CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Judging from the great number of exhausted patients I see, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an extremely common medical problem. Yet surprisingly, health-care providers can’t seem to agree on what CFS is, what causes it, how to...

CROHN’S DISEASE

WHAT IS INFLAMMATORY BOWEL/CROHN’S DISEASE? Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disorder that leads to severe ulceration of the digestive tract. This disease generally occurs in the last portion of the small intestine (ileum) and the...

DEPRESSION

WHAT IS DEPRESSION? Like many other chronic illnesses, depression can be caused by a wide variety of factors and is characterized by several out of a long list of symptoms. It affects people of all...

DIABETES

Diabetes is a chronic disease that continues to increase in frequency for both children and adults in America. With diabetes blood glucose levels are abnormally elevated. This is due to a deficiency of the...

ECZEMA

WHAT IS ECZEMA? Eczema is a general term used to describe a range of persistent, usually chronic, inflammatory skin conditions (dermatitis). The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which is characterized by dry,...

FATIGUE

FATIGUE Many patients from around the country seek the expertise of the Stengler Center for problems related to fatigue. This also includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also referred to more recently as Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease...

FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is the name given to chronic, widespread muscular pain that has no obvious cause. The pain – usually described as aching, stiff, burning, or throbbing – may appear in any location of the body,...

HEADACHES

Headaches are all too common with Americans. According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. About 20% of children and adolescents also have significant headaches. There are several types of...

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

High blood pressure, or hypertension, can carry such symptoms as headaches, nosebleeds, and episodes of dizziness or sweating. But in most cases, patients are asymptomatic; for this reason, hypertension is often referred to as...

HIGH CHOLESTEROL

WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL? Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in your body and is needed to manufacture hormones and other life-giving substances. Although cholesterol is obtained through high-fat and/or high-cholesterol foods, approximately 85...