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Healthy Living For Seniors  Getting to be older doesnt mean that you have to have any less of a good time. You may need to pay a little more attention to your health and the way you perform activities, but on a whole, it is completely possible to live a happy and fulfilling life while growing old.

Health After Retirement  It all boils down to preventative maintenance in order to enjoy a long, healthy retirement. Being proactive about your health includes regular health screenings for cancer, high blood pressure and cholesterol. Your lifestyle such as diet, exercise and sleep habits also play a huge part in staying healthy.

Alcoholism  Women process alcohol differently than men. Women who are alcoholics or even occasionally drink too much alcohol face much greater health risks than men who drink the same amounts. Women who drink will get drunk faster than men get and become addicted to alcohol faster than men become.

Anger Management Techniques  No matter how much anger you experience it can be very helpful to take an anger management class. Contrary to the popular belief that anger management classes are only for individuals who get sent by the court, they are actually used by a variety of individuals. This can include corporations, managers, law offices, school personal, families and volunteers. Anger management classes can help teach you skills you wouldn’t be able to learn anywhere else. They teach you how to communicate better so that you can express your needs clearly.

Back Pain  Treatment for minor lower back pain usually consists of over the counter medications that will help to control the pain. You will also want to look into taking an anti inflammatory to reduce in swelling that may be taking place. Another thing to keep in mind is that back pain is just like anything else; it will improve with rest and relaxation. By not putting too much stress on your back for a couple of days you will definitely speed up your recovery. This is one area that a lot of people overlook, but it is very important. A day or two in bed with the proper medication can go a long way in getting you back on your feet in a short amount of time.

Blood Pressure  High blood pressure is often thought of as a silent killer because it can pave the way for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure without any warning signs. People walk around and live their lives and don't realise they are harbouring something that is liable to either kill or physically disable them at any minute.
It is a worrying statement that death from cardiovascular disease is increasing every year in developed countries and growing numbers of men and women under the age of 40 are affected by high blood pressure.

Depression  Depression is a difficult medical condition to treat, partly because the person who is suffering has to see there is an issue, look for medical help and keep up the medical treatment to resolve the issue, and partly because some of the treatments don't fully work to the best of their abilities. There are not many avenues to take when it comes to treating depression. There are only three different types of treatment affecting different stages within the condition.

Diabetes  Diabetes complications are the second largest cause of deaths in the United States. About two million people in the United States have Type 1 diabetes that is treated by insulin. Many others have Type 2 diabetes and about five percent are not aware they have diabetes. They won’t be diagnosed until they decide they are abnormally tired, urinating too much, and hungry and thirsty all the time. These are the most common signs of diabetes.

Parkinson's Disease  Often thought of as an older person’s age-related sickness, Parkinson’s disease can, in fact, strike the young as well. It is estimated that Parkinson’s disease affects about one percent of people over the age of 50 – although some studies bump this figure to one percent of people over the age of 65, and two percent over the age of 70. When it comes to younger people, the Journal of Family Medicine suggests as many as five percent of Parkinson’s cases have been diagnosed in people under the age of 40.

Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a serious condition that rarely improves on its own, and these conditions can pose serious permanent health risks, even death. However, if professional help is not sought out immediately, there are certain things a patient can do while arranging for medical and psychological help.

Heart Care & Heart Attack  A new study shows that being overweight in mid-life substantially increased the risk of dying of heart disease later when they get older. This finding is based on a research by Northwestern University as result of tracking 17,643 patients for 3 decades. Even people with healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels when the study began are not safer. Overweight people are more likely to have heart disease, as they are more likely to have a higher blood pressure and cholesterol. Both hike the risk of heart disease. Statistics shows obesity can cause heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  IBS,or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a very common problem that affects about a fifth of Americans. IBS is known by other names as well, such as spastic bowel, spastic colitis, spastic colon, and functional bowel syndrome. IBS is usually classified as a functional disorder. A functional disorder refers to a disorder where the problem is an abnormality in how the body works, but somehow or the other the causes of that disorder are difficult to pinpoint. A functional disorder usually cannot be diagnosed through regular methods. This is because it is not an infection. It is not an inflammation. And it is not a structural abnormality either.

Snoring  Snoring is noisy breathing caused when the nasal passageways and upper respiratory tract become blocked or partially blocked. Snoring can cause huge problems for both the snorer and the people who have to live in a close vicinity to them. Sleep apnoea is diagnosed when the blockage causes the breathing to stop during sleep at least five times every hour for periods in excess of ten seconds. Sleep apnoea can be very dangerous for the person as they can literally die in their sleep. Snoring caused by sleep apnoea is particularly noisy and can even disrupt whole households, not just the sufferer and their partner.

Hair Loss  As the estrogen in one’s body slows down, it then causes the other areas of the body to stop producing as much. This includes the hair and scalp, as well as other places on the body. If you don’t have enough estrogen in your body, you can expect to experience hair loss from the change. The body will not be able to produce as much of the hormone or the nutrients needed for hair production. Another reason why female-pattern hair loss may occur is related the genetics in the female. If either your mother or father had hair loss or thinning, then you will be more likely to have hair loss, as well.

Foods For Better Health  To learn everything you need to about eating healthy you should take the time to read books about nutritious foods and the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they contain. As well the Internet provides a wealth of information about how powerful eating the right foods can be when it comes to preventing diseases and infections and fighting a variety of viruses, bacteria and germs.

Quittting Smoking  For those people who procrastinate because they are uncertain if there are enough reasons for them to stop smoking perhaps they should look again.  It does not take much to add up why smoking is not a good thing to do. There are the obvious ones like the health risks, the bad smell of stale cigarette smoke in your hair and the yellow teeth and hands, but there are many more reasons to quick than just those.
How about the money issues? How much can you save if you are no longer a smoking.

Holistic Pain Relief  More and more, people are shying away from the pharmaceutical types of drugs in order to reap the benefits of alternative forms of Holistic Pain Relief therapy. It’s not to say that pharmaceutical drugs are completely useless, and in a lot of cases, they can be very helpful. However, it is helpful to stay informed about your options when it comes to your health.

Colon Cleansing  Are you sluggish? Do you lack energy? Does the afternoon seem to drag on indefinitely and when you finally get home you barely have the energy left to cook dinner, help the kids with their homework, and then do the housework tasks that have been building up? If this describes you even partially, then the odds are good that you have toxins coursing through your bodily systems that are holding hostage the nutrients which would normally give you natural energy and permit you to live your life without having to resort to caffeine and pharmaceuticals just to get through it.

Infection Control  Some germs are good as they can help your body develop antibodies to fight off infections. However, too many germs is not a good thing and can keep you in your sick bed if you are not careful. It is often said that your home could be the biggest germ factory in your life, spreading infection and preventing faster recovery times. With some easy adjustments to your regular home routine, you can cut down on the infectious germs that cause such illnesses as the cold, flu, allergies and even gastrointestinal issues.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)   Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a condition that afflicts somewhere around 1 in every 50 people in the United States. In general, the average person with OCD will develop this condition before the age of 25, but was probably dealing with it as a child and went undiagnosed. In about 15% of all cases, someone over 35 suddenly develops symptoms of OCD. OCD is quite possibly more prevalent than diabetes and, and what is disturbing is that just like diabetes, a large number of cases are left undiagnosed and untreated for years. 

Fibromyalgia The symptoms of fibromyalgia are widespread pain coming from muscles, ligaments and tendons. The individual feels extreme fatigue. In years past the set of symptoms that define fibromyalgia were called by the following names: chronic muscle pain syndrome, fibrositis, psychogenic rheumatism and tension myalgias.



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