A bad cold can often be mistaken for sinusitis (sinus disease). Many symptoms are the same, including headache or facial pain, runny nose and nasal congestion. Unlike a cold, sinus disease symptoms may be caused by bacterial infections.
In the ongoing search for better treatments, many are adding immunotherapy to their cancer-fighting arsenal. Please share this guide with your patients to help them understand more about this treatment option and how it is being used to wage the war against cancer.
What could be thought of as simple back pain could be signs of something worse, such as Ankylosing – Spondylitis. Men should take extra effort in consulting their medical provider as Ankylosing – Spondylitis affects more men than the woman population. The disease is also more common in Native Americans but can affect any race.
Being overweight or obese can have a serious impact on health. Carrying extra fat leads to serious health consequences such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders like osteoarthritis, and some cancers.
Alport Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive kidney disease and abnormalities of the ears and eyes. It most often affects males. Women can pass the gene for the disorder to their children, even if they have no symptoms.
For years, women with rheumatic disease have been discouraged and/or advised not to get pregnant. We now know that with careful medical and obstetric management most women can have a successful pregnancy. If your patient(s) with rheumatic disease are considering pregnancy here are a few guidelines of what women should know about pregnancy and rheumatic disease.
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is very similar to Crohn’s Disease. However, Crohn’s Disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, from an individual’s mouth down to the rectum; whereas UC only affects a specific portion of the GI area. It is important to understand both diseases as they are the two most common types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Repeated TBI Can Cause Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a Degenerative and Irreversible Brain Disease Severe head injuries cause swelling of the brain. Unlike other areas of the body that can expand with swelling, the protective nature of the skull prevents the brain from expanding,