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Lightheaded? Top 5 Reasons You Might Feel Woozy - Harvard

Mar 07, 2016  · Lightheadedness is a feeling of wooziness or faintness. It is commonly caused by dehydration, drug side effects, blood pressure drops, low blood sugar, heart disease, or stroke. Lightheadedness is not the same as dizziness, which refers to feeling like the surroundings are spinning.

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Ask the doctor: Is it worrisome to hear a pulse in my ear ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 29, 2020  · What you describe sounds like pulsatile tinnitus (pronounced TIN-nih-tus or tin-NITE-us). It is a type of rhythmic thumping, pulsing, throbbing, or whooshing only you can hear that is often in time with the heartbeat. Most people with pulsatile tinnitus hear the sound in one ear, though some hear it in both. The sound is the result of turbulent ...

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9 ways to relieve acid reflux without medication - Harvard ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 10, 2019  · 7. Lose weight if it's advised. Increased weight spreads the muscular structure that supports the lower esophageal sphincter, decreasing the pressure that holds the sphincter closed. This leads to reflux and heartburn. 8. If you smoke, quit. Nicotine may relax the lower esophageal sphincter. 9. Check your medications.

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When a pain in the neck is serious - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 24, 2019  · A tear in one of the main arteries of the neck is a rare cause of stroke. You probably don't give much thought to your neck, unless something goes wrong and you start to feel neck pain.. This underappreciated body part has to be strong enough to support a heavy weight (your head) yet still allow you to tilt, turn, and nod your head easily.

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Foods that fight inflammation - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jun 13, 2014  · An anti-inflammatory diet should include these foods: tomatoes. olive oil. green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards. nuts like almonds and walnuts. fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines. fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges.

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Health Information and Medical Information - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) The vaccines are proving to be nearly as effective in the real world as they were in clinical trials. The CDC has relaxed some prevention measures, particularly for people who are fully vaccinated, and especially outdoors. Meanwhile, scientists continue to explore treatments …

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11 Foods that Lower Cholesterol - Harvard Health ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Feb 06, 2019  · 6. Vegetable oils. Using liquid vegetable oils such as canola, sunflower, safflower, and others in place of butter, lard, or shortening when cooking or at the table helps lower LDL. 7. Apples, grapes, strawberries, citrus fruits. These fruits are rich in pectin, a type of soluble fiber that lowers LDL. 8.

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Drugs that relieve nerve pain - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 29, 2020  · When chronic pain comes from the nerves, these nerve pain medications can help when added to other pain relievers.For chronic muscle and joint pain, effective therapies include rest, ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, and time. Usually, the pain calms down and you feel better.However, muscle and joints may ...

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How to taper off your antidepressant - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 29, 2020  · Suggested dose reductions for tapering off antidepressants. +Alternate 40 mg one day and 20 the next to get the equivalent of 30 mg per day. ++Take 20 mg every other day to get the equivalent of 10 mg per day. *Pill should not be cut.

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Ouch! Shoulder pain and how to treat it - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 13, 2020  · Put your left hand on your right shoulder. Cup your left elbow with your right hand. Movement: Roll your shoulders down and back, then gently pull your left elbow across your chest as you extend your left arm. Feel the stretch in your left shoulder. Hold. Return to the starting position, then repeat on the opposite side.

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Glycemic index for 60+ foods - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 06, 2020  · A food's glycemic index is a measure of how fast the body turns it into blood sugar. Foods with a high glycemic index are quickly turned into blood sugar. Choosing foods low on the glycemic index can prevent spikes in blood sugar.

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What is COVID-19 brain fog — and how can you clear it ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 08, 2021  · A healthy diet including olive oil, fruits and vegetables, nuts and beans, and whole grains has been proven to improve thinking, memory. and brain health. Avoid alcohol and drugs. Give your brain the best chance to heal by avoiding substances which can adversely affect it. Sleep well. Sleep is a time when the brain and body can clear out toxins ...

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Gout - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Gout. Gout is a painful condition caused by too much uric acid in the blood and tissues. When the level of uric acid is too high, this substance can form tiny crystals that lodge in joints, causing joint pain. Uric acid crystals can also lodge in the kidneys, causing kidney stones. A related condition called pseudogout occurs when crystals of ...

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Why are mRNA vaccines so exciting? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 10, 2020  · The very first vaccines for COVID-19 to complete phase 3 testing are an entirely new type: mRNA vaccines. Never before have mRNA vaccines — such as the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines that have now received emergency use authorization from the FDA — been approved for use in any disease.

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Is shingles contagious? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) A. Yes and no. If you had chickenpox when you were a child, you are at risk for shingles. Shingles occurs when the varicella-zoster virus that caused your chickenpox re-emerges after lying dormant in your nerve cells from the time of your original illness. When this occurs, you are contagious, but you can't give someone shingles.

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Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19 ...

Posted: (52 years ago) While that approach may not seem unreasonable, it certainly has disadvantages. Because COVID-19 is a new disease caused by a novel virus and the vaccines were only recently developed, studying breakthrough cases could tell us a lot. For example: 1. Are factors related to the different vaccines responsible? 1.1. One type of vaccine might be less effective than another. 1.2. Manufacturing problems might make certain lots of a vaccine less effective. 1.3. Problems with storage or thawing, or errors in v…

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Treatments for COVID-19 - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 22, 2021  · In October 2020, the FDA approved the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19. The drug may be used to treat adults and children ages 12 and older and weighing at least 88 pounds, who have been hospitalized for COVID-19. Clinical trials suggest that in these patients, remdesivir may modestly speed up recovery time.

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When is body temperature too low? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jan 29, 2020  · More recent research suggests that the average adult body temperature is about one degree lower, 97.5° F (36.4° C). Older adults often have an even lower body temperature without it indicating any health problems. However, recent studies indicate that 98.2° F (36.8°C) is a more accurate average, and in older individuals it may be about 1°F ...

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They found colon polyps: Now what? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 10, 2019  · Colonoscopy checks the colon for hidden signs of cancer, called polyps. Polyps are growths that could eventually develop into tumors, though relatively few do. The doctor removes polyps during a colonoscopy. After removal of polyps, a procedure called polypectomy, a person must return for a follow-up colon exam in three, five, or 10 years, depending on the number and types of growths that …

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Preparing for a colonoscopy - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 31, 2020  · Diet, tips, and instructions for a smooth colonoscopy prep. If you shudder at the thought of having a colonoscopy to check for hidden colon cancer, chances are it's the "prep" that's stoking your apprehension.It's certainly a major inconvenience: getting ready for the procedure takes much longer — an average of 16 hours, according to one study — than the three hours or so you'll spend at a ...

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Earache in Adults - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Earache in Adults. People often make an immediate association between earache and ear infection. However, discomfort in and around the ear can be caused by many different problems. This guide will cover the more common reasons for an ear ache. Since an ear infection is such a common reason for ear pain, let's consider this possibility first.

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What’s causing those swollen feet? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 01, 2018  · This is a common cause of swollen feet. Phlebitis. This painful inflammation of the veins can cause swollen feet and also leg pain. Deep-vein thrombosis. In this condition, blood clots form in the deep veins of the legs. The clots block the return of blood from the legs to the heart, causing swelling of the legs and feet.

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Blood in the Urine in Men - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 24, 2020  · The medical term for blood in the urine is hematuria. Urine that contains blood can appear pink, red, maroon, or even have a dark smoky color that looks like cola. You may or may not see blood clots, which can look like coffee grounds. Rarely, red urine may be caused by certain foods or medicine.

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Back pain: What you can expect from steroid injections ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 16, 2020  · Here are some of the most common targets for corticosteroid injection therapy: Epidural space. Epidural injections target the area around the spinal cord where nerve "roots" exit and extend to other parts of the body. The area near the nerve roots may be the source of low back pain, such as sciatica. Tendons and bursae.

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How to get rid of muscle cramps in your legs - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 06, 2021  · The muscles in your legs are made up of bundles of fibers that alternately contract and expand to produce movement. A cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction (tightening) of one of these muscles, typically in your calf. Cramps can last anywhere from a …

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Treatments for post-nasal drip - Harvard Health

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How to get rid of warts - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Sep 10, 2019  · Concentrations range from 17% to 40% (stronger concentrations should be used only for warts on thicker skin). To treat a wart, soak it for 10 to 15 minutes (you can do this in the shower or bath), file away the dead warty skin with an emery board or pumice stone, and apply the salicylic acid.

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Mini-stroke: What should you do? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 01, 2014  · take an ACE inhibitor, diuretic, or other medicine to lower high blood pressure. control your blood sugar levels if you have diabetes. take a statin drug to lower high cholesterol. take a daily low-dose aspirin or an antiplatelet drug like clopidogrel (Plavix) to prevent more blood clots from forming.

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Blood pressure drugs and ED: What you need to know ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Several drugs can produce erectile difficulties, but blood pressure drugs are near the top. ED is an occasional side effect of BP drugs like thiazide diuretics, loop diuretics, and beta-blockers, all of which can decrease blood flow to the penis and make it difficult to get an erection. However, other BP drugs, such as alpha-blockers, ACE ...

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Treating chronic prostatitis - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 21, 2017  · The term prostatitis, which means inflammation of the prostate, refers to a group of syndromes characterized by urinary problems such as burning or painful urination, urgency, and trouble voiding; difficult or painful ejaculation; and pain in the perineum or lower back. Although it causes some of the same symptoms as BPH and can occur at the same time, prostatitis is a separate condition.

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Sciatica home remedies and self-care - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 21, 2020  · Regardless of the cause, about 90% of people with sciatica will get better without surgery—most of them in just a few weeks. You can start treating your sciatica at home. In fact, home treatment may be all you need, especially if you know that your sciatica is caused by an ...

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Fluid retention: What it can mean for your heart - Harvard ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 16, 2019  · Excess fluid in the body can take a variety of forms, from belly boating and swollen ankles to nausea, persistent coughing, and fatigue. Even before outward signs are evident, fluid retention can signal a worsening of heart failure. Checking weight daily is the best method to detect early changes in the body’s fluid balance. An increase of 2 or more pounds in a day should be a signal to ...

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When it comes to protein, how much is too much? - Harvard ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 30, 2020  · A weight-based recommended daily allowance (RDA) of 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. For a 140-pound person, that comes to 51 grams of protein each day. (You can convert your body weight from pounds to kilograms by dividing by 2.2; so, 140 …

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If you've been exposed to the coronavirus - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Binding antibodies can be detected with blood tests starting about one week after the initial infection. If antibodies are found, it's extremely likely that the person has been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus. The antibody level declines over time after an infection, sometimes to an undetectable level.

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Mind and memory supplement scorecard - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 01, 2012  · Dr. Marshall's list of supplements that people ask about include B vitamins (folic acid, B6, and B12), antioxidants (vitamins C and E, coenzyme Q10), herbal supplements (huperzine A, ginkgo biloba), and nutraceuticals (fish oil, curcumin, coconut oil). For now, you can cross most of these products off your shopping list for lack of evidence.

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Staying one step ahead of toenail fungus - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Nov 05, 2019  · An established fungal infection is hard to eradicate, but you can stop its spread and improve your toenail's appearance.Toenail fungus isn't a pressing health problem. Yet a fungal infection can ruin the appearance of your nails and cause pain as it lifts the nail away from the nail bed. ...

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Testosterone — What It Does And Doesn't Do - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 29, 2019  · Testosterone is the major sex hormone in males and plays a number of important roles, such as: The development of the penis and testes. The deepening of the voice during puberty. The appearance of facial and pubic hair starting at puberty; later in life, it may play a role in balding. Muscle size and strength.

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Mild hypothyroidism: Who should be treated? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Dec 07, 2017  · If your TSH level is higher than 10 mIU/L, you should start treatment, because you will develop symptoms of an underactive thyroid, even if you don't have them now. For information on thyroid function in older adults, buy Thyroid Disease: Understanding hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School.

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The hidden dangers of protein powders - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 10, 2020  · Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop). Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 24 grams of added sugar per day ...

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Harvard Men's Health Watch - Harvard Health Publishing ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Harvard Men's Health Watch. Reading Harvard Men’s Health Watch each month is the simplest, easiest thing you can do to improve your health. In today’s fast-paced, information-packed world, it’s not always easy to do the right thing for yourself. But a few minutes each month with Harvard’s physicians in the pages of Men’s Health Watch ...

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Blood thinners after a stent: How long? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) May 01, 2021  · A. When people receive stents (the tiny metal mesh tubes that help open narrowed arteries), doctors routinely prescribe aspirin along with another medication that prevents clots. These drugs include clopidogrel (Plavix), prasugrel (Effient), and ticagrelor (Brilinta). Like aspirin, they prevent blood components called platelets from sticking ...

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5 natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction - Harvard ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 07, 2020  · Start walking. According to one Harvard study, just 30 minutes of walking a day was linked with a 41% drop in risk for ED. Other research suggests that moderate exercise can help restore sexual performance in obese middle-aged men with ED. Eat right. In the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit ...

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When to worry about your child’s fever - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 25, 2017  · Here are some circumstances when you should be worried about a fever and seek medical attention immediately: If your child is less than 3 months old. While most fevers in newborns turn out just fine, their defenses are still getting up and going and they aren’t very good at telling us what hurts.

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Can we reduce vascular plaque buildup? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) May 03, 2019  · Harvard Health Letter. Very intensive lifestyle changes have also been shown to shrink plaque. Dr. Cannon recommends that you: Eat a Mediterranean diet. It can reduce heart disease risk by 30%. It is rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish; low in red or processed meats; and moderate in the amounts of cheese and wine you can consume.

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Can diet improve arthritis symptoms? - Harvard Health

Posted: (52 years ago) Similar suggestions have been made for trans fats, found in hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, some margarine brands, French fries and other fried foods. Monounsaturated fats, namely olive oil, seem less likely to increase inflammation. So far there are no clinical trials that prove this type of heart-healthy diet is good for arthritis.

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