Self-Advocacy with Endometriosis: Support, Research, and More Self-Advocacy with Endometriosis: Support, Research, and More
1. Why is it important to advocate for yourself if you live with endometriosis?Advocating for yourself if you’re living with endometriosis isn’t really optional — your life depends on it. According to EndoWhat, an advocacy organization of people living with endometriosis and healthcare providers, the disease affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide, yet it can take 10 years to get an
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How to Pop a Pimple: Safety, Side Effects, and More How to Pop a Pimple: Safety, Side Effects, and More
When you catch sight of a pimple under the surface of your skin, it’s incredibly tempting to pop it. After all, waiting for a pimple to heal on its own takes days, when squeezing a pimple would seem to resolve the discomfort in seconds.As much as you might want to, it’s really best not to pop a pimple. When you do, you’re interfering with your skin’s natural healing mechanism. You’re put
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What Massage for Cellulite Can and Can’t Do What Massage for Cellulite Can and Can’t Do
Massage may be able to improve the appearance of cellulite by:draining excess body fluidredistributing fat cellsimproving circulationplumping up skinHowever, massage won’t cure cellulite. While massage may improve appearance, results typically don’t last for long and in many cases repeat treatments are necessary.Massage devices for celluliteThere are a variety of massage devices on the market
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Rheumatoid Arthritis in Elbow: Symptoms, Treatments, and More Rheumatoid Arthritis in Elbow: Symptoms, Treatments, and More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive disease caused by an overactive immune system.The immune system protects the body against foreign invaders. But with RA, it stimulates the production of antibodies that attack the lining of healthy joints. RA affects smaller joints in the body as well as larger ones. When there’s involvement of smaller joints, it commonly develops in the elbow.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Neck: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments Rheumatoid Arthritis Neck: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints. An overactive immune system causes an inflammatory response, resulting in symptoms, such as pain, swelling, and stiffness.Rheumatoid arthritis can start in the smaller joints of your hands and feet. As the disease progresses, however, it can spread to other part
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Elbow Bursitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Elbow Bursitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What is elbow bursitis?When most people think of elbow pain, their mind jumps to that painful bumped funny bone. But if you have a painful lump on your elbow, it could be elbow bursitis. This condition is also referred to as olecranon bursitis. Elbow anatomyThe olecranon is the pointed bone at the tip of the elbow. Between the point of the elbow and the skin, there is a thin sac of fluid known as
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Breast Cancer, IVF & Miscarriage: This Is How I Learned to Carry On Breast Cancer, IVF & Miscarriage: This Is How I Learned to Carry On
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.I was 27 years old when I went off birth control in hopes of starting a family. But a few months into trying to conceive, my partner and I were hit with the news of my breast cancer diagnosis. Our world shattered. I had seen myself as a mother for as long as I could remember, and it was heartbreaking to put these dreams
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How Living in a City Can Mess with Your Mental Health How Living in a City Can Mess with Your Mental Health
As an urbanite, I enjoy many things about city living, such as walking to quaint, local coffee shops and restaurants, attending cultural events, and meeting people from diverse backgrounds. But even though living in a metropolis can be exciting, there are some downsides.For instance, heavy traffic makes it challenging for me to socialize with my suburban friends. Additional frustrations include cr
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Why Taking Videos of Disabled People Without Permission Isn't Okay Why Taking Videos of Disabled People Without Permission Isn't Okay
How we see the world shapes who we choose to be — and sharing compelling experiences can frame the way we treat each other, for the better. This is a powerful perspective.Maybe this sounds familiar: A video of a woman standing up from her wheelchair to reach a high shelf, with a snarky caption about how she’s clearly faking it and is just “lazy.” Or maybe a photograph that came across your
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Canker Sore on Tonsil: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Home Remedies Canker Sore on Tonsil: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Home Remedies
Canker sores, also called aphthous ulcers, are small, oval sores that form in the soft tissues of your mouth. A canker sore can develop on the inside of your cheek, under your tongue, on the insides of your lips.They can also develop in the back of the throat or on the tonsils. These painful sores usually have a distinct red edge with a white, gray, or yellowish center. Unlike cold sores, which ar
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Heartburn or Heart Attack: Symptoms, Treatments, and More Heartburn or Heart Attack: Symptoms, Treatments, and More
Heart attack and heartburn are two different conditions that can have a similar symptom: chest pain. Because a heart attack is a medical emergency, it can be difficult to tell if you should seek immediate medical attention or if popping an antacid pill is enough. Because not all heart attacks cause the classic, chest-clutching symptoms, this article explores some other ways you can tell the differ
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How Blood Is Drawn: Procedure, Tips to Relax, and More How Blood Is Drawn: Procedure, Tips to Relax, and More
It’s likely that at some point in your life, you’ll have blood drawn for either a medical test or for donating blood. The process for either procedure is similar and usually much less painful than most people think.Read on to find out how to prepare for your next blood draw. If you’re a medical professional, we’ll provide a few tips for enhancing blood drawing techniques.Before the drawBef
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Keratin Treatment Side Effects: Causes, Symptoms, and More Keratin Treatment Side Effects: Causes, Symptoms, and More
A keratin treatment is a cosmetic or beauty product used to straighten hair. It is also called a Brazilian keratin treatment or a “Brazilian blowout.”Advertising for keratin treatment hair products claims that it will make naturally curly or wavy hair straighter and smoother. The products are also said to remove hair frizz, improve color and shine, and make hair look healthier. This treatment
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Diabetic Itching Feet: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments Diabetic Itching Feet: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
Blood sugar (glucose) control is imperative with diabetes. Elevated blood sugar levels can cause multiple symptoms, such as:increased thirst hungerfrequent urinationblurry vision You may also experience itching, which can be localized to the feet. Diabetes itch is often the result of poor circulation or diabetic neuropathy.One 2010 study examined 2,656 people with diabetes and 499 people without d
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Terrible Twos: What to Expect, Plus 9 Tips to Get You Through It Terrible Twos: What to Expect, Plus 9 Tips to Get You Through It
Both parents and pediatricians often speak of the “terrible twos.” It’s a normal developmental phase experienced by young children that’s often marked by tantrums, defiant behavior, and lots of frustration. The terrible twos don’t necessarily occur right when your child turns 2. The terrible twos generally begin anywhere from 18 to 30 months of age, and, despite what the name implies, ca
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Pregnant with IUD: Symptoms, Complications, Termination, and More Pregnant with IUD: Symptoms, Complications, Termination, and More
Is it actually possible?Yes, you can get pregnant while using an IUD — but it’s rare.IUDs are more than 99 percent effective. This means that less than 1 out of every 100 people who have an IUD will become pregnant. All IUDs — hormonal, non-hormonal, or copper — have a similar failure rate.Read on to learn why this happens, your options for emergency contraception, when to take a pregnancy
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Running with a Cough: When to Take a Few Days Off Running with a Cough: When to Take a Few Days Off
When you have an established exercise regimen, such as running, you typically don’t want to interrupt your routine. But what if you’re not feeling well and have developed a cough?Well, sometimes it’s all right to run with a cough, and sometimes it’s in your best interests not to.When running with a cough is OK A general guide for exercise and illness suggested by the Mayo Clinic includes t
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