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Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Debra Murray

  Avoiding weight gain during the holiday season is challenging, but there are a lot of ways you can enjoy the abundance of food while maintaining a stable weight. One of the most critical components to not gaining weight during the holidays is by practicing moderation. Moderation is incredibly important, as it allows you to savor your favorite foods during the holiday season without the worry of gaining weight. Often times moderation is not practiced during the holiday season as it is considered a time to enjoy food and company, but it is critical to maintaining an ideal weight.    People will tend to misconstrue...

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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...

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Dangers of How Excess Weight Can Increase Pain

Debra Murray

  As people age, they face unique challenges to their health. Any health concerns can be exacerbated by weight gain. Doctors agree that excessive weight gain poses great risks to people’s physical well-being. Even more, carrying extra weight can cause people to suffer significant pain that may be difficult to treat.  Weight gain, however, may be due to more than a lack of exercise or poor diet. Thyroid glands may be undermining their efforts to maintain healthy weight. The thyroid is an important organ in the body that regulates people’s metabolism and contributes to how well people gain or lose weight. If a person’s thyroid becomes...

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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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