Reducing problem swelling
Swelling of the legs has numerous causes. If there are no other signs or symptoms, mild leg swelling is relatively common and easily managed by making lifestyle changes. However, leg swelling is sometimes associated with a more serious underlying disease requiring medical attention.
If you're living with chronic fecal incontinence, you may be familiar with this scenario: You're at a co-worker's retirement party when you feel the urge to have a bowel movement. Though you're able to quickly get to a bathroom, you discover that — much to your embarrassment — stool... Read More
At your last visit with your doctor, your blood pressure was high and it has been high for the past few visits. Your doctor has prescribed multiple medications to control your blood pressure, but you still haven't reached your goal and it's all starting to feel a bit overwhelming.... Read More
Looking inside your mouth, nothing seems out of order. But for months you've been experiencing a very unpleasant sensation: burning all over your tongue. Though there are a number of possible causes, one is the condition called burning mouth syndrome. About 2% of the population is affected by it.... Read More
Nondairy calcium sources
Women older than 50 and men older than 71 generally need at least 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium daily to protect their bone health. For those who choose not to consume dairy — or have limited choices due to lactose intolerance or other health issues — many different...Read More
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Weight training — A good motivator
Weight training — also referred to as strength training or resistance training — is an excellent way to improve fitness and build strength. Doing so can help improve mobility and balance and help manage weight and chronic conditions. In addition, the benefits may be more than physical. A...Read More
Sweetened drinks and shorter life
Regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to weight gain and a host of related health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. New research adds more evidence pointing to the seriousness of these risks. A large-scale study in the journal Circulation found that people who...Read More
Can I still get enough fiber on gluten free diet?
A: Yes you can, and that's important because fiber has several health benefits. Fiber is best known for preventing and relieving constipation by helping to bulk up and soften stool, making it easier to pass. It may also lower the risk of hemorrhoids, pouches in the colon (diverticulosis) and... Read More
Are there risks in taking the antibiotic Cipro?
A: In December 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning about fluoroquinolone antibiotics use in certain people. The warning cited an increased risk of bulging in the aorta, the large artery carrying blood from the heart to the body. This bulging is known as an... Read More