The dictionary defines superficial as ‘’Existing or occurring at or on the surface‘ or ‘appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely’. The antonyms of superficial include genuine and authentic. So, if we apply the same concept to personality, superficial personality refers to someone who is not genuine or is inauthentic. In other words, a person with superficial personality traits lacks depth or is shallow.
Dysautonomia is a nervous system disorder that disrupts autonomic body processes. These are automatic functions like your blood pressure and heart rate. Having dysautonomia means these functions don’t work properly, causing disruptive symptoms. These symptoms are often manageable, but diagnosing and treating dysautonomia is sometimes difficult.
The estimated average proportion of life spent in good health declined to 83.6% in 2021, down from 85.8% in 1990, according to an analysis of the latest data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s Global Burden of Disease study, a research effort based at the University of Washington.
Nociceptors often referred to as your “pain receptors,” are free nerve endings located all over the body, including the skin, muscles, joints, bones, and internal organs. They play a pivotal role in how you feel and react to pain. The main purpose of a nociceptor is to respond to damage to the body by transmitting signals to the spinal cord and brain.
There’s vowing to exercise in the new year, there’s actually doing it, and then there’s actually doing it right. For most of us, simple strategies and behavior modifications can help optimize our gym efforts. We should also keep in mind a few golden rules, such as not overdoing it at meal time and remembering that just sticking to cardio isn’t enough.
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What if the best way to treat your chronic back pain is by retraining your brain?
That’s the premise of a novel approach to chronic pain. Many people feel pain even after a physical injury has healed or when doctors can’t find a physical cause. The approach, called “pain reprocessing therapy,” tries to train the brain not to send false pain signals. Some early results are promising.
In a study published last year in JAMA Psychiatry, 66% of a group of people who did the therapy for a month were pain-free or nearly pain-free up to a year later.