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What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating

What to know about elevated blood pressure after eating

Blood pressure refers to how forcefully blood is flowing through blood vessels. Certain factors can cause blood pressure to rise and fall, but healthy blood pressure stays within a normal range. A person’s blood pressure tends to dip slightly after eating, but certain foods can cause blood pressure to rise. In some people, this elevation […]

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How much hair loss is normal?

How much hair loss is normal?

A certain amount of hair loss is normal in both males and females. On average, a person loses between 50 and 100 hairs a day. The hair sheds as part of its natural cycle, which means that seeing hairs in the shower or on a hairbrush is not usually a cause for concern. A person […]

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Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful

Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most beloved holidays. It’s a time to express gratitude toward family and friends and be thankful for the good things in life. Share on PinterestStudies have shown that gratitude can reduce feelings of stress. Earlier this year, the editorial team here at Medical News Today took part in a full-day […]

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Obsessive love: What to know

Obsessive love: What to know

Love can be a euphoric feeling. It can also trigger immense devastation when the other person does not return the sentiment. Many people have felt the pain of a broken heart and the intensity of infatuation. Obsessive love takes these emotions further, causing a person to fixate on their loved one as though they are […]

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Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know

Sinus tachycardia: Everything you need to know

Tachycardia is when the heart beats faster than normal. There are different types of tachycardia, depending on the cause. Sinus tachycardia is when the sinus node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart, fires electrical impulses abnormally quickly. People can have either normal or inappropriate sinus tachycardia. Normal sinus tachycardia refers to a physiological […]

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Suicide prevention: Links and resources

Suicide prevention: Links and resources

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Help is available online and over the phone right now. Here is a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide. National Suicide Prevention Hotline (United States) Crisis Text Line The Veterans Crisis Line This service is available to anyone, […]

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Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Listening to music while driving may help calm the heart

Driving can be very stressful, particularly if you are stuck in heavy traffic or are an inexperienced driver, and this stress will eventually take its toll on the heart. However, researchers now confirm that there is a simple fix for this problem: listening to the right music while driving. Share on PinterestIf we listen to […]

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What to know about homemade enemas

What to know about homemade enemas

An enema is an injection of liquid containing various substances into the rectum. The goal is to loosen stuck stool and encourage a bowel movement. A doctor may recommend an enema to treat constipation when first-line treatments have not worked. Homemade and commercial enemas can cause adverse effects. Most doctors recommend using laxatives and dietary […]

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How is stress linked with constipation?

How is stress linked with constipation?

High levels of stress can cause or aggravate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, stomach pain, and changes in bowel movements, which can include constipation. Researchers have identified various connections between the brain and stomach that may lead to constipation symptoms. A range of treatments and remedies can help relieve stress-related constipation. In this article, we […]

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The impact of mental health training in the workplace

The impact of mental health training in the workplace

A new study has found that managers with access to mental health training in their workplaces have an improved understanding of mental health overall and that they actively work to help prevent mental health issues in the people they manage. Share on PinterestMental health training programs can significantly improve employees’ performance and well-being. In Sweden, […]