Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 20, 2021, 06:58:22 pm

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 698
  • Total Topics: 253
  • Online Today: 14
  • Online Ever: 334
  • (July 01, 2012, 10:57:46 pm)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 5
Total: 5


Welcome to the Real Health Forums. Share your stories and thoughts on the many health challenges facing us today. Check in frequently to read what others have to say, post your comments, and hopefully learn more about how you can reach your own health goals.

Privacy Warning: Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.
  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.
  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.
  • Product advertisement (including links); banners; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from the Real Health Forum Moderators.
Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
COVID-19/Coronavirus / Keep up with all our COVID-19 coverage
« Last post by iana5252 on November 02, 2020, 11:42:19 am »
A collection of content all about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fitness / Exercise / Re: Cycling Good for Heart but Bad for Sexual Health
« Last post by ericjohnpw on March 11, 2020, 03:07:32 pm »
You are right cycling is bad for sexual life but a Harvard study provided some solutions to it.
You can read those solutions here:
Off Topic Forum / Re: What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus
« Last post by iana5252 on March 06, 2020, 08:28:52 am »
More from the Real Health editors:

7 Ways to Prevent the Spread of the New Coronavirus

When and How to Wash Your Hands

These 9 Tips Will Keep Your Kids Healthy!
Off Topic Forum / What You Need to Know About the New Coronavirus
« Last post by iana5252 on March 06, 2020, 08:22:43 am »
From Real Health Science Editor Liz Highleyman:

A month after the new coronavirus respiratory disease known as COVID-19 came to public attention, researchers and public health official are continuing to learn about its spread, its mortality rate and who is most likely to become seriously ill.

Although much remains unknown, it?s clear that elderly people, those with other health conditions and people with compromised immune systems have a higher likelihood of severe illness. This includes people with cardiovascular disease, cancer and HIV. But taking some basic precautions can help keep you safe.

Share your thoughts with Real Health.

and read more about the topic...
E-Cigarettes Can Increase Lung Disease Risk
HIV / AIDS / Single Antibody Injection Rids Infant Monkeys of Simian HIV
« Last post by iana5252 on January 27, 2020, 12:39:13 pm »
A single injection of a pair of antibodies given 30 hours after infection with SHIV, a hybrid simian-human form of HIV, can rid infant monkeys of the virus. This finding could lead to a simple and highly effective prophylactic that infants born to HIV-positive mothers could receive promptly after birth to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus.

Taking HIV treatment during pregnancy is highly effective at preventing transmission of the virus to infants, so the need for postpartum prophylactics is great if the HIV-positive mother was not on antiretrovirals (ARVs) prior to giving birth.

Mental Health / How Family Therapy Can Help Young People At Risk of Bipolar Disorder
« Last post by iana5252 on January 27, 2020, 12:37:57 pm »
A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry explores how family therapy can benefit children and adolescents at high risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD)?a brain disorder marked by sudden shifts in mood and energy levels?stay healthier for longer periods of time, reports the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

For the study, researchers examined 127 children and teens ages 9 to 17 at elevated risk for developing BD due to genetics or family history. Participants showed early signs of BD, such as depression and short periods of mania, at the start of the investigation. (Symptoms of BD include bouts of mania and depression. The disorder is characterized by high energy and feelings of grandiosity and elation that alternate with deep feelings of sadness, lethargy and suicidal thoughts and actions.)

Mental Health / What supplements are best for depression and OCD?
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 27, 2019, 03:09:45 am »
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.
According to the Anxiety And Depression Association of America, obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms commonly include:
?   obsessive thinking, also called ?ruminating?: this usually involves having repeated thoughts and urges that are very hard to stop or ignore
?   a loss of control over behaviors and thoughts, especially in unfamiliar situations
?   extreme anxiety when rituals/compulsions are not performed or are interfered with
?   having repeated mental images that cause anxiety
Imagine you find your friend always shivering while standing, sneezing continuously for days together, or just struggling to do anything for weeks together. Most of the times, chances would be that your friend is definitely unwell.

It?s not like you need to any professional expert to read the signs. It?s just that whether that?s physical pain or something else is going on in their world.

But, chances are more of mental issues is going on with your friend. I understand you might be hesitating to tell your friend that he/she needs to see a specialist for consultation and treatment.

Remember, being mentally ill is not a taboo, it?s just like your body is not cooperating with you. In the same way, your mind is doing those glitches as well.
Hypertension / Malignant Hypertension
« Last post by KristenSwan on April 19, 2019, 04:59:48 am »
Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure that develops rapidly and causes some type of organ damage. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80. A person with malignant hypertension has a blood pressure that's typically above 180/120. Malignant hypertension should be treated as a medical emergency.

In many people, high blood pressure is the main cause of malignant hypertension. Missing doses of blood pressure medications can also cause it. In addition, there are certain medical conditions that can cause it. They include:

Collagen vascular disease, such as scleroderma
Kidney disease
Spinal cord injuries
Tumor of the adrenal gland
Use of certain medications, including birth control pills and MAOIs
Use of illegal drugs, such as cocaine
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10

© 2021 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.