You Won’t Believe this Hidden Cause of Restless Leg Syndrome

rlDo you suffer from restless legs syndrome? Researchers have puzzled over the cause of this curious condition for decades with little explanation for why some people simply can’t keep still at night.

According to past studies, possible causes for RLS include: Continue reading

Warning: Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics May Cause Permanent Nerve Damage

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US FDA recently issued a warning that fluoroquinolone antibiotics, taken by mouth or injection, carry a risk for permanent peripheral neuropathy; Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levaquin (levofloxacin) are examples

This is not the first warning issued for this class of antibiotics; in 2008 the FDA issued a black box warning about Continue reading

Peripheral Neuropathy

peripheral neuropathyThe Most Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of one of the most common diseases in America. Treatment is limited and truth be told, doctors don’t seem to know much about it. It’s often misdiagnosed and definitely misunderstood and that’s why this week is dedicated to Continue reading

Clear the Mystery over Gluten Misery

Lingering, troubling health problems often stem from gluten. Gluten reactions can include digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea; peripheral neuropathy (numbness or tingling in the extremities); mental and emotional imbalances; or autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and psoriasis. But your misery doesn’t have to remain a mystery: If a gluten-free diet improves your health or a lab test is positive, you can declare gluten the source of your difficulties.

Gluten Revolution

As the gluten-free revolution has picked up momentum, more people are discovering that gluten sensitivity, including celiac disease (an autoimmune disease caused by reaction to gluten), lurks behind their problematic health symptoms. But how do you know for sure if you suffer from negative reactions to gluten? One possible way to test whether your health complaints are in fact due to gluten is to remove all gluten-containing foods from your diet and monitor the progress of your symptoms. If they clear up, you may have your answer. If your health doesn’t improve after a gluten-free period, your symptoms may nonetheless still stem from gluten reaction, but as part of a more complex picture of your health. Continue reading