What Is Gout?

When you hear the word “gout” you might think of Charles Dickens or other old literature. Gout is what causes old gentlemen in vintage cartoons to need to put a bandaged foot up on a hassock. But gout is also a common form of inflammatory arthritis that affects more than 200,000 Americans each year. Caused […]

Understanding Osteoporosis

Our bones are a living, changing part of our bodies. We continually lose old bone and make new. When we’re young, we make new bone faster than we lose old bone. We reach peak bone mass in our late 20s, and after that, we tend to lose more bone than we add. Over time, we […]

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be hard to diagnose and hard to understand. Somewhere between 6 and 12 million Americans suffer from this disorder, but it still remains mysterious. What is fibromyalgia, and when should you ask your doctor about it? Symptoms of fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia has a list of symptoms that can be […]