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”

All About Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage. Symptoms In the early stages of this disease it’s considered ‘silent’ meaning there are little to no symptoms present. As the disease progresses, however, and the liver becomes damaged, there symptoms are present: Bleeding easily Bruising easily Fatigue PoorContinue reading “All About Hepatitis C”

All About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of different eye conditions that damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is one of the most vital parts of the eye for good vision. The damage is usually caused by extremely high pressure in the eye. Symptoms The two types of glaucoma are open-angle and acute angle-closure. In open-angle glaucomaContinue reading “All About Glaucoma”

All About Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a neuro disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia, often shortened to just fibro, amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and non-painful signals. Symptoms There are three primary symptoms of fibro and they are: Widespread pain: The pain associated with fibro often isContinue reading “All About Fibromyalgia”

All About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disease that causes unprovoked, seizures regularly. A seizure is defined a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain that causes uncontrollable shaking. There are two main types of seizures, general and focal. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain. EachContinue reading “All About Epilepsy”

All About Crohn’s

Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which often leads to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation that’s caused by Crohn’s can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people. This inflammation often spreads into the deeper layers of theContinue reading “All About Crohn’s”

All About CTE

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, better known as CTE, is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain damage. It usually occurs in athletes who are playing heavy contact sports. Symptomatic concussions and asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head are both equally a threat to someone as far asContinue reading “All About CTE”

All About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease that slowly but progressively destroys memory and thinking skills. It eventually takes away the ability to even carry out simple tasks. In most people, symptoms don’t appear until your mid-sixties. Symptoms The most dominant symptom of Alzheimer’s is memory loss. It’s also the first sign that indicates someone may haveContinue reading “All About Alzheimer’s”