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What is Cortisol And What Are Its Effects on the Body?

What is Cortisol?Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone that is secreted by the adrenal gland. There are two types of Cortisol plays a key role in what is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis). Your stress response system is sometimes more commonly referred to as your “fight or flight” response and more recently as the […]

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What is Endorphin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Most people associate endorphins with runners. There is some truth to that, but this neurological chemical is a lot more intricate than that. Understanding the intricacies behind endorphins may help you control it and use it in a productive way. Quick Navigation What is Endorphin?How are Endorphins Made?How Do Endorphins Work?How Do Endorphins Affect Our […]

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What is Serotonin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Hormones and neurotransmitters are fascinating chemicals that govern a wide variety of bodily functions. As long as they remain in balance, things go well, but too much or too little can cause many unpleasant symptoms and disrupt important biological processes. One of the more important neurotransmitters is serotonin. Quick Navigation What is Serotonin?Where Do You […]

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What is Oxytocin and How Does It Affect the Body?

Valentine’s Day always gets me thinking about oxytocin, commonly called the “love hormone.” Although it is strongly associated with women, childbirth and lactation, men also produce this important hormone. What’s fascinating about oxytocin is how many physiological functions, behaviors and emotions are affected by this one hormone in both men and women. Endocrinologists and social […]

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What is Dopamine and How Does It Affect the Brain?

What is Dopamine?Dopamine is one of many chemicals in the body, but as a Slate article notes, it’s implicated in some real biggies: sex, lust, love, addiction, gambling, heart health, breastfeeding, body movement and mental health. Dopamine’s widespread effects have to do with how it affects the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter and neurohormone – […]

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How to Get rid of Ringworms (Dermatophytosis)

Our world is fully surrounded by fungi, molds and yeasts, but luckily, only a few of them cause skin problems. They are called dermatophytes and they cause an annoying infection called ringworm or dermatophytosis.Ringworm is not a kind of worm; it is an infection of the skin caused by a fungus. This infection is a […]

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How to Get Rid of Shin Splints?

The term “shin splints” has become sort of a catch-all term for pain below the knee that often plagues athletes. As a runner myself, I have found this loose definition to be confusing and unhelpful. For this reason, I decided to put together this guide to everything you ever needed to know about shin splints.This […]

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How to Get Rid of Eye Floaters?

From time to time, you might have noticed small spots or shadows that briefly flit across your field of vision. They typically move in conjunction with your own eye movement, and they dart away when you try to look at them directly. These spots are known as eye floaters.When you experience eye floaters for the […]

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How to get rid of Gingivitis (Gum Disease)?

Your 32 adult teeth are held in place in that mouth of yours by your gums and bones, that is, if you are “normal.” About a third of us simply have “bad” DNA where we are just plain susceptible to gum disease. We do have our permanent teeth by age 13 or so, and there […]

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How to Get Rid of Eczema (Dermatitis)?

If you are suffering from the redness, itching and discomfort so characteristic of eczema, you share a condition that affects up to 20 percent of newborns and an estimated 3 percent of children, teens and adults nationwide. This totals more than 35 million folks who, like you, have varying degrees of eczema symptoms on any […]

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How to Get Rid of Bruises? [Fastest Solution]

Nearly everyone has gotten bruises at some point in their lives, but you may not know much about them. What causes a bruise? How can you prevent getting a bruise in the first place? If you do end up getting a bruise, can you make it go away? When should you see a doctor?Bruises appear […]

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How to Get Rid of Ingrown Toenail? (Solution)

While an ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, is a common condition, it isn’t exactly the sort of topic most people talk about in casual conversation. For this reason, a lot of people who are suffering with an ingrown toenail don’t even realize that is what is causing their pain.This often causes the symptoms to get worse, […]

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How to Get Rid of Nausea? (Solution)

Nausea is one of the worst feelings. It is also one of the most universally well known feelings. If you see one of your friends and you mention feeling nauseated, you won’t have to explain any further because your friend will already be nodding with a pained look on her face as she empathizes with […]

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How to Get Rid of Menstrual Cramps? ˙(Guide)

Menstrual cramps are one of the most common conditions affecting women. According to the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), a whopping 81 percent of women have reported having symptoms of Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual cramps.Everything about menstrual cramps and how to get rid of it?Unfortunately, it is precisely because menstrual cramps are so common that […]

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How to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating? (Guide)

Gas and abdominal bloating effect as many as 30% of people in this country on a regular basis. We’re not just talking about your body’s daily production of gas during digestion. We’re talking about a chronic condition that causes nearly constant discomfort and can even interfere with daily activities.Why I Just Had To Write This […]

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How to Stop a Runny Nose? (Guide)

Everyone has had to deal with a runny nose and a bit of extra mucus production at some time. Normally, I would just see a runny nose as a minor inconvenience that only lasts a little while, but the past few days have made me determined to get rid of my mucus as quickly as […]

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How to Soften Brown Sugar? [Guide]

Our country has recently been going through a health craze. Medical science has given us real evidence that the way that we take care of our bodies has a real impact on how we feel and how long we will live. I have joined this pursuit and am currently excited about trying to figure out […]

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How to Get a Thigh Gap? (Solution)

Fitness is a topic of discussion in just about every publication you will see. From magazines to talk shows, fitness has always been a trending topic. As a woman, I am constantly drawn to the latest fix to rid myself of unsightly cellulite and to acquire the elusive thigh gap.Cellulite is the bane of all […]

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Pregnancy Symptoms: When Do Pregnancy Symptoms Start

Are you getting some signs that could indicate your pregnancy? Many early symptoms might confirm that you are pregnant within a few weeks after conception. Although your midwife or ob-gyn will confirm your pregnancy during your first visit in the 8th week, you may actually show some early signs even by the time of 5-6 […]

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White Spots On Tonsils? White Spots in Throat

When you have a sore throat, the first thing that you will usually do is check your throat. If you have white spots on your throat, it means that you have more than just an irritated throat. There are a couple of things that could be causing the problem. If you have an idea of […]

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When to worry about abdominal pain?

Demystifying Abdominal PainThe abdomen is the most crucial organ in your body. While most people pay attention to the heart, the abdomen houses many basic organs that are essential to the normal functioning of the body. Furthermore, many health conditions are associated with organs located around the abdomen. Since the abdomen plays an important role […]

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11 Best Hangover Foods (Tested Methods)

After a night of heavy drinking, googling “How long do hangovers last?” and regretting not drinking more water may be your go-to activities. After all, there’s no real cure for a hangover once it’s set in, is there?Though time may be the only thing that will make you feel completely human again, there are actually […]

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