Rheumatoid arthritis can have a considerable impact on the patient’s quality of life due to the pain and disability it causes. It can negatively impact your work, home, and social life, because it restricts movements and mobility. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect multiple joints of the body simultaneously. The joints that are most commonly affected in […]
Many of us complain of joint stiffness and pain every few days well before we are in our 40’s. We blame our sedentary life and lack of exercise, adulterated foods and polluted air for this pain. But is there more to these joint pains? Similarly, for patients who have already been diagnosed with arthritis, is […]
Plenty of stories in the popular media link thyroid medicine levothyroxine (popular names include Synthroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl, Levo-T and Unithroid) to increased osteoporosis and hip fracture risk. Is there any truth in this? Should you be taking calcium supplements? What Is Hypothyroidism? Let’s get the basics out of the way first. Hypothyroidism is a hormonal […]
If you have been experiencing shortness of breath and frequent cough attacks lasting more than a few weeks, chances are that you might be suffering from either Asthma or COPD. Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are common respiratory disorders. Symptoms include: Tightness in the chest Prolonged, sudden bouts of coughing (with mucus) Wheezing […]
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder leading to the inflammation of the tiny butterfly-shaped thyroid gland situated in the throat. For reasons not yet clear to medical science, the body attacks it’s own thyroid gland, disrupting the production of thyroid hormone.
Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects 1 in 10 Americans and based on the symptoms, depression can vary from mild to severe.
Kidney stones, or renal calculi, are masses made of crystals and are extremely common and very painful. The most common symptoms of kidney stones include: Painful Urination Bloody Urine Lower Back Ache Repeated urge to urinate It’s important to note that kidney stones have a tendency to recur in patients. What Causes Kidney Stones? Kidney […]