8 Natural Ways to Relieve Ankylosing Spondylitis Pain

Managing ankylosing spondylitis means controlling symptoms like morning stiffness and back pain. Try these strategies for natural pain relief. One of the most frustrating things about ankylosing spondylitis is experiencing pain not from exertion but from doing nothing more than trying to get a good night’s sleep. Back pain — the most common symptom of ankylosing spondylitis […]

The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease (Parkinsonism) is marked by the presence of certain recognizable symptoms. These include uncontrollable shaking or tremor, lack of coordination, and speaking difficulties. However, symptoms vary and may worsen as the disease progresses. The main symptoms of Parkinson’s include: uncontrollable shaking and tremors slowed movement (bradykinesia) balance difficulties and eventual problems standing […]

14 Home Remedies for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Millions of people suffer from acid reflux and heartburn. The most frequently used treatment involves commercial medications, such as omeprazole. However, lifestyle modifications may be effective as well. Simply changing your dietary habits or the way you sleep may significantly reduce your symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux, improving your quality of life. What Is […]

10 Things You Need To Know About Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a treatable but incurable blood cancer that typically occurs in the bone marrow. It is a relatively uncommon cancer, affecting approximately 30,000 new people each year. 1 Difficult to diagnose until it is in the advanced stages, it is mainly treated with chemotherapy and stem cell therapies. But the survival rate is […]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Undergoes Surgery For Lung Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery Friday for early stage lung cancer, a Supreme Court spokesperson tells NPR. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York performed a lobectomy, removing one of the five lobes of the lung. On Friday afternoon, shortly after her surgery, she cast a decisive vote, refusing to allow the […]

The Brain: “Ringing in the Ears” Actually Goes Much Deeper Than That

In some of the world’s oldest medical texts­­—papyrus scrolls from ancient Egypt, clay tablets from Assyria—people complain about noise in their ears. Some of them call it a buzzing. Others describe it as whispering or even singing. Today we call such conditions tinnitus. In the distant past, doctors offered all sorts of strange cures for […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Food: 13 Myths and Facts

Myth: Avoid “Nightshade” Veggies There’s talk out there that tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and peppers can make your RA symptoms worse. Take this advice with a grain of salt. There’s no hard evidence that foods from the nightshade family are a problem. So don’t skip these brightly-colored veggies that are loaded with nutrients. Fact: Eat Fish […]

Treatment Options for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is characterized by a number of physical symptoms that can be well-controlled and managed. The treatment options for Parkinson’s disease include several different medications, surgical procedures and physical therapy. If you have Parkinson’s disease, you will most likely benefit from treatment for your tremors and other motor symptoms, and you may also need […]

5 Surprising Facts About Lupus That Many People Don’t Know

When I mention lupus to my patients, sometimes I get a confused look because it’s not a well-understood condition. People wonder why the body would attack itself, as is the case with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. Here are five surprising facts that many people don’t know about lupus: 1. Lupus affects nine times more women than men, and […]

10 Foods To Avoid When You Have Acid Reflux

What Causes Acid Reflux? Your stomach produces acid to help digest food. The food passes from your esophagus into your stomach, after which a flap (called the lower esophageal sphincter muscle) closes and separates the stomach from the esophagus. This flap is only meant to open while swallowing and belching. However, there are multiple ways […]

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