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Fibromyalgia: It’s Not Just All in Your Head

Once dismissed as an all in your head condition, research is finally shedding light on this disorder.WHAT IS IT? Fibromyalgia (pronounced fie-bro-my-AL-ja) is a chronic and complex disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as extreme fatigue and sleep...

Things NOT to Say to Someone with Chronic Pain

Just the right words can help ease someone's chronic pain.Of course you mean well. You see a friend or family member who's suffering from chronic pain and you want to offer advice and encouragement. Unfortunately, some of the most common comments people make have...

Peripheral Neuropathy Diet: Foods to Avoid

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Did you know that the pain and discomforts associated with peripheral neuropathy can be alleviated by making changes in your diet?Peripheral neuropathy is a condition caused by damage to your peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending information from your...

The Main Reason Why Canada Legalized Cannabis

Cannabis has been legalized in Canada, and there is a very good reason why. There is a whole industry based around these products, and you must remember that you can completely change how you feel when you are using CBD products every day. You...

What Is It Like Living With Fibromyalgia?

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Those living with fibromyalgia know firsthand the degree of physical, mental, and emotional pain that comes with this invisible illness. While you would not wish your struggle on the people around you, the lack of understanding may sometimes be the straw threatening to break...

The Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant-Based Diet

Every year, researchers are finding more and more benefits to following a plant-based diet. Some benefits of plant-based diets include lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol, preventing heart disease and high blood pressure, helping to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, and improved...

Ask the Experts: What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

With RSD, an injury heals but the pain rages on.WHAT IS IT? Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a.k.a. complex regional pain syndrome, is nerve pain that persists and even gets worse long after an injury has healed. RSD occurs mostly in the arms, legs, hands or...

Is Blurry Vision a Symptom or Cause of Diabetes?

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Thousands of people suffer from blurred or blurry vision, a problem that should not be neglected, especially when accompanied by headaches, nausea and general fatigue. Blurry vision is also an early sign of diabetes and other eye problems caused due to an increase in...

7 Foods That Improve Mental Health

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Trigger warning: discussing symptoms, experiences and alternative approaches to mental health matters may cause discomfort in some individuals.Mental health is undoubtedly a loaded term. For some, it can symbolize the heaviest burden in their life and for others, a subtle, or even subconscious, buzz...

Should You Have Surgery to End Migraine Pain?

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Are you dealing with migraines? Would you consider having surgery nerve decompression migraine surgery ? When the first triptan drugs came along about 20 years ago, migraine treatment took a big step forward. But as useful as they can be, triptans don't work for everyone or...

5 Myths and Facts Linked to Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy is a crucial way of treating pain that occurs due to injuries and underlying illnesses; however, most people fail to take its advantages because of the myths associated with it. Since people believe in what they hear from others, it ends-up preventing...

Fibromyalgia Associated With Premature Brain Aging

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Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes widespread muscle and joint pain and can be categorized as either a musculoskeletal disease or psychological disorder. The cause of the disease is still unknown, and many researchers have postulated many causes, ranging from genetics to environmental factors....

5 Tips to Ease Your PMS Symptoms

For most of us ladies, PMS is a monthly evil that rears its ugly head for about a week and wrecks just about everything in its path. Through its wide range of inconvenient symptoms such as bloating, nausea, cramps, breast sensitivity, lower back pain...

Understanding VVA- Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy

VVA By Margaret Jaworski Don't press pause on your sexual healthAging gracefully doesn't mean accepting discomfort or pain as an inevitability. For the most part, we seek and find relief for the aches, twinges and physical manifestations (anti-wrinkle cream, anyone?) that accompany a long life....

The Warfarin Diet

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 Warfarin, also known as Coumadin or Jantoven, is a drug prescribed for a range of conditions related to blood circulation. It is often called a “blood thinner” because it is a medication prescribed by a physician to treat blood clots and prevent new ones...

How Cycling Can Maximize Your Health

Outdoor and indoor cycling is healthy for you and the planet. Cycling can maximize health, reduces emissions and delivers an intense full-body workout that keeps you young. Celebrities like Patrick Dempsey and Madonna epitomize cycling enthusiasm, from cycling through London streets to completing pro...

What It’s Like to Suffer from Interstitial Cystitis

Sometimes we walk an even path. Sometimes we know we have a mountain ahead, and we prepare for our journey. And then, other times, the anticipated even path suddenly becomes the mountain we had not planned to climb. We’re just there, and we’re expected...

Fibromyalgia Acting Up? Don’t Blame the Weather

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It's not uncommon for people with fibromyalgia to say the weather aggravates their symptoms. Fibro typically brings significant pain, fatigue, and tenderness at specific points on the body, along with other problems, like "fibro fog," disturbed sleep, stiffness, headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome, according...

What are the Gabapentin (Neurontin) Side Effects?

Gabapentin(Neurontin) is a medication prescribed to treat seizures. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications to treat epilepsy in children age 12 or older or adults. This drug is also used to treat pain caused by shingles. It is also...

Can Sugar Cause Headaches?

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If you tend to stay up-to-date with the latest nutrition and health recommendations, you most likely know that most western countries have a major problem with sugar consumption. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar...

Ask the Experts: Painkiller Addictions and Warning Signs

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Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. explains the basics in painkiller addiction. Q: I'm very concerned about painkiller addiction and becoming addicted to my painkiller. What signs should I watch out for? A: You're not alone in being afraid of addiction; many patients share your fear. That often means they...

Can Dietary Changes Reduce Vertigo Attacks?

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If you’ve ever suffered from a vertigo attack, you know how awful it can be. After a simple change in the position of your head, you suddenly feel dizzy, and either feel like the ground is moving under you, or like you are about...

Raise Your Hand: The Effects Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

When finger numbness is bothering you, maybe it's time to see a doctor about the possibility of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition in which the median nerve that runs through the wrist is compressed, usually caused by repetitive use of...

Cycling To Help With Arthritis

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Doctors recommend cycling as an exercise treatment beneficial for patients with arthritis, and it may help with arthritis pain relief.Arthritis can hit anybody without warning regardless of age. It is very a very painful condition that often gets worse with time. In many cases arthritis...