Details of a Classic Migraine

Almost everyone has at one point in their life or another experienced a headache. Migraines are a particular type of headache that is marked by certain characteristic features. It is commoner in women and can start in childhood. Studies have shown that over 30 million people in the United States…

Depression and the Social Stigma

Depression is a common public health problem that can affect any individual. It is commoner in women and can a significant impact on the quality of life of patients if left untreated. Most patients who suffer from depression are unwilling to admit that they are depressed making it even harder…

Rheumatoid Arthritis Epidemiology

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a clinical condition that is characterized by pains in the joints in different parts of the body. It occurs in response to certain inflammatory triggers, and an autoimmune response ensues that result in joint inflammation and synovial overgrowth. It is classed as a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. In…

Osteoporosis is a Disease of the Bone

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that is characterized by loss of bone mass and mineral content, resulting in them become a lot thinner and brittle making them susceptible to fractures from minimal trauma. It is a common problem amongst elderly patients, though it can occur as a result…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Abdominal Pain

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a clinical condition characterised by altered bowel habits and abdominal pain without the presence of any underlying bowel pathology. It is a fairly common condition and reports by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in the UK have estimated the prevalence in the general population…