It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
As a pet owner, developing a trusting relationship with your veterinarian is an integral aspect of your dog or cat’s health. Just as we put a great deal of thought into choosing our own doctor, we want to have a competent and knowledgeable pers... Read more
If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr... Read more
Chances are, you know her. Your eyes probably turn green with envy as soon as she walks into the room. She’s the one who consistently looks effortlessly beautiful without makeup. She’s most likely your age (or older), yet looks younger th... Read more
I remember clearly the first time I realized that my heartburn was probably a symptom of a more serious condition. I was sitting at my desk at work sipping on a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, when I felt a searing pain in my chest. It was as if th... Read more
Just wondering if anyone can fill me in on their sleep patterns with the fit bit....as far as how many times you were restless! I always seem to get what I think is high numbers last nigh I had 37 min restless (19x) another is 51 min restless (21x aw... Read more
I can't remember the last time I have slept through the whole night. I have suffered from insomnia since I have been 15 years old, I would just lay awake and stare at the ceiling for hours and it usually lasted for 4 days at a time. I no longer have... Read more
I work 13 hour night shifts every Fri, Sat, Sun. It takes an hour to get to and from work (and will be doubling here in about 3 weeks). So...considering it takes about an hour for me to get ready and cook my food for the night, 15 hours of my day are... Read more
I make myself 'earn' minutes to watch TV or play computer games by exercising. ie, to watch 30 minutes of TV, I need 30 minutes of activity. 'activity' includes household chores, so this gets me moving, limits how much junk I watch, and gives me a... Read more
As we all face the challenges of tough economic times, many of those who have found themselves jobless, sadly have lost their health benefits as well. With the rising cost of health care, many without benefits find themselves either paying out of poc... Read more
Sleep apnea, which causes severe snoring and stoppage of breathing for at least 10 seconds, may not only lower his sex drive but also increase his risk of high blood pressure and stroke. "When you don't breathe, oxygen levels in your bl... Read more
I found out I have obstructive sleep apnea and will need to use a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine at night to keep my airway open.
I went to the sleep clinic last night to try out face masks and nasal "pillows" and slept there l... Read more
So tonight I have to go back to the sleep clinic that I went to a year ago at the worst point of my insomnia. It's a one year check up and I don't want to go AND I have been been sleeping just fine for a while now, but I guess it will be nice to kno... Read more
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