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,...
When visiting an emergency room, an RN (Registered Nurse) is often the first point of contact that you will have with a medical professional. Aside from emergency rooms, RNs can be found in many different healthcare facilities – such as...
Compared to other regions in British Columbia, Vancouver saw the highest rate of opioid-related deaths in 2017. Find out what doctors, pharmacists and emergency medical responders are doing to combat the epidemic. The primary use of opioids is to relieve...
Sleep is one of the most important things for our bodies. Without it, you significantly decrease your ability to learn, concentrate, and react. It can also interfere with work and school performance, your ability to drive, as well as...
When celebrating New Year’s Eve, many Canadians opt to go out and ring in the New Year with friends – which usually means alcohol and unhealthy food. However, it’s important to ensure not just your own safety, but the...
We all know that there are certain things we should either reduce or avoid all together when it comes to keeping our minds and our bodies healthy – such as limiting sugar and carbohydrates, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, and...
The holidays, especially leading into the New Year, can be a difficult time and is the cause of major stress and anxiety for many Canadians. There are many different factors that contribute to stress and anxiety during the holiday season,...
2018 is right around the corner, which means so is the kick-off of Thyroid Awareness Month – an annual campaign that is recognized each year during the entire month of January. What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped...
More than 40% of Canadians suffer from some form of a sleep disorder, with an estimated 3.5 million of those individuals (aged 15 and older) suffering from insomnia. There are two different forms of insomnia. Acute insomnia and chronic insomnia. Acute...
Dandruff is a condition that is characterized as flaking of the skin on the scalp. Dandruff is a rather common condition, though it can sometimes be difficult to treat; and while it isn’t a condition that can necessarily be cured,...