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Arthritis Symptoms, Information, and Resources

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According to information on AllAboutArthritis.com, Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of every three Americans (an estimated 70 million people) is affected by one of the more than 100 types of arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are over 100 types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Arthritis.com lists osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis as the two of the most common forms.

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Fibromyalgia Information

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by:

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • tenderness in localized areas of the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips sometimes referred to as tender points or pressure points
  • muscle spasms
  • sleep disturbances
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • and other body disturbances.

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For more information on Fibromyalgia, read: What is Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS)?

For additional Fibromyalgia Information and Resources, see:

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Diabetes

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Diabetes is the name of a 3 metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar –  either because the body does not produce enough insulin or because the diabetic’s body does not respond to the insulin that is produced. This results in high blood sugar, which produces the classic diabetes symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), and polyphagia (increased hunger).

Advice for anyone coping with diabetes is that:

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Herbs and Holistic Medicine

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For many who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS, CFS), Fibromyalgia, Environmental Illness or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), and other chronic conditions and illnesses, finding the proper treatment protocol isn’t easy. This is especially true for those whose allergies and sensitivities make it difficult to tolerate some medications. Oftentimes, supplements, vitamins, and alternative treatments can help.

What follows is an archive of articles and herbs and holistic medicine sites:

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Mind and Body

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Meditation and Pain Management Techniques Can Provide Pain Relief

Meditation, in its simplest form, is simply a way of calming your inner mind and bringing it into balance with your body. This balance can let your body ease its way into providing you with relief from the pain associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other disabling conditions.

Additional information on Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, Mind and Body Medicine, Supplements and Vitamins, and Water Purifiers:

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Health News Resources

Medical Reference Resources

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resources

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Whether you refer to it as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), the name alone cannot convey the devastation brought about by having to cope with this condition. The “fatigue” in the name refers to much more than just being tired. Those who suffer from this condition experience a fatiguing condition similar to how one feels when you have the flu. Only with the flu, you eventually get better. Imagine dealing with those muscle aches, the weakness, headaches, and other symptoms on a daily basis and you know how someone with CFS feels on a good day.

For more information, see: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Or refer to this information:

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Many who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic illnesses must also deal with sleep disturbances. Getting enough rest is essential to good health and well-being, so many must rely on sleep medications.

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