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Diagnosing multiple sclerosis is a challenge for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact there are no definitive tests for the disease. It also doesn’t help that experts have not yet identified its exact cause(s), although they are entertaining and researching a number of possibilities.
Misdiagnosing multiple sclerosis is a significant problem, and one that many people can appreciate, including those with the disease or those who are living with the uncertainty of what they really have. In a series of upcoming articles, I will explore some of the challenges associated with getting an accurate diagnosis of the disease and differentiating it from others (“cousins”) with similar symptoms and signs.
Several years ago, a few studies reported promising results using low dose naltrexone for multiple sclerosis. Yet since that time, follow-up or new studies are virtually nonexistent, even though there have been some promising results and positive anecdotal reports from patients. What happened?
Anyone can experience belly bloating, but for people diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulceration colitis the condition can be especially painful and even worrisome. Understanding how to manage bloating if you have IBD and when it is important to see your doctor can help lower your chances of complications and definitely make you more comfortable.
Understanding why exactly an Ebola patient was released from a hospital emergency room is pretty easy. We can blame it all on EHR systems, right?
There was a survey that was taken of all of the groups that assisted consumers during the first health insurance open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act or ACA. The only group that was left out were health insurance agents and brokers. The results of the survey were presented on C-span on August 5th 2014, under the title “Health Insurance Navigators and Brokers”. I found the discussion to be both enlightening and disappointing.
Major depression is characterized by mood symptoms, disturbances in sleep, appetite, energy, psychomotor function and suicidality. Cognitive disturbances like problems with learning and episodic memory while an integral part of major depression have been relatively neglected until recently primarily because the available treatments have shown little efficacy in improving these symptoms. Only 35% of patients with MDD achieved remission on monotherapy with citalopram in the STAR-D trial and even after four levels of treatment almost 40% of patients had not achieved remission. Moreover the rates of relapse and recurrence were extremely high over a one year follow up period even in those who achieved remission.
Whether you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have been dealing with the disease for many years, it is vital to have the proper knowledge of what type 2 diabetes is, how it is best treated and your role in managing your disease.
Dr. Richard A. Stein, a research scientist and adjunct Biology professor explains in an EmaxHealth interview why recently discovered Ebola virus mutations can help us understand the deadly disease. He emphasizes the need for preparedness and rapid containment of Ebola virus in areas of outbreaks. The genome of Ebola has been changing in ways that can even make it undetectable with diagnostic testing.
Probiotics could have a positive role for people with multiple sclerosis. One probiotic in particular was explored in a small study to find out if could help with newly diagnosed MS.
Why watching the food, exercising and cleaning the mind is so important when traveling abroad. Jayne McAllister, of Jayne McAllister Travel Wellness shares 7 tips for travel wellness. Cher Murphy reports.
While treatment is in process, shaving is an issue for people with Acne. Yet, it's the shaving cream, not razors that are key to avoiding nicks, cuts, red bumps and razor burn. Here are five shaving tips for acne sufferers and sensitive shavers. Michelle Tomao reports.
What happens to you when you give up Facebook and internet and live a normal life. How does one survive for an entire year? Here is one man's story, which was sent to EmaxHealth from Outside Magazine's Jacob Streiter.
Some evidence exists of a relationship between aspartame and multiple sclerosis. What do we know about the link between this common artificial sweetener and MS?
Having a structured day – of course allowing for surprises, because every day is full of surprises – is the best way to keep disorganization in check when you are managing life with Attention Deficit Disorder.
A study comparing the diets and resulting health of 1475 people, has concluded that, on average, vegans were not only healthier than the omnivores, but that the plant-based diet came out healthiest of all the diet types.
The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.
Several studies have found a connection between depression and celiac disease, but a clear cause and effect relationship has not been established. Some people who have this disorder also experience the symptoms of depression, and research indicates it is worse in untreated celiac cases. However, a wide range of experiences have been recorded that indicate treating celiac disease does not automatically eliminate depression.
David Rakel, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine; Director, University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has some advice for treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Based on study reviews, prebiotics and probiotics both keep the gut healthy. But combining the two can help IBS as well as chronic constipation. Here's how to get started.
We all have those days. Five miles on the training schedule, but absolutely no motivation to lace up and get out there. Maybe you have had a difficult day; maybe you are tired from a hard workout from this weekend. Or maybe, your brain isn’t functioning like it should.
Although regular moderate exercise boosts your immunity, making you less susceptible to colds and flu, an intense workout actually can temporarily compromise the system. As part of your post-workout recovery plan, you may want to consider ginger.
I am asked quite a bit about why I run. Often the question is accompanied by a comment about how running is bad for you and that I should take up another activity. Perhaps if I explain why it is so important to me, maybe you will find that running is a great activity for just about anyone.
It is estimated that up to 50 million Americans attempt to lose weight each year. The best and most effective way to lose excess pounds is to modify eating habits and lifestyle behaviors. But, few have the patience for this, frequently leading them to incorporate weight loss aids - dietary supplements, over-the-counter medications - to assist their weight loss efforts. But do these natural weight loss aids work?
How can you stop diarrhea associated with Crohn's disease other than with prescription medication that can lead to constipation? Here are some natural Crohn's diarrhea treatments that might help, one of which is downright yummy.
Athlete's foot is an annoying problem which often recurs and so natural remedies are desirable for this condition. A natural approach to the prevention and treatment of Athlete's foot is often more pleasant for people while avoiding the possible side effects from drugs.