By Lisa Fields WebMD Feature Reviewed by David Zelman, MD If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you’re familiar with painful, swollen joints. There are other symptoms to watch for, though. RA can affect any part of your body, from your eyes to your heart...
Dear Dr. Gary, I had been dating this guy for a month or so, and we decided it was time to get intimate. So I disclosed my HIV status. He said it didn’t bother him, but he made this...
Answer by Nicholas Poolos, M.D. I hear this question frequently in clinic. The only clear answer to this question is that alcohol and epilepsy don’t mix well. Consuming large amounts of alcohol raises the risk of a withdrawal seizure as...
Introduction The benefits of regular physical activity for individuals with cerebral palsy are numerous, including an improved sense of wellness and body image, and increased capacity to perform activities of daily living. Exercise may also lessen the severity of some...
If you have lupus or  a condition that predisposes you to lupus, such as undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), there are certain foods and medications that you should avoid. The substances listed below have shown to induce lupus signs...
When you have endometriosis pain, sex can become unbearable. But neither you nor your relationship has to suffer. Here are 10 expert tips to help you end the discomfort, communicate with your partner and resume physical intimacy... You’ve planned a romantic...
1. “Remain Positive” I think: Duh! I know – but how? To me, my reality is that the world has alreadycaved in. What is irrational to you makes utmost sense to me. I’m so angry / upset / sad /...
In some people with Crohn's disease, only the last segment of the small intestine (ileum) is affected. In others, the disease is confined to the colon (part of the large intestine). The most common areas affected by Crohn's disease...
Multiple Sclerosis Early Warning Signs Fatigue – Up to 80% of people with multiple sclerosis will find that fatigue inhibits their ability to perform at work or home. This is also the most prominent symptom for those who have few...
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a neurological condition characterized by a variety of symptoms, but most pertinently, by widespread pain in “tender points” throughout the body. The causes of the syndrome are largely a mystery, which makes both diagnosis and treatment...
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