Fibromyalgia – Difficult to Diagnose, Difficult to Treat


There are a number of syndromes or medical conditions that cause distress, pain, or suffering to many people, but are either misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or under-diagnosed, with the result that the suffering is actually prolonged rather than treated. For example, anyone who knows someone who suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has heard the stories of them being told by doctors that...

Sugary Soft Drinks Worsen Osteoarthritis in Men


It’s tough to be a soft drink lover these days. You’ve got cities such as New York banning jumbo-sized servings of them, and scientific studies linking them with high blood pressure and stroke. Then of course there is their role in obesity, which is itself a factor in many other diseases such as diabetes. And now there is new research that indicates that if you’re a man who...

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments


Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) may sometimes be called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. While it is possible for children under the age of 16 to develop other types of arthritis, this is by far the most common. Finding an authority on the disease is important because it is possible for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to cause significant complications. Symptoms Children are not always able to...

Balancing Fat Intake to Treat Arthritis and Reduce Inflammation


The jury seems to be in on the benefits of adding polyunsaturated omega-3 oils to our diets, especially those high in the fatty acids EPA and DHA (as opposed to ALA fatty acids, which are not as easily converted to useful form by our bodies). The body of evidence supporting the benefits of taking fish oil capsules is greater than for any other vitamin or food supplement. But recent studies are...

What Is Osteoarthritis?


Osteoarthritis (OA), sometimes called “wear-and-tear” arthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common cause of joint pain in adults. More than 25 million people in the United States have already been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and as the population ages, increasing numbers are expected to suffer from the symptoms of this disease. It is very likely that anyone who...

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis


Arthritis is a disease that many people associated with getting older. However, while it is more common in people of ages 55 and older, arthritis can affect anyone of any age. There are over 200 types of arthritis, and it is one of the most common forms of physical disability. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is characterized by stiffness...

Best Foods to Eat With Gout


A gout attack, as any sufferer knows, is one of the most painful experiences that most of us are likely to encounter from a medical condition. Unfortunately if you encounter one gout attack then you are likely to experience another too unless you take steps to try and prevent it. This was supported in a recent study in which gout was shown to reoccur in over 70% of patients. Meanwhile in a survey...

How to Reduce Uric Acid Levels in Blood


Gout is a highly painful form of arthritis that is distinctly different from the other forms such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The difference comes mostly from the cause, with gout being caused uniquely by an over-abundance of uric acid in blood which then crystallises and attached itself to the joints where it can cause pain due to its hard and sharp form. Those who have gout tend...

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