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5 Practical Gifts for a Friend with Fibromyalgia

If you have a friend who is coping with fibromyalgia, you may be looking for a way to give a gift but make it practical. This is also an opportunity to say, “I may not completely understand, but I’m really trying.” Here are 5 ideas. A Pill Organizer – This may not be an exciting [...]

2019-02-20T18:17:37+00:00June 25th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on 5 Practical Gifts for a Friend with Fibromyalgia

What We Learn About Meniere’s Disease from a TV Star

Meniere’s disease is a health condition that causes vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Despite being a rather rare health condition, several actors and singers have revealed they are battling this vestibular condition. One case that some are familiar with is that of Katie Leclerc, who played a deaf girl on the recently completed TV series [...]

2019-09-10T07:25:54+00:00April 26th, 2017|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on What We Learn About Meniere’s Disease from a TV Star

Are Mouth Bacteria Behind Migraine Food Triggers?

Migraine patients often hear doctors recommend the maintenance of a journal in order to determine personal triggers. Triggers vary from person to person. While food and drink are actually some of the less common triggers, most who do experience migraines after eating or drinking attribute the problem to nitrates. What Are Nitrates and How Do [...]

2019-09-04T09:58:38+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Headaches, Migraines / Headaches|Comments Off on Are Mouth Bacteria Behind Migraine Food Triggers?

Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need Exercise—Swimming May Be Key

When it comes to fibromyalgia, it can be tough to hear researchers saying you need to exercise more. After all, chronic pain is often the reason for not maintaining an exercise routine. However, pain can become a cycle as being sedentary due to the pain can actually make it worse. So where can pain conditions [...]

2019-08-27T07:52:57+00:00February 26th, 2017|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need Exercise—Swimming May Be Key

Your Discs and Back Pain: What’s Their Connection?

Back pain can be due to an issue in your discs. Most people are familiar with the discs in the spine, and most have heard of a bulging disc or a herniated disc.  But what does this really mean and how do the discs contribute to back pain?  The discs are located between each vertebra [...]

2019-08-13T07:31:29+00:00January 29th, 2017|Back Pain|Comments Off on Your Discs and Back Pain: What’s Their Connection?

Why Vertigo Becomes More Common After Whiplash

Vertigo is a common condition by any standards with nearly 10% experiencing it. However, after age 40, the odds of having a vertigo attack increase exponentially. Why? The reason has to do with the overall function of the vestibular system which controls balance and spatial orientation for the body. Vestibular malfunctions can lead to conditions [...]

2019-02-22T13:55:10+00:00December 25th, 2016|Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Comments Off on Why Vertigo Becomes More Common After Whiplash

A Natural Relief for Headaches Caused By Exertion

Headaches have different types, and doctors are unsure about the exact triggers for exertional headaches or head pain due to exercise. What they do know is that this kind of pain happens during or after continual or strenuous exercise. What Causes Exertional Headaches? The kinds of exercise that are particularly associated with exercise headaches include [...]

2019-07-30T12:33:45+00:00November 27th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on A Natural Relief for Headaches Caused By Exertion

Natural Ways to Care for the Pain of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain throughout the body and numerous other symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, mental confusion, and overall fatigue. As a result, many turn to prescription medications to reduce pain and swelling or to help with sleep. However, the trend is toward finding natural relief. Where are some turning, and what can provide real [...]

2019-02-22T14:23:26+00:00October 30th, 2016|Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Comments Off on Natural Ways to Care for the Pain of Fibromyalgia