Tag Archives: arthritis

Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis: What you need to know

Rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme disease are two conditions that can affect a person’s joints and nervous system. It is possible to have both conditions at once. The conditions have different underlying causes. Sometimes, a person can experience arthritis due to late-stage Lyme disease. If a person thinks that they have either condition, they should seek medical attention. A doctor can diagnose the cause of the symptoms and work with the individual to make a treatment plan. In […]

Read more

What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee

Psoriatic arthritis can develop in people who have psoriasis, and it affects many joints, including the knee. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to build up and form patches of itchy, dry skin called plaques. If a person with psoriasis develops psoriatic arthritis as well, it may cause one or more joints, such as the knee, to become stiff, inflamed, and painful. Psoriatic arthritis is a long-term inflammatory disease. Symptoms may get progressively worse […]

Read more

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of arthritis that commonly develops in people with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes a rapid buildup of skin cells. These cells form patches of itchy, often irritating skin that doctors call plaques. Changes in the nails are common symptoms of both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. However, psoriatic arthritis does not act the same way in everyone, and symptoms may vary between individuals. In this article, learn about how psoriatic […]

Read more

Episode 122: Brain Fog with Dr. Tim Gerstmar

What Is Brain Fog? Do you ever feel like your brain isn’t working quite right – that you can’t remember things, or think clearly, or focus and make decisions? That simple tasks feel challenging, and complex tasks feel impossible? This cluster of symptoms is often called Brain Fog, because that’s what it feels like – that there’s a fog bank surrounding your brain, making everything more difficult. It’s also common to feel physically clumsy on brain fog […]

Read more

Fibromyalgia: Many may receive wrong diagnosis

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects millions of people in the United States. However, the authors of a new study now warn that a significant number of people who have received a diagnosis may not, in reality, have this condition. A new study indicates that there may be many incorrect and missed diagnoses of fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia experience pain all over the body, as well as fatigue, headaches, and increased sensitivity to painful stimuli. Other […]

Read more

How stopping cell death may help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

Research in mice now shows that a specific cell death mechanism can lead to rheumatoid arthritis. Stopping this mechanism could help prevent this condition from developing, the authors argue. Researchers uncover a key cellular mechanism involved in RA that has potential therapeutic implications. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterized mainly by pain and stiffness in the joints due to inflammation in the joint lining. Some of the main risk factors for RA are age […]

Read more

Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #267

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”~ Ruth Reichl Welcome to the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable! If you’re not familiar with the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), check out my series of articles. In a nutshell, it’s an elimination diet, designed to help people with autoimmune disease identify food intolerances. When you’re on the protocol, it can be hard to find recipes, because so many food groups are excluded. This […]

Read more

Is my jaw broken or dislocated?

A broken jaw refers to a fracture of the jawbone or mandible, whereas a dislocated jaw is where the lower part of the jaw moves out of position. Both injuries have a variety of causes, including facial trauma. Stretching the jaw too much, such as when yawning or biting, can also cause dislocation. Both of these injuries can cause severe pain in the jaw and face and can also restrict the movement of the jaw. A broken […]

Read more

The best home remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is the term for a group of conditions that cause joint inflammation and pain. Although medical treatments can help, some home remedies and lifestyle changes may also reduce symptoms. In the United States, arthritis affects more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related diseases. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative disease that wears away the cushioning between the joints, causing pain, […]

Read more
1 2 3