Fibromyalgia: The Invisible Illness with Very Real Pain

Can you tell if someone has fibromyalgia by looking at them? Numerous genes have been identified in the last five years that may be responsible for the neurotransmitter imbalance found in individuals with Fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia causes widepsread pain and other pain-related symptoms.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Causes

Women make up 80-90 percent of fibromyalgia sufferers. Fibromyalgia is a condition categorized by widespread pain throughout the body. People with this condition often experience a variety of other symptoms, including fatigue, sleep disturbance, and even memory problems. Some also report difficulty swallowing, bowel or bladder abnormalities or numbness and tingling.

Approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. have Lupus.

Managing Lupus Symptoms with Holistic Medicine

Many lupus patients have found that holistic approaches for pain relief provide them with a level of comfort and aid in managing their symptoms. Managing the symptoms associated with lupus flare-ups is part of life for the more than 1.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from this chronic autoimmune disease, 90 percent of …

Elvis Presley: Head Trauma, Autoimmunity, and Agonizing Pain Part IV

Featuring Dr. Nick –  Elvis Presley is the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. His death is still controversial. Was it drug overdose, or a heart attack? In fact, Elvis’ medical history was complex and involved pain as well as traumatic brain injury, and probably an …

Elvis Presley: Head Trauma, Autoimmunity, and Agonizing Pain Part III

Featuring George Klein –  Elvis Presley is the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. His death is still controversial. Was it drug overdose, or a heart attack? In fact, Elvis’ medical history was complex and involved pain as well as traumatic brain injury, and probably …

Elvis Presley Death

Elvis Presley: Head Trauma, Autoimmunity, and Agonizing Pain Part II

Featuring Dr. Forest Tennant Elvis Presley is the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. His death is still controversial. Was it drug overdose, or a heart attack? In fact, Elvis’ medical history was complex and involved pain as well as traumatic brain injury, and probably an …

Elvis Presley: Head Trauma, Autoimmunity, and Agonizing Pain Part I

Featuring Dr. Forrest Tennant Elvis Presley is the “King of Rock and Roll” and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. His death is still controversial. Was it drug overdose, or a heart attack? In fact, Elvis’ medical history was complex and involved pain as well as traumatic brain injury, and probably …

Racism

The Pain of Racism, Part II

Racism is painful. It hurts our identity, suppresses our talents, and can lead to injury. In America, racial discrimination was the force behind slavery and segregation among the states. How about racial disparities in understanding and treating pain? Science tells us that we don’t respond to the pain of others equally. We’re joined once again …

The Mystery of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) attacks the nervous system and can cause painful, stinging, needle-like sensations along with numbness and weakness. The cause is unknown, but this type of neuropathy can be associated with HIV and Lupus. Ellen Schecter, an award-winning writer takes us through a time when she felt her life was shattered by …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects over 2 million people and is one of the most costly diseases to our nation’s health care system. Amye Leong, president and CEO of Healthy Motivation was just 18 years old when she was diagnosed with RA and became wheelchair bound within six years while now running her own consulting firm. …