Is Fibromyalgia A Real Illness?

In recent years, the news media has talked more about fibromyalgia than ever before. However, some people including medical professionals still wonder whether fibromyalgia is a real illness. Mostly women suffer from this autoimmune disease. While it is not potentially fatal such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, fibromyalgia can drastically alter someone’s life and should [&hellip

What Is Lupus And Can It Be Cured?

Lupus is the commonly known term for a type of arthritis called systemic lupus erythematosus. African American and Asian females between the ages of 10 to 50 are at the highest risk of developing lupus, though this autoimmune disease can potentially impact anyone regardless of age, gender, or ethnic background. However, a woman with lupus [&hellip

What Is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis that most commonly occurs in men who drink a lot of alcohol. Any type of arthritis including gout causes painful and sometimes debilitating inflammation in a joint where two bones meet. Most people with gout experience pain in multiple joints due to the buildup of uric acid in the [&hellip

What Causes Arthritis?

There are more than 100 types of joint inflammation and pain or arthritis. In most cases, arthritis is caused by a broken bone, too much “wear and tear” on the joints through exercises such as dancing or health conditions such as obesity, bacteria, a virus, or an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks healthy [&hellip

How Serious Is Arthritis?

Arthritis has become a common medical term. However, some people do not realize there are 100 types of arthritis. Though elderly people hold the most risk for developing some type of arthritis, this inflammation of one or more joints can occur in younger people even children (forms of juvenile arthritis). Osteoarthritis is the most common form [&hellip

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