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Breaking Health News: Holidays and Increased Pain

Debra Murray

  The holiday season is fast approaching, and for many people, that means increased pain. This pain can take a number of forms including arthritis, gout, inflammation, headaches and muscle soreness. Unfortunately, many people don't understand why they experience such flare-ups during this time of year. Here are some of the most prevalent causes.    Overeating   Overeating is one of the worst things you can do to yourself, but it's very common around the holidays. With so much delicious food at the ready, who could possibly resist? That said, eating excessively places too much demand on your body and can...

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Health Warning: Dangers of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Debra Murray

    Carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS, is a wrist condition that afflicts between 2 and 3 percent of all men and women at some point during their lifetimes. It is slightly more common in women and most prevalent in women over 55. The hormonal changes during pregnancy and the onset of menopause often signal the development of CTS.    The Anatomy of CTS  Located within the wrist is a ligamentous structure called the carpal tunnel. The carpal nerve runs through the carpal tunnel. When the soft tissue adjacent to the tunnel becomes inflamed or there is too much fluid in the surrounding wrist tissue, it places pressure on the carpal tunnel. This, in turn, exerts pressure...

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