Fighting Carbs to Fight Crohn’s

The diet you mention prohibits grain, lactose and sucrose. Its supporters say it treats the symptoms of Crohn’s, colitis and other conditions by reducing harmful bacteria in the gut. While this, and other diets, may work for Crohn’s disease, they have never been tested scientifically. Interestingly, about one-third of patients with active Crohn’s disease who […]

Cerebral Palsy: Other Medical Problems – Topic Overview

Cerebral Palsy: Other Medical Problems Guide Topic Overview Related Information Credits The specific effects of cerebral palsy (CP) on a person depend on its type and severity, the level of mental impairment, and whether other health problems are present or other complications develop. Other health problems Health problems that may occur along with CP include: […]

Doctors to Bipolar Patients: Take your Meds!

The biggest challenge professionals face in treating bipolar disorder is medical adherence, according to Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. At the Johns Hopkins 21st Annual Mood Disorders/Education Symposium, she discussed the problem of bipolar patients not taking […]

Olympian Turned Escort: Suzy Favor Hamilton on Her Bipolar Disorder

Manic highs and deep lows. That’s the common understanding of bipolar disorder. What’s less well known is that hypersexual behavior can be a symptom of the condition. Now, three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton, 47, has stepped into the public arena again to bring attention to both bipolar disorder and hypersexuality. In the process, she’s […]

FDA Approves BioDelivery’s Opioid Treatment For Chronic Pain

The United States Food and Drug Administration gives approval to BioDelivery Sciences’ Belbuca TM  (buprenorphine), an opioid treatment for chronic pain as announced by the company on Monday. In 2012, Endo International plc licensed the rights to manufacture and market the treatment of Belbuca TM. They are expected to pay a milestone payment and royalties […]

Fibromyalgia Symptoms & Causes

Symptoms of fibromyalgia include: Widespread pain. The pain associated with fibromyalgia often is described as a constant dull ache that has lasted for at least three months. To be considered widespread, the pain must occur on both sides of your body and above and below your waist. Fatigue. People with fibromyalgia often awaken tired, even […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment & Care

Treatment & Care Alzheimer’s treatment and Alzheimer’s care go hand in hand. There’s no cure — yet. But as you’ll see here, there’s a lot that can be done. Treatment Treatment Options Learn how medications, sensory therapy, alternative medicine, and more can help Alzheimer’s symptoms. Medications Get the details on medications used to treat Alzheimer’s. […]

Pet Allergy Management and Treatment

Cat Allergies If your nose runs and your eyes water or you start sneezing and wheezing after petting or playing with a cat, you likely have a cat allergy. A cat allergy can contribute to constant allergy symptoms, as exposure can occur at work, school, day care or in other indoor environments, even if a […]

Hashimoto’s encephalopathy

HistoryHistory The first case of HE was described by Brain et al. in 1966.[3] The patient was a 48-year-old man with hypothyroidism, multiple episodes of encephalopathy, stroke-like symptoms and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis confirmed by elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Definition A relapsing encephalopathy occurring in association with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, with high titers of anti-thyroid antibodies. Clinically, the condition […]

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common disorder characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, sleep disturbance, fatigue, and depression. The term fibromyalgia comes from the Latin word for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek terms for muscle (myo) and pain (algia). What are tender points? Tender points are pain points or localized areas of […]