Gout has long been referred to as the disease of kings due to its relation to the overindulgence of rich food and drink; however, if you are one of the many who suffer from this arthritic condition, you know that there is nothing regal about it. What Is Gout? Gout is a form of arthritis…

Although many people mistakenly use the words “sadness” and “depression” interchangeably, nothing could be farther from the truth. There is a major difference between the random episodic bouts of “sadness” and the days, weeks and even months of “depression” that can be so powerful and overwhelming that once can barely muster up enough strength to…

Bronchitis is a condition in which the airway of the lungs, also known as the bronchial tubes, becomes inflamed. Subsequently, a thick layer of mucus typically forms, restricting the passage of air from entering and exiting the lungs. The main symptom of bronchitis is a productive and persistent cough. Other symptoms of bronchitis include difficulty…

You’re in the shower just about to rinse the shampoo from your hair. You tilt your head back and the next thing you know the room is spinning and you are struggling to keep your balance and not wind up on the floor. Sound familiar? If you have ever experienced a scenario such as this,…

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Ranya Elguendy

Ranya Elguendy, PharmD, BCOP. has been writing for Beliefnet since 2010 focusing on health. She is an Oncology Clinical Pharmacist who has worked, Volunteered and managed in different pharmacy fields.

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