Diseases that fall under spondyloarthritis umbrella are ankylosing spondylitis , reactive arthritis (known previously as Reiter's syndrome) psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic spondylitis, and the arthritis or spondylitis associated with the inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease . Still other patients may develop undifferentiated spondyloarthritis. This means they have symptoms or signs of one of the illnesses above, but don't develop the full blown disease. The disease most frequently begins between ages 20 and 40, but may begin before age 10. It affects more males than females. Risk factors include a family history of ankylosing spondylitis and male gender. Symptoms of Spondyloarthris The disease starts with hip or low back pain that comes and goes and is worse at night, in the morning, or after inactivity. Back pain may begin in the sacroiliac joints (between the pelvis and the spine) and involve all or part of the spine. Pain may go aw...
I'm planning on going camping this summer and I don't want to come back with a million bug bites. How can I keep my skin safe from mosquitoes?
One or two mosquito bites can be chalked up as the toll we pay for warmer weather and outdoor vacations, but if you seem to attract every mosquito within a five-mile radius as soon as you step foot outside, dealing with summer bugs may not be so easy to dismiss.
At first glance, mosquito bites don't look like dire health or cosmetic threats. However, bug bites can leave you scratching away at your skin, leading to infection and scarring. Not to mention the awkwardness of being slathered in calamine lotion.
There are some theories as to why some people are more attractive to mosquitoes and other blood-sucking insects. Scientists haven't pinpointed any one reason why female mosquitoes bite, but we do know that they're attracted to a variety of factors, including temperature, movement, odors, and the level of carbon dioxide em...
It is rather common for patients to complain of suffering chronic fatigue along with all the pain of fibromyalgia, but it seems to me that too often perhaps doctor and patient neglect to discuss the pain of TMJD , which is also seen commonly in fibromyalgia patients. Perhaps this is because the patient and doctor think it is a dental problem, better left to a dentist. Unfortunately, many dentists think TMJD is at least in part a muscular problem, better left to the patient’s medical doctor.
The reality is that the many patients suffering from fibromyalgia unfairly end up facing the facial pain of TMJD alone.
TMJD can cause a patient to experience nausea, headache, dizziness, and difficulty chewing due to jaw pain. By some estimates, 90% of fibromyalgia patients experience facial and jaw pain; many of these same patients are thought to suffer from TMJD. You can see how it might be difficult to make a diagnosis.
TMJD affects the function...
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