Vets with brain injuries at higher risk of suicide

A new study shows that soldiers with traumatic brain injuries often endure unbearable emotional suffering when they return from Afghanistan and Iraq. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been called the “signature injury” of combat veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. As many as 23% of veterans of these conflicts return home with a…

Teenager having seizure saved by online gamer – 5,000 miles away in Texas

The parents of a teenager who suffered a seizure while chatting online have thanked his friend who called emergency services from 5,000 miles away. Aidan Jackson, 17, was talking to an American gamer from his bedroom in Widnes on 2 January when he had a fit. His friend, 20-year-old Dia Lathora, from Texas, alerted police…

10 Early Signs of Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes swelling (inflammation) and a wide variety of symptoms. Lupus affects everyone differently. Some people have only a few mild symptoms and others have many, more severe symptoms. Symptoms usually start in early adulthood, anywhere from the teen years into the 30s. People with lupus generally experience flare-ups of symptoms followed…

Brain injury patient helping others to recover

A father who took almost a decade to recover from a devastating brain injury is now helping other patients to rehabilitate. Billy Steele, 52, spent almost three years in hospital – including three months in a coma – after he was knocked down by a car in Glasgow in 2009. After lengthy NHS treatment he…

What Causes Fibromyalgia Itching?

Are you losing your mind from scratching an itch that just won’t go away? It could be your scalp, the back of your neck or behind your ears, legs or feet, and even a finger. And let’s not forget the unmentionables as well! It’s that itch or feeling of bugs crawling on you, sometimes tingling,…

Adrenal Fatigue & Low Progesterone.

Adrenal fatigue is not a validated medical diagnosis, but rather a theory that has gained traction among some health-care practitioners. Known also as adrenal exhaustion or insufficiency, adrenal fatigue refers to a condition in which high levels of sustained stress diminish the proper functioning of the adrenal glands. Progesterone is a sex hormone that depends…

5 ADVICE FOR TRAVELING WITH FIBROMYALGIA.

It is often difficult, when you have a chronic condition, to know when to risk it. Should I go on vacation with the possibility of having an outbreak of symptoms? If you do not do it now, when will you decide what is the best time to do it? It is very important, when it comes to  fibromyalgia  , or…

Fibromyalgia Numbness and Tingling

People with fibromyalgia may experience numbness or tingling in their legs and feet, which may also be present in their hands or arms. This numbness and tingling is called  paresthesia , and about 1 in 4 people with fibromyalgia is affected by this symptom. No one knows exactly what causes people with fibromyalgia to experience paresthesia. Two possible theories…

IT’S NOT DEPRESSION, IT’S PTSD.

Susan first heard about Amen Clinics when one of her children benefited from their services. At that time, she was very impressed with the success of the targeted treatment plan, but she had no idea she’d eventually seek Amen Clinics services for herself. Several years later, a traumatic event triggered a deep emotional shift for…