Topics, like urinary incontinence, are uncomfortable to discuss, but to ensure that this matter is appropriately addressed, it is essential to have an honest conversation with your doctor. A leaky bladder can be emotionally and physically draining to manage on a daily basis. The leaky bladder, also known as urinary incontinence, which is defined as a lack of bladder control, can affect both the young and the old. For example, after pregnancy, many women struggle with leaky bladder due to a lack of muscle tone post-delivery. This is often a correctable issue with the assistance of physical therapy. The lack of control can range from a slight leak to a full release of the bladder. There are multiple types of incontinence, which include stress, overactive, overflow, and functional.  

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Daily consumption of vegetables is encouraged for people of all ages. In fact, the first foods that are generally introduced to infants is some member of the vegetable family. So, if the first food consumed as a baby is a vegetable, that alone should indicate the purity and importance of them in our daily diet.  Vegetables are slam-packed with nutrients, including potassium, fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, and vitamin C, to name a few.  They are also, usually, a low carbohydrate food, which makes them beneficial to eat whether you are trying to lose or sustain weight. In addition, they aid in keeping your heart healthy

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Walking, a form of exercise typically gets a bad wrap as being an ineffective workout.  However, multiple sources confirm it is one of the best types of exercise that you can participate in. It is an easy, popular form of exercise that people of all ages can get involved in. Thankfully, it is also relatively risk and injury-free. Even if you are a well-trained athlete, walking can still be a welcomed addition to your physical activity line-up. Let’s review the benefits below.

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When the term “hair growth” arises, usually people will suggest the use of biotin.  Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that helps synthesize food into energy.  It is also a powerful force behind healthy hair, skin, and nails.  However, studies have suggested that a well-rounded diet, which will supply the body with all of the available vitamins and minerals, will adequately support hair health and growth. Biotin alone does not completely transform your hair without the help of other vitamins and minerals, which can be attained from a healthy diet.

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While there are multiple types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the only one that is auto-immune in nature. Autoimmune conditions develop when the body attacks itself, much like when the body has a virus, and it tries to defeat the foreign invader. However, while the body is correct in trying to attack viruses and various bacteria, the body should not be attacking itself. Inflammation related to RA is caused by the body attacking the cells, usually in the fingers, wrists, and knees. This attack causes the initiation of an inflammatory process, which leads to pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints

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Dairy products, along with gluten and soy, are highly controversial topics because there are mixed reviews on whether these particular food groups are beneficial to your health. Some people say that these foods contribute to chronic medical conditions, and other people claim that they prevent these conditions. So, what is the truth?

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Fish and shellfish are an integral part of many people’s diets due to the numerous health benefits derived from seafood. The Mediterranean diet prioritizes seafood, especially heart-healthy fish, as a foundational element to achieve success with this diet.  So, why is it that some people refuse to get on board with this heart-healthy food?

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It is taught by the medical community that our food impacts our digestive and heart health, but it is essential to understand it also contributes to our brain health. The brain, just like the rest of the cells in the body, needs food to produce energy, which ensures that it can function optimally. The brain controls every other system in the body.

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In the first installment of this two-part series, Nutrition for Athletes, general nutritional standards were discussed to enhance exercise performance, especially for those who excel in athletics. Now, we will turn out attention to what you should eat before, during, and after exercising.  

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Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, have been labeled as ‘dangerous’ for many reasons after years of considerable research. NSAIDs have been on the market since the 1960s, so there has been ample research that has gathered information spanning decades. Initially

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Arthritis, characterized by swelling, stiffness, and pain of one or multiple joints, can be debilitating for those who suffer from it. This condition is generally diagnosed later in life, and it can progressively worsen with time.  However, there are multiple treatment options available, both holistic and pharmaceutical, to substantially decrease the pain and swelling associated with arthritis.

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Exercising four to five days per week is encouraged for every individual no matter their age. For the average person, walking, running, swimming, biking, tennis, or weight lifting, to name a few, are all excellent examples of exercise. However, moderate to intense exercise is usually reserved for the elite athlete who plays sports competitively or those training for distance races, whether biking, running, or swimming. Regardless, if you are exercising to compete competitively or to stay healthy, exercise is vital for a well-rounded life.

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Flu season is upon us, and unfortunately, the flu virus, also known as influenza, does not discriminate who it may or may not affect. The leading preventative measure to prevent the flu is the flu vaccination. Proper hand hygiene is also beneficial, but the flu is transmitted by droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected individual. So, sometimes, even good hand hygiene will not be sufficient to stop the spread of the flu. 

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Uric acid is best described as the pesky compound that surrounds the joints causing the painful medical condition known as gout. Usually, the waste product known as uric acid is absorbed into the bloodstream and then filtered out of the body by the kidneys. However, when the body is unable to release uric acid, it forms crystals that deposit on the joints, thus causing pain and inflammation. Gout is characterized by red, swollen joints typically located on the feet and hands. The inflammation makes it difficult for the proper functioning of the joints, which, in turn, can impair activities of daily living or ADLs. 

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Back pain is a common complaint amongst adults both young and old. While, at times, surgery may be recommended to relieve back pain, there are home remedies that should be utilized before extreme measures, such as surgery, to help ease chronic pain.

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The chickenpox immunization is a shot that can secure almost any individual who gets the antibody from getting chickenpox. It's additionally called the varicella immunization since chickenpox is brought about by the varicella-zoster infection. The immunization is produced using a life yet debilitated, or weakened, infection.

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Youthful looking skin is the thing that we generally want. Wrinkles, crow's feet, almost negligible differences, giggle lines, and dull spots are the greatest bad dreams of any lady. We can't flee from maturing; however, we can defer it with these enemies of maturing cures.

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Pimple or acne is an infection of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that influences practically all young people during adolescence, the main special case being individuals from a couple of crude neolithic clans living in separation.

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It is a pride for American TelePhysicians that it’s founder and CEO ,Dr Waqas Ahmed has been invited by United Nation as an expert on Digital Healthcare.

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