Tag: Chronic Diseases

Second Hand Smoke-A Deadly Thing to Share

When smokers inhale, their body doesn’t magically transform cigarette smoke into a harmless substance. The same smoke that goes into their lungs invariably comes out. This means that anyone close enough to breathe in this smoke is, in essence, also smoking. This is why breathing in secondhand smoke is also referred to as passive smoking. […]

High Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia

When people find out they have high blood pressure, they often worry about having a heart attack. Many don’t realize they could also develop dementia.  Here are three ways in which this can happen:  High blood pressure puts a lot of pressure on the walls of the arteries, which carry blood to the brain. This can damage […]

Living With Fibromyalgia 

Fibromyalgia is a poorly understood and life-altering illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. One of the biggest obstacles for patients is that they do not “look sick” and many diagnostic tests (including imaging or laboratory values) give normal results. From outward appearances, patients often look perfectly fine. Diagnosis is primarily based on the […]