Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you have a job that requires constant use of your hands (i.e. receptionist or mechanic), you could be at risk of developing a condition called Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or TS, occurs as a result of too...
Fasting is a common practice for different spiritual and religious observances. It is also done for different medical purposes, including blood tests, surgery and other procedures. Below is a look at some of the most common reasons why patients...
In Canada, acne affects approximately 5.6 million Canadians – that’s 20% of the Canadian population. While acne typically affects individuals between the ages of 12 and 24, and mostly those who are women, studies have suggested that it can also...
Dehydration

Signs of Dehydration

Without enough water, the body is unable to carry out its normal functions – a term that is commonly referred to in the medial field as dehydration. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than what it takes in,...
Weakness is often attributed to things like the common cold or influenza, but did you know the medical definition of weakness actually refers to loss of muscle strength? Below, Dr. Ali Ghahary looks at some of the most common conditions...
Depression

Dissecting Depression

350 million individuals worldwide are suffering from depression, this according to the Worldwide Health Organization, and in any given year, 1 out of every 10 Canadians will experience a major depressive disorder or other mental health condition. Depression is one...
What is ADHD?

What is ADHD?

ADHD, also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affects as many as 4% of adults and 5% of children worldwide. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health disorders in Canadian children. Those with ADHD...
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,...