- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
Probiotics can combat anxiety and depression
Probiotics are good bacteria found in yogurt and supplements. They can help your digestive health, but a new study has found they may also help combat depression and anxiety. Two decades ago, Wendy Stuart’s life came to a halt when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome — a puzzling illness that causes debilitating tiredness.
Two-pronged project seeks to reveal mysteries of fibromyalgia
Following a personal encounter with the condition, Bryan Seitz has turned his efforts toward educating the community about fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and tenderness in certain areas. Seitz’s mother, Laura, was diagnosed with the disorder in 2006. There is no physical appearance or chemical imbalance associated with fibromyalgia. There is no definitive test, only symptoms, so diagnosis and treatment are difficult, according to Dr. Phillip States, a family practice physician in Punxsutawney.
Second Annual Patients Picnic in the Park at Micke Grove Park
Most of us have heard of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, and Type 1 Diabetes. They are just some of the common types of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmunity is present to some degree in all of us, usually it’s quite harmless. However, when this condition becomes active, it can cause a broad range of illnesses.
Is fibromyalgia hereditary?
If one of your parents or siblings has fibromyalgia, your risk of also developing the disorder increases dramatically. Many scientists believe that a combination of genetic and environmental factors work together to cause fibromyalgia — a poorly understood disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue and multiple tender points.