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6 Signs That You Are Having a Panic Attack

When you feel panicky and like your body is being hijacked you might be having a panic attack. The intensity of the experience can be so disturbing that the duration of an attack like feels like an eternity. Everyone wants to feel as though they’re in control of their life, and this type of incident makes you feel the complete opposite. When one occurs, it can be at the most-inconvenient time and can actually put you in unsafe situations because you’re unaware, when it can strike. Ask ABC news journalist Dan Harris, who suffered a panic attack while delivering the news live in front of millions of T.V. watchers. If you haven’t suffered from one of these attacks, then be grateful. But according to the American Psychological Association (APA), one out of 75 people could experience one in their lifetime.

Here are the six signs of a panic attack:

1. An intense feeling of sudden danger, or impending doom.

Often, people can trace their first attack back to this kind of feeling and being aware they’re even vulnerable to having panic attacks to begin with. You feel as though your world is caving in on you, and there aren’t any present circumstances to explain why you’re having these feelings. There is an overwhelming sense of dread in the pit of your stomach that cannot be otherwise explained. It can be an elevated sense of nervousness that comes on without any warning.

2. Having difficulty breathing, or tightness within your throat.
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5 Signs of Low Testosterone Levels

If you are a man in your 40’s experiencing low testosterone, there may be telltale signs. Although testosterone production decreases with age, you many have levels that are too low and negatively affecting your life. You may or may not be embarrassed to discuss this with your doctor, or you may be attributing the signs to another possible condition. Exhibiting any of these signs could indicate decreased testosterone production, and it is a condition that you should speak to your medical professional about.

Often times, signs of low testosterone are indistinct, and might even go unnoticed. This is why low testosterone is often undiagnosed when you visit the doctor or nurse.

Read these 5 signs of low testosterone in men:

1. You may be having difficulty with erection.

Although there are many issues that can contribute to erectile dysfunction, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking, low testosterone levels may be the culprit. Testosterone not only stimulates sex drive, it helps in achieving the erection needed for sex. With low testosterone levels, you may find it difficult to get or keep an erection prior to sex, or you may experience spontaneous erections.

2. Low fluid levels.

In a man’s body, there are three parts that work together to produce semen: the prostate, the seminal vesicles, and the testicles. Although the amount of semen produced is not an exact science and will vary from man to man, and even in the same person, low testosterone levels could cause a reduction in male ejaculate. Because the seminal vesicles and the prostate need testosterone in order to function, low levels will lead to decreased secretion, causing you to experience low-volume ejaculate.

3. You are experiencing mood swings or changes.

We all get grumpy sometimes. You may be under stress, or it can be as simple as not having a good nights’ sleep. One “off” day doesn’t necessarily indicate a problem with low testosterone. However, if you find that you are constantly experiencing mood swings or changes, and it is having a negative effect on your life and those around you, low testosterone may be the problem. “Irritable male syndrome” is a symptom of andropause, a hormonal imbalance in men. It is the result of low testosterone levels and high cortisol levels. Continue reading

7 Signs That You’re Experiencing Burnout in Your Life

These days the average adult takes on many roles in their professional and personal lives. From long hours at work, juggling family life, finances and health have exposed so many to extreme levels of stress and anxiety.

Over time, chronic stress can cause a heavy toll on your mind and your body. If this pattern of life continues for a long period of time, the stress becomes so prevalent that your whole being collapses. In result, you completely burnout. It can be hard to pinpoint the signs of burnout making it even harder for some people to change what has caused it in the first place.

Read on to discover the 7 signs of burnout:

Exhaustion: Stress is a heavy weight on both your mind and your body. Burnout usually leads to exhaustion because of the heavy amount of stress you are tackling daily. This will leave you feeling tired even after a good night’s sleep and unable to keep your eyes open during your regular daily tasks.
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11 Early Signs Of Dementia

With a lot still not understood about dementia, there is one thing that experts can agree on, and that is dementia is starting to become a common problem among the elderly population. But, what makes matters worse is the fact that dementia can be a difficult disease to catch early on.

What is dementia? A simple definition is that it involves a decline or loss in memory functions in the brain.

With dementia being a difficult disease to recognize, there are a some key signs that you’ll want to watch out for.

Read below to discover 11 early signs of dementia:

1-Inability To Distinguish Sarcasm

People with dementia are found to have a harder time comprehending sarcasm. They also have a harder time knowing when a person is lying or not. They also no longer have the understanding between right and wrong.

2-Falls Become More Frequent

Falls among the elderly can occur quite often, but within the dementia population, falls can occur twice as often. This is because people with early dementia also have a disorder called progressive supranuclear palsy. Not only does this disorder create falls but, it also prevents the person from catching themselves as they are falling down. This early dementia symptom makes it a lot more dangerous for persons who may have dementia.

3-No Longer Abiding The Law

If you’ve noticed your loved one experiencing more run-ins with the law, then that may be an early sign of a problem. So if your loved one has been caught shoplifting several times, or expressed sexual inappropriateness, you may need to have them evaluated by a Neuro-specialist. Not only are these actions bad but, they can also land a person in hot water legally. It is known that people in their thirties can start to show early signs of dementia before anyone would start to notice.

4-Constantly Staring

When an elderly begins to stare more than usual, it is considered one of the many signs of dementia. Clinically it is referred to as a “reduced gaze” and inhibits the person’s eyes to move on their own. When a person tries to read, they actually skip lines. This makes it hard for the person to realize that it’s even happening.

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5-Eating Foreign Things

This sign may be a surprising one among the many signs of dementia. This is mainly caused because the person has lost their ability to remember what things are and where they go. A good example of this includes an elderly visiting a restaurant to eat and begins to eat the napkins that are on the table. This happens because they know they are going to eat but don’t realize they are eating nonfood items. Experts are still trying to explain this symptom but have still been unsuccessful.

6-Can’t Put Their Words Together

Although losing the right words to say is no longer an early dementia sign, losing their ability to know what to call things, knowing what things are, and what their use is for, is. The odd thing is that although they seem to be losing their knowledge, they remain competent in other important aspects of life.

7-Inability To Empathize

If your loved one used to be a sweet and loving person in the past then begins to give you insults or no longer realizes what they are saying, chances are, they are showing the early signs of dementia. This sign of dementia also includes the inability to decipher many social cues and because of this they no longer understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior while talking.

8-No Feeling Of Embarrassment

The elderly who are beginning to experience dementia often times are unable to sense how others are feeling. This usually means that they no longer understand what embarrassment is. This also means that they no longer understand when they themselves or others are in an embarrassing moment.

9-Behaviors Become Compulsive In Nature

An unexpected sign of dementia that occurs early on includes showing a compulsive behavior or the need to complete unimportant tasks. There are many people who have habits that seem odd to others but, what other people don’t realize is that this compulsive behavior is usually due to the fact that they don’t comprehend that they already have many of the same items that they are currently searching for.

10-Inability To Manage Money

Losing the ability to manage finances is considered one of the classic signs of dementia. This usually begins with difficulty with balancing their bank balance or paying their bills. As dementia progresses, their ability to make good decisions with their finances affects their entire life. This sign of dementia is usually ignored by people who don’t understand the disease.

11-Speaking Becomes Nonexistent

If your loved one used to “talk your ear off” and now just sits there and looks at you, this is not normal and is usually a good sign of dementia. Despite this new inability, many other abilities remain clear.

If any of these early signs of dementia are showing up for you or your loved one, it’s time to make a lifestyle change.