Complications What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder that causes amplified musculoskeletal pain, and is often confused with arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. FM mostly impacts women with symptoms appearing between the ages of 20 and 50. Although less common, men, teenagers and children can also have FM….

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Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Complications What are Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis? What are the symptoms? The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis include abdominal pain or cramping; diarrhea (blood in stool with colitis); nausea and vomiting; diminished appetite and weight loss; fever; and fatigue. While Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis…

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Chronic Fatigue

Complications What is the difference between “chronic fatigue” and “chronic fatigue syndrome”? Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder involving extreme fatigue that interferes with functioning. This fatigue does not go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition. Chronic fatigue syndrome is different from the fatigue commonly…

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Erin’s Story – PSA Awareness

Complications My name is Erin and I’m 33 years old. I was diagnosed with psoriasis at age 9, psoriatic arthritis at age 14, and uveitis at age 30. As a child I always felt different. I couldn’t keep up with my peers. I was slower, more tired and nobody could…

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