Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic disease of the esophagus (the “food pipe” which goes from the mouth to the stomach), and is triggered by allergies to certain foods or environmental substances (such as pollen, weeds or trees). This leads to redness, swelling, and damage to the esophagus. Adults with EoE commonly complain of difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), feeling food move slowly down the food pipe, or food getting stuck in their food pipe (food impaction).
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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) & Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH): Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition characterized by too much fat built up and stored in liver cells. People who do not drink a lot and have fatty livers are considered to have NAFLD. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a condition in which excess fat in the liver cells cause inflammation and damage. It is an advanced form of NAFLD. NASH is differentiated from NAFLD when inflammation and scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver become present.
Both the underlying claims and the compensatory damage amounts, for tangible and intangible direct losses, must be established by a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than not). Plaintiffs must establish additional punitive damages, which stem from a defendant’s outrageous or reckless conduct, by clear and convincing evidence, when is one step higher than preponderance of the evidence.
Too many Americans live without emergency savings in their life. This is can put you and your family in a precarious situation. It can seem very difficult to put money away in the event of something happening, but it is important to put a priority on your emergency savings fund. In the best-case scenario, you save money and put it towards your retirement. In the worst-case scenario, you have money to keep you afloat or to pay for unexpected bills and expenses thrown your way.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. MS is believed to be an autoimmune disease caused by the immune system attacking and damaging the insulating material (myelin) that surrounds nerve cells. It generally progresses gradually, sometimes with alternating periods of remission, good health, and disabling flare ups.
Living with Anxiety: Everyone feels anxiety at some point in his or her life. Many people feel anxiety right before a big exam or event. Anxiety can be nerve wrecking and may seem scary at first, but it's important to remember that feeling anxious at certain moments in your life is perfectly normal. An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Some people experience anxiety once in a while. For others, anxiety plays a major factor in their everyday lives and have negatively affect their mental health. Those living with anxiety, or some form of anxiety disorder, may experience the following:
Hypoparathyroidism 101: Hypoparathyroidism occurs when an individual's parathyroid glands produce too little parathyroid hormone (PTH). This leads to low blood calcium levels, and rising phosphorus blood levels. Symptoms vary depending on the cause, but usually involve involuntary muscle contractions and decreased nerve functioning. This condition is most often the result of accidental injury or removal of the parathyroid glands during a surgical operation. Treatment may involve long term supplement use to regulate levels of calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Check out this infographic to learn more about hypoparathyroidism:
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) - 5 Common Symptoms: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic allergic/immune condition where a person will have inflammation of the esophagus. A buildup of white blood cells, called eosinophils, found in the tissue of the esophagus are a reaction to foods, allergens or acid reflux, which can inflame or injure the esophageal tissue. This can then lead to the following symptoms:
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disease that affects the lungs. It is a type of interstitial lung disease, which is a group of 200 diseases with similar symptoms but different causes. There are currently more than 80,000 adults in the United States living with IPF, and more than 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
Lupus 101: Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues and causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected areas. Lupus is characterized by periodic episodes of inflammation (flare ups) of and damage to the joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs, including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, kidneys, and skin. The effects of the illness range from mild to severe. There is no cure for lupus, but medical interventions and lifestyle changes can help control it.