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Causes of muscle twitches and how to relieve them

Experiencing a muscle twitch can be uncomfortable and irritating. But what causes a muscle twitch, and could it indicate an underlying health condition? A muscle twitch is an involuntary contraction of the fibers that make up a muscle.…

What to know about 24-hour cortisol urine tests

A cortisol urine test enables a doctor to measure the amount of cortisol present in a person's urine. Cortisol urine tests can help with the diagnosis of various medical conditions. A doctor will usually ask someone to collect all of their…

What causes a heavy feeling in the chest?

Feeling heaviness in the chest can result from various mental and physical health conditions. People often associate a heavy feeling in the chest with heart problems, but this discomfort can be a sign of anxiety or depression. A feeling of…

What to know about respiratory alkalosis

Breathing too fast can cause a person to go into respiratory alkalosis. This occurs when a person's pH level is higher than 7.45. A person may breathe too fast due to anxiety, overdosing on certain medications, or using a ventilator.…

What to know about panic attacks at night

A panic attack is a sudden, intense onset of distress or fear. These feelings heighten for around 10 minutes until starting to fade. Panic attacks can occur at any time of the day or night. People may experience a panic attack without…

How to stop yourself or someone else from cutting

Cutting is a form of self-harm that can become a habit. With the right support, many people who cut learn how to stop. Self-harm, including cutting, is not uncommon. Anyone of any age may be affected by self-harm, but it is more common…

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety

The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as "relaxing breath," involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. This breathing pattern aims to reduce anxiety or help people get to sleep.…

What causes excessive yawning?

Yawning is an automatic body response to tiredness or stress. Less commonly, excessive yawning can also be a sign of an underlying health condition. In this article, we look at the possible causes of excessive yawning and discuss when to…

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