What is The Link Between Depression and Multiple Sclerosis?

When you have a condition like multiple sclerosis, it’s vital to pay close attention to the physical symptoms and limitations of the condition. Things like difficulty walking, changes in vision, and increasing fatigue all have a significant impact on daily life and can provide signals of disease progress. Because patients and doctors alike can be …

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8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Diet to Help Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stiffness, pain, and swelling are just a few common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and are often some of the most difficult to manage. The progression of these three symptoms is usually a sign that the disease is getting worse. Visibly swollen or tender joints, symmetrical pain, and increased stiffness are all signs of progression to later …

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How Is Serotonin Actually Linked to Chronic Disease

Have you ever been doing something you really enjoy, like spending time with a loved one or playing your favorite game and felt overwhelmed with happiness? Or maybe you’ve experienced the opposite, where you felt down for a few days or weeks? Have you had difficulty falling asleep? Or experienced stomach cramping and bloating after …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Intermittent Fasting and Chronic Illness

Chronic fatigue. Muscle and joint pain. Gastrointestinal problems. Changes in weight. Headaches. Mood swings. Brain fog. All symptoms you may experience if you have a chronic illness, like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or chronic kidney disease. While most chronic illnesses don’t have a definitive cure, many experts agree that following an anti-inflammatory diet can help …

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Genomics & Medicine: Your Questions Answered!

Recently, PatientsLikeMe’s Associate Director of Community Management, Brad Hornback, sat down with Dr. Eric Topol (Founder & Director at Scripps Research Translational Institute) and Christine Von Raesefeld (Patient Advocate) to discuss the topic of genomics and medicine, including how genomic data can affect the healthcare journey and how individuals may receive their own DNA results …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Comorbidities: 7 Conditions You Are At Risk For

Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a progressive autoimmune condition can be difficult. While there are ways to treat and manage RA, it can be hard to find which ones work best for you. To make things even more challenging, rheumatoid arthritis probably isn’t the only condition you’re trying to treat.   Studies show that patients …

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