From fatigued to fantastic
WHEN THE old get-up-and-go has got up and gone, it may be due to something a bit more serious than aging. “Generally, both fatigue and pain often reflect an energy crisis in the body,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. “If the body is no longer able to make energy, itís tired.” Teitelbaum is coming to Savannah to discuss the causes and consequences of fatigue, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Heís also going to talk about how to deal with them.
‘Restricted me treatments’ challenged in High Court
Two ME sufferers, including one from Norfolk, have launched a High Court battle over the “perverse and irrational” guidance they say has been issued to doctors for the treatment of their condition.
The medical watchdog that issued the guidance is unlawfully recommending a restricted range of treatments on the NHS, a judge was told.
Chronic fatigue sufferers to welcome national expert
Most everybody gets sick. So Craig Burgess, a healthy, 43-year-old business owner in 2001, at first wasn’t too concerned when he came down with flu-like symptoms. For days, he battled the achiness and exhaustion that come with the standard influenza, coupled with insomnia and fogginess.
Depression often linked with pain
Like the famous question, “Which comes first, the chicken or the egg?” both depression and pain can be the other’s cause or effect. While depression can generate and amplify pain due to an imbalance in neurotransmitters, extended pain, in turn, can cause a person to become depressed.
Program offered to help manage fibromyalgia
A new Self-Help Mastery program at Haywood Regional Medical Center helps fibromyalgia patients lead a productive life by close management of the symptoms, including stress management and exercise. Studies have shown that aerobic exercise, such as swimming and walking, improves muscle fitness and reduces muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage may also give short-term relief.
Give your mum a Mother’s Day treat
Treat your mum to an evening of relaxation during a special pampering event at Chichester Park Hotel.
The evening has been organised by the Fibromyalgia Support Group and proceeds will go towards helping people across the area who suffer from the debilitating condition.
New Fibromyalgia Channel On Medical News Today
Medical News Today is pleased to announce the launch of a new Fibromyalgia channel. The section will include news on the chronic condition characterized by widespread muscle, tendon and ligament pain, extreme sensitivity to touch and fatigue. The condition is most prevalent amongst women between 35 and 60 years of age although it also affects men and other age groups.
Dave Barry on Colonoscopies
Most of us don’t think of a colonoscopy as a laughing matter. If you’re having one, it might mean that your IBD is flaring. But colonoscopies are recommended for everyone at low risk, starting at age 50, in order to screen for colorectal cancer. Humor columnist Dave Barry shares his experience with a colonoscopy.
CCFA Webcast on Diet and Nutrition
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is hosting a free teleconference/webcast entitled “Diet, Nutrition & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Understanding the Connection.” You can call in to this program, or you can view it on your computer. Speakers that will be featured include David T. Rubin, MD, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and Tracie Rendion Dalessandro, MS, RD, CDN, registered dietitian in private practice.