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What Is Psoriasis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

A chronic skin condition, psoriasis affects up to 2.2% of Americans. Still, many people know next to nothing about this debilitating illness. So, what is psoriasis, anyway? A disease in which the life cycle of skin cells is accelerated, psoriasis...

Types of Juvenile Arthritis and the Best Course of Treatment

Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in this country and can make enjoying the activities of adolescence challenging. This disease has many subcategories, including inflammatory, rheumatic, and autoimmune diseases that affect the joints of children before their 18th birthday. Luckily...

Bone and Joint Pain: Causes and Relief

Bones are rigid tissues that protect the organs in the body and form the skeleton. They have different shapes and sizes, and they are connected by joints, which allow bones to move. Joints include shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Many people...

What Is Spondyloarthritis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Spondyloarthritis is a group of diseases that cause arthritis. You also may hear it called spondyloarthropathy or, the abbreviated SpA. It is unique from other kinds of arthritis because it also causes inflammation in areas called entheses where your ligaments...

Kidney Failure: How it Happens and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Your kidneys are an important organ with a very important job; they filter waste products from your blood and help to control your blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in your body. When your kidneys are not...

Understanding Hypothyroidism Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Hypothyroidism is proof that size doesn’t matter. The small thyroid gland can cause big health problems when it isn’t working correctly. The thyroid gland affects every system in the body, and thyroid hormones are needed for the body to stay...

Autoimmune Diseases: When the Body Attacks Itself

Autoimmune diseases are relatively common in the United States. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association reports that 50 million Americans have some form of autoimmune disease. Of those 50 million Americans, 75% are women. Let’s answer some of the most...

6 Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Gout

A gout attack can hit suddenly, in the middle of the night. You may wonder: Why does my blanket suddenly feel as heavy as lead on my toe? Gout is a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid...

Types of Arthritis: Causes, Symptoms, Testing and Treatment

Arthritis is a condition in which joints in the body swell and become painful. The condition sometimes becomes debilitating. While arthritis often comes with age (as is the case with osteoarthritis), sometimes it can be caused by an autoimmune disorder...

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