The obvious reason most women take oral contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy. The benefits of birth control pills, however, go far beyond.

Benefits of Birth Control Pills Beyond Pregnancy Prevention

The obvious reason most women take oral contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy. The benefits of birth control pills, however, go far beyond preventing unplanned pregnancies. As a result, there are lots of reasons why doctors prescribe these pills to female patients, as long as they are not currently trying or planning to become pregnant. If […]

Antidepressant medications include a variety of drugs that work in a way to combat depression but there are also side effects when you quit.

Depression: What Happens When You Stop Antidepressants?

Antidepressant medications include a variety of drugs that all work in different ways to combat depression (11 strategies to deal with depression). The global market for these antidepressant medications will reach $15,983,000,000 (a number in the trillions) by the year 2023, estimates a report from Allied Market Research. This staggering number indicates that more and more […]

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Pill reminders – Can they help you take your pills on time?

Pill reminder and pill-tracking app is the new mantra used by researchers to improve medication adherence in patients.   A 2016 poll conducted by Popit Research Labs showed that around 40% of voters relied on their memory to track their pill usage while almost 60% used some form of external pill reminder. Also, multiple studies are suggesting […]

Do birth control pills make me fat

Do Birth Control Pills Make You Fat?

There are many wonderful reasons for choosing the oral contraceptives as your birth control method, but it is important to remember that birth control pills are medication. So do birth control pills make you fat? Women who decide to use them may experience negative side effects. These side effects may include nausea, headaches, decreased libido, and yes, even weight gain. Remember, […]

5 Home Remedies For Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches are painful and at times can hit you at the worst of times when you don’t have the energy to rush to a chemist. Using home remedies for a migraine headache appeals to most people who are seeking a natural way to ease the pain and also those who cannot use painkiller drugs […]

what is an anxiety attack

What Is An Anxiety Attack

Everyone experiences anxiety (worry over a potential future event or its outcome) in some form or another. Anxiety, however, takes different forms, and people cope with various magnitudes of anxiety, ranging from normal experiences to anxiety disorders. When anxiety reaches a certain degree, symptoms of anxiety become so extreme that anxiety turns into an acute panic attack. By understanding the difference between […]

what is an anxiety disorder

What Is An Anxiety Disorder?

As humans, we evolved to experience fear and anxiety during dangerous, potentially life-threatening situations. Thanks to fear, people (and other animals) instinctively know to react with a fight or flight response to potential dangers, like grizzly bears, cliff precipices, burning buildings and tornados. Experiencing anxiety when faced with a situation which could truly be dangerous is completely normal, […]

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What Is Hypothyroidism? 10 Signs You May Have It

In order to understand the answer to the question, “What is hypothyroidism?” you need a basic understanding of the thyroid gland and how it regulates your body. Your body contains many glands, and they are all responsible for regulating different systems throughout the body. Shaped like a butterfly, the thyroid gland is located at the base […]

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How To Deal With Hypothyroidism – 5 Quick Tips

In addition to dealing with the unpleasant symptoms of living with an underactive thyroid gland, a lengthy process of finding the right treatment regimen (and sticking with it for life) follows an underactive thyroid diagnosis. The following five tips on how to deal with hypothyroidism will help you get on the right track for enjoying a lifetime of good health and happiness. […]

starting thyroid medication

Starting Thyroid Medication? Here’s What To Expect

Medication for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) aims to balance the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (THS) inside your body and as a result, restore your body’s hormones and metabolism to normal levels. When starting thyroid medication, it’s important to remember that hypothyroidism, has no one-size-fits-all treatment plan. Determining the best medication for a patient and the right dose […]