disorder is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  Women are more likely to suffer from SAD than are men.  People who suffer this type of depression in the winter months lose their energy, suffer anxiety attacks, gain weight as a result of craving the wrong foods, sleep too much, and have a reduced sex drive.  
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Depression.

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Depression. 0

Depression is one of the most common medical problems in the United States.  It affects more than 20% of Americans aged eighteen and older (one in five adults) every year.  It is twice more common in women than in men.   Depression is a total body sickness, one that  affects the nervous system, thoughts, moods and behavior.  It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you react to and think about the people and things around you.  Symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years.  There are many types of depression, with variations in the number of symptoms, their severity, and persistence.
  • Anthony R