To see noticeable results, many Canadians think that they need to partake in grueling exercise on an almost daily basis. While regular exercise is certainly good for your health, it doesn’t have to be as demanding as you might...
As of today, approximately 1.5 million Canadians say they suffer from chronic pain. One of the most common chronic pain conditions is fibromyalgia, which is something that family physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are seeing more and more frequently. With...
Heartburn is a very common term that you’re guaranteed to have heard before. But what is it, what causes it, and how did it get that strange name? Well, despite its’ name, heartburn doesn’t actually have anything to do with...

What is ALS?

Approximately 3,000 Canadians are currently living with ALS. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a condition that gradually causes the body to become paralyzed when the brain loses its ability to communicate with the muscles...
Constipation is a common condition that affects thousands of patients. When you have constipation, this means that there is an inability to pass stools on a regular basis or you are unable to empty your bowels completely. With constipation your...

Pancreatic Cancer

As many as 5,000 Canadians (and 50,000 Americans) are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year. Pancreatic cancer is considered to be one of the most deadly forms of cancer to be diagnosed with, as symptoms of pancreatic cancer typically do...
We’re all guilty of having a few bad habits every now and then – it’s inevitable – but what happens when those bad habits become detrimental to your health? In this article, Dr. Ali Ghahary outlines some of the most...

What is Angina?

Angina occurs as a result of the heart not getting enough blood, which manifests in symptoms such as chest pain, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, and dizziness. Some patients with angina may also experience belching, as well as anxiety. There...
Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in the blood and is separated into two different categories: LDL, also known as low-density lipoprotein, and HDL, also known as high-density lipoprotein. Having too much LDL cholesterol is unhealthy...

Pink Eye

Not only are the eyes some of the most important structures of the body, as they can help us visualize things…but they are also some of the most sensitive, says Dr. Ali Ghahary, a family physician from Vancouver. To keep...