Leg Pain and Numbness: What Might These Symptoms Mean?

By Grant Cooper, MD | Leg pain can range from a mild nuisance that comes and goes, to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to sleep, walk, or engage in simple everyday activities. Leg pain often starts as a problem in the lumbar spine, or low back. Watch: Sciatica Animated Video Leg pain and numbness can be…

7 Foods That Put You to Sleep Instantly

Do you have difficulties in falling asleep or waking up during the night? Getting enough sleep is crucial for being healthy. Some health issues such as obesity, high levels of stress, hypertension, cardiovascular ailments, type 2-diabetes, and so forth, may lead to serious sleep disorders More than 60% of the people in USA have sleeping…

Marijuana Edibles Could be the Answer for Fibromyalgia

Cannabis-derived products are the best available treatment for pain management in my opinion. I have worked with people and animals with chronic pain, and cannabis is the most effective treatment I have found. Nature provided us with a super drug, and it’s a shame more people can’t access it for pain relief. The potential medicinal…

Did You Know That You Can Detox Your Body Through Your Feet?

The Chinese reflexology system says that our feet have natural energy zones which are linked directly to important systems and organs in the body. This means that the body can be detoxified and cleaned of toxins through the feet and similar zones. Here are several ways in which you can detox your body through the…

Steer Clear of Steroid Injections if You Have Osteoarthritis of the Hip!

Posted on December 5, 2017 in Diseases & Conditions, Other with 8 Comments By Staff. If you have osteoarthritis and have received steroid injections in the hip, you have a significantly greater likelihood of bone death and collapse compared to control groups, says research presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Steroid injections in addition to anesthetics are…

‘Fibromyalgia and Us’ Comic Explains What Life Is Like for Patients and Their Families

One of the most frustrating aspects of fibromyalgia is how little it is understood by others — and how difficult it can be for patients to describe the challenges they’re dealing with. To help more people understand, the University of Dundee in Scotland is trying a new approach: creating a comic to tell the “story” of fibromyalgia. The comic,…

Health Beat: Fibromyalgia device

Melanie Falcon MIAMI – Pamula Floyd has been dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia for the past 15 years. “The first time it happened, I woke up, I could not move,” Floyd recalled. Dr. Erik Hiester said the condition affects up to six percent of the population, mostly women, and causes a myriad of symptoms. “Such…

Your Wife Has Fibromyalgia? Here are 25 Ways to Support Her

By Dr. Sarah Wilson  –   If your loved one has fibromyalgia, it is difficult to understand exactly what they were going through unless you’ve experienced it by yourself. They likely require much more time sleeping or resting than you and may not feel up to going out very often. Fibromyalgia can also inhibit a…

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

By Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. Brain fog is a classic part of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, presenting as: Horrible short-term memory, Difficulty with word finding and word substitution (e.g., substituting the word “fork” for “knife”), and Occasional disorientation — Approximately 30 percent of those with CFS or fibromyalgia have episodic disorientation lasting around 30-60 seconds….

Habits That Can Reveal You’re Living with High-Functioning Anxiety

By Dr. Sarah Wilson    Anxiety can affect different people in different ways at different times. For some people, anxiety can be so crippling that they can barely leave their house. But others have found ways to cope with it. Some have developed habits that allow them to be contributing members of society, even though…