13 Jun, 2024
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When Is It Too Late To Ask For An Epidural? Here’s What An Expert Has To Say – Health Digest

Dr. Farishta goes on to tell Health Digest that there are some circumstances under which administering an epidural may be more difficult. “Epidurals can usually be administered as long as the patient is able to stay still long enough for it to be placed, which usually takes 5-15 minutes,” she explains. “This is often not […]

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The Unexpected Ingredient That Might Be Hiding In Your Ibuprofen – Health Digest

In ibuprofen capsules, tablets, or caplets, you may see sucrose listed on the ingredients label (per Drugs.com). Sucrose, which is no different than the sugar you’d find in your pantry, is sometimes used in the making of medications to enhance their taste and make them a little more pleasant to swallow. As Mary Poppins would […]

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My post-menopause glow up made me look 10 years younger and gave me my confidence back

Could a non-surgical facelift help you look 10 years younger and reverse the signs of ageing caused by menopause? Healthista spoke to Maureen Roberts, 61 who tried Face Design by Dr Ivona Igerc, to help her look younger post-menopause  It’s no secret that a facelift can be an expensive investment for an ageing face. Although a traditional […]

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Expert Tips On Finding The Right Mental Health Therapist For You – Health Digest

Dr. Hiser says some therapists will base their rates on your income to help reduce costs. “Another thing people can look for is calling training clinics at university clinical or counseling psychology programs to see if they offer therapy to the public,” Dr. Hiser said. “This would entail having a doctoral graduate student therapist who […]

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We Tried TikTok’s Easy Ear Trick To Fall Asleep Fast. Here’s What Happened – Health Digest

In the video, Dr. Hanson explains that by applying pressure to the animian region, it helps put our nervous system at ease so we can drift off to sleep more quickly. For my experiment, however, I didn’t want to rely solely on perceived feelings of relaxation to draw my conclusions. Rather, I wanted to crunch […]

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Avoid Eating These Salad Ingredients Every Day If You Have This Medical Condition – Health Digest

While salads with alkaline-rich ingredients can be especially good for heartburn, there are some ingredients you need to avoid eating. We’re talking acidic tomatoes; fried croutons (or anything else fried); allium vegetables like onions, garlic, and shallots; citrus fruits; processed foods; and spicy ingredients like peppers. The fermented fibers in allium vegetables can lead to more stomach acid […]

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A Psychotherapist’s Recommended Tools For Self-Care – Health Digest

While there is no one method of self-care that will be successful for everyone, Kotlarski tells us which strategies she finds to be most helpful for her and in her line of work. Her first tip is to actively make time for self-care. “Schedule self-care time on your calendar. I have blocks of ‘me time’ […]

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When You Stop Exercising, This Is What Happens To Your Sex Life – Health Digest

How you feel mentally and emotionally can have a significant impact on how you feel in the bedroom. Exercise releases feel-good hormones called endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood boosters. Regular exercise also has an effect on your stress levels by reducing the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. So it is no wonder that when you stop […]

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Avoid Eating Watermelon If You Have This Medical Condition – Health Digest

Experts at NYU Langone Health explain that watermelon is high in natural sugar (fructose). Also referred to as “fruit sugar,” fructose can potentially aggravate symptoms of IBS. While the cause of IBS isn’t entirely clear, a 2015 research report published in Medical Hypotheses states that IBS has been seen in connection with fructose malabsorption. Because […]

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A Mental Health Expert Debunks The Biggest Myths About Therapy – Health Digest

Another reason why people might resist therapy is they don’t know where to start in finding the right therapist. Kruger suggests finding a directory where you can search for a therapist that suits your personality and style. You can also browse by their location and area of specialty. Good Therapy and Mental Health Match offer […]