After 19 years in the ring, AJ Styles has certainly earned his nickname: The Phenomenal One. The current WWE Champion took one hell of a road to get where he is today. Debuting in 1998 for various independent promotions, Styles has spent the better part of two decades throwing his body in and around the ring on multiple continents. He performed in Ted Turner's now-defunct WCW, took Florida's six-sided TNA Wrestling to new heights, showed up in bingo hall indie shows and main-evented sold-out events in Japan's 42,000-seat Tokyo Dome. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Nowadays, the 40-year-old North Carolina native finds himself on the industry's biggest stage next to the likes of John Cena and Brock Lesnar, holding the company's most prestigious title. If pro wrestling is a hybrid of sports and entertainment, AJ Styles is its Daniel Day-Lewis with bigger biceps; a bonafide veteran consistently being given the chance to prove he's still the best in the world. With WWE's most … [Read more...] about Fit at 40: How a WWE Champion Stays in Fighting Shape
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Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot, becomes compressed and damaged, causing inflammation. The condition, also known as TTS, is usually caused by continual overuse of the foot and ankle, such as occurs with strenuous or prolonged walking, running, standing, or exercising. But TTS can also occur suddenly after traumatic injury, or spontaneously, for no clear reason. A doctor should always assess and treat symptoms of TTS early. The first line of treatment for TTS is RICE, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, can also help make symptoms more manageable. For more severe or chronic cases, more aggressive treatment options exist, such as corrective devices, therapies, and in some cases, surgery. Common ways to manage and treat TTS include: Rest: The easiest and most immediate way to … [Read more...] about What to know about tarsal tunnel syndrome
Blood sugar levels are a primary concern for people with diabetes. High blood sugar, known as hyperglycemia, occurs when a person's blood sugar is over 180 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). High blood sugar levels can be dangerous if not promptly managed and lead to both short-term and long-term problems. In this article, we look at some different ways to help people lower their blood sugar levels. These steps include lifestyle changes, diet tips, and natural remedies. Keeping blood sugars at target levels helps people with diabetes avoid serious complications from the disease. High blood sugar can cause many ill effects, which can be sudden, such as acid buildup in the bloodstream, or occur gradually over time. Over time, keeping blood sugar at unhealthful levels can damage small and large blood vessels in several organs and systems, leading to serious consequences, such as: vision impairment and blindness foot ulcers, infections, and amputations kidney failure and dialysis heart … [Read more...] about How can you lower your blood sugar levels?
A salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It may be carried out for a variety of reasons, including treating cancer, endometriosis, or an ectopic pregnancy. In this article, we look at the reasons for a salpingo-oophorectomy, as well as how to prepare for the surgery and ensure a smooth recovery. A salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgical procedure, which involves removing a woman's ovaries and fallopian tubes. A woman can have a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, where both ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed, or a unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, where only one ovary and fallopian tube is removed. A salpingo-oophorectomy can be performed independently or as part of a total hysterectomy where the uterus is also removed. This procedure can be performed in a few different ways. Laparoscopically: A surgeon makes a small incision in the abdomen and inserts a laparoscope, which contains a small camera and light, into the pelvis. These … [Read more...] about Salpingo-oophorectomy: Preparation, side effects, and recovery
My husband and I are lying on top of the covers, glowing with the intensity of the moment, our bodies entwined in a state of bliss.Oh, wait—no, my mistake. That was some other decade. Today, John and I are postcoitally squinting at his watch as he holds his fingers over his wrist to measure his pulse. "Eighty-two," he says triumphantly. "Not bad at all." He then struggles to his feet (bad knees) and into his briefs. "And there's still enough blood flow," he adds, perhaps unnecessarily. (Fight diabetes and lower your cholesterol with the affordable, effective health hacks in The Doctors Book of Natural Healing Remedies!)John is very pleased, and I'm pleased for him, though I stop myself from saying what's really on my mind: Happy to be your medical diagnostic device! I don't want to spoil the moment. John is using sex with me as a barometer of his health. My husband has aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve opening, which means blood flow from his heart's left … [Read more...] about My Husband Wants Sex All The Time—Even Though He Has A Heart Condition That Could Make Doing It Deadly