If you suddenly start feeling tired and listless all the time and notice a slow pulse and constipation, you may wonder what the cause might be. These kinds of symptoms can have any number of causes, but they are typical of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). A blood test can tell you for sure whether you have it.
In some children one eye is favored by the brain because it provides a better image. If this happens, the other eye is neglected from childhood on, and it does not get the chance to fully develop. This is known as amblyopia or “lazy eye.”
Some people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder constantly wash their hands because they are so afraid of germs, while others might not be able to stop counting to 20. Over time these kinds of rituals can start to dominate a person’s life. But there are treatments available to help people cope with obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Lots of people with heart failure avoid physical exercise to prevent breathlessness and heavy breathing. But exercise has been shown to be good for heart failure in the long term: Studies show that special cardio training programs can imrpove fitness and quality of life.
Everyone feels scared sometimes. Fear can protect us by putting us in a state of alertness so we can react more quickly. But constantly worrying about practically everything can become a major problem. Generalized anxiety disorder could be the cause.
Gingivitis (inflamed gums) is usually harmless and goes away quickly. But sometimes gingivitis can spread to the tissues that support our teeth and keep them firmly in place (periodontium). This is called periodontitis. You can read about what can be done to stop it from getting worse and preventative oral hygiene.
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