Living With Chronic Conditions

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Kidney

4 Facts You Need to Know About Kidney Transplants and Dialysis

Tags: dialysis, kidney donation, kidney transplant, kidney treatment, nephrology, organ donation

Many people assume that in treating a failing organ, transplantation is a last resort. Find out why this isn't true, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of both dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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How a New Kind of Care Helps Your Fatigue, Aches, Pains

Tags: chronic fatigue, chronic pain, diabetes, integrative medicine, metabolic syndrome, obesity

Concerned about pain, fatigue, metabolic syndrome, obesity, depression, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia or headache? Integrative functional medicine looks deeply at what ails you to bring healing.

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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.

Chronic Pain

9 Ways to Tame Your Chronic Pain (Infographic)

Tags: chronic pain, infographic, pain management

There’s plenty you can do to curb chronic pain beyond the procedures or pills your doctor prescribes. Cleveland Clinic pain and wellness experts share nine tips for promoting “pain wellness.”

Water Therapy

Painful Joints? You Can Try a Treadmill in a Swimming Pool

Tags: arthritis, joints, swimming, water-based therapy

Aquatic therapy uses water's natural weightlessness to relieve stress on joints and provide a quicker, more painless rehabilitation. This can even involve riding a treadmill in a swimming pool.

bowel discomfort

Help for Fecal Incontinence: Take Control of Your Bowels

Tags: bowel control issues, bowel disorder, diarrhea, fecal incontinence

Bowel problems aren't as uncommon as you might think. Treatment is available, and you don't need to suffer from this uncomfortable disorder.

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Lupus, Sun and Vacation: 4 Tips to Prevent Flares (Video)

Tags: lupus, skin care, skin infection, summer, summer safety, systemic lupus erythematosus, video

For lupus patients, vacations can also mean sun exposure, which in turn can cause rashes, arthritis flares or even serious inflammation of organs. Here's how to have fun in the sun.

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7 Critical Precautions for Summer if You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, blood sugar levels, childhood diabetes, diabetes, diabetes diagnosis, diabetes treatment, insulin, juvenile diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, prediabetes, summer, summer safety, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

Because of the effect of heat on blood sugars and insulin, diabetics must take special precautions to protect themselves in summer. Find seven expert tips for staying well in hot, humid weather.

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4 Questions You May Have About Scleroderma

Tags: interstitial lung disease, lung disorders, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, scleroderma, skin, skin care

Scleroderma is a rare disease of the autoimmune system that many people haven’t heard of. Yet recognizing the symptoms can help you get treatment faster – and provide the best chance for a successful outcome.

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Brain Pacemakers, Vaccine Ethics and Other News of the Week

Tags: cleveland clinic in the news, gluten, gluten-free, news, Parkinson's, Parkinson's Disease, vaccines, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

Here is this week’s round-up of stories from around the Web featuring Cleveland Clinic experts that we know you won’t want to miss.