Hepatitis B (HBV) | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Hepatitis B (HBV)

Hepatitis B Virus, also known as HBV, is a potentially life-threatening liver disease that can be either acute or chronic. More infectious than HIV, Hepatitis B is contracted through contact with bodily fluids or blood of a person already infected with...
As many as 62 cases of a mysterious neurological polio-like illness have been diagnosed across 22 different states in recent weeks, with up to 90% of those cases being children. The illness, known as acute flaccid myelitis or AFM,...
Approximately 8% of Canadians are diagnosed with a rare disease. Rare Disease Statistics Rare diseases can occur in both children and adults. Currently, there are more than 7,000 types of rare diseases and many more that continue to be undiagnosed. Examples...
The gallbladder is an important organ and crucial part of the digestive system. It stores bile produced by the liver, which helps you to digest and absorb fat, including fat-soluble vitamins (such as vitamins A, E, D and K.)...
An American talk show host recently announced that she’d been diagnosed with Graves disease, but what is it, exactly? According to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, 1 in every 100 Canadians are diagnosed with Graves disease. Graves disease, named after...
Kidney Disease | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Kidney Disease

The number of Canadians living with kidney disease has been steadily increasing over the years. Currently, an estimated 1 in every 10 Canadians have kidney disease, while it affects as many as 850 million people worldwide. The kidneys are...
You might be wondering what the word “Lymphedema” means, but it's actually more common than you realize, as millions of individuals from all over the world suffer from this condition that causes excess fluid build-up in the lymph vessels,...
Physical activity has many benefits. It not only reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), and helps you maintain a healthy weight, but it also benefits the mind. It’s widely known that staying...
According to a recent study done by Prashanthi Vemuri, an associate professor of radiology with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, adults who find that they are feeling sleepy during the day may be at an increased risk of...
Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, is a progressive disease of the central nervous system that affects as many as 2.3 million people globally. In Canada, an estimated 77,000 people live with the disease. While MS is most often...