Lupus

Systematic lupus Erythematosus, also known as lupus, is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting many systems of the body. It is an auto immune disorder where antibodies formed by the immune system attacks some of the bodies own cells. Signs and symptoms of the disease vary widely depending on the organ system involved. Inflammation often occurs … Read more

Herpes Simplex 1 & 2

Herpes simplex viruses can live dormant inside a person’s immune system for a lifetime, periodically causing blisters that burst and turn into open cold sores or ulcers before healing. When left alone, herpes cold sores usually last about 10-14 days, causing redness, pain, burning, and often embarrassment. While technically the virus that causes herpes is … Read more

Grave’s Disease

The body’s immune system normally fights off foreign substances, such as viruses or toxins. But in an auto-immune disorder such as Grave’s disease, the immune system confuses healthy tissue for foreign substances and the body attacks itself. Other examples of auto- immune disorders include lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Scleroderma, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some of the … Read more

Cold/Flu

Influenza also known as the flu, and the common cold are two highly contagious viral infections of the respiratory tract. Common to both are nasal congestion and runny nose, dry cough, sore throat, headache and general muscle and joint aches. Specific to a cold, the patient may also experience mild fever with chills, fatigue and … Read more

Cancer

Our bodies are made up of billions of cells that grow, divide and then die in a predictable manner. Cancer occurs when the DNA of the cell is damaged and disrupts this cycle, causing uncontrolled cell division and growth. As the abnormal cell continues to divide uncontrollably, it eventually forms a new growth known as … Read more