Blurry Vision Are you struggling to read street signs or watching TV from a reasonable distance? Well, it may be more than just needing new glasses. When left untreated, early-stage diabetes decreases the quality of your vision. “A person with diabetes may experience blurred vision because of fluid level fluctuations that cause the eye to
Body Aches & Pains According to Everyday Health, when we stress out, our sympathetic nerve system activates the flight-or-fight response. “Blood is then sent to major muscle groups that increase muscle tension and prepare you to fight or flee a situation. If you do not take any action, muscles can become sore or painful,” Amy
Full, Lustrous Hair “Good hair depends on the body’s ability to construct a proper hair shaft, as well as the health of the skin and follicles,” writes Today show health expert Joy Bauer, MS, RDN. “Good nutrition assures the best possible environment for building strong, lustrous hair.” Nourished by key components of your diet like
Cravings Cookbook author Terry Hope Romero told Reader’s Digest that she knew she needed to incorporate more protein into her diet when she noticed that she never quite felt satisfied after a meal. “When you work full time and have a long commute, and you regularly work out or you have a lot of errands
Gallstones Gallstones are stones that form in the gallbladder, a tiny sac that hangs out under the liver, disgorging bile as needed to digest fats. These stones cause swelling and can block the duct into the intestine, resulting in pain. Gallstone pain tends to strike the right side of the upper abdomen, particularly after fatty
Antihistamines Antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratadine), Zyrtec (Cetirizine), and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) block the effect of the chemical histamine, which the body produces in its attack against allergens. They can provide much-needed relief of allergy and cold symptoms, including sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and a runny nose. Unfortunately, these drugs also do a number
Headache, dizziness, breast tenderness “These side effects seem to go away after you’ve been taking the Pill for a while,” says Hilda Hutcherson, MD, an ob-gyn professor at Columbia University, in New York. If they don’t, switching brands may help.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea, and occurs when the muscles in your throat become blocked (“obstructed”) while you sleep. Another type of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, happens when there’s a disconnect between your brain and muscles.
You pee a lot and you drink a lot When there’s too much sugar circulating in the blood, the body tries to get rid of it. Excess sugar spills into urine, drawing water out of the body. It makes you pee frequently—and in large amounts. It can make you really thirsty because you’re dehydrated (here
Eyes that feel gritty Do you feel like there’s something in your eye that won’t go away? Something like sand or dirt? “The surface of your eye just literally dries out, the cells dry out and cause these micro-abrasions,” explained Amy Lin, M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Utah