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QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Hemmorrhoids

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Hemmorrhoids 0

There is nothing shameful or embarrassing about admitting you have hemmorrhoids! Eight out of ten people will have the problem at sometime during their lives. Just like varicose veins, these swollen veins in the anus are partially hereditary, but they can also be caused by—and remedied by—such things as diet and toilet habits. Straining to have a bowel movement will not be necessary if you change those habits. Basically, you need to drink lots of fluids and eat lots of fiber
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Irritable bowel syndrome.

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Irritable bowel syndrome. 0

What does it mean to have an irritable bowel? Basically, it means that certain foods and drinks and stressful events in your life—things that wouldn’t normally cause problems in other people—give you alternating bouts of constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain…you can even get all three at the same time! Fortunately, this condition isn’t life-threatening, but obviously it is no fun, so take heart that there ARE ways to handle it. Relaxation and meditation help to alleviate symptoms. If stress in your life is especially problematic, maybe psychological counseling would be a good place to start. Otherwise, there are several self-help methods you can try.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Stings

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Stings 0

These insects inject venom into the skin tissue when they sting, which leads to pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the sting. Discomfort can last from several hours to a day, depending on what and how many of them sting you. Honeybees (fuzzy golden brown body), only can sting once because their barbed stinger remains embedded in your skin, causing the bee to die. Bumblebees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets have smooth stingers that can sting you repeatedly. Slapping at a yellow jacket can lead to a full-scale attack by its nest mates. Breaking their venom sacs release a chemical that incites other yellow jackets to attack. In all cases, the faster you can apply some sort of first-aid treatment, the better your chances are of controlling pain and swelling.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Carpal Tunnel Syndorme

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Carpal Tunnel Syndorme 0

Carpal tunnel results when pressure is constantly applied to the median nerve when the wrist is flexed up and down….if the wrist is repeatedly flexed and extended, the pressure is increased.  Thousands of workers such as cashiers, data processors, assembly line workers, truck drivers and others who must use their hands on the job are affected.  Even homemakers who spend a lot of time wringing wet laundry, sweeping with a broom or chopping vegetables are at risk also.
  • Anthony R
QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Poison Ivy

QUICK HEALTH TIPS: Poison Ivy 0

Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are probably the most common allergenic plants in the United State.  These plants grow in every state except Alaska and are common along roadsides, in forests and pastures, and along streams—even, in the case of poison ivy, in suburban backyards. 

Poison ivy and poison oak are members of the same botanical family.  Poison ivy is more prevalent east of the Rocky Mountains; poison oak is more common to the west and southwest.  Poison sumac is common in southern swamps and northern wetlands.  All three plants product similar symptoms, and as a result all three are often referred to simply as poison ivy.

It is estimated that 65 percent of Americans are

  • Anthony R
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