Various health issues can be challenging to cope with, especially if you can’t figure out why they are happening. This can be frustrating at best and terrifying at worse. Learning all you can about your health and how to maintain it can be one of the most important things you’ll ever do for yourself. Do always consult your doctor if you are experiencing concerning symptoms that don’t resolve promptly. Here are just a few common health issues and their potential causes.
Wrist and Lower Arm Pain
Do you have a nagging pain in your lower arms and wrists? This is a particularly common problem for women who use their hands a lot for their jobs. If you type for your job or in your spare time, it could be the repetition of the motion required for typing. This type of injury is known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and is now the most common reason for personal injury claims in the US.
Essentially, it is caused by typing for long periods without breaks and with the wrong posture. This can be avoided by making sure you are keeping good posture and paying attention to how your body feels while working. For instance, you might want to consider using a sit/stand desk. As the name suggests, this means that you will be able to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the day. Do also try using wrist braces that keep them aligned properly. RSI injuries can resolve on their own if the affected muscles, tendons, and nerves are allowed ample time to rest and recover. However, in some cases, more complex physical therapy, medication, or surgery is needed.
Are you suffering from frequent painful headaches? If so, know that there are many different types of headaches that each has its own set of symptoms. It’s important to track headaches and write down the details about how they feel. Tracking the time of day, what you ate, how you slept, and what you were doing is also important to pinpoint their cause. Discuss your findings with your doctor to get more information about what you could be experiencing.
It’s possible that you could be having simple tension headaches caused by stress. These feel as though there is an elastic band around your head, squeezing it like a vice. Migraine headaches can come on without warning or be preempted by other symptoms like light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, feeling of overwhelm, and fatigue. And that is just a tip of the iceberg list…migraine can come with so many symptoms that I couldn’t possibly list them here. Know your body well and talk to your doctor about anything that concerns you.
As far as what can cause frequent headaches or migraine, it could be any number of things or a combination of several. Here are just a few suggestions: stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, electromagnetic fields, alcohol, nicotine, dehydration, poor sleep, etc. Though most headaches resolve on their own, some can be more serious, requiring medication or other treatments. EMF protection necklaces or other simple devices that attach to your phone can help with the impact EMF energy can have on your body, especially the brain. This could minimize headaches.
If you feel exhausted much of the time without any apparent reason, I highly recommend trying to figure out the cause. Like headaches, fatigue can have any number of causes. Some people believe that it is another symptom of being sensitive to EMF radiation. However, don’t jump to any conclusions before you do a good investigation.
Sleep disturbances are among some of the most common culprits. For example, a condition known as sleep apnea may be robbing you of precious sleep. Do know that this condition is diagnosed by a sleep specialist after a sleep study is done. Other causes include the following: overwork, poor diet, vitamin deficiency, underlying illness or infection, stress, pregnancy, and hormone imbalance. If fatigue is severe, gets worse, or doesn’t resolve, contact your doctor to help you find the cause and get relief. Do note that if you suffer from illnesses like heart disease, auto-immune, mental health issues, or diabetes, fatigue can be common.
Remember that these symptoms can be acute reactions to something simple like food, allergies, and stress. Do, however, pay attention to anything that doesn’t seem right or is unusual for you. The best thing you can do is treat yourself with kindness and always attempt to minimize stress as much as possible.
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