10 Early Symptoms of Dementia

Overview Dementia is a collection of symptoms that can occur due to a variety of possible diseases. Dementia symptoms include impairments in thought, communication, and memory. Symptoms of dementia If you or your loved one is experiencing memory problems, don’t immediately conclude that it’s dementia. A person needs to have at least two types of impairment…

Understanding kidney disease in children

WHEN it comes to kidney disorders, there is a general misconception of attaching the condition to older persons but this is not quite right, experts say as little children also have kidney challenges. Nephrologists explain Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) as the slow loss of kidney function over time and the final stages of this disease…

What to do if you suspect your child has celiac disease

There’s no denying gluten-free living is on the rise. With the increase in popularity comes an increase in awareness. But what if this newfound awareness triggers concern that your child may be suffering from celiac disease? Symptoms in children are similar to those in adults but also include a decrease in appetite, failure to thrive,…

25 Ways to Eat Well and Stay Healthy on the Gluten-Free Diet

It isn’t always easy to adjust to the gluten-free life. But there are commonsense ways to make it much simpler. These tips will help you love gluten-free living. 1. Be patient. Almost everyone is overwhelmed by the challenge of eating gluten free. Initially it might seem like the diet eliminates all the food you love to…

How to Have a Lasting Relationship that Stays Romantic and Passionate

At the beginning of most love relationships, hormones and brain chemicals flood the body and brain. Many of these hormones and brain chemicals make us act as if we are in a trance. We overlook flaws in each other as well as early warning signs of later relationship problems. Fueled by the feel-good, reward and motivational neurotransmitter dopamine, we feel ecstatic…

The Ins and Outs of Ketogenic Dieting

Ketosis is a metabolic state in which most of the body’s energy supply comes from ketones (sometimes known as “fractured fats”) found in blood plasma. This is very different to the state of glycolysis in which plasma glucose (carbohydrates) provides most of the body’s energy needs. Despite rumblings around the internet, ketosis is absolutely a…

Coping Tips for Advancing Parkinson’s Disease

Each year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s diseaseand more than a million are living with the neurological disorder. While Parkinson’s is not fatal, it is progressive and that requires patients and families to learn tips and strategies that may slow the progression of the disease and help the individual with Parkinson’s remain active…

How Systemic Lupus Affects Children

In autoimmune diseases like lupus, the immune system, which normally attacks foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria, turns against the body’s own cells and tissues. Ninety percent of adult lupus occurs in women in their child-bearing years, but lupus can also be diagnosed in men and children. “We see systemic lupus in girls at the age…

JAK Inhibitors Show Promise for Alopecia, Eczema, Vitiligo

Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors are emerging as a potential treatment option for alopecia areata, eczema, and vitiligo. These drugs “are going to change how we think about what we do,” said Brett King, MD, PhD, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, who has been at the forefront of research in this area. Two JAK…

10 Unusual Warning Signs of Disease

Gray hair could be an early warning sign of heart disease. Hiccups that won’t go away may foreshadow cancer. Sometimes your body sends seemingly unrelated signals that something is wrong. Since the key to treating most health problems is to catch them early, it can pay off big time to spot the tip-offs. And the…