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Bones/Muscles/Joints

When Canadians think of inflammation, we often think of it as damage to the body that causes pain and swelling, and even infection. While this is true to a certain extent, inflammation is actually the body’s natural response to...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis are two conditions that you might not necessarily think to be linked, but they are. While not everyone with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis, it is a condition that affects 1 to 2 individuals out...
Scoliosis is a common condition that affects the spine. Most diagnosed cases of scoliosis are idiopathic – meaning that the cause is unknown. There are, however, other types of scoliosis – including the rarely diagnosed congenital scoliosis, which is...
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...
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...
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...