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How to Avoid Injury While Exercising

Tips That Will Help Seniors Prevent Injuries While Working Out An important part of senior health is getting enough exercise every day although you have to be careful about injuries. There are many ways a senior could be injured even while doing relatively light workouts. Here are some tips to help seniors prevent injuries while working ...

The Dangers of Injury in Seniors

Injury Prevention Tips for Seniors Because of bodily changes that occur with age such as brittle bones, poor balance and more sensitive skin, seniors and their caregivers need to take extra care to avoid injury or falls. Taking a tumble down the stairs or cutting yourself in the kitchen could lead to more serious consequences than ...

Epilepsy Overview

Epilepsy: What You Need to Know Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder with a variety of different causes and treatments. Almost everyone has heard of epilepsy, and since an estimated one percent of people have this condition, you might even know someone who is living with epilepsy. But this disorder is still poorly understood by the ...

Epilepsy Causes

What are the Causes of Epilepsy? In about half of all cases of epilepsy, the cause is unknown. Epilepsy is the result of disturbed electrical impulses in the brain, so it may be a symptom of something gone wrong more than it is its own disease in some cases. In other cases, doctors can discern the ...

Early Symptoms of Arthritis

What are the Early Symptoms of Arthritis? Arthritis is a term that is usually used to mean any disorder that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, making it a commonly misunderstood disease. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Many people think that they have arthritis, ...

Symptoms of Hemophilia

Awareness of Hemophilia Symptoms Is Critical Hemophilia is a rare blood disorder that is often characterized by too much or uncontrollable bleeding. Generally, hemophilia is an inherited condition, but in about 30 percent of people with the disease, there is no family history of it. These people had some sort of spontaneous genetic mutation cause their ...

Severe Complications of Hemophilia

Severe Complications of Hemophilia and Treatment Complications of hemophilia are problems that this bleeding disorder causes directly or indirectly. Some of these conditions are preventable, and because of that, it is essential to educate yourself about them and follow your doctor’s recommendations for optimal treatment. Joint Damage This is a common complication of hemophilia that usually come about ...

Fibromyalgia Trigger Points

Get To Know Fibromyalgia Trigger Points Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by widespread fatigue and muscular pain. The term fibromyalgia is derived from the Latin word fibro which means fibrous tissue and the Greek word myo which means pain. This condition is often difficult to diagnose, but studies have shown those with fibromyalgia have trigger points ...

What is Hemophilia

Hemophilia: A Rare Bleeding Disorder Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting properly. In people with hemophilia, certain proteins known as clotting factors are low or completely absent. When trauma occurs, they experience prolonged bleeding because the coagulation mechanism isn't functioning as it should. This can present risks if a hemophiliac experiences an ...

Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: New Theories About What Causes It Scientists now believe that genetics is just one cause of the complex illness that is bipolar disorder. Although it does tend to run in families, environmental factors surely come into play. An Unpredictable Disease About 2.6 percent of adults in the U.S. have bipolar disorder, which is classified ...