7 Things You Won’t Learn About POTS From WebMD

POTS causes my blood pressure to drop when I stand, resulting in passing out and scaring anyone unprepared to witness it. Patients with POTS are also commonly diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy and experience extreme fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting, shaking, headaches, heart palpitations, exercise intolerance, nausea, diminished concentration, coldness or pain in the extremities, chest pain and shortness of breath.

But back in 2008, Pots were just things my family cooked with and no doctors could figure out what was wrong with me. It took two and a half years and twenty-five doctors until one incredible cardiologist turned to me and said, “I know what you have.” I went straight to the internet. However, there have been so many things over the past ten years that websites like WebMD could never have prepared me for. Here are some of them.

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7 Ways to Beat Your Food Addiction & Stop Overeating

Everyone has a relationship with food. After all, we need it to live. With food surrounding us everywhere we go, sometimes we develop too strong a relationship. It becomes our guilty pleasure, and in some cases, our best friend, and we become addicted. Food can actually be as addictive as drugs to a substance abuser, or alcohol to an alcoholic. If you find that you have an addiction to food, there are 7 ways to break up with your unhealthy relationship, beat your food addiction and stop overeating.

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7 Ways to Fight Midday Fatigue

It isn’t uncommon to be hit with midday fatigue (usually around 2pm or 3pm). You’re expected to just push through, of course, and carry on. And the last thing you want is yet another cup of coffee. That will just mess up your sleeping schedule tonight. So, how can you fight it? Here are seven ways to guarantee that you won’t fall victim to that afternoon slump!

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7 Ways to Effectively Advocate for Your Health

Have you ever gone to the doctor, determined to get answers about some worrisome symptoms you’ve been experiencing? Only to be told, “that’s common in people your age,” or, “I’m sure it’s nothing”? It can be so frustrating when you feel dismissed by your doctor. Now you can arrive better prepared to advocate for your health with these seven super tips.

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10 Ways to Feel Good and Give Good Feels

This International Women’s Day, do at least 1 of these 10 tasks for you and another for someone else, to feel and share better mental & physical health. Here’s a sample: two drinks that could help your PMS symptoms, ways to engage your brain that are seemingly becoming extinct, a natural slippery something for that place there (you know what we mean), a warm, amazing curry from Dr. Andrew Weil, info to go nuts over, and a way to help new moms in need! Girl power!

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National Nutrition Month Is Here, March Into New Rules

As certified health nerds, we are pretty excited when March rolls around each year. That’s because it signals the arrival of National Nutrition Month! Many nutrition fads and diets come and go over the years. Not to mention the questions about whether eggs, milk, and fat are healthy. Use our list here of 20 new food rules to reach your nutrition and weight management goals without starving or suffering taste this spring!

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world. The overwhelming majority of these study results are positive. Humans have been drinking coffee for longer than recorded history, and research confirms that it has very few downsides. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows about 9,000 studies on coffee and over 25,000 on caffeine. The overwhelming majority of these study results are positive. We compiled a list of 10 of the most shocking and useful health benefits of coffee from that NIH data.

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5 Tips To Avoid Political Banter During The Holidays

Hint: bookmark this post to calm your nerves and bring you to a place of apolitical zen. Because we know everyone around the table for Thanksgiving + good ol’ family drama + opposing political views = utter turmoil.

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7 Beauty Hacks For Red, Puffy Eyes After Crying

Do you know how to use popular drinks and common vegetables to reduce red, puffy eyes–even after you’ve been crying? Can you master that.. personal.. cream in your grandma’s medicine cabinet and the color blue? If so, you can zap under eye bagginess, puffiness, and dark circles in a flash! These and more hacks inside.

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5 Worst Fireworks Injuries and First Aid for Them

The Fourth of July is a time to enjoy being around family, friends, and of course, fireworks. The last thing you want is to start an annual Independence Day ambulance ride! Avoid the most common fireworks injuries this year, by learning your lessons from the mistakes others have already made. Warning: some images, graphic.

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Mind Your Business, People Have Lots of Conditions Requiring a Disabled Parking Permit

There are many reasons people seek disabled parking permits, and even more reasons why they might be eligible to receive one. Have you ever caught yourself wondering why someone is parking in a handicap parking space? Or judged them for appearing completely able-bodied? These 10 common invisible medical conditions are a reminder that there is often more than meets the eye.

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