What causes muscle pain? You know that playing football all weekend will leave you sore on Monday or that putting in that extra tough workout in the gym is going to make you pay later when going downstairs. When you perform activity above and beyond what your body is accustomed to, “a byproduct of energy
We could all use a little help coming to terms with our stress and figuring out how to handle it. It’s time to talk about the lesser understood ways that stress shows up in the body. You can’t keep your eyes open Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you find yourself taking a nap?
By the time you reach 50, it’s only expected that you’ll have some aches and pains here and there. After all, your body’s experienced half a century of wear and tear, and you’re bound to start feeling it sometime. But while the occasional ow-inducing ache in your back isn’t anything to seek medical attention over,
You’ve probably heard people blame their inability to lose weight on their slow metabolism. But what you might not have heard is what the metabolic process really is: how your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. And one of the biggest factors in this daily cycle? Your thyroid. As the Obesity Action
Thinking that you’re healthy and actually being healthy are two very different things. You can go to the gym every week, floss after every meal, and go to sleep every night before 10 p.m., and still, you might be suffering in silence without even realizing it. But now is the time to learn about these
When it comes to nutrients, vitamin K isn’t one we hear a lot about, but it’s an important one. There are two primary types of vitamin K: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. “Vitamin K1 plays an important role in blood clotting, while K2 is more important for bone health, regulation of cell growth, and prevention
With grim prognoses and very limited treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, early detection hasn’t been particularly advantageous. But that may be changing—fast. One of the hottest areas of Alzheimer’s research involves treating people with early signs of Alzheimer’s with drugs that decrease the production of amyloid beta (proteins that bunch together to form damaging plaques in
While diabetes is manageable, it can shorten your life considerably. It can also up your risk of things like blindness, heart attack, and even loss of a foot. Check out our list of signs that add up to diabetes and then do the math – a trip to the doctor may be warranted.
As your body’s largest organ, your skin is a window into your health. “All of our organ systems are related,” says Whitney High, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. What’s going on in your organs affects your skin—and vice versa. The thing is, doctors don’t need special equipment
This autoimmune disease is tricky to diagnose because it mimics so many other illnesses. If you have more than four of any of these symptoms of lupus, it may be time to call your doctor. Read on to learn more about this condition! You feel like you have the flu, but you’re not getting better