Stress and backaches
Can stress cause backaches?
Stress can make you more likely to get a backache. Also, reducing stress can help you recover more quickly from a back injury. But, be careful not to blame back pain on stress, because you may be overlooking a serious cause.
It is important to see a doctor right away if:
Your back pain extends to the buttocks, arms, or legs
You have weakness or numbness in your arms or legs
You have any loss of bladder or bowel control
The pain wakes you up from sleep
Imagine holding your arm straight out, grasping a rope. In the beginning, it is easy but the longer you keep your arm held high and your hand gripping the rope, the harder it becomes. Your arm will begin to get tired, your fingers will want to let go. As you continue to hold on, you become more and more uncomfortable. Sooner or later the physical act of holding the rope will be too much to bear. It will take a toll on your muscles and you will need to let go.
So it goes with stress . Situations that cause temporary stress can be painful but bearable. But as you live with chronic stress, it begins to take its toll on your body. You can’t sleep or maybe you sleep too much, your digestive system doesn’t work the way it used to, you deal with headaches on a daily basis, you sometimes want to just give up or cry for no reason. All of this is easily noticeable but chronic stress also impacts you in ways you can’t see; when you are stressed your heart works hard...
Every time I shave my legs, I get itchy, red bumps. How can I get rid of them and how can I prevent them?
In order to take care of shaving-related irritations, it's important to know the underlying cause of inflamed bumps. Razor burn, which results from improper shaving techniques, can create a rash-like appearance that usually fades on its own after a few days. On the other hand, it's possible that those razor bumps are the result of ingrown hairs, which are also referred to as pseudofolliculitis barbae.
When shaving, make sure you use a gentle hand. If your problem is simply razor burn, you need to make a few adjustments to your shaving routine in order to reduce irritation and inflammation. To start, soften the hair by soaking your legs for several minutes in warm water. Invest in a moisturizing shave gel-soap doesn't cut it-and lather the shaving area completely. Let the lather sit on the hair for a minute before proceeding.
Instead of trying to hold on to dis...
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