If your back hurts, you might write it off as a normal part of life. After all, a lot of people have back pain from time to time. But if back pain is severe, doesn’t go away with time, or is getting in the way of daily life, you might have a significant medical problem.
Here’s an overview of the type of medicines your provider may prescribe and what can happen when conditions aren’t managed properly.
If you’re one of the more than 25 million Americans affected by asthma, learning to manage and control the condition can help you limit its impact on your life and activities.
Every day, your kidneys have a major job: to filter about 200 quarts of blood to make about 2 quarts of urine. What could go wrong?
Where does fat build up in your body? You’re probably thinking of your belly or thighs. But fat can also accumulate in your organs. When this happens in your liver, it’s called fatty liver disease.
You have regular eye exams. You get a foot checkup at every health care provider visit. But if you have diabetes, there are other health concerns you may face.
Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches develop and push out through weak spots in your colon’s wall. Genetics and straining on the toilet are possible causes of diverticulosis. A low-fiber diet might also be a contributing factor.
Battling one or more chronic diseases can take an emotional as well as a physical toll. Feeling down or discouraged about your condition and the impact it’s having on your life can sometimes turn into depression.
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis, which is a group of diseases caused by an overactive immune system.
Yoga is a popular wellness practice that combines physical poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. About one in seven American adults have practiced yoga within the past year.
It might seem surprising, but bones and lung health are connected. Osteoporosis—a condition of porous, weak bones that break easily—can be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. That’s why everyone with COPD can benefit from learning about bone health.
Staying active is key to living a healthy life as you age. Preventing or managing osteoporosis can help you keep moving. This common disease can lead to serious injuries that compromise your mobility.