Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue or tiredness, which usually does not go away with rest, has no detectable underlying cause and cannot be explained by any medical condition. (Sampson, 2020) It is a new state of fatigue that lasts for months and can cause you to not be able to participate or carry out normal day-to-day activities at home, at work or in … [Read more...] about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
The Difference Between COVID and the Flu
Since December 2019, every time you feel slightly under the weather, the worry over if you have COVID-19 rises. It can be hard to tell the difference between the symptoms of the coronavirus and flu; however, there are certain key differences between flu and COVID-19. The Facts Both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are contagious respiratory infections, but they are caused by different viruses. Many symptoms of the two are the same, which can create confusion on which one you may be suffering … [Read more...] about The Difference Between COVID and the Flu
How to Know if Your Child Is Depressed
One of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it’s an adult-only illness. Unfortunately, children and adolescents suffer from depression. Sometimes parents and caregivers may not be able to recognize the signs of this disorder as signals can be passed off as regular psychological or emotional changes, and a child may go undiagnosed and untreated. What Is Childhood Depression? Childhood depression is different than a moody kid who sometimes seems down or upset. Children, like … [Read more...] about How to Know if Your Child Is Depressed
Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
In our busy lives, it's natural to feel tired all the time. Some days are more tiring than others. But if you find yourself exhausted too quickly, dragging yourself to get out of the bed every day, or simply feeling sluggish to finish even the most basic daily job, there is more to it than your usual tiredness. It can be a medical condition. Fatigue is a common symptom found in many adults. When you're fatigued, you have no motivation and stamina to work, go out or socialize. Let’s … [Read more...] about Why Am I So Tired All the Time?
What You Should Know About Your Thyroid
January is national thyroid awareness month. This butterfly-shaped gland, located at the base of your neck, manufactures hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. Different disorders can arise when your thyroid produces too much hormone (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Problems can range from a goiter (a noncancerous enlargement in the neck) to an autoimmune disease that requires constant monitoring. Most thyroid disorders are more common in … [Read more...] about What You Should Know About Your Thyroid
Diabetes Symptoms and Emergencies
Diabetes, commonly called a silent killer, is related to blood sugar levels in the body. The warning signs can be so mild that you may not notice them. So, how do you know you have it and how severe it is? Most early symptoms are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the CDC's (Centers for Disease Control) National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020, diabetes cases have … [Read more...] about Diabetes Symptoms and Emergencies
I Feel Exhausted All The Time, Am I Sick?
It's the middle of the day and you just can't seem to get out of first gear. Is it a lack of sleep, or could there be something else that makes you feel so lethargic? Much of the current ‘tiredness epidemic’ is blamed on our increasingly co-dependent relationship with technology and widespread use of laptops and smartphones around the clock. The reasons for being perpetually exhausted can be broadly broken down into lifestyle factors, physical causes, and psychological causes. Check out a few … [Read more...] about I Feel Exhausted All The Time, Am I Sick?
Anxiety & Depression
To say that we’re going through unprecedented times would be an understatement. These times are tough and trying. Whether it is adults or children, the pandemic has been the trigger for overwhelming emotions for all. Such situations lead to stress and anxiety, especially if you are lonely or isolated. Have you been feeling sad or hopeless? Do you feel worried or uneasy? These could be signs of depression and anxiety. The connection between anxiety and depression Depression and anxiety … [Read more...] about Anxiety & Depression
Asymptomatic or Mild COVID-19
Many people who catch COVID-19 -- maybe as many as 40%, by some estimates -- never develop noticeable symptoms. They don’t run a fever. They don’t cough or feel short of breath, and they don’t get the strange and numerous other symptoms that can be a sign of infection like frostbite-like bumps on the skin, diarrhea, or the loss of smell or taste. Asymptomatic COVID-19 Even though you may feel fine, or asymptomatic, COVID-19 is affecting lungs and lung function of asymptomatic COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Asymptomatic or Mild COVID-19