Your Health & Chances Of Living Longer
know that certain cold medications,
and even cough syrups can make you drowsy. Bat you may not have known
the list of potential energy sappers features many other familiar drugs
that can cause drowsiness in some people. These include some diuretics
and certain blood-presure medications. If you often feel tired or
ask your doctor or your pharmacist whether the medication you are
might be the cause and what alternatives may be available.
It a Cold or the Flu?
conditions are caused by viruses, often
some of the same symptoms and generally linger
for the same miserable seven days. But there are some key differences.
are infections of the upper respiratory tract from the nasal passage to
the throat. Their symptoms include congestion, stuffy head, sneezing,
and a sore throat.
(or influenza) is a viral infection that affects the whole body. On
top of cold symptoms, flu is characterized by muscle aches, fever
102 to 104 degrees F in adults), exhaustion and occasionally, vomiting
and/or diarrhea. Flu is far more serious than the common cold because
its potential to develop into pneumonia. Flu can be deadly for small
the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.
supplements in liquid form instead in pill or capsule form.The
absorbs liquid supplements readily, they are much easier to swallow,
elderly and children. The fact is, your stomach has
work hard to break down tablets before it can absorb them. Because they
are so difficult to digest, they may even be eliminated before being
Capsules are easier for the stomach to handle, but they
have to dissolve before being absorbed.
the pain of an injection press your thumb where the shot will be given
until you feel resistance and hold it for ten seconds.
patients who got the pressure treatment before a shot felt less pain
others who didn't.
often feel exhausted for no reason or become woozy after standing for
periods, feel dizzy while taking a nice hot shower, experience
nausea or lightheadedness, have a physician evaluate your blood
possible schedule a discomforting event or appointment in the morning
you don't spend the whole day worrying about it. Fear can make you hold
your breath, depriving you of oxygen and this can lead to stress and
time you're in situation like that, close your eyes and
on breathing deeply and slowly.
your gums are sore and your toothbrush feels too harsh, use cotton
to apply toothpaste. They're gentle and effective.
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at the reader's discretion and sole risk. Before undergoing medical
you should consult with your doctor, who can best assess your
needs, symptoms and treatment.