Category Archives: A-Z Therapy Guides

Rheumatic Diseases

Causes  Some people may be more likely to suffer from rheumatic diseases because of a genetic link and family history of the condition. Alternatively, they may have simply subjected the affected joint to too much wear and tear. Infection, injury and excess weight can contribute to the strain on the joints. Hormonal imbalance or an underlying medical condition can […]

Pyroluria – The Puzzling Metabolic Disorder

Causes  Pyroluria, or pyrrole disorder, occurs when many chemicals called pyrroles are produced in the body and attach themselves to nutrients such as zinc, manganese and vitamin B-6, preventing these vital substances from being used by the body. In time, this can result in severe deficiencies. This disorder is also referred to as haemopyrollactamuria (HPU). This condition […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Causes  Parkinson’s Disease occurs as a result of the cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine being destroyed. Some people may be more likely to develop this condition because of their genetics, as it can sometimes run in families. Damage to the brain occurs when a person has a stroke or another condition affecting the brain. Exposure to particular […]

Pain

Causes  Temporary pain may occur as a result of an illness or injury, while lasting pain tends to be a symptom of a long-term health condition. Dysfunctions in the nervous system may cause people to suffer from extreme and sometimes unexplained pain. Central Pain Syndrome can develop even years after an injury or other damage […]

Nervous Diseases

Causes  Nervous diseases may have been triggered by a variety of factors such as poor nutrition, injury or infection. Certain conditions may have a genetic link and be caused by mutated genes. Some come about due to the way that the nervous system develops; cerebral palsy occurs when there has been some form of damage […]

Myopathy Muscular Disease

Causes  Muscular dystrophy is triggered by a genetic mutation that affects muscle fibres and compromises the proper function of the muscles. The condition is often inherited from one or both parents who either have or are carriers of the gene. Sometimes, muscular diseases seem to develop without there being any family history of myopathy. Endocrine […]

Multiple Sclerosis

Causes  Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory autoimmune disease where the immune system destroys the myelin sheath, which is a protective tissue around the nerves in the central nervous system, compromising nerve function. When antigens have a similar structure to healthy proteins in the body, the immune system can trigger a response against the invading proteins […]

Menopausal Problems

Causes  The menopause is a natural period in a woman’s life that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. During the menopause, oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate, which can cause unpleasant symptoms. These symptoms may be worse if the menopause has been brought on suddenly rather than gradually as a result of cancer […]

Joints

Causes  Pain in the joints is most often as a result of an injury, wear and tear or arthritis. It may also occur as a result of a viral infection, connective tissue disease, cancer or a lack of blood supply or blood vessel inflammation. A person may be more susceptible to joint problems if their immune system […]