Headaches After Eating

Food is meant to be enjoyed. It tastes good and it’s enjoyable to eat, which is why so many people eat so much. However, sometimes the food isn’t as enjoyable as it should be because of the consequences of eating it. Some people suffer from headaches after eating, which takes all the enjoyment out of eating. It doesn’t have to be this way, as you can eat and not experience headaches afterwards. The key is to know what the causes of the headaches are so that you can avoid them.

Cause #1: Diabetes

People who have diabetes often have to closely watch what they eat. They must stay away from foods that are high in starch. Since many foods contain a good amount of starch—like pasta—it can be very difficult to avoid these foods. Even if you do, it’s not a guarantee that you won’t get too much starch in your diet.

Symptoms of Thyroid Problems

Each year, millions of adults and children experience thyroid problems. These problems may range from minor to severe. Some people who have thyroid problems do not even know it. That’s because they do not know the symptoms of thyroid problems, as well as what thyroid problems exist.

It’s important to know what these symptoms are so that, if you have them, you can seek immediate medical treatment before it is too late.

Hyperthyroidism: The Basics

Otherwise known as an overactive thyroid, hyperthyroidism is a medical condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much the essential thyroid hormone. As a result, people with hyperthyroidism have very high levels of the thyroid hormone in the blood. This is an unhealthy balance and causes several symptoms.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Benefits of Massage for Arthritis

Arthritis is something that millions of people have to deal with on a daily basis. Practically everyone who is past the age of 50 or 60 experiences arthritis. Even those who are just 20 or 30 may have arthritis.

It is a very painful thing, and despite all the medical advances of the past few decades, there still hasn’t been a significant improvement in the treatment of arthritis. There is, however, something that can really help with arthritis and that is massage therapy. Not sold on the benefits of massage for arthritis? You will be after reading on.

What is Arthritis?

As you probably already know, arthritis is a condition in which the joints become painful to move. That’s due to the inflammation there. People with arthritis commonly have a hard time using the affected joint.

Anxiety and Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure can greatly effect one’s quality of life, not to mention cause serious health problems such as a stroke and heart attack. There are millions of people who suffer from high blood pressure, and chances are, you or someone you know is among these millions.

Thus, you are probably looking for a way of preventing or at least managing your blood pressure. You’ve probably heard about anxiety being a possible cause of blood pressure, but aren’t sure if that is really the case. We’ll delve into the anxiety and blood pressure topic here.

What Anxiety Is

Ever felt like you just didn’t have enough time to do something? Or have you panicked about forgetting something? In both cases, you were probably suffering from anxiety, an issue that practically everyone experiences at one time or another. Anxiety can make you feel very jittery and anxious about something. It is not the healthiest thing to experience and can negatively affect your health.

Aging and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is often referred to as the silent disease. This is because osteoporosis can begin at any time and in its early stages produces no symptoms. Often osteoporosis goes unnoticed and untreated until a painful break occurs.

When someone with osteoporosis has a fracture occur it is usually from minimal trauma, or even regular daily activity. In this instance the disease has already progressed and is in the late stages. This is why age is relevant. The older one gets the greater the risk of osteoporosis and accordingly fractures.

Risk Factors

There are several factors that contribute to the risk of osteoporosis including gender, family history, certain diseases and medications, lifestyle choices including diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol use. However age remains constant. As we age our bones naturally lose density, so the older you are, the greater the risk for developing Osteoporosis.

Medications and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of the skeletal system. This type of condition constitutes low bone mass, or the loss of the normal density of bone and the structural deterioration of the bone tissue. Osteoporosis quite literally means porous bone.

Osteoporosis can develop and progress for many years with no signs or symptoms. Often the first sign of osteoporosis is breaking a bone with minimal trauma. By this time the disease has already progressed.

There is no known cause or cure for Osteoporosis. There are treatment methods available however, and risk factors have been identified. Use of certain medications is a significant and often overlooked risk factor in the development of osteoporosis so those taking these medications should be extra cautious in taking preventative measures.


Osteoporosis and Genetics

Osteoporosis is a common multifactorial disease of reduced bone mass that often leads to fracture. It affects people of both sexes, all racial groups, and people of all ages, though it is most common in the elderly.

Multiple environmental factors are involved in the production and development of disease. Some people have a strong genetic tendency to get osteoporosis.

From family histories, twin studies, and molecular genetics, it is quite evident now that some of the predisposition for osteoporosis can be inherited. Genetic control of osteoporosis is polygenic, meaning that several genes control it at once. The specific genes involved are beginning to be enumerated and identified by research.

Gene Variance

Researchers have discovered that both structural and regulatory genes are implicated in the tendency toward osteoporosis. Variance, or mutation in genes that control bone mass and bone turnover, or remodeling appear to be obvious but as everyone knows, genetics is a complex and often controversial science.

Memory Encoding Mechanism Plus Cell Regeneration

brain memory synapseOur experiences and sensory input –all that we see, hear, or do- can set off long-term changes in the strength of connections between the synapses, or nerve cells in our brain. These persistent changes are now thought to be how the brain encodes information as memory. As reported in the journal Neuron, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered a new biochemical mechanism for memory storage, one that may have a connection with addictive behavior.

In the past, the long-term changes in connection were thought to only involve a rapid kind of electrical signaling in the brain, electrical blips lasting about one-hundredth of a second. Now, neuroscience professor David Linden, Ph.D., and his colleagues have shown another, much slower form of electrical signaling lasting about a second can also be persistently changed by experience.

Lasting Changes in Slow Nerve Current may also Link Memory and Addiction