You notice the shaking most in the morning, when you’re texting or drinking your coffee. Or it could be an all-the-time affliction, causing your hands to quiver whenever they’re hanging at your sides.
You’re not alone. A shaking or trembling body part—also known as a tremor—is the most common type of movement disorder, according to a 2011 study in American Family Physician. And your hands are the most likely part of your body to suffer.
What’s causing your shakes? A hand tremor can stem from a number of underlying causes, ranging from diseases like Parkinson’s to a benign caffeine overload, says Joseph Jankovic, MD, a professor of neurology and distinguished chair in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine.
How can you tell what’s causing your hand shaking? In many cases, you can’t. But a doctor can based on when and how your tremor shows up.
High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. It affects one in three people in the US and 1 billion people worldwide .
If left uncontrolled, it raises your risk of heart disease and stroke.
But there's good news. There are a number of things you can do to lower your blood pressure naturally, even without medication.
Here are 15 natural ways to combat high blood pressure.
Kidneys are the bean shaped organs, located on each side of the spine below the rib cage. The kidneys produce approximately 2 quarts of urine every day. This urine comprises extra fluid and waste materials. This urine flows from the kidneys to the urinary bladder through the ureters. The bladder stores urine, which gets emptied through urethra. The functioning of the kidneys works at microscopic phase. It comprises nephrons, which filter blood and operate via two step procedure to produce the final product, urine by eliminating the waste materials.
Beetroot, also known as beet, has been gaining in popularity as a new super food due to recent studies claiming that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure, and increase blood flow.
New products incorporating this highly nutritious food are appearing everywhere, and they include juices and drinks.
Beetroot, or table beets are from the same family as sugar beets, but they are genetically and nutritionally different. Sugar beets are white in color and commonly used for extracting sugar and sweetening manufactured foods. Sugar cannot be obtained from beets, which are mostly red or gold in color.
The lining of your uterus, your endometrium, is like a garden bed where a pregnancy can be planted. But other things sometimes grow there, too—including cancerous cells. Endometrial cancer affects more than 635,000 women in the US, but there's no standard screening test designed to catch it.
"Pap tests don't check for or find endometrial cancer, and most women who get it have normal Paps," says Nita Karnik Lee, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago Medicine. In order to detect the disease, your doctor would have to order a transvaginal ultrasound or CT scan (along with a biopsy)—which of course isn't standard or advisable unless there's a strong reason to suspect you might have cancer.
To protect yourself, start by knowing your risk factors: You can get endometrial cancer anytime, but it's most common between ages 45-74. Being overweight, having diabetes, and taking estrogen-only hormones ups your risk. So does going through menopause later than normal or having gotten your first period at an extra young age.
But the most important thing you can do, really, is to know the warning signs. (If you catch endometrial cancer early, it's highly curable.) Here are some worth bringing to your doc's attention:
It's 2 a.m. and you're wide awake. Again. What's the deal?
First of all, understand that waking up in the middle of the night is completely normal and part of our human DNA, says Jose Colon, MD, founder of Paradise Sleep and author of The Sleep Diet.
"Nobody sleeps through the night," Colon says. In fact, he says even 4 to 6 nocturnal awakenings are considered normal. "This goes back to our caveman days where one would wake up, scan the environment, make sure there are no tigers, and then go back to sleep," he says.
That last part is key: You should be able to go back to sleep. If you can't, one of these 5 sleep stealers may be standing between you and a good night's rest:
Arugula, also known as rocket and rucola, is a lesser known cruciferous vegetable that provides many of the same benefits as other vegetables of the same family — broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts.
Arugula leaves are tender and bite-sized with a tangy flavor. Along with other leafy greens, arugula contains very high nitrate levels (more than 250 milligrams per 100 grams).
High intakes of dietary nitrate have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce the amount of oxygen needed during exercise, and enhance athletic performance.
This article provides a nutritional breakdown of arugula and an in-depth look at its possible health benefits, how to incorporate more arugula into your diet, and any potential health risks associated with consuming arugula.
It’s a chill season and that wintry weather season has a bad name. It is called as the flu season or the cold season or the season when contagious diseases abound.
This is the nasty time of year when everybody is getting sick and especially in a home with large families because when one person gets sick then everybody else gets sick.
Are you worried about getting sick this flu season? Are you want some wonderful remedies to help you feeling better as well as stay feeling better this cold and flu season?
Well, by following a few some health tips, you can lower your risk of getting sick and limb yourself with some natural options to punt your infection fast.
Acid reflux is painful. Food and acid splash into the esophagus and cause belching, heartburn and, in some severe cases, chest pains. Some individuals have experienced pain so intense they thought they had a heart attack. If a person experiences acid reflux on a regular basis, the acids will irritate the esophagus, which may advance to scarring, ulceration, swelling, or hemorrhaging. What is the risk of acid reflux? Many experts agree, if acid reflux persists, it may lead to esophageal cancer.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is the unassuming powerhouse of herbal medicine. Often mischaracterized as a weed, dandelion (the leaf in particular) is packed with beneficial nutrients that allow it to make substantial, positive contributions toward supporting good health. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion is used to encourage liver health, nourish bones and joints, and support the body’s normal detoxification routes. The plant is easy to grow, easy to use, and its many positive attributes might surprise you.