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Radiation damage may occur after a patient receives radiation therapy or is exposed to products or substances containing radiation. This includes x-ray imaging, nuclear power, or fallout from atomic weapons. Radiation damage may cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems [MORE].
Skin cancer is usually a result of too much exposure to the sun. While skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, many types are both preventable and treatable. Skin cancer is classified into 4 major types [MORE].
Quality deep sleep is critical to overall health and enabling your body to repair and rejuvenate itself. Read this introductory article that details nearly all beneficial nutrients, herbs and foods shown to help improve the quality of your sleep as well as provide other natural health benefits.
Everyone has stress from time to time. Stress can come from good things and bad things. Your body and mind react to these things with a heightened state of readiness — the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones — including adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure. Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and tamps down body functions that might be harmful in a fight-or-flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. It also affects your immune system. This can allow you to perform well on a test or at a sporting event; but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and interfere with your appetite [MORE].
You will hear a great deal more about Syndrome X. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 20 percent of Americans are suffering from Syndrome X, and it is predicted that it will become a leading cause of premature death in developed nations. Syndrome X is a metabolic disorder that underlies some of the most serious, chronic and costly diseases in the U.S. Gerald Reaven, MD coined the term in the late 80s, using medical evidence that correlated a constellation of major health risk factors with cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. These factors became officially known as “metabolic syndrome” by the world health organization in 1998. Anyone with three or more of the following risk factors is classified as having Syndrome X: hypertension, abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and dyslipidemia (high triglycerides and low HDL, or “good” cholesterol) [MORE].
TESTOSTERONE (LOW T)
Testosterone levels drop with aging. Many health problems are associated with low T. Read this introductory article on how to naturally combat low T.
WEIGHT PROBLEMS (See Obesity)
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STDs (SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES)
SMOKING DISEASES AND ADDICTION
SPRAINS & STRAINS