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TeenHelp May 4th 2018 12:38 PM
Celiac Disease: symptoms and treatment By Dez (Melancholia.) Celiac Disease is a genetic condition that affects the immune system when someone with the condition eats gluten. Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. If someone with celiac disease eats gluten, their immune system attacks the small intestine and harms the villi. This makes it harder for the immune system to properly take in nutrients. About 1% of the population has Celiac Disease . According to the National Institutes...
TeenHelp December 2nd 2017 11:01 PM
8 Simple Ways to Reduce Digital Eye Strain and Vision Problems by Aaron Barriga (guest author) Let’s be honest, we spend a LOT of time staring at digital screens. Unfortunately, exposure to electronic screens can have a major impact on eye health. A number of problems with vision occur due to excessive use of digital devices, giving rise to terms such as “digital eye strain” or “computer vision syndrome”. Follow these 8 tips to keep your eyes healthy:
TeenHelp October 5th 2017 01:50 AM
What is acupuncture? By Cassie (Cassado) Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that was developed centuries ago. Acupuncture is thought to reduce the intensity and frequency of issues such as nausea, chronic pain, or mental health conditions like anxiety. According to Live Science, acupuncture is, “a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health...
TeenHelp May 3rd 2017 01:13 PM
My Experience with Endometriosis By Chantal (WretatsyRemedial) Endometriosis is a painful condition that causes the endometrium to grow outside of the uterus. I have been diagnosed with stage one endometriosis; there are four stages. This article will explain what endometriosis is, what the symptoms are, treatments, and how I found out I had stage one of endometriosis. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease caused by endometrium tissues that grow outside of your uterus...
TeenHelp April 4th 2017 12:50 PM
What is fibromyalgia? By Cassie (Cassado) Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal disorder most commonly known for the intense pain it causes. Fibromyalgia is incurable, but sufferers may go into remission from time to time. Though the disorder is usually lifelong, people can learn to cope and lead healthy lives despite their discomfort. Females are more likely to have fibromyalgia, but men can develop it as well. It is thought that only people over forty can struggle with...
TeenHelp February 2nd 2017 12:00 AM
Combating Constipation By Cassie (Cassado) Constipation is the inability to make a bowel movement. It can be uncomfortable, worrisome, and inconvenient for many people. It can be difficult to do daily tasks when you're worrying about using the restroom. This article will discuss a few causes and symptoms of constipation as well as different remedies to try if you are constipated. A variety of things can cause constipation. Preexisting conditions such as irritable...
TeenHelp February 6th 2016 09:18 PM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) By Chantal (Atropos) My personal experience with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly known as IBS, has been a very difficult learning process. When you are diagnosed by the specializing doctor (a gastroenterologist) a lot of questions are asked and answered. Some struggles most find when learning that they have IBS include diet, exercise, and therapy. People newly diagnosed with IBS might feel anger, fear, hopelessness, and confusion. What is...
TeenHelp September 3rd 2015 06:14 PM
Coping with a diagnosis of a chronic illness By Harrison (HeavyDirtySoul) A chronic illness is any illness that lasts for a long time (usually more than three months). Some examples of chronic illness are CFS/ME, Elhers Danlos Syndrome, arthritis and HIV. Some are eventually curable, others can go into periods of remission and relapse, and some can be controlled with medications. Many people with chronic illnesses are considered to be disabled due to the way the illness affects daily life....
TeenHelp August 9th 2015 12:59 PM
Staying cool during the summer By Shane (MyVisionIsDying) When people think of summer, they usually associate the season with sun, time off from work or school and heat. Sometimes the temperatures can reach record highs such as England reaching an astonishing 37°C (approximately 99°F) at London Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015. Dangerously high summer temperatures can cause heat related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke happens when the body is...
TeenHelp June 2nd 2015 06:12 PM
Worry stones By Cassie (Calico.) Worry stones are smooth stones that vary in size, shape, and color. Some have thumb indentations and are engraved with a single inspirational word, or a phrase. These stones are supposed to alleviate worry when held between your thumb and index fingers. Most worldwide cultures have something similar to alleviate worry, but it is thought that worry stones originated from Native American or Greek cultures. Native Americans had sacred stones that...

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