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Health Warning: Poor Sleep Can Affect Pain

Debra Murray

If you are like many people who deal with aches and pains, you know how frustrating it can be to know that pain will be waiting for you when you wake up, stick with you throughout the day, and accompany you at bedtime. You want to find a way to manage your pain so that you will have a better quality of life, stay active, and do the things that you love to do. What you may not realize is that a good night's sleep is essential in keeping pain under control. When you fail to get the sleep you...

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Natural Supplement Formulas That Prevent Joint Pain

Debra Murray

  Many people are starting to turn to natural remedies instead of prescription medications. There are three main reasons for this. First, they have fewer side effects, since they are made from natural ingredients instead of chemicals. Secondly, they don't require a doctor's approval to get them. And lastly, they cost significantly less. One of the most common conditions that people use natural supplements for is joint pain. The following is a list of some of the natural remedies that are available to treat this condition:    Turmeric    Turmeric is considered the best spice in the world because of...

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How to Know the Difference Between Muscle Pain and Joint Pain

Debra Murray

Joint and muscle pain are both so common that people often get them confused. They are actually two different medical conditions. Doctors refer to muscle pain as “myalgia” and joint pain is called “arthralgia.” Each one has to be cared for in a specific way, so it is important to understand the different symptoms between them.    How to Tell if it is Muscle Pain  Muscle pain is caused by different injuries than joint pain is. Usually, a person gets it when they overexert themselves, or they develop inflammation because of an illness. Tension and stress can contribute to it...

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Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Debra Murray

 Pain The types of pain that is associated with this disease can vary. Sometimes, it is felt deep in the bones and muscles, which makes movement and exercise very difficult. Other times, the pain is more topical and localized. A person may also feel like their skin hurts if it is touched too roughly. Over the counter topical pain relief cream can help with these symptoms though, and it isn't addicting.   Fatigue One of the most difficult aspects of fibromyalgia is the way that it causes crushing fatigue in those who suffer from it. Performing the most simple...

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What Happens to Your Body When You are Sleep Deprived

Debra Murray

It is easy to stay up way past bedtime when you have a lot on your plate, but cutting back on getting a good night's rest each night is detrimental to your health. Read on to find out more about what happens to your body when you become sleep deprived. Higher Risk for Heart Disease  When a person gets far less than eight hours of sleep at night, it has an impact on their heart and arteries, which can lead to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate that lasts well into the next day. If the sleep deprivation goes on for too...

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What is Myalgia, and How Can It Be Treated?

Debra Murray

In medical terms, muscle pain is called “myalgia”. It can be caused by many different medical conditions, but it most commonly occurs from the muscles being strained or distended from overuse. If this is the case, it can be treated using a combination of any of the following methods:      Rest  It is best to rest for a few days after an injury to the muscles. That way, further damage won't occur. After this, it is important to resume movement because the muscles will get stiff otherwise. This makes them more susceptible to being injured again. Sometimes, doctors recommend physical therapy for muscle strains, which...

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Avoid Lower Back Pain

Debra Murray

80 percent of people will learn, at some point in their lives, what the ache of back pain feels like. The most common causes of back pain are sprains, strains, injuries, herniated discs and age-related degenerative conditions. If your pain is constant and severe, it can affect your personal and work life.   Back Pain Negatively Affects Sleep Getting a good night’s rest with an achy back is next to impossible. Poor sleep patterns can leave you too moody and tired to hang out with your loved ones or be productive at work. No matter how much your family and...

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Natural Ingredients Can Safely Manage Pain

Debra Murray

Pain is an unfortunate companion for most people with the passing years. If you find yourself dealing with daily aches and pains, from arthritis to stiffness or residual soreness from old injuries, you know how difficult it can be to face each day.   You wake up each morning and the pain is there, often at its worst at this time of the day. You finally get yourself going, ready to take on your normal routine, when pain slows you down. As night approaches, pain is often with you once more, making it hard to get a badly needed rest. Fortunately, there are steps you...

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Simple Health Tips For When Pain Is Tougher Than Usual

Debra Murray

You've come to accept the fact that pain comes with aging. As the years advance, there is more wear and tear on the body. Arthritis, bones that have been broken in the past and daily aches are par for the course as we age. However, sometimes the pain will be worse, getting in the way of your everyday life. When the pain is tougher than usual, here are some helpful tips to keep you on your feet and moving.   Avoid Strain When your body is protesting, listen to it and don't overdo. While it's understandable that you have things to do, there will...

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How To Manage Inconsistent Pain

Debra Murray

How to Manage Inconsistent Pain Pain is Inconsistent but Can Be ManagedMost days, you still feel like a teenager in your mind. You wake up, ready to get up and go,and excited to face the day. You're headed toward your retirement years and plan on making the most of them. There's only one problem. Your body has to keep reminding you that you are not as young as you used to be. You often find yourself struggling with daily aches and pains. Some days are better than others, but the pain is there and your body doesn't want to move as easily as it...

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