We’ve been observing growing popularity of yoga classes worldwide for a few years. Most of us stay rather skeptical as it seems like a new tendency enjoyed by celebrities. What makes this ancient practice interesting indeed is scientists’ points of view and numerous researches. They tell us that yoga can be a key point in treating really bad states of health. Let us examine how just doing yoga is able to improve your not so optimistically looking problems with back.
What is happening with us when we are claimed to be dead? People of all the times desperately wanted to find an answer for this question. But what we have now? Do we know what waits us when we step over a threshold of death? We’ll try to figure it out.
Severe cramps, having to run to the bathroom every few minutes, fatigue - these are classic symptoms of a food poisoning. However, if you experience them for more than a few days, run to the doctor - it may be the first sign of Crohn's disease.
We often write about rare conditions affecting one in a thousand. However, one of the most common chronic disorders - IBS - strikes as many as 20% of the population, and yet we rarely hear about it. It's time to shed some light on irritable bowel syndrome.
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Feel the lack of energy? Can barely stay awake? It may be symptoms of chronic fatigue.
The anxiety of preparing for an exam or a project deadline drawing near can put any of us on edge and make us do strange things: chew on a pen, eat compulsively, or fidget with one's hair. However, some people struggle for their whole life with a condition called trichotillomania, which makes them compulsively pull out their hair.
Clothes, furniture, carpets, drapes, curtains, bedding, walls… cigarette smoke can be absorbed by everything. Any surfaces become toxic under the influence of tobacco smoke, creating a dangerous threat to nonsmokers.
You may hang around cats all your life and never realize that you might be at certain risk of developing a pretty wide range of unpleasant ailments. But there is more to it. Here is what most recent study reveals about the link between parasite Toxoplasma gondii and neurological disorders.
Headache is a kind of thing everyone has to experience one day. However, no matter how common it is, persistent headache can be very distressing. People use as many ways to deal with it as there are factors that cause it, many of which are not well studied so far.
Your mum must have told you when you were little, "Don't eat so fast, chew better!" But you were too eager to leave the table and go play. Your mum was right, though: digestion does begin in the mouth, and proper chewing can make a difference. Alas, most of us are used to eating fast and swallowing on the go, thus missing out on many benefits.
Who has never sprained an ankle? Sharp pain, swelling and discomfort for a few days... and then you are back to normal. But do you know that some people have to live with unstable joints, spraining their ankles repeatedly, getting bruised for no reason, unable to heal wounds properly? Meet Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Don't you like to get out of the city in summer, go camping, hiking, or picking mushrooms in the woods? We all do, but those tiny, nasty, blood-sucking ticks are also out in force, waiting to gorge on our blood and even infect us with dangerous diseases. So be prepared!
When we go on a hiking trip or indulge in divine natural environments, we feel an onrush of fine mood, and danger is the last thing that comes to our mind. However, there is one must-think-about bad thing – ticks. This is a kind of danger, from which there is no hundred-percent reliable barrier: the little blood suckers wait in the grass to cling to you and suck your blood!
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition, which affects the functioning of the inner lining of the small intestine. Particularly, the disease causes an adverse reaction to gluten – a protein, which comes with many common and generally healthy ingredients: barley, oats, quinoa, wheat.
Scoliosis is a spinal deformity, which causes it to curve in different ways. Most commonly, the spine curves in a C-like pattern, either this way or reversed, or in an S-like pattern. Scoliosis is a serious condition, which may get worse and cause serious trouble. Therefore, it requires immediate action.
If you feel pain in your lower leg which is localized below your knee on the foreside or inside the leg in the bone, it is highly possible that you suffer from shin splints. The doctors refer this condition to medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). Today we will describe how to prevent shin splints, who is at risk group, what are the causes and best ways to treat this condition.
Insomnia is a condition when a person finds it hard to sleep during the time when he or she used to sleep well. Being mostly a stress-related issue, insomnia occurrence is growing quite in proportion to the increasing severity and intensity of stress factors imposed on us by life.
Acid reflux the moving of the acidic content of the stomach back up into the esophagus. It causes heartburn, a burning pain behind the breastbone. The condition requires an examination and treatment. There are lots of factors that cause acid reflux.
Warts are neoplasms, which occur in different parts of the skin, mostly – on hands, face, neck and plantae. Although these growths are benign, there is always a likelihood of malignization. Therefore, if you have discovered one or several warts on your fingers or elsewhere, this is not something to be trifled with.
You have experienced the weird numb sensation in your hands or legs, which we get after staying in one position for a long time, haven’t you? Do you know what it is and what happens in your body when you get it and why?