October 22, 2018
What’s the difference between Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and fibromyalgia share many of the same symptoms and are often confused. Their commonalities include fatigue, pain, sleep disturbances, bladder, bowel and cognitive problems and most importantly, an impact on the ability to cope with daily life. Although the common symptoms can cause a mix-up for the diagnosis of either disease, they’re actually very different. Let’s get to know these conditions. What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition that involves chronic muscle pain and tenderness that affects the entire body. The exact cause for fibromyalgia hasn’t been found but researchers believe that the condition makes…Read More
June 11, 2018
What causes hiccups?
You're in the middle of telling your friends how your weekend was, when “hic!” your body jerks and your throat quickly contracts. Oh man! You have the hiccups again. Why does this happen, and how do you make it stop? Hiccups are involuntary contractions from your diaphragm, the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen. The diaphragm plays an important role in breathing. When you hiccup, your vocal cords are blocked after each contraction which causes you to make the “hic” sound. Hiccups are usually harmless, but in some cases, they may be linked to a serious condition. Why…Read More
October 27, 2017
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a mysterious disease that affects nerves in the spinal cord and brain, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation. It’s considered an autoimmune condition, which means something goes wrong with the immune system and it mistakenly attacks healthy body tissue. With MS, the myelin (which is the layer of protein that surrounds each nerve fibre in the brain and spinal cord) becomes damaged. What are the main symptoms of MS? Damage to the myelin disrupts the transfer of nerve signals in the brain and spinal cord, and this causes symptoms such as: muscle stiffness…Read More