Life is full of little annoyances: your shrill alarm clock, your stuck locker door, the trampling herd rushing up the stairs past you as classes change. It can be stressful–tests, zits, passing driver’s ed, that really awful airball you threw during the basketball game in gym class (yes, it was coed).
But what if you’re one of more than 71,000 young people in the United States who have a painful disease called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)?
Your alarm clock may sound at the crack of dawn because you must have a long soak in a warm bath just to be able to move your stiff joints and get going. Your locker may need to be equipped with a special device just so you can open it. You may have a special schedule because you have to avoid crowded hallways altogether …
Michele A. grew up in a middle class suburb of San Diego. Early in her teenage years, Michele drank alcohol and took some pills too. But then she decided to change her life. She decided to straighten out and attended Alcoholics Anonymous to help her through.
A lot of teenagers come through difficult periods like these armed with bad memories and some hard-learned lessons. Michele seemed to be one of them. Then Michele learned she had AIDS. Later, she learned she had gotten infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from sexual contact with a boyfriend when she was only 16. Here is her story: I got married in March 1990 when I was 21. Everything was going real well. I was working full time and going to college, too.
Then in mid-November, I noticed my tongue was real …
Living with someone who snores can be stressful; both for the snorer and the person who does not. There are a variety of lifestyle changes that can be adjusted to alleviate snoring such as changing your diet, ceasing heavy smoking or drinking for bed and managing your stress levels. Lifestyle changes can be exceptional difficult to manage and they are not done overnight. In the meantime, you may find yourself needing support. There are many options available on the market to help stop snoring and it’s important to pick the one that works best for you.
The sound of snoring is caused when the airways in our mouths and throats get blocked while we sleep. This can happen if the muscles in your throat are too relaxed and loose while you sleep or when your tongue falls to the back of your throat and block the airway. This causes that sound we all know and love.
Of the devices that are available, many people find success with mouthpieces. Mouthpieces work from inside your mouth where the issue generally lies. Some other devices such as chin straps, vibrating wrist devices and pillows try to address the problem from the outside. This is not always effective and many people find their money has been wasted on these devices.
There are two major mouthpieces that users tend to gravitate towards: The Good Morning Snoring Solution® (GMSS®) and the ZQuiet®. Both the GMSS® and the ZQuiet® have been successful on the market but the question becomes which one is better? It really depends on your personal needs. Remember, you’re unique. Check out this Good Morning Snore Solution review to get started. Continue reading
Winter’s here. So are the coughs, headaches, sore throats, and sneezing caused by the most common diseases at this time of year–colds and the flu. Colds can strike any time of year, but the flu, which can be more severe, usually occurs between Thanksgiving and Easter. Millions of Americans suffer bouts of flu every year. Adults get about two colds a year, but young people average six or more a year.
The miserable symptoms of colds and flu are familiar to most of us. Both colds and flu usually start with a scratchy, sore throat. After a day or two, colds develop into sneezing, a runny nose, and tiredness. Coughs sometimes come next. Luckily, the worst of most colds is over after four or five days.
The flu lasts longer, from seven to 10 days. Within two days after a …
The old Greek physicians knew that food can be a medicine that can cure diseases. In those ancient times, people knew that bad eating habits may influence people’s health. What we eat may heal us or make us sick. When people have rheumatoid arthritis, the solution for easing the pain can be in changing the diet. Drinking water is prescribed for almost all diseases, so water should be included in any rheumatoid arthritis diet plan. Each person should drink at least six glasses of pure water. Water will clean the body from the inside as well as it cleans us when we take a shower. So that is first to be included into a diet if a person did not have the habit of drinking water. The next step is to change eating habits. Certain food can be used to …
If you suffer from panic disorder, you have probably felt like you’re losing air. Breathing is often disrupted when having a panic attack, so it is important to know how to breathe properly. Not all the people breathe in a good way, so if you have problem with panic, you should learn the breathing techniques for prevention’s sake.
How to control panic attacks by breathing
People usually breathe in a way they lift their upper side of their body and you can see them how they move their shoulders and chest up and down. The truth is that lungs are settled in a chest area, but it does not mean that we have to put too much attention on our chest breathing because it is too low. The proper breathing includes belly. Belly is consisted of muscles and when we …