It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Message Board
This blog features content that is provided to the community by the Healthboards Editorial Staff. If there is a health topic you’d like us to research and post about, please let us know by posting in the Site Suggestions board!
Old

Do You Have Social Anxiety?

Posted 03-11-2014 at 05:33 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 04-15-2014 at 06:28 PM by ChristaIB

Name:  sad-woman1.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  42.2 KB
Does the thought of going to a party literally make you sick to your stomach? Do you find that you're not just awkward in social situations, but that you're actually terrified of meeting new people? If you have these feelings, you could have social anxiety.

Also called social phobia, social anxiety is a disorder that is characterized as being more than just a little shy or introverted. With social anxiety, you have a very specific and very real set of physical and...
ChristaIB's Avatar
IB Editorial Staff
Views 228 Comments 0 ChristaIB is offline
Old

Are You Overly Sensitive?

Posted 03-10-2014 at 04:15 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 04-16-2014 at 11:34 AM by ChristaIB

Name:  girl-crying1.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  40.9 KB
Do you cry easily? Do you find loud noises overwhelming? Do you take a long time to make decisions? Do you daydream a lot? Do you have difficulty multi-tasking? Have people described you as being high-strung, emotional or over-sensitive? If you have experienced any of the above, you could be a highly sensitive person.

What is a Highly Sensitive Person?

The term “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) was first introduced by clinical psychologist Elaine Aron,...
ChristaIB's Avatar
IB Editorial Staff
Views 260 Comments 0 ChristaIB is offline
Old

Tips to Improve Your Brain Health

Posted 03-06-2014 at 03:41 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 03-07-2014 at 08:44 AM by ChristaIB

Name:  spark-of-genius1.jpg
Views: 355
Size:  34.4 KB
Your brain function probably isn't your highest priority, with so many other things to think about. However, according to experts, it should be in your personal top 10. Why? Your brain is the command center of your entire body. If your brain starts to deteriorate, your body function will inevitably follow. Thousands of chemical reactions take place in your brain every second. It needs to stay sharp and clear so you can get on with your life.

Even though your brain...
ChristaIB's Avatar
IB Editorial Staff
Views 431 Comments 0 ChristaIB is offline
Old

Red Cross Month: Do You Know First Aid?

Posted 03-03-2014 at 04:39 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 03-04-2014 at 02:30 PM by ChristaIB

Name:  first-aid1.jpg
Views: 270
Size:  46.2 KB
March is American Red Cross Month. With the nonprofit celebrating over 130 years of saving lives, there’s no better time to ask yourself this very important question: Do you know first aid?

First aid is one of the most important skills that you will ever learn. When someone is sick or injured, professional medical help is not always available right away. Even after you dial 911, you may have to wait 10 minutes or more before the ambulance arrives.

...
ChristaIB's Avatar
IB Editorial Staff
Views 230 Comments 0 ChristaIB is offline
Old

6 Ways to Cope with Your Asthma

Posted 02-24-2014 at 03:28 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 02-24-2014 at 03:46 PM by ChristaIB

Name:  inhaler1.jpg
Views: 417
Size:  51.3 KB
Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inflammation, or swelling, and spasms in the bronchial tubes. When the bronchial tubes swell and spasm it causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.






The cause of the inflammation depends on the type of asthma:
  • Allergic asthma is caused by a reaction to common allergens like cigarette smoke, animal dander and pollen. Variants of allergic asthma include occupational
...
ChristaIB's Avatar
IB Editorial Staff
Views 389 Comments 0 ChristaIB is offline

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:11 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!