Diseases & Conditions

signs and symptoms of lupus

Lupus: A Misunderstood Diagnosis

If you have been handed a diagnosis of lupus, chances are that you have lots of questions. Sadly, this disease is not a simple one with simple answers. Unfortunately, you can’t just take medication and make it all disappear. Since this disease doesn’t really have any clear-cut signs and symptoms […]

Anti-inflammatory Endo Smoothie

The Potent Endometriosis Smoothies

Lately, smoothies are in endless varieties and forms. However, to accurately ascertain what combination of ingredients produces best results remain an enigma. There is an assorted combination of nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables to superfoods and powders, just to mention a few. Nevertheless, what you intend to achieve with […]

Primary insomnia

Insomnia: When the Sandman Refuses to Come By

Insomnia is a very common sleep disorder characterized by being unable to fall asleep, unable to stay asleep, or a combination of both. Individuals with insomnia will either have extremely poor-quality sleep, or not even get enough at all. As a result, they don’t feel refreshed when they wake. This […]

define multiple sclerosis

What you need to know about multiple sclerosis

Usually, the body’s immune system is ready to defend your body against anything foreign that can cause illness. But if a person is dealing with multiple sclerosis, better known by the initials MS, then that same immune system will actually damage and destroy the protective insulation that surrounds the body’s […]

what causes joint pain

Why Joints Hurt

Having some discomfort here or there after being active for a long time might seem like such a minor inconvenience, but it turns out that this could be the sign of a bigger health problem that has a number of names and faces. There are a number of different ways […]

irritable bowel syndrome definition

The Truth About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, also called IBS, is a very common disorder affecting the large intestine. Common symptoms of IBS include: Cramping Bloating Diarrhea Abdominal pain Constipation Gas This is a chronic condition that there is no cure for- you will need to manage your symptoms over the long term. Even […]

overactive bladder symptoms

Overactive Bladder: When You Always Have to Go

Overactive bladder is a common condition characterized by bladder storage malfunctioning resulting in sudden urges to urinate. These urges are often very difficult to stop and the condition of overactive bladder could lead to incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine. If you have this condition, chances are that you […]

define sciatica

Get Rid of Your Sciatica Once and For All

Sciatica is the pain that radiates along your sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the one branching from your lower back, through your hips and butt and then down each of your legs. In most cases, the condition of sciatica will only affect one side of your body. Most often, […]

what causes knee pain

Know what causes your knee pain

you have chronic knee pain, then you know just how much this pain can affect everyday functioning, from getting up in the morning to playing with the kids, and even just walking to get the mail. For the millions of people who suffer from knee pain, it can be overwhelming […]

what does menopause mean to a woman

Making Meaning out of Menopause

Menopause can be a dirty word to some women, but it is something women have been dealing with since the beginning of time, and it doesn’t have to be a scary or painful experience. While there are many negative stereotypes surrounding it, what does menopause mean for a woman? Menopause […]

define osteoarthritis

Improving Quality of Life with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis Explained The term arthritis is a very general term that simply refers to inflammation in the joints. The term osteoarthritis, also referred to as wear and tear arthritis, is the most common form of this disorder. It can occur on nearly any joint in the body and involved a […]

define sleep apnea

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Apnea

This is a very common sleep disorder in which the individual has one- or multiple- pauses in their breathing, or even breathes shallowly when sleeping. These pauses in breathing can last anywhere from just a few seconds to a few minutes. They can occur thirty or more times within one […]

What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS: Getting Rest when Your Legs Want to Keep Moving

Restless Leg Syndrome, commonly referred to as RLS, is a neurological disorder that is known by the creeping, pulling, throbbing, or other quite unpleasant sensations in the legs. These sensations are often accompanied by an overwhelming, uncontrollable need to move them. In most cases, moving around can help to calm […]