Palpitations are moments where it feels like your heart is overactive, pounding, fluttering or otherwise acting more than it should. You may be able to sense it within your chest, your throat or even your neck. You might also feel like your heart is skipping beats, beating too erratically or even too heavily. Furthermore, palpitations… Continue reading How To Know When Heart Palpitations Are An Emergency
Many people who suffer from anxiety disorders and mental illnesses generally use the terms “anxiety” and “feeling anxious” interchangeably. Still, there is actually a difference between having anxiety and feeling anxious. Knowing how to differentiate between them can help you in your recovery process. It becomes easier for you to manage anxiety symptoms when you… Continue reading Having Anxiety and Feeling Anxious: Learn the Difference
Sleep By the Numbers Getting the correct amount of sleep can help lead to a more productive and energetic lifestyle. In many cases a strong sleep pattern can lead to a longer life. Most adults can expect to sleep 7 hours or more every day, while the older teen 13-18 will need between 8-10 hours.… Continue reading How Much Sleep Do You Need?
Individuals with ulcerative colitis will have a new treatment after the approval of Zeposia by the FDA. The drug is effective for moderate and severe ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It results when inflammation occurs in the lining of the rectum, large intestine, or both. Studies indicate that about three million US… Continue reading FDA Approves Zeposia for Ulcerative Colitis
You’re not imagining it, allergy season is longer and stronger this year. This is bad news for people that have severe seasonal allergies. The increased pollen counts hit many people hard this year. One study found that between 1990 and 2018 the pollen season went up by 20 days each year. The pollen concentrations in… Continue reading Why Allergy Season Is Longer and Stronger This Year
Insulin is a hormone that sends a message for your other cells to open up and metabolize the glucose in your blood. It is normally produced in the pancreas unless you have Type 1 diabetes and are dependent upon high-grade prescription insulin. The failure to treat Type 1 diabetes will result in death. Insulin is… Continue reading The Rising Cost of Insulin