Joint stiffness or pain in the joints can affect one or more
joints at the same time. Arthritis, muscle pain, and bursitis
is sometimes related to joint stiffness. Many types of
conditions and or injuries can cause joint pain. Sometimes
joint stiffness (pain) can last more than six weeks, can
fallow a blow to the joint, and can (usually) be worse in the
morning and improve as the day goes on.
Joint stiffness can be very bothersome because your joints
allow you all the marvels of motion. When a joint stiffens,
everyday things can become uncomfortable, and or become a
Allergies affect close to 20% of Americans. In 1906 the word
"allergy" was coined by the Viennese pediatrician. The world
"allergy" derives from the Greek words allos meaning "other
and ergon, meaning "work."
Allergy to cats is very common and can sometimes be very
severe. Made from cat glands in the skin, cat dander is the
main source of cat allergen. This allergen, called Fel D 1, is
airborne, and sticks to everything.
Nausea is known as an unpleasant feeling that you are going to
vomit. Vomiting is the forceful ejection of the stomach
contents through the mouth. When vomiting occurs muscles in
the abdominal wall contract vigorously to create the pressure
necessary for vomiting.
There are many of nausea causes, including bacterial
infection, travel sickness, and more, but most people
associate nausea with some food they have eaten.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a disorder most commonly
characterized by cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea,
and constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome can cause a ton of
distress and discomfort, but does not lead to serious disease
such as cancer, or harm the intestines.
Stress management, diet, and prescribed medications can
usually control the symptoms.
One in five Americans, or as many as 20% of the adult
population, experiences symptoms of IBS, which makes it the
most common disorder diagnosed by doctors.
Ulcerative colitis (UC)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a condition which affects the large
intestine, the rectum, and the colon. It is a chronic disease
which causes inflammation in these parts of the body. The
inflammation affects the inner lining of the colon, causing
small sores, or ulcers. Crohns disease, and Ulcerative
Colitis are together called Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Ischemic colitis causes part of your colon (large intestine)
to become inflamed and injured. Causes of this disease are
usually disruptions or declines in blood flow to the colon.
This can interfere with the colon's normal functions. This
impaired blood flow to the colon may either be brief or
When someone has Ischemic colitis, the person usually
experiences abdominal pain. The pain felt is usually on the
left side, but can occur anywhere in the abdomen. Loose stools
are often accompanied with dark red clots when one has
Syndrome CFIDS or CFS
Over 1 million Americans suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
(CFS). Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as myalgic
encephalomyelitis (ME) or post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS).
It is a disease which causes you to become so fatigued, or
tired, that you cannot perform normal daily tasks. The major
symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is chronic fatigue which
lasts more than six months. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be
difficult to diagnose.
The digestive system has an entire path that food and
nutrients undergo through the body. This path travels from the
mouth and esophagus, to the small and large intestines. Poor
digestion leaves the immune system and the body in the same
predicament that poor nutrition does: a lack of nutritional
factors which support immune functioning and the function of
the body. The reason for this is that a poor functioning
digestive system has lost some of its ability to turn what the
body consumes, into a form the body can use. Belching,
distension and abdominal sounds often occur in association
with abdominal or epigastric pain.
Acid Reflux Disease
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Acid Reflux disease is a condition in which gastric juices,
which contain acid, travel back from the stomach into the
esophagus. There are many symptoms that come with Acid Reflux
Disease, some of which being: regurgitation, heartburn,
difficulty in swallowing, chest pain, dental erosion,
hoarseness, and asthma. Acid reflux disease can last several
months, and in some cases, longer, if not treated. Usually
drug treatment is only needed for a short time, although it
may have to be repeated, if symptoms re-occur.
Immune Dysfunction Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune
inflammatory disease. This disease affects an estimated one to
two million people, affecting twice as many women as it does
men. Immune Dysfunction Syndrome usually associated with
tissue destruction or organ damage.
The main symptom of Immune Dysfunction Syndrome is
debilitating fatigue for at least six months or more, and
forces the patient to reduce activity. Other symptoms include
chronic sore throat, tender lymph nodes, impairment of
short-term memory, muscle and joint pain, weakness on one
side, headaches, low fevers, problems with concentration,
sleep disorders, depression and tingling in the legs or arms.