8 Sneaky Signs Anxiety Is Taking Over Your Life

Considering that your life is a massive pile of stress (we feel you), it’s easy to shrug off perpetual angst as nothing more than run-of-the-mill worrying ― but downplaying your feelings might mean you end up ignoring clues that a more serious anxiety issue is at play. The earliest signs of an anxiety disorder are really easy to miss, mainly because there’s no big event that brings our attention to our reactions (think: being hyperorganized or skipping a party). We may not immediately notice that anxiety is running the show because…

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Liver disease symptoms: Seven signs of alcoholic liver damage | Health | Life & Style

Liver disease that’s been caused by excess alcohol intake has several stages of severity. There are three main stages – alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by drinking a large amount of alcohol, even for a few days, and the build-up of fats in the liver. Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by alcohol misuse over a longer period of time, and cirrhosis is where the liver has become significantly scarred. If the person doesn’t stop drinking at this stage, they have a less…

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I paid £5,000 for a gastric band and only lost a stone | Diets | Life & Style

GEMMA, 25, is an administrator who lives in Chester. AS ONE of my friends pulled out her phone to take a picture, I instinctively shrank away. I was on a fun night out and up until then had been having a great time. But as soon anyone whipped out a camera, I wanted to hide. I was just 18 but at the time I weighed 16st and I didn’t want anyone to see how big I’d become. Ever since I was five I’d always been a “big girl”. My parents…

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7 Weird Things That Could Be Triggering Migraines

No one wants to get a migraine, ever. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you probably cringe at the thought of having one but at least have some tools to combat them. But if you get sporadic migraines ― or just experienced one for the first time ― the crippling pain can come with a serious side of confusion about why exactly you got one in the first place. There’s still a lot that experts don’t understand about migraines, but there are a few things they do know. For starters,…

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Black Women Face More Trauma During Childbirth

Tai Harden-Moore was just over 20 weeks into her second pregnancy when she began having complications. At a routine visit, doctors discovered her cervix was actively dilating. She was admitted to the hospital, where she stayed on bedrest for more than two months, staving off labor for as long as possible.  In her 32nd week of pregnancy, Harden-Moore began feeling like her stomach was heavier somehow. She didn’t know what was wrong or how to describe it, but she knew she felt … off. “Every doctor and nurse I saw,…

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Weight loss supplements: The natural supplements that boost the metabolism and burn fat | Diets | Life & Style

Dieting and weight loss is on the minds of many Britons, with summer in swing and holidays around the corner. While eating a calorie-controlled diet and regularly exercising will speed up weight loss, it can be hard to stick to these plans and fit routines in to busy days. One way of effortlessly speeding up weight loss is by taking natural supplements. While many diet pills can seriously harm your health, these natural supplements provide nutrition and support for the body. Natural supplements can speed up the metabolism, assist in…

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LGBTQ People Share How Therapy Changed Their Lives

Negative experiences like stigma, bullying and discrimination are a daily reality for many LGTBQ people. Not to mention the constant barrage of negative news stories ― like extreme bias against transgender individuals ― that blatantly send the message that a person is “wrong” or “broken” just for being who they are or living authentically. As a result, queer individuals are three times more likely to live with a mental health disorder like major depression or anxiety, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   That’s where therapy can be a…

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Ditch pills to beat heart disease | Health | Life & Style

In an attack on the health establishment, the group of experts suggest rates of heart disease and diabetes could tumble. And it could save tens of millions of lives and the NHS billions of pounds. They say official nutritional advice must be ignored and GPs challenged about their tendency to blithely dish out pills such as statins. Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra and Professor Dame Sue Bailey made the call in a manifesto for change. It came after overweight former pilot Tony Royle saved his life by stopping his prescription…

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Weight loss apps: Top five apps to lose fat and save money | Diets | Life & Style

Every day news apps are released, with some designed to revolutionaries the lives of Britons. With so many programs promising fitness, inner peace, weight loss and a everything under the sun, it can be hard to know which ones are worth downloading, paying attention to and paying for. The app store is rife with these little tools to improve your life, but some are created better than others. Here are the top six apps that could change your life. Talking to the Express.co.uk, Gary Clement Boggis, PIWOP’s brand director said:…

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Mental Health Awareness Can’t Be Just For Rich People

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have sparked discussions about mental illness in America: How can we prevent further tragedies like these?  So far, proposed solutions include tackling the stigma surrounding depression and increasing gestures of social support. Such discussions are valuable, but they ignore the glaring problem of unequal access to mental health resources. Our efforts to create a culture that is more open to speaking candidly about suicide may have been inspired by the deaths of two fabulously rich people, but mental health awareness cannot ultimately…

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