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

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

What Exactly Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55, but are often misunderstood by members of the general public. A cataract is not a “growth” but a clouding of the lens of the eye that hampers vision. While elderly people have a much greater risk of developing cataracts, younger people [&hellip

What Are The Risks of Corticosteroids for Asthma?

Corticosteroids sound similar to illegal steroids that some athletes use to “bulk up” faster. While corticosteroids are often called steroids by medical professionals, steroids for asthma and illegal steroids are not the same medication. However, using corticosteroids for asthma or any other medical condition has a number of potential risks that patients should consider. Asthma [&hellip

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