Back pain during pregnancy isn't surprising, but it still deserves attention. You're gaining weight, your center of gravity changes, and your hormones are relaxing the ligaments in the joints of your pelvis. Often, however, you can prevent or ease back pain during pregnancy. Consider seven ways to give pregnancy back pain the boot.
Viewing entries tagged
The knee is a joint where three main bones join: the femur, or thigh bone; the tibia, or shin bone; and the patella, or knee cap. Several ligaments attach to the femur and tibia and give the joint strength and stability. One of these, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is in the center of the knee and limits rotation and the forward movement of the tibia. Recent studies estimate that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur annually in the United States.
Knowing four steps for ankle sprain recovery can come in handy. Many people will sprain or tear the ligament of their ankles at some point in their lives. While ankle sprains are most common as sports injuries among athletes, ankle sprains can happen to anyone and can occur simply from rolling the foot inward. If you have sprained your ankle, you’re likely dealing with a lot of pain and other unpleasant symptoms.
While it’s impossible to pinpoint a cough just by how it sounds, there are some key differences to give you clues as to what’s going on. Here's a guide.
Anxiety is a survival mechanism for humans in response to situations that our brain perceives as dangerous. The physical sensations that come with it are ordinary reactions of the body and aren’t harmful in and of themselves. If you’re feeling anxiety, think logically and rationally about it, without being alarmed about feeling that way. Understanding how anxiety works is a good foundation for learning to manage it. Here are some tips.
From embarrassing gas to uncomfortable heartburn, everyone has digestive problems from time to time. The good news is there are some simple solutions for many of your troubles. Learn about what causes your discomfort, how to prevent and manage digestive problems, what questions to ask your pharmacist, and when to see a doctor.
Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also indicate dehydration. Yikes! Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can't adequately replace it. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it's most commonly due to fever (more water evaporates when body temperature goes up), diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating (especially in hot or humid climates). When fluid levels get low (no, not like Lil’ John), the body goes on high alert. Read on to find out what signs to look out for, and how to avoid the dry-time blues in the first place.
If you’ve ever had heart pain, then you know it’s concerning.
First-degree burns are very common and frequently occur after one accidentally touches a hot stove, curling iron, or hair straightener.
How Can I Prevent Spreading an STD?