Opioid Withdrawal

Depression, Opiods, Pain relief
Opioid withdrawal can be one of the most difficult things a person will do in their lifetime. Many people who hear about addiction to prescription opioids underestimate the difficulty of stopping the drug and trying to live a normal life. The first problem is the physical side effects and symptoms of withdrawal, especially if the person with an addiction tries to go “cold turkey” and give up immediately, rather than gradually reduce their dosage and wean themselves off the drug. Opioid withdrawal symptoms Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable for some people. They will usually manifest as intense flu-like symptoms that can last for days or even weeks. During this period of time, it’s very tempting to end the suffering by just going back on the opioids, so real commitment…
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Yoga To Treat Depression

Depression, Mood Swings, Yoga
Does yoga help with depression? Before answering this question, we need to know what exactly depression is, and how does it impact your life. What Is Depression? Depression is an illness that affects your brain. It is your reaction to something sad, loss of someone, or dejection. When these feelings aggravate and become intense, it leads to a medical condition called clinical depression. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. What Causes Depression?   Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. While we all feel sad,…
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Treat Illness With Yoga

Depression, Diabetes, Health, Migraines, Pain relief, Yoga
Yoga can cure almost any disease under the sky. In fact, it would be fair to say that you can stay free from all diseases if you practice Yoga asanas regularly. If you have developed any disease, the natural cure for that ailment might be there in Yoga. After all, Yoga is the collective wisdom of ages and encompasses a system of cure without modern medicines. If you are a person who avoids popping pills for almost everything, then you must try this alternative natural care of Yoga. It doesn’t need you to pay regular visits to your doctors and physicians, nor does it require you to avail any medicinal facilities like injections, medicines etc. You just need a Yoga mat, a silent atmosphere, and a devoted mind to cure…
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The Consequences Of Binge Eating

Depression, Diet, Mental Wellness, Nutrition
Binge Eating and Consequences for Your Body Food has become a thorn in many people’s sides. Really, a lot of this is not about food, but the type of food we have available to us in the modern world. When it comes to binge eating, addictive man made foods affect us in such a way as to cause to drastically overeat, not because our bodies need food but for dysfunctional reasons. Eating disorders, as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating, are life-threatening, serious conditions that affect a person’s physical, emotional and mental health. They all stem from an addiction to the dopamine (a “feel good” hormone) released in the reward center of the brain; an addiction which is just as strong as that of alcohol or drugs. Bearing grave…
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Emotional Eating And Depression

Depression, Diet, Mental Wellness, Mindset, Nutrition
Is Emotional Eating A Sign of Depression? Depression is a normal human emotion, and it is experienced by just about everyone. You feel upset or dejected because of some event or situation, or you are despondent because of something you perceive as negative in your life, possibly caused by your own behaviors. Depression can exist for a number of reasons, and with most people, it is usually short-lived. We find a way to move past our negative feelings, we experience joy and other positive feelings, and the depression cloud is lifted. What happens when you are depressed and go on an unhealthy eating binge? Is that emotional eating episode a sign that you are depressed, or a cause of the depression? Are the two related at all? Is there a…
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Depression And Women’s Health Facts

Depression, Stress Management, Womens Health
Depression affects both men and women, but more women than men are likely to be diagnosed with depression in any given year. That being said, depression is not a "normal part of being a woman" nor is it a "female weakness." Many women with depression never seek treatment. But most women, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with treatment. The following is a list of common depression related questions and answers with a focus on women's health. What is depression? Different kinds of depression include: Major depressive disorder. Also called major depression, this is a combination of symptoms that hurt a person's ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy hobbies. Dysthymic (diss-TIME-ic) disorder. Also called dysthymia, this kind of depression lasts for a long time…
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Menopause and Insomnia

Anti Aging, Depression, Hot Flashes, Menopause, Mood Swings, Womens Health
Menopause and Insomnia Menopause is a natural part of aging for women. However, that doesn’t mean it’s an easy process. In fact, it’s often anything but. Women going through menopause often describe the experience as a roller coaster of emotions, physical changes, and sleep issues that disrupt their daily life. What is menopause? Technically, a woman has officially entered menopause once she has gone 12 months without a menstrual cycle. Before menopause occurs, women go through a 3 to 10 year period that’s known as perimenopause. Perimenopausal symptoms can start in the mid 40s and continue through the early 50s. During perimenopause, women experience a wide range of symptoms including: Irregular periods Mood swings Hot flashes Insomnia Increased anxiety and depression Reduced sex drive Vaginal dryness and overall dryer skin…
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How To Cope With Depression

Depression, Mental Wellness
As well as the typical treatments, there are certain tips, which can help you, cope with depressions. • Set your alarm, get up, and get dressed every day, even if you have nowhere to be. There are a lot of days where you won't want to, but it's helpful to give your day purpose when you struggle to find yours. • Familiarize yourself with relaxation techniques to manage your stress. There is meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, and more. • Go for a walk every day, even if it's just a short fifteen-minute walk around the block. • Exercise at least four days out of the week. Aim for 30-minute workouts, but don't worry if you have to start out with shorter stints and work up to that. • Start practicing…
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How To Manage Heart Disease & Depression

Depression, Heart Health, Mental Wellness
• Eat Healthfully – you will feel much better overall if you eat a well-balanced diet, but your heart and your mental health will also thank you. That doesn't mean you can't treat yourself from time to time, it means that the majority of the time you need to make the right decisions. That means eating plenty of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. • Get Regular Exercise – as discussed above, exercise has been found to be effective in managing depression and heart conditions, so ensure you're getting at least 2.5 hours of it each week. If you do have a heart condition you may want to speak to your doctor about what routine is right for you. • Monitor Your Alcohol Consumption – alcohol is a depressant,…
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Treatment Options For Depression

Depression, Mental Wellness
There is a variety of treatments available for depression – two of the most common and effective methods are CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) and pharmacological (anti-depressants). There are plenty of medications that deal with the mental health issue without complicating the heart medications that a patient may also need to take. There is continuing research as to whether the treatments may be able to reduce the risk of another heart attack. CBT may also prove to be effective for managing depression as well as preventing depression in heart patients following an event or surgery. This intervention may prevent the need for medication in some patients. There is another potential solution for managing the dangers of heart disease and depression – exercise. A study in conjunction with the Duke University Medical Center…
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