6 Silent Signs of Gastritis

Gastritis is the inflammation of your stomach lining. Gastroenterologist Taruna Bhatia, MD, medical director of hepatology at CarePoint Health System, explains that if your stomach is burning or aching, you may have gastritis. The only way to diagnose the condition is with an endoscopy: A specialist snakes a tube down your digestive tract to your

6 Signs You Have a Mosquito Bite Allergy

Summertime brings with it many gifts—longer days, warmer weather, beach trips…oh, and mosquitoes. While these tiny flying insects are simply a nuisance for most, for other people who experience allergic reactions, they can be a nightmare. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI), contact with a mosquito must last at least

9 Alarming Symptoms That Warrant a Trip to the ER

When you wake up in the middle of the night with an alarming symptom—maybe it’s a high fever or splitting headache—it’s hard to know whether to rush to the emergency room or not. You don’t want to overact, but you definitely don’t want to underreact either. So how do you know when that stomach pain

7 Sneaky Signs Your Blood Sugar May Be Too High

More than 29 million people in the US have diabetes—a condition that occurs when your blood sugar is too high—but around a quarter of them don’t even know it, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s bad news. When left unchecked, the condition can lead to serious complications like

10 Signs of Gum Disease You Should Look Out For

There’s good news for the nearly 65 million Americans with gum (periodontal) disease. If you suffer from gum disease and need surgery, you may now be able to say goodbye to a mouthful of gauze and stitches post-op. The FDA recently cleared a non-invasive laser treatment that makes surgery for periodontal disease easier and less

6 UTI Symptoms Every Woman Should Know

In addition to menstrual cramps, birth control side effects, and even pregnancy complications, tack this onto the list of painful health issues many women unfortunately deal with: urinary tract infections (aka UTIs). In fact, 40 to 60 percent of women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime—and 1 in 4 will have multiple,

10 Warning Signs Cholesterol Is Harming Your Legs

Cholesterol can clog the heart’s blood vessels, but it can also affect the legs, leading to peripheral arterial disease, or PAD. Up to 12 million people in the U.S. have PAD, which is linked to a higher risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke, says David Slovut, MD, director of advanced interventional therapy at

10 Subtle Signs of Mono You Shouldn’t Ignore

The virus responsible for infectious mononucleosis (commonly known as mono) affects about 90 percent of the population worldwide, and most commonly strikes teenagers and young adults ages 15 to 30. Knowing what symptoms to look for can help catch the virus—and put you on the path to recovery—sooner.

6 Symptoms of Allergy You May Be Ignoring

Stop for a second to take a look around. No matter where you are right now, odds are that at least one person nearby is dealing with some sort of allergy. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, and

10 Signs of Age-Related Eye Problems

Regular eye exams are the very best way to avoid vision problems, even as you grow older. If you haven’t had an eye exam in over a year, schedule a visit with an eye doctor near you. Being aware of certain warning signs also can help you take appropriate steps to maintain your eyesight, particularly

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