You probably don’t know how important your liver is. For starters, it is a major player in your digestive health. Everything you consume passes through your liver. Therefore, it is important to take care of it, so it does its job. What Does A Healthy Liver Do? Your liver sits just below the lower part … Continue reading 9 Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Liver
A chemical burn can occur when a person comes in direct contact with a chemical or its fumes. Chemical burns can happen to anyone at any place - at home, at work, at school, when outdoors, or in an attack. Chemical burns will cause some skin damage, but most people recover fully without any serious … Continue reading Chemical burns: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Addisonian crisis is also known as an adrenal crisis or acute adrenal insufficiency. It is a rare and potentially fatal condition where the adrenal glands stop working properly and there is not enough cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that helps with a variety of bodily functions. These include maintaining blood sugar, managing … Continue reading Addisonian crisis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States according to the American College of Gastroenterology. It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and urgency. For most of us, coffee is the wake up beverage of choice. But coffee is also stimulant and stimulants affect … Continue reading Can People with IBS Drink Coffee?
There are nearly 40 million American adults living with severe or significant chronic pain, according to the National Institutes of Health. Chronic pain affects more people than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. Chronic pain is devastating and can be a challenge to treat. Pain also causes depression and depression leads to decreased function, poor … Continue reading The Link Between Chronic Pain and Depression
Summer Activities for Lupus Summer is officially here and for most people, summertime means outdoor fun. Just because you have lupus, doesn’t mean enjoying summer is out of the question. Why is Summer Hard for People with Lupus? Summertime is difficult for people with lupus because most are photosensitive, meaning they experience negative reactions from … Continue reading Fun Summer Month Activities with Lupus
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by uric acid buildup in the joints. Uric acid is created when the body breaks down substances called purines found in some foods and drinks, including liver, beans, and beer. Gout in the elbow is rare but usually seen in people who have lived with gout for many … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Elbow Gout