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Living with Chronic Disease

What doctors don’t tell you

When you are diagnosed with a Chronic Illness, doctors should tell you the symptoms, the side effects, how it can progressively get worse, what treatment is available and maybe they’ll even suggest what to eat, but what they don’t tell you while you’re sitting across from them is how hard the rest of your life suddenly becomes.

They don’t tell you all your favourite hobbies that required a lot of energy might as well be tossed to the side. They don’t tell you all your life goals and dreams get jumbled up and switched around and some even need to be put on the back burners until you’ve found a way to manage your symptoms.

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Massage for Period Pain

Rub that pain away

From the onset of puberty, the woman’s mistress cycle presents a series of challenges. She needs to maintain a dietary program that contains the nutrients to replace the losses sustained during her period. She also needs to maintain a fitness program so that her reproductive system has the freedom to function as it should.

We live in an age of decay and very few women are blessed with perfectly healthy bodies, although in the thrall of youth, it is very easy to feel indestructible and totally in command of life even when you are not.

Heavy, a regular and painful periods are symptomatic that not only reproductive health is an issue, it’s also a symptom of

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Arthritis Relief Solution

Surviving a life in pain

When it hurts to move, and you can’t sit another moment without grimacing pain, congratulations. You’ve joined the hundreds of millions who live with the pain of arthritis, of whom 70 million live in the United States.

Arthritis is a broad term for the 100+ joint disorders characterized by inflammation. Over time, this process can wear away at cartilage, the rubber-like substance that covers the ends of your bones at the joints to the point that there’s less of it to reduce the impact of your movement.

In some people, the cartilage is worn away completely so that the bones rub against each other. As well, it can stiffen and lose elasticity. This places greater

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Pompholyx

An unpleasant and painful skin condition

Pompholyx is a common type of eczema affecting the hands and sometimes feet. It is also known as Contact Dermatitis, Dyshidrosis, Dyshidrotic Eczema or Dyshidrotic Dermatitis and is a skin condition typically characterized by small blisters on the hands and/or feet.

It can be an acute, chronic, or recurrent problem that just won’t go away and for the sufferer, in addition to the unsightliness which causes distress in regards to social and work interactions, the incessant itching and/or burning sensation can make life miserable and debilitating.

Typical Symptoms

Initially tiny blisters form in the skin of the palms, fingers, instep or toes which may be mild with a few blisters and a little

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Migraines and Brain Oedema

More than a just a headache

Migraines have been associated with brain oedema. When the brain develops oedema it has decreased levels of oxygen and sugar, which the brain needs to function. Migraine triggers are simply any stimulus that activates the brain, further increasing a congested brain’s requirement for oxygen and sugar. To receive these nutrients, the brain must increase its blood circulation.

It does this by opening up, or dilating, the arteries to the brain and within the brain, slowly flushing out the congested brain tissue. This causes temporarily elevated blood/brain pressure and pain, which is the migraine. Once the brain is flushed, the arteries return to normal. This means that a migraine may be a natural and

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Guillain Barre Syndrome

Acute idiopathic polyneuritis

Guillain Barre Syndrome, is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves, those outside the brain and the spinal cord. It is characterised by the rapid onset of weakness and often paralysis the legs, arms, breathing muscles and face. Abnormal sensations often accompany the weakness.

Many patients require an intensive care unit during the early course of their illness, especially if support of breathing with a machine is required. Although most people recover, this can take months, and some may have long term disabilities of varying degrees. Less than 5 percent die. GBS can develop in any person at any age, regardless of gender or ethnic background.

How is GBS diagnosed?

Quite often the patient’s symptoms and physical

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Fibromyalgia

Chronic and widespread physical pain

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by abnormally high pain sensitivity at specified sites in the body with fatigue, poor sleep and other ailments including:

difficulty concentrating sensitivity to light, noise and cold irritable bowel immune system dysfunction which either leads to or results from viral infections associated with chronic fatigue syndrome

The name fibromyalgia was introduced by Muhammad Yunus MD and his colleagues in 1981 which literally means pain in the muscles and tissue. “Fibro” refers to the fascia or connective tissue, “my” to muscle, and “algia” to pain. As many as 2% of the general population may suffer from this condition. No ethnic group seems any more likely to have fibromyalgia; however women develop

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Chiropractic

Physical manipulation

Classified as a form of alternative medicine, chiropractic is a system of adjusting the vertebrae of the spinal column by hand for the relief of back pain and other skeletal problems. Often correcting the cause of dis-ease. The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other therapy procedures.

Chiropractic physicians consider man as an integrated being and give consideration to the physiological and biochemical aspects, including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.

Treatment consists of a wide range of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Your body’s own healing processes will then be able to get on

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