You’re Craving Lots Of Carbs It may sound weird that craving bread or pretzels is sugar-related, but it’s true. What few people realize is that even carbohydrates break down in your body as sugars, so if you just can’t get enough pasta, the real cause may be sugar!
Skin reactions Mild skin reactions of nut allergies often include: rashes swelling of the extremities redness and tenderness hives Antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl) or loratidine (Claritin) can help relieve rashes and hives. Cold, wet compresses can also help soothe irritated skin.
Swollen Legs / Ankles From tiredness to bloating, swollen legs and ankles can have dozens of reasons. However, one of them may be a heart valve problem. More precisely, when fluids build up, it may be because your heart is unable to process blood in and out fast enough. Don’t panic, though! Unlike other causes
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.