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.
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.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes liver inflammation, sometimes leading to serious liver damage.
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”
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”
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”
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.