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 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”