Smoking and Chronic Conditions

Smoking cigarettes causes many adverse effects on the body. Tobacco use increases the risk for many types of cancers along with an increase of risk with many chronic conditions. If you have a chronic condition, smoking not only increases your risk of developing them but can also make them significantly worse. Many people who smoke are …

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What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Muscle pain and stiffness, party of one. Name? Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Polymyalgia Rheumatica, often times referred to as PMR, is an inflammatory condition that causes widespread muscle pain and stiffness, most commonly occurring in people over the age of 50. PMR symptoms typically develop quickly and are more severe during the morning, after hours of inactivity. …

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New Treatment Options on the Horizon for PMR

Although it sounds like a science fiction term, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is actually an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders and back. PMR has no one cause or cure, and typically worsens after long periods of inactivity. Those diagnosed with PMR often find mornings to be the most difficult …

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR): Pain Management Tips

Struggling to sleep at night. Waking up in pain. Stiff to the point of being unable to move. Living with Polymyalgia Rheumatica is a battle in which you face each day frustrated by the prospect of waking up in misery once more. Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that causes muscle pain and stiffness, …

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