Got the Blues

Got the Blues

Do you ever feel down in the dumps? Like you’ve got the blues? Do you feel sad without any reason? Don’t feel alone. Millions of people share these same feelings. Feeling depressed can be brought on by a wide variety of things, anything from a sad song to the loss of a loved one. Studies show that depression is more common in the winter months. The weather is usually dreary more often than not. Even…

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when you are diagnosed with diabetes

when you are diagnosed with diabetes

Like obesity, diabetes is now considered by many health experts and professionals as an “epidemic” because more and more people suffer from it. The age ranges of people who become prone to it become younger and younger. And the people who are at risk are those who do not only have diabetes history in their families but also those who have developed the disease over time. Experts say that people who have a history of…

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Diabetes in children

Diabetes in children

Diabetes in children is also known as juvenile diabetes, but more commonly known as type 1 diabetes. It is the most common form of diabetes in children with ninety to ninety-five percent of carriers being under 16. Juvenile diabetes is caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. It is an autoimmune disease, which means the bodies own defense system attacks the body’s tissues or organs. In the last 30 years the number…

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Some stretches for Restless Leg Syndrome

Some stretches for Restless Leg Syndrome

Although it is commonly believed that RLS is a neurological problem, the evidence in this regards is inconclusive. There are also some who believe RLS to be a result of insufficient blood circulation. Whatever is the cause, exercise has been found to be very effective in dealing with the symptoms of RLS. Simple stretching exercise can help a lot in alleviating these symptoms. Here is a list of three stretches for you to get started;…

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Signs to look out for Restless Leg Syndrome

Signs to look out for Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless leg Syndrome as the name suggests is associated with the unpleasant sensations in the legs. These sensations are of varied nature and can range from burning, aching, itching, and tingling to even numbness and no sensations at all. Not only these sensations differ from person to person they can vary in their intensity and frequency. One thing that is common in all cases of RLS is a strong urge to move the legs. Movement…

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Self –Help treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

Self –Help treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is a permanent and lifelong condition and a person suffering from it has to learn ways to deal with it. This condition is more common in its mild or moderate form where medication in not normally prescribed. Medication may provide immediate relief but it has side effects and as such it is not recommended for long term use. In such a situation, it is best for a person to look for self help treatments….

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Importance of good sleep in Restless Leg Syndrome

Importance of good sleep in Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is so closely associated with sleep disorders that it is sometimes placed in the same category as Insomnia. A good night’s sleep is vitally important for everybody. It recharges a person’s battery and provides energy for all their daily activities. A person suffering from RLS suffers from frequent disruptions of sleep. While trying to sleep the feelings of itching, burning and crawling start growing in the legs and a person is left with no…

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Medications used in treating Restless Leg Syndrome

Medications used in treating Restless Leg Syndrome

Medication is usually the last option that shall be tried by a person suffering from RLS. It is always advised to first treat any underlying condition of RLS such as iron deficiency or peripheral neuropathy. If no such conditions are present then the treatment should focus on lifestyle modifications. In the last resort when these are also not effective, one may opt for pharmacologic methods. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved of two…

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What role does lifestyle play in Restless Leg Syndrome?

What role does lifestyle play in Restless Leg Syndrome?

In today’s world a person’s lifestyle has a great bearing on all aspects of their life. Hectic pace, abnormal work hours and tight deadlines play havoc on an individual’s health. Stress, which is a byproduct of such a lifestyle, is one of the major contributors to RLS. It has been observed that changes in lifestyle can go a long way in not only alleviating the symptoms of RLS but also in increasing general well being…

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How Diet and Exercise can help Restless Leg Syndrome?

How Diet and Exercise can help Restless Leg Syndrome?

RLS is a common problem with one in ten people suffering from its symptoms. It is different from other ailments as the exact nature of its origin is still not fully understood. It was earlier thought that RLS is purely a neurological problem and medication is the only treatment. However various studies in this field have shown that there a number of contributing factors leading to this condition. One of the main factors responsible for…

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