A hiatal hernia, sometimes also called a hiatus hernia, is a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest. There is a weakness in the muscle wall that allows organs to protrude through the diaphragm and cause pain. The diaphragm is a very thin membrane of muscle that separates the [...]
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Hot flashes, also sometimes called hot flushes are a symptom of the changing hormone levels that are considered to be characteristic of menopause. However, young women can also experience them at the start of their period. Hot flashes are typically experienced as a feeling of intense heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat, and may [...]
Does that stomach ache, headache or rapid beating heart have a somatic or cognitive cause? If it is somatic, meaning “of the body”, it means that the anxiety is caused by a dysfunction of the body. If it is cognitive, it can mean that the anxiety is caused by your mind. Often however, this [...]
Psychosocial stress takes its toll on our general health whether we like it or not. This type of stress is the result of a cognitive appraisal of what other think and arriving at conclusions based on that. It is the result of what happens when we perceive a social threat in our lies, real or [...]
Your risk of developing heart disease or Type 2 Diabetes can be due to combination of numerousfactors. Most of us are familiar with the connection between poor diet, lack of exercise and the development of heart disease. However, what many people don't realize is that there are some factors that you cannot control when [...]