Living With Ankylosing Spondylitis: 8 Ways to Boost Self-Esteem

As a chronic progressive condition, ankylosing spondylitis can erode your self-confidence. Find out how to live well, emotionally and physically. Living with a chronic condition like ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory form of arthritis that can cause pain, limit mobility, and lead to changes in appearance, can take a toll on your self-esteem and lower your […]

Three New Therapies Approved for Multiple Myeloma

The FDA recently approved three new drugs to treat multiple myeloma. One of the drugs is the first approved cancer therapy to target the CD38 protein (pictured).Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Emw, CC-BY-SA-3.0 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three new drugs for the treatment of multiple myeloma that has returned after prior therapy. On November 16, […]

4 Surprising Facts About Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a tricky condition. It can take many years to get a diagnosis because it is often missed or mistaken for other conditions. The symptoms are quite vague and some people have no symptoms at all! The Celiac Disease Foundation estimates that 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and therefore at-risk for long-term health […]

16 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis. RA disease is characterized by chronic joint inflammation (in the fingers, hands, knees, feet, for example). RA may also be called rheumatoid disease because at times rheumatoid arthritis causes systemic illness that impacts many organs of the body. What are early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and what areas of the body are […]

UNDERSTANDING TINNITUS: TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW

Tinnitus is Latin for “to tinkle or to ring like a bell.” It can come as a ringing, a hiss, a crackle, a buzz or even a whistle… but in whatever form you hear it, it’s actually a sign of hearing loss. Tinnitus can be a temporary or permanent condition, depending upon the cause. Whether […]

MEDICATIONS TO AVOID THAT WORSE PD (PARKINSON’S DISEASE)

Some medications can worsen movement symptoms of PD, including slowness, stiffness, tremor and dyskinesia. These drugs, listed below, are used to treat psychiatric problems such as hallucinations, confusion or gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea. The stress of your illness, hospital stay or new medicines can increase your risk of hallucinations while hospitalized. Common anti-hallucination medicines […]

15 Best Home Remedies for Heartburn (Acidity) during Pregnancy

Pregnancy may be a beautiful experience, but that does not mean it is not accompanied by a few inconveniences. Prime among them? Acidity. First things first, here is the why of it all. Your bloated uterus pushes up against your digestive system causing the acid in your stomach to push up to your throat. Every […]

8 Things Rheumatologists Want You to Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis

What Ankylosing Spondylitis Experts Wish You Knew When it comes to managing ankylosing spondylitis (AS), knowledge is power. This type of arthritis affects the spine, but the complications and symptoms can also affect your joints, heart, and eyes. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have lived with ankylosing AS for years, there’s always more to learn. […]

9 Early Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation of joints. RA tends to begin slowly with minor symptoms that come and go, usually on both sides of the body, which progresses over a period of weeks or months. Symptoms of this chronic condition vary from person to person and […]

Multiple myeloma – Diagnosis and treatment

Diagnosis In some cases, your doctor may detect multiple myeloma accidentally when you undergo a blood test for some other condition. In other cases, your doctor may suspect multiple myeloma based on your signs and symptoms. Tests and procedures used to diagnose multiple myeloma include:   Blood tests. Laboratory analysis of your blood may reveal the […]

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