Back pain is something that commonly affects a large number of individuals – particularly those who are elderly, have jobs that require them to do heavy lifting, or play sports. As we age, it is not uncommon for our spines...
Whether it’s after a long day at work, a day full of exams at school, or taking care of young children – fatigue is something we’ve all experienced. Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that patients of Dr....
There are over 2 million Canadians currently living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways that makes it difficult to breathe, resulting in symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. Many individuals who have asthma also have allergies,...
Allergies can happen to anyone, and they can occur year-round. Everything from dust allergies, to food allergies, to pet allergies – they’re all very common. But did you know you could also be allergic to tattoo ink? There are many...
In comparison to the average headaches, individuals with migraines often describe them as the “worst” headache they’ve ever had. Below, Vancouver family physician, Dr. Ali Ghahary, talks about the difference between headaches and migraines, and what treatment options are available. The...
As a family physician in Vancouver, Dr. Ali Ghahary is medically trained to deal with many types of unforeseen circumstances. But what happens when a doctor isn’t present or help (such as paramedics) can’t get to you quick enough? As...

Head Lice

Head lice is a very common occurrence in school-aged children. However, as prevalent as head lice can be, there are also plenty of myths and misconceptions that surround it – which Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician in Vancouver,...
Hair Loss

Hair Loss

Did you know the average person has approximate 100,000 strands of hair on their head and sheds at least 50 to 100 strands each day? Hair loss affects individuals of all ages. It’s also a natural part of the aging...
If you’ve ever had kidney stones (or known someone who has), then you know just how painful they can be. Kidney stones develop as a result of your urine containing an overabundance of substances such as calcium, uric acid...
An estimated 1 in 7 Canadians suffer from food allergies, while an estimated 1 in 4 Canadians suffer from food intolerance. The key difference between food allergies and food intolerance is how the body reacts. A food allergy is caused when...