All About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries can be caused by many different things, mainly different types of blows to the head. It can also come from some type of jolt such as getting shaken too hard. TBI’s are mostly closed head injuries however it can happen from a penetrative blow too. Symptoms TBI’s and concussions have similar symptoms.Continue reading “All About Traumatic Brain Injury”

All About Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is type of an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers, which are sores, inside the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis (UC) affects the lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms usually develop over time, rather than suddenly. Symptoms The symptoms of UC are similar to those of other digestive disorders. Diarrhea,Continue reading “All About Ulcerative Colitis”

All About Spinal Cord Disease

Spinal Cord Disease is any disease that causes deterioration and/or damage to the spinal cord, such as tumors, hematoma, and vertebral fractures, etc. The spinal cord has bundles of nerve endings that travel from the base of the neck to the lower back. Any of these four spinal cord areas could potentially be impacted byContinue reading “All About Spinal Cord Disease”

All About Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell is an inherited red blood cell disorder where there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. The gene is most prevalent amongst patients of African descent. It’s easily diagnosed with a simple blood test. Symptoms Periods of pain that can last a few hours to a few daysContinue reading “All About Sickle Cell”

All About PTSD

PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. We hear about this most when it comes to veterans and active soldiers but any traumatic experience can turn into PTSD including having many people close to you die violently, sexual assault, hearing gunshots on a regular basis and living in a home filled with chaos. It’s natural toContinue reading “All About PTSD”

All About HIV/AIDS

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It’s a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. If left untreated, it turns into AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Symptoms Many patients go undiagnosed of both HIV and AIDS for many years because theyContinue reading “All About HIV/AIDS”

All About Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder, meaning that the neurons gradually get worse over the years. The disease affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Symptoms The way that symptoms manifest and progress are different from person to person but there are usually symptoms that are more likely presentContinue reading “All About Parkinson’s”

All About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is not a disease or disorder on it’s own. It a symptom of other diseases, disorders or injuries. However, it seems to stick around long after the source literally for no apparent reason. For the pain to be considered chronic, it usually must last more than 6 months at any degree of severity.Continue reading “All About Chronic Pain”

All About MS

MS, or multiple sclerosis, is a potentially disabling disease that affects the central nervous system. Namely, the brain and spinal cord. With MS, the immune system attacks what’s called the myelin that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually this causes irreversible. Symptoms MS symptoms definitelyContinue reading “All About MS”

All About IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly called IBS, is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Symptoms The signs and symptoms of IBS vary but are usually present for a long time. The most common include: Abdominal pain, cramping or bloating that is related to passing a bowel movement Changes in appearance of bowel movement Changes in howContinue reading “All About IBS”