The term arthritis is used to describe a variety of rheumatic diseases that result in inflammation of the joints. While stiffness, limited range of motion, and swelling all are common symptoms of arthritis, the hallmark feature of most arthritides is pain in the joints. In some people this pain can
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Study Finds Dementia Declined by 24 percent
As the population ages, the expectation is that dementia will increase. Dementia can take many forms, from the most commonly known Alzheimer’s disease, to the lesser known forms of vascular and Lewy body dementias. Regardless of type, the burden of dementia is formidable on
Historically, a man complaining of pelvic pain, urinary problems, and other hallmark signs of prostatitis would visit his doctor and receive repeated, prolonged courses of antibiotics. The thought was that a bacterial infection was the underlying culprit. We now know that such infections occur in only a small percentage of
Your spine is subjected to immense wear and tear over your lifetime. Fortunately, it comes with its own inbuilt shock absorption system—one that’s designed to counter the forces placed on it by the motion involved in day-to-day life, as well as physical exercise and (often improper) body mechanics. This shock
Inadequate diagnosis, treatment in men for osteoporosis.
Osteoporotic fractures affect one in five men over age 50, a risk up to 27 percent higher than developing prostate cancer, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). Osteoporosis is generally regarded as a “woman’s disease,” yet data show that one-third of all hip
Your alarm clock wakes you up for another day and as climb out of bed, you immediately notice a sharp pain and tightness in your lower back. You know that if you don’t get some relief now, you won’t be able to carry on with your plans for the day.
If you’re suffering from the syndrome known as chronic fatigue, treatment can vary—no surprise, considering that the condition itself is so mysterious. Before we get into management of chronic fatigue syndrome, consider the genesis of how we define it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bases its description of
Studies published in 2015 shed new light on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The condition, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), appears to be a biological disorder, not a psychological issue, as determined in multiple studies, including recent work by scientists at Columbia University and the Institute of Medicine.
The new findings
When I first started writing about health issues, I would casually mention how some people find their sleep disturbed by pain, but I didn’t really think much about it, or what the effects can be. Today I find myself in that category due to a lifelong problem that used to
Research shows that 50 percent of older adults who live independently and 75-85 percent of seniors in care facilities experience chronic pain.
Opioid Treatment. Treatment with opioids can reduce chronic pain. But, with opioid treatment over the long term comes the possibility of addiction or accidental overdose. In 2013, 55 million