Just Passing Pain? Or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
With carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), your hand and wrist tingle or go numb from pressure on the median nerve that runs through a narrow passage from your forearm into your hand. This passage tends to be smaller in women than it is in men. This may be one reason why women are three times more likely to develop CTS than men.
Have a Chronic Condition? Following Your Care Plan Is Key to Staying Healthy
Living with a chronic health problem isn’t always easy. You do a lot to manage your condition. But with the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find it harder to stick with your care plan. Now more than ever, it’s important to continue taking care of your health and to not delay essential treatment. Your healthcare provider is here to help.
Seasonal Tips to Ease Allergy Symptoms
Pollen and mold allergies can bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including a runny nose and itchy throat. But these allergens aren’t the only ones to disrupt daily life—other common substances can also trigger allergy-like symptoms. Try these tips to feel better and enjoy yourself no matter the season.
4 Tips for Living with a Digestive Disorder
Digestive disorders can be uncomfortable, but they don’t have to control your life. Follow these tips to ease your symptoms and manage the condition. A few simple changes can make a big difference.
Don’t Let a Chronic Condition Sideline You from Exercise
You may think that a chronic condition such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, asthma, or COPD disqualifies you from exercise. In fact, being active is one of the best ways you can help manage, and sometimes prevent, serious medical issues.
Could a Counselor Help You?
Talking can be good medicine. Whether you’re concerned about a difficult relationship, low moods, an overload of stress, or frustrations at work or home—or you’re trying to cope with feelings that just seem overwhelming at times—working with a counselor or therapist can help you make positive changes in your life.
Managing Stable COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t come and go the way asthma tends to do. The symptoms are often relatively stable. But that doesn’t mean you should back off on managing them. By actively taking charge of stable COPD, you can make living with the disease a little easier.
How Doctors Diagnose Chronic Pain
Pain presents a special challenge for healthcare providers. After all, no lab test or X-ray can tell them exactly what your pain feels like. And although some cases of chronic pain have a clear-cut cause—such as an injury or a disease like cancer—others remain mysterious.