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 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 Cachexia

Cachexia is a “wasting” disorder that causes extreme weight loss and muscle atrophy and can include loss of body fat. This disorder affects people who are in the late stages of incurable diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, COPD, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. More Than Weight Loss The difference between cachexia and other types of weightContinue reading “All About Cachexia”