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What is Gout? | Dr. Ali Ghahary

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that is the result of a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints, causing sudden and severe pain. The Four Stages of Gout The four stages of gout include asymptomatic hyperuricemia, acute gout,...
Arthritis Awareness | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Arthritis Awareness

There are an estimated 350 million people living with arthritis worldwide. In Canada, there are more than 4 and a half million people living with some form of the inflammatory disease. There are more than 100 different forms of...
Vancouver physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, talks about some of the most common causes of body aches and pains, and how you can find relief. Aches and pains are something we’ve all experienced and they can be a symptom of many...
There are many reasons why one might develop back pain. For example, heavy lifting or constant strain which causes the back to spasm. You can also develop degenerative joint and disc disorders as you get older. But did you...
If you’ve ever suffered from a sore or “locked” jaw, you may have a condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder – also known as TMD. It is not uncommon to hear TMD and/or TMJ used interchangeably. However, there is a...
One of the most common reasons why someone might wake up with a sore back each morning is due to an improper mattress, as mentioned in a previous article by Dr. Ghahary. While the mattress you sleep on is...
Body aches and pains are something we’ve all experienced, and there are a number of different factors – many of them medical – that can play a contributing role. Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver, breaks...
Osteoporosis | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Osteoporosis

One of the most common disease affecting older individuals is osteoporosis – a condition that is characterized by low bone mass in addition to deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to an increased risk of fractures. Because bone...
The handling of heavy items is one of the leading causes of injuries both in and outside of the workplace for Canadians today – this includes but is not limited to the lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding or...
Preventing Falls | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Preventing Falls

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults? As a result, Fall Prevention Month is recognized every November in effort to encourage Canadians and different organizations across the country to not only coordinate...