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5 possible reasons you're always cold — even in the summer  Some people are always cold, no matter the circumstances.  As it turns out, there are a few reasons as to why someone might be cold all the time.  Stress, certain medical conditions, and your body composition could all potentially be the reason why you're always cold. If light layers are your go-to and you always have a blanket at the ready, chances are you're one of those people who are always cold regardless of the weather or the temperature of the room. But there are real

reasons as to why you might be constantly cold, from serious stress to conditions like anemia or hypothyroidism. One of the reasons some people are always cold is stress. In an interview with Women's Health, Dr. Michael Lynch, a clinical neuropsychologist, said an influx of stress can affect the hypothalamus, the r egion in your brain that makes hormones that help regulate your body temperature. Stress can trigger a fight or flight response, which pulls

blood away from the surface of your body and directs it to your organs. This leaves your hands and feet a bit colder than they would be

AARP also noted that anemia can sometimes be a symptom of diabetes. If you have diabetes, you might also be dealing with some circulation issues, which can also make you colder more often. otherwise. Hypothyroidism is another There are also a number of condition that can cause you to chronic conditions that can also be cold all the time. In an make you cold. interview with Health, Dr. Holly If you notice that you're tired Phillips, author of "The all the time and looking a little Exhaustion Breakthrough," said bit paler than usual, you could your thyroid hormone helps be dealing with anemia, which regulate your metabolism, and means you're not producing an since hypothyroidism causes adequate number of red blood you to not release quite enough, cells in order to properly you might not be able to warm oxygenate your body, WebMD up….Read More noted.

15 Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Stop Believing Alzheimer and dementia are two separate things 'You may hear people explaining that their loved one has both Alzheimer's and dementia, when in fact, Alzheimer's is under the 'umbrella' of dementia. They are not two separate things. There are over 100 different forms of dementia, each type comes with a variety of different symptoms.' —Phoebe James, the director of resident engagement at Wentworth Senior Living. This is the real difference between dementia and Alzheimer's. Alzheimer’s isn’t treatable 'One of the biggest myths about Alzheimer's and related

dementias is that they aren't treatable. The brain is like any other organ, and responds positively to lifestyle changes like diet, exercise, social engagement, and puzzles/challenges.' —Nick Bott, Psy.D. All people who have Alzheimer’s disease become violent and irritable 'While it is true that Alzheimer’s can cause personality changes and mood swings, not all of those changes include violent ones. As an inhome care company specializing in memory care, we tend to work with a lot of clients who are already pretty far along on

their journey with this disease. More than anything, we see clients who are simply frustrated with their own memory loss and confusion. Some of the best practices for helping a loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s personality changes is to remain calm and engage in good listening.' —Scott Knoll, owner of By Your Side Home Care, an elderly in-home caregiving agency specializing in Alzheimer’s services. These everyday habits will reduce your risk of Alzheimer's. Alzheimer’s is not an inherited disease

'This is wrong at two levels. First, some people do inherit single mutations that cause this disease, although those are rare; and second, others develop it due to many small inherited risks which work together with an unhealthy lifestyle to induce this disease.' —Hermona Soreq, a neuroscientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Edmund and Lily Sarfra Center for Brain Science.. There are supplements that can help prevent Alzheimer’s 'There have yet to be any studies proving the ability of vitamins, herbal products, or medications to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. ..Read More

Reducing sedentary time in early old age could lower heart disease risk New U.K. research has found engaging in exercise during early old age, a period when we may become more sedentary as we transition from work to retirement, could help reduce the risk of heart disease. The study, by researchers at the University of Bristol, looked at 1,622 participants aged 60 to 64 years, who were asked to wear heart rate and movement

sensors for five days. The sensors measured how much physical activity the participants did as well as the intensity, from light physical activity such as slow walking, stretching, golfing or gardening, to moderate-tovigorous activity such as brisk walking, bicycling, dancing,

tennis, or vacuuming. Participants also provided blood samples which the researchers analyzed for biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, including inflammatory markers C-reactive protein and interleukin 6 (IL-6); endothelial markers tissue-plasminogen activator (t-PA), the molecule E-

Selectin (a molecule that plays an important part in inflammation); and cholesterol markers leptin and adiponectin. The results showed that less sedentary time and more time spent doing low-intensity activity were associated with reduced levels of IL-6 and t-PA, regardless of how much time was spent doing higher-intensity activity….Read More

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