Tips for Preventing Migraines

If you experience migraines, you know one thing: you wish you didn’t! What are some tips for preventing migraine headaches? Dark Room When you feel a migraine coming on, that’s when it’s time to stop what you’re doing and take some key steps… First, get to a dark, quiet place so you’re not dealing with… Read more »

What Are the Five Stages of Parkinson’s Disease?

Have you ever known someone with Parkinson’s disease? If you or someone you know has this disease (or had it), then you know it involves uncontrollable shaking/tremors, lack of coordination and speaking difficulties. Sufferers might also experience slowed movement, balance troubles and/or stiffness in their limbs. What are the 5 stages of Parkinson’s disease? Stage… Read more »

Differences Women Should Know Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Women– especially older women– often have to deal with stiff and painful joints. A doctor may diagnose them with rheumatoid arthritis and/or osteoarthritis. What should you know about these two types of arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Differences   Rheumatoid arthritis can happen at any age and it’s an autoimmune disease where your body’s immune… Read more »

What Causes Migraines?

If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, you know that it feels like there’s a pulsing, throbbing sensation going on, usually on one side of your head. Migraine headaches can also include nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to both light and sound. They’re not fun! Most people with migraines cannot do daily activities– the pain in… Read more »

Things to Know About Osteoarthritis

Do you have joint pain or stiffness in a joint? Have you noticed a loss of flexibility or your range of motion seems to be reduced? When you press on the affected area with your fingers is there tenderness or discomfort?  You might be showing signs of osteoarthritis. When you’ve got joint damage, the result… Read more »

Do I have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting joints of the body. People with RA might have inflammation or pain in their hands, fingers and wrists or their knees, ankles, feet and/or toes.  Normally, a person’s cartilage acts as a “shock absorber” for the joints. However, RA messes with the cartilage and eventually people… Read more »

The Nightmare of Dealing With Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS, is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective sheath covering a person’s nerve fibers. This causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body via the central nervous system (spinal cord), and ultimately there’s deterioration or damage done to a person’s nerves. How… Read more »

Risk Factors for Arthritis

There’s a good chance that you or someone you know has arthritis. After all, about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. have it! Now here’s the question most people ask: “Can you control some risk factors to avoid getting arthritis?” The answer is yes and no. Controllable Arthritis Risk Factors What are some risk… Read more »

What Are the Causes of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia’s exact cause is unknown. Even with all the research that has been done, we still don’t know what causes it, but we do know it involves a number of factors. What might be some of the potential causes of fibromyalgia? Central Nervous Changes Perhaps a person has developed changes in the way their central… Read more »