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Being overweight as a child can impact the child’s quality of life, self-esteem, and participation in social activities. Overweight children may be the target of teasing or bullying and may develop symptoms of depression. Childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic. According to the Canadian Government, obesity in children and youth has nearly tripled over the past
Though they affect more people than asthma and diabetes combined, we still know relatively little about what causes migraines. However, when it comes to preventing a migraine, learning to identify your own personal triggers is crucial. Some common triggers include stress, red wine, pickled foods, skipping a meal, chocolate and caffeine. You might want to try
Millions of Canadians suffer from migraines. If you’re one of them, you know that the pain caused by migraines can lead to sick days and lost productivity at school or work. Or, missing out on social and family functions, and sometimes, difficulties in your relationships. When a migraine strikes, it can be near impossible to
Migraines tend to progress through four distinctive stages: prodrome, aura, attack (headache), and postdrome. But not everyone who has migraines experiences every stage. For others, signs and symptoms may vary from one migraine to another. Read on to familiarize yourself with some of the migraine stages and their symptoms, and learn when you should contact a doctor
For some migraine sufferers, flashes of light that move across their field of vision are clues that a migraine is on its way. For others, the first hints are unusual food cravings. Around three out of five migraine sufferers experience warning signs before the onset of head pain typically associated with migraines. Once a headache
Both headaches and migraines can leave you with intense sensations of pain or pressure in your head. Though it is at times difficult to know whether you’re experiencing a severe headache or a migraine headache, it’s important to understand the difference. When it comes to treatment, recognizing the symptoms of headaches and migraines can mean
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of serious diseases that affect the lungs. Among the most common diseases are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Many if not most people living with COPD are affected by both. COPD is a progressive disease, which means that symptoms worsen over time. Do you think you might have COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of progressive respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that result from lung damage. What causes COPD? What can I do to avoid getting COPD? What Causes COPD? In developed nations like Canada, smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Smoke from
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes the individual’s lungs to gradually lose their ability to get enough oxygen to the body. This can result in a feeling of breathlessness, making people with COPD reluctant to engage in exercise. But exercise is extremely important for people with COPD. The less active you are, the less you’ll be able
Learning COPD facts, including the risks and causes, could help you avoid it. If you or someone you love has COPD, having the answers to some common questions will help you on your journey. Continue reading to find out the facts you need when dealing with COPD. What does COPD stand for? Chronic obstructive pulmonary