Quiz: What Do Your Body Aches Mean?

Take this quiz to find out the reason behind your pain.

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Have you recently been experiencing body aches? Or do you get aches and pains all the time and can't understand why? Take this quiz by Dr. Yael Varnado to determine what your body is trying to tell you and what your pain really means.

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Yes, Chronic Pain Alters Your Personality

All that physical pain can make it difficult to be your best self. That's been confirmed by a study in the European Journal of Pain. Seems people with chronic pain, have very low levels of the personality-influencing neurotransmitter glutamate in their frontal cortex, triggering emotional dysregulation and increasing anxiety.

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