The human heart is an amazing organ that weighs less than a pound and beats about 100,000 times every day (over 2.5 million times in a lifetime).
About 80% of the population of the United States suffer from back pain at some point in their lives and often the pain is centered around the lower back.
There are 6 cervical discs located in your neck, which act as shock absorbers and prevent your cervical vertebrae from grinding against each other during neck movements. As your body ages, however, the cervical discs lose water and become stiff. These biochemical changes along with a slouching posture, improper nutrition, direct trauma, lack of exercise, and tobacco abuse can cause disc herniation, which is the displacement of the disc material beyond the intervertebral space.
Diets are started with the best of intentions – to lose a couple of inches off the waistline, get into better shape, and improve overall health. However, as the weeks and months pass by, the initial weight loss that generally occurs slows down resulting in boredom and lack of motivation. Sugary treats may seem irresistible and before you know it, you have regained all the lost weight and then some!
Everyone experiences the occasional aches and pains in their joints. Such conditions rarely require urgent medical attention. In most instances, self-care measures such as application of an ice pack or a warm shower and some rest may be all that is required to relieve the joint pain. However, there are certain instances where a delay in seeking treatment may cause permanent joint damage.
Not being able to perform simple activities such as getting out and socializing or routine daily tasks due to pain can be quite frustrating! Pain, especially the type that lasts for a long time, can affect all aspects of your life. The causes for such pain could be due to accidental injuries, bone and joint conditions, and a variety of other causes.
Diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, is a major health concern in America as well as other parts of the world. If you are in the habit of incorporating a lot of sugar into your diet, you may be putting yourself at risk for developing diabetes. There are several other factors that could increase your risk of developing this potentially life and limb-threatening disease.
Football season has begun and it’s time to get in on the fun! While most of us are aware of and take precautions against serious injuries that can occur on the football field, hand injuries are often overlooked. Did you know that 48% of football injuries involve fingers? Here are the most common football hand injuries that could put you on the side lines
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the Western World. It is usually a slow-growing form of cancer that develops late in life. Rarely, the cancer may grow quickly and aggressively spread to other parts of your body. How do you know if you are at risk? Here are some common risk factors for prostate cancer: