Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are mental conditions characterized by an inability to focus and impulsive behavior. People with ADHD also have pronounced hyperactivity that makes it difficult for the person to calm down. ADD and ADHD are often diagnosed in young children as personality differences and behavioral choices emerge [...]
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According to the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 18% of adult Americans or approximately 40 million people. Of these cases, 23 percent are considered “severe,” with recurring, debilitating symptoms like panic attacks or intense phobias that prevent normal functioning. Despite the prevalence of anxiety disorders, only around a third of sufferers seek proper care for [...]
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies affect up to 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. These numbers are only increasing worldwide. Not only are there more allergens in the atmosphere thanks to increased pollution and more intense pollen seasons, but people have become more sensitive to substances like smoke, dander [...]
Asthma is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the lung’s airway passages. Sufferers of asthma have periodic “attacks,” where these passages suddenly inflame and fill with mucus, causing severe shortness of breath. Spasms often accompany asthma attacks, causing muscles in the chest as well as smooth muscle tissue in the lungs to contract rapidly, [...]
Ear infections occur so commonly in children under the age of five that some pediatricians consider them almost inevitable. Otitis media, the medical name for ear infections, make up the second-most common cause for emergency room visits (after fever) in infants less than 12 months old. In children 1-17 years old, ear infections also constituted [...]
Approximately 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by digestive diseases and chronic conditions, according to the National Institutes of Health. These conditions were responsible for 21.7 million hospital visits in 2010 alone. The most common conditions include gastrointestinal reflux disease, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and peptic ulcers. Less serious conditions [...]
Headaches and migraines plague adults, especially people who work long hours or encounter daily stress. A combination of poor posture along with stressors and other factors like diet can all increase the chances of chronic headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care seeks to alleviate the pain and suffering of chronic headache and migraine sufferers through targeted [...]
Back pain is one of the most common health issues in the country, according to the U.S. government’s online resource MedlinePlus. Data suggests that 80 percent of people will have to deal with painful or long-lasting back pain in their life. Twenty-five percent of the population will encounter at least one day of back pain in [...]
Numbness and tingling conditions are conditions that can affect people of all ages. Most commonly, numbness or tingling results from underlying nerve compression conditions. Other times, blood flow is restricted to the affected area for a variety of medical reasons. Paresthesia — the pins and needles feeling we get when our foot falls asleep — [...]