Managing your lipids (cholesterol) may not be an easy task, especially if you are predisposed to having elevated cholesterol. There are ways you can reduce your cholesterol, especially when you combine lifestyle changes and medical interventions. Maintain A Healthy Weight Maintaining a healthy weight will have different meanings for each person. If you are significantly overweight and have struggled with your weight for many years, it may be time to have a discussion with your doctor about weight loss options. [Read More]
High Intraocular Pressure: Should You Be Worried?
When you go to the eye doctor for your annual checkup, they usually administer the air puff test in which a puff of air is propelled towards your eye. The degree to which your eye resists this puff of air tells your eye doctor your intraocular pressure. If you've been told you have high intraocular pressure, you may be a bit concerned. Here's a closer look at what this remark means and how your eye doctor may go about determining the cause of your high intraocular pressure. [Read More]
Three Tips For Combating Knee Pain As A Runner
Running offers a plethora of health benefits. In fact, scientists have found that running can prevent strokes, heart disease, obesity, and much more. While running can be a great way to get in your allotted amount of exercise per week, once injury could end up sidelining you. One of the biggest injury complaints from runners is runner's knee. This is when the kneecap rests on the hip bone. In return, this can cause a great deal of pain and force you to stop running, or it can be a dull pain that remains annoying. [Read More]
Three Tips for Helping Your Elderly Parents Avoid Addiction to Pain Killers
As you age, your parents start noticing more aches and pains than they once had. Their muscles are not as strong and their bones start to weaken. When your parents experience more aches and pains, they may run to grab some medicine to help relieve the symptoms they are having. Unfortunately, relying on medications for aches and pains can lead to chemical dependency. In fact, the number of addicts over the age of 50 is supposed to reach 6 million by the year 2020. [Read More]