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Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

You may know cardiomyopathy as a type of heart disease, but it’s actually more than that. Cardiomyopathy is really a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle. There are several kinds of cardiomyopathies, and each one has its own set of possible causes and outcomes.
One of the common characteristics of

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

What is fibromyalgia? Lisa Witkin, MD, a pain medicine specialist at Weill

Autoimmune Diseases Affect Many More Women Than Men

Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are conditions characterized by inflammatory responses from misdirected at-tacks by the immune system on the body’s organ systems. ADs affect roughly seven to 10 percent of the U.S. population—and women make up nearly 80 percent of patients with ADs.

ADs are the fifth leading cause of death among

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

Polyarthritis: What It Is and How to Live with It

If you have pain in four or more joints, you’ve likely experienced what’s called polyarthritis. It isn’t a specific condition per se; polyarthritis typically is underpinned by another form of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or gout. In some cases, polyarthritis can be traced back to an immune system

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Our ankles are complex structures composed of four bones, the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg), the calcaneus (heel bone), and the talus (a small bone between the tibia, fibula and calcaneus), along with multiple tendons and ligaments.

Cushioning between the bones in the ankle is provided by

When Your Symptoms May Be Signaling Thyroid Disease

About 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid condition, according to the American Thyroid Association. The most common thyroid diseases have been identified as autoimmune diseases—conditions in which your immune system attacks healthy tissue rather than attacking only foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria.

“Thyroid disease is more common

Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

Celiac Disease Symptoms: List of 281 Ailments

Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

Finding Help: Fibromyalgia Pain and Treatment

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia pain in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease; the first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

“Fibromyalgia is a generalized soft tissue pain syndrome characterized by widespread or

Don’t Let Inflammatory Bowel Disease Restrict Your Activities

Severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloody stools: These are just three of many manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Although these symptoms can be uncomfortable and disruptive, most people are able to keep their disease in check. In fact, chances are good that you know someone with IBD, but you don’t know

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