Edema is a common condition that causes swelling of the legs, ankles and/or feet due to a buildup of excess fluid, with many potential causes including but not limited to the following: • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing. • Venous...
Do you have frequent dizzy spells? Does the room feel like it’s spinning? Then you may suffer from vertigo – a debilitating (and sometimes chronic) condition that affects as many as 1.5 million Canadians to-date. While vertigo itself is a...
Arthritis affects as many as 4.6 million Canadian adults and is a condition that we often associate as part of the aging process. While this is somewhat true, arthritis can actually occur in individuals of all ages, including children....
For some, summer is the best time of year. It means warmer weather and getting to spend more time outdoors. For others, however, the sunshine and warmer temperatures can be quite uncomfortable. Whether you’re someone who simply hates warm...
Tendonitis is a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that causes inflammation or irritation of the tendon. It’s often caused by overuse of the wrist but may also be caused as a result of rheumatoid disease or infection. Anyone can develop...
Aging is something that happens to all of us. In fact, the aging process begins as soon as we’re born. What you might not understand, however, are the different dynamics of the aging process. Aging is often associated with...
To make sure your health is where it needs to be, it’s always a good idea to see your family physician at least once a year for a thorough examination. However, in-between the time that you don’t see your...
If you’ve ever suffered from oily or dry and irritated skin, the problem may not actually be your skin itself and may instead be the work of regular (or new) use of certain soaps, body wash, or other bathroom...
Arthritis. Colitis. Pancreatitis. Tonsillitis. Sinusitis. All very different medical conditions with very different symptoms, but all having one thing in common: Inflammation. The ending of each of these conditions, -itis, is the medical term that is used to describe...
The human body is a rather interesting and intricate machine. We’ve all been under the weather at some point in our lives, and many of the time there are often precursors or warning signs leading up to certain illnesses....