Everyone can experience anxiety at different times in their lives. Normal day to day anxiety such as sitting exams, going on a first date, having to speak in public or walking down a dark lane at night can evoke feelings of nervousness, uneasiness or worry. This type of anxiety is considered helpful as it makes you more alert to the circumstances. When the anxiety becomes more persistent and begins to take over a person’s live then it can become a problem.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterised by severe muscular pain, tiredness, stiffness and achy sensations, often sufferers can initially feel it is all in their heads because of the lack of concrete diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is thought to affect 1-2% of the population, predominantly occurs in women and is a syndrome which affects the suffers pain receptors. Research is indicating that a decrease in energy production may be causing the pain as opposed to inflammation.
With a change of season around the corner, we are coming into the summer while some of us are looking forward to the sunshine and holidays for people who suffer from hay fever it can be a dreaded time of the year. Hay fever is an allergic response to different allergens including pollen, cigarette smoke, chemicals, dust, food and chlorine. The allergens start an immune response in the body leading to too produce antibodies.
We all know good night sleep is essential to good health. It is recommended that we get between 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to enable our bodies to rest properly, store memories, restore energy and allow our bodies to heal. Even having a few days of sleep deprivation can affect your overall health leading to increased weight gain, the risk of diabetes, depression, affect your ability to concentrate and process information and cause heart problems.
Winter time can instigate a lot of health problems ranging from flu’s and colds to the winter blues. Having strategies in place to help you manage your physical, emotional and mental health is important. Here are 5 short term solutions to bring yourself back into balance and help you feel better. Cuddles, friend therapy, exercise, smiling, laughing and even a good old a cry can affect your hormones giving you a natural boost.