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Have you struggled to lose weight for as long as you can remember? Perhaps, you’re about ready to give up. If you can relate to this frustrating situation, consider speaking with your trusted physician about your concerns. Your doctor might be able to determine why you’re encountering difficultly losing weight. For instance, you might have an undiagnosed thyroid problem. Or, you may be retaining water. If you’re suffering from hypothyroidism, taking a prescription medication every morning might help you shed a few pounds. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a doctor can help you achieve lasting weight loss success. Enjoy!

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4 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Personal Trainer

If you are interested in starting a workout program, hiring a personal trainer may just be the best way to motivate yourself. However, in order to actually get the most out of the experience, you should consider these four tips: Don't Stick with the First Trainer You Meet: People often make the mistake of sticking with the same personal trainer that they met with the first time even if they don't feel they are the right match.

Vascular Dementia After A Stroke: Commonly Misdiagnosed As Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is an eventually deadly disease that robs people of their cognitive abilities. However, it is often confused with vascular dementia, a similar problem that typically occurs after a stroke. If your loved one is suffering from a loss of cognitive skills, here's how you can tell if it is vascular dementia. And what you can do to help them live a better life. What Is Vascular Dementia? After a stroke, memory and cognitive problems are very likely.

Senior Housing Options: What's The Difference?

So many options exist for senior housing that it can seem a bit daunting and overwhelming at first. By learning the differences between each housing option, you can make the process of choosing less stressful and challenging for you and your family. Looking at the options available to you now can be useful as long as you consider your current needs and consider how they may evolve over time, giving you a little more choice and control over housing options.

Nagging Pain From An Old Injury? Follow These Three Strategies For Relief

Did you suffer an injury years ago that has started to give you pain again today? Maybe you broke your pelvis as a teenager, and now as an adult, it aches when you spend too much time on your feet. Perhaps you broke your leg in a car accident, and lately it's been sore. Lingering pain from past injuries can make day-to-day life a challenge, but with these three strategies, you can get the pain back under control.

2 Reasons Obesity Can Lead To Eye Problems

Your eyes require a balance of good nutrition and proper blood flow in order for them to work right, and without these things your eyes may begin to develop problems. Over 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. are considered obese today, and those that are obese may have a higher chance of developing eye conditions. Here are the two main reasons this happens in people that are severely overweight.

Common "Sense" Guide To Choosing A Senior Home For Mom Or Dad

Choosing a senior care facility for a loved one is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. This is likely where their remaining time will be spent, and the quality of care will determine the quality of life. When you visit a possible candidate, use your senses to assess the facility's worth. What Do You Hear? Pay close attention to the interactions between staff and residents. Do they speak with respect and in a clear, concise manner?

How To Find The Money To Pay For In-Home Care

Paying for in-home care can become expensive quickly, especially if your loved one needs advanced help. While simple tasks such as cleaning around the house on a weekly basis, doing dishes, or making meals can be relatively cheap, you should expect to pay more for skilled tasks (including bathing, toiletry needs, getting out and into bed daily, and feeding meals). Saving money is great, but you don't want to cut corners when it comes to your loved one's health.

4 Treatments For Bunions

Bunions may look like a strange bone growth jutting out of the side of your foot, but they actually occur when the joint in the big toe becomes completely or partially dislocated, and gradually begins to push a foot bone called a metatarsal out of place. If you have developed a bunion, there are different treatment options available to you.  Padding, Toe Spacers, and Splints Padding on the side of the shoe near the bunion, spacers worn between the toes, and splints are typically the first treatments attempted by patients with bunions.

Planning Your Funeral: Tips For The Environmentalist

Planning for your own funeral can sometimes seem like a morbid task. After all, many people do not like to think about the world when they are no longer in it. However, in order to save your family and friends from the difficult task of planning your funeral for you with no guidelines to go from, and to ensure that your wishes and values are upheld, you need to plan ahead.

What Is Costochondritis?

For many, intense chest pain and difficulty breathing bring to mind one thing—a heart attack. Fortunately, the cause of pain may be more benign. Costochondritis is a much less serious condition, common in both adolescents and adults. What is costochondritis? Costochondritis is inflammation in the cartilage around the rib cage. The inflammation can cause severe pain, but the condition is not life threatening. Most commonly, costochondritis pain occurs in the lower left corner of the chest.

3 Tips For Saving Money On The Cost Of A Funeral

If you are worried about the cost of a funeral, you might want to pay attention to the following tips. By being extra cautious and looking for the different ways to pinch a penny, you should be able to pull together a very memorable funeral service even on the smallest of budgets. Consider The Headstone Options The headstone happens to be one of the largest expenses when it comes to planning a funeral.

More Than Just A Stiff Neck: Common Signs And Symptoms Of Cervical Spondylosis

As the body ages, there are various components that start to break down and not function as they should. The spinal column is not immune to the same age related issues and there is one issue with the spine that often gets disregarded as just part of life. Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis, is an age related condition that affects the upper joints of the spinal column. This occurs due to the wear and tear of the disks in the neck, but can be also related to other issues and genetic predisposition.

Gluten Digestion: What Goes Wrong And What To Do

When you live alone, you rely heavily on your home care aide to keep tabs on your overall health. It's important to let him or her know when you don't feel well. Getting stomach cramps, feeling nauseated or having diarrhea after eating aren't typical. Something in your system is off. It's possible that your body just cannot digest the gluten -- a grain protein -- in your grain diet. This can happen at any point in life, even if you had no issues when you were younger.

Howo to "Seniorize" Your Home: Making Your Home Safe for the Elderly

Many adults today are having their elderly parents move back in with them rather than send them to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Older children are usually still working full time, thereby leaving their elderly relatives at home alone. Since senior adults have a tendency to fall and potentially injure themselves, it is important that the home remain a safe place where they can move freely without worrying about slips and falls.