Brynna Connor MD
The glow … the look of our sun-kissed cheeks … pretty, aren’t they? Then, suddenly, we hit our thirties, and the deleterious effects of our sun-worshipping start to show. Here are some pointers to keeping your skin safer in the Texas sun.
Allergies develop when the body responds with antibodies to a foreign invader. This response builds up over time. Every exposure mounts a stronger response. The body’s response causes tissue destruction, blood vessel dilation, histamine production, and this histamine is then released from the body. Histamine results in itchy, watery eyes, congestion, headache, and the Achoo! … on down the line, and some people develop eczema and/or even asthma or “reactive airway disease.”
Many people struggle with anxiety and how to manage stress in a healthy way. Unfortunately, mental health concerns have worsened for many people since COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions in peoples’ lives. While benzodiazepines work well for some people in certain situations, they are not a good fit for many— and for many reasons. In particular, benzodiazepines are only meant for short-term use and are not a good solution for people who need long-term help with anxiety.
Heart disease kills more people than from any other cause, but with technology and better choices, you can significantly lower your risk.
What are the right supplements to boost your immune system, especially with the rise of COVID-19? See my own “go to” supplements.
Losing a pet can be devastating, even affecting mental and physical health. Here are strategies to help work through the grieving process.
When should toddlers start taking vitamins? Read the suggestions of Dr. Connor and other medical professionals in this article.
Better management of sleep, hygiene, caffeine, media exposure and even social interactions can help you improve your immune system.
When is it safe to hug? Many children are itching to hug their grandparents and friends. Parents long to hug their friends and siblings. Hear Dr. Brynna Connor and other medical experts discuss the science of safe hugging.