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Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do

Stress and Anxiety Hyperventilation is fast breathing. In some cases, people who hyperventilate may breath deeper than normal. The body usually breathes automatically, without a person having to think about it. On average, people take about 12 to 15 breaths a minute....
Is chest pain during exercise serious?

Is chest pain during exercise serious?

Asthma Managing asthma is about focusing your energies on preventing attacks.  Doing nothing and then trying to control attacks with rescue medication may be penny wise but pound foolish.  Did you know Many Pharmacists are also asthma educators.  Call your pharmacist...
What can cause a change in bowel habits?

What can cause a change in bowel habits?

Bowel habits vary from person to person. Sudden changes are often harmless, but they can indicate an underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. For some people, one bowel movement per day is normal. For others, having...
What to know about aortic dissection

What to know about aortic dissection

Heart Health An aortic dissection happens when tears appear in the inner lining of the aorta, which is the main artery leaving the heart. Blood surges into the tears, causing the aorta lining to split, or dissect. Aortic dissection is a medical emergency. The...
What to know about cardiac tamponade

What to know about cardiac tamponade

Heart Health Cardiac tamponade is the accumulation of fluid around the heart muscle, which places excessive pressure on this organ. In people with cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, fluid or blood builds up between the heart and the sac that...
12 natural muscle relaxers

12 natural muscle relaxers

Pain Experiencing muscle tightness and soreness at times is common. While some over-the-counter medications can help, many people are interested in using natural muscle relaxers instead. There are many possible causes of muscle tightness, pain, and reduced range of...
What to know about ectopic heartbeats

What to know about ectopic heartbeats

Heart Health Ectopic heartbeats are extra heartbeats that occur just before a regular beat. Ectopic beats are normal and usually not a cause for concern, though they can make people feel anxious. Ectopic beats are common. People may feel like their heart is skipping a...
How to give an intramuscular injection

How to give an intramuscular injection

Your Health An intramuscular injection delivers medication into a muscle. Doctors frequently use intramuscular injections to administer vaccines and certain other drugs. People with specific conditions, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, may need to...
Can apple cider vinegar help relieve constipation?

Can apple cider vinegar help relieve constipation?

Constipation Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for many health issues. Some believe that it can relieve constipation, but there is a lack of research on its safety and effectiveness. Constipation is a common condition in which a person has fewer than 3...
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