nociceptive pain

What is Nociceptive Pain?

Image: modup.net/ Flickr Anyone with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia knows how it can take over your life. It seems like sometimes everything you do is controlled by the level of pain you’re experiencing. But while we think... Read more →
varicose veins

Varicose Veins and Fibromyalgia

A lot of people find themselves suffering from varicose veins at some point in their lives. Statistics show that around 50% of the US population over the age of fifty has them. In most cases, the veins aren’t a serious problem. But as... Read more →
spider veins

Spider Veins and Fibromyalgia

Image: Pixabay Spider veins are an irritating part of getting older. Many people over the age of 50 find themselves struggling with this unsightly and painful condition. But people with fibromyalgia face unique challenges when it comes to spider... Read more →
purpura

What Causes Purpura?

Image: wk1003mike / Shutterstock Purpura is a condition that leads to unsightly spotting on the skin. The immediate cause is the bursting of small blood vessels under the skin that allows the blood to pool underneath the epidermis. As a result,... Read more →
systemic lupus

What is Systemic Lupus?

Image: Pixabay Systemic lupus is just one of the many different terms surrounding lupus that make it difficult to make sense of. Systemic lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus, cutaneous lupus, are all terms you’re likely to hear at one... Read more →
ECT treatment

Is ECT Treatment Safe?

Image: Shutterstock/ sfam_photo ECT treatment has to be one of the most dreaded procedures in the history of medicine. Mention ECT treatment- or as it’s popularly known, “electro-shock therapy”- to someone and it fills their... Read more →
keratosis

What is Keratosis?

Image: Shutterstock/ lipowski milan You might not have heard the term “keratosis,” but if you’re a little older, there’s a good chance that you’ve had one. A keratosis is a dark, scaly growth on the surface of the... Read more →
Allergies

Non-allergic Rhinitis and Fibromyalgia

Image:Shutterstock.com/Juta Non-allergic rhinitis and fibromyalgia are diseases that cause very similar symptoms. That means that sufferers have a hard time telling which one they have. But with a little bit of information, you can decide if... Read more →
dysmenorrhea

Dysmenorrhea and Fibromyalgia

Image: Shutterstock/ Kittinan Sraphongdee Dysmenorrhea is a painful condition that affects a lot of women. Essentially, it’s the medical term for a period of sharp pain that accompanies the menstrual period. It’s a common condition,... Read more →
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