There are three types of peripheral neuropathy, and each affects different parts of the body and its functions. This article outlines each type, the symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
It's more than just the blues and it's more than your garden variety every day depression. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder and it is real.
Could I have Celiac Disease? "I don't have symptoms all the time, just sometimes." or "I can go days without being sick, then be sick for a month." Do these statements sound familiar? Let's talk!
Christy initially doctored for pain due to a foot injury. Julie had a stroke but still had unexplained pain, long after the stroke. Two different cases, same mystery diagnosis, different outcomes.
Sjögren’s Syndrome mimics many diseases, so getting a diagnosis is often difficult. Take my short quiz, see what your score is, and I'll tell you what your score means.
Today, when we go to a doctor, we want immediate answers and some doctors are quick to oblige. But are they being too quick to diagnose and medicate? This article examines the pros and cons
Ever get a sudden jolt of electricity at the back of your neck? Did it run down your arms or back? Usually it's a sign of MS, but docs are on the alert for this as a sign of other neuro diseases.
Updated 12/21/14 I've always wondered "What happens after we die?" Witnessing the act of dying in my line of work has changed the way I think of death. It used to be a scary thought, but not anymore.
You can have all the signs, be told to get your affairs in order, and it is all a mistake. Many people are misdiagnosed with a disease that mimics dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Learn about NPH
Step-by-step directions on how to construct an interactive story with multiple endings. Video examples and my own chapter flow chart included. Pick-a-path books are not just for children anymore!
Brief overview explaining Bipolar Disorder. List of and videos about famous people living with Bipolar Disorder. Interview with Patty Duke and links to success stories.
UPDATED 5/20/2015 Here's easy to understand info about Pre-Diabetes & your risk of becoming a Diabetic. Includes step by step video, a list of symptoms and risk factors with lots of resources & links
My experience with Menopause, HRT and other remedies. Take the Menopause Quiz and see how your symptoms measure up. Learn how to "stage" your Menopause according to your symptoms.
One in 4,000 babies is born with DiGeorge syndrome. Here are the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment. View videos of children who grow up to live normal lives.
Poem about a mother's loss of a new life, suddenly taken
You got a letter that your doctor is not taking your health plan anymore & you're being assigned to a new doctor, a stranger. Here's a solution to keep your doctor of choice & still have a good health plan. It works too!
Sometimes constipation is a side effect of a serious health issue or medication. But if you have common constipation that can be relieved without a doctor's visit, here is some interesting information
Did you have bloodwork done & have no idea what the tests results mean? What is normal range? Here is a Complete Metabolic Panel with detailed range results. Part 1 of 3
Part 3 of 3. What your blood test results mean and how to get better results.
Continued from Part One What Do Your Blood Test Results Mean. This article covers Potassium, Sodium, CO2, Chloride, BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen), Creatinine
Often when someone becomes chronically ill, it affects the whole family. Here are some strategies on how to deal with fatigue, being homebound, in bed , and how to network with others.
Here's how to find the right doctor for you, how to check out his credentials before your visit, and a list questions to take on your office visits.
Updated 9/11/2018 - Spam comments need to be moderated or they will bring down the rating of your hub. How do you handle Spammers?
Suggestions for a gluten free diet, and how I deal with Crohn's Disease, my surgeries, the medications I take and checklist for symptoms.
Do you have colon or thyroid problems? Selenium can help with that! Discover the wonders of Selenium, one of the cheapest antioxidants you can buy.
Do you have high or low blood pressure? Do you know your numbers? Here's what the numbers mean and explanation of the types of blood pressure
Updated 6/3/2014. Great photographs and story of the Costa Concordia Cruise ship wrecked near Tuscany Italy January 13, 2012. An interesting poll at end of hub.
Do you wonder what to ask your doc about your MS? Print my list of questions to take on your next appt. What famous people have Multiple Sclerosis? Answer interactive polls and leave your comments.
Fibromyalgia or FMS, is widely misdiagnosed and is not always treated with medication alone. Learn about "tender points", the signs & symptoms, treatments and what you can do for YOU! Lots of good information.
A poem about gossip that flows with cadence and almost foot tapping rhyme. Quirky yet, for some people, a poem that might hit home.
Writing and where do the ideas come from? What keeps you from the actual task of writing?
A story poem of a seemingly homeless lady and a young woman who cared enough to stop and listen.
Vitamin D, and D3 in your diet are essential. Here are dosages, product types, a latitude finder, blood tests to ask for before you start Vitamin D therapy, Toxicity levels, and What your doctor won't tell you.
If you get up a lot during the night to urinate, this is a method to totally empty your bladder that actually worked for me! No drugs or catheters; just a few extra minutes.