How to Battle Constipation
Everyone experiences constipation or irregular bowel movements on occasion, but when you are regularly straining to go to the bathroom, suffering from stomach pain, having small or hard stools, or feeling like everything is not coming out, it is time to seek help and relief. Bowel movements can vary significantly from person to person – from a couple times per week to several times per day – but once you reach the three-day mark, it is often cause for concern.
Ask Sofia: Do I drink too much?
“If you think that you drink too much, there is a good chance that you do,” said Dr. Donna Block. “Many women tend to underestimate how much they drink – that’s why we ask about it during your annual visit – and underestimate the effects that alcohol can have on the body and mind over time. While it’s ok to celebrate on occasion, if you are struggling to get up in the morning and function well during the day, it’s probably time to talk with someone about your alcohol consumption.”
Falling in Love Again Later in Life
It is never too late to fall in love. In fact, more Americans are waiting longer to get married – and more people are marrying later in life. Likewise, more than half of Americans over the age of 55 are remarried, according to Pew Research, while legalized same-sex marriage is giving more gay couples the opportunity to profess their love.
Ask Sofia: What are the Signs of Endometriosis?
The signs of endometriosis, where the uterine lining begins to grow outside the uterus, can include painful menstruation, low back pain, discomfort during intercourse, fatigue and gastrointestinal issues – all of which can be mistaken for other issues such as fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
How Stress Impacts Our Health
Stress is an inevitable part of life – and it isn’t all bad. In the short term, stress can be a positive thing. It can motivate you to take action, address an issue and make a change. For instance, the stress of a new job, a new house or a new baby can be challenging but still […]
Tips for Surviving a Divorce
Even when it’s the right decision at the right time, getting divorced is rarely easy. Emotions, finances and relationships can all feel strained, and, if you have kids, putting on a good face every day can be a real challenge. While there is no magic pill or answer for making divorce easy, you can survive – and thrive in the long run – by keeping a few key things in mind.