Living with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus, flames, clinical research

When people refer to “lupus,” they refer to the most common form, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its tissues, causing widespread inflammation. Tissue damage in the affected organs is the result. It can affect joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels and can be …

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How to Recognize Migraines in Children

Migraines in children, young girl smiling

Anyone who’s experienced a migraine knows what the pain is like. Knowing that children get them too with the same severity, is heartbreaking. 1 in 5 children and teens are prone to headaches, with around 5% struggling with migraines as young as four. Children and teens may react differently than adults when a migraine hits, …

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What’s the Difference Between Migraines and Headaches?

Headaches, migraines

Migraines and headaches are different things that do have some similarities. They are both bothersome, vary in frequency and strength, and also have different classifications within them. Headache disorders cover both headaches and migraines, and naturally, people tend to get them confused. If you are suffering from frequent headaches, knowing the difference between them may …

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Why We Need Volunteers for Research

Why we need volunteers for research

Have you ever wondered what our research side of the business does here at ForCare? Though all of our patients are equally important, the work we do in research ensures future treatment options for everyone. These new possibilities would never make it to the public without the work of volunteers participating in research studies. Why …

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Common Symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Are you tired of living with small, painful lumps under your skin? It’s time to take action against Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). HS is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps under the skin. HS lesions typically occur in areas of the body where skin rubs together, such as the armpits and groin. HS tends …

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and for the 8 million Americans with psoriasis, it’s a big deal. This month is an opportunity to inform and educate those that have psoriasis about what triggers it and how it is managed. It also serves as a time to make the public aware of the signs and symptoms …

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The Most Common Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints’ lining. The immune response causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints and is the main differentiating factor between RA and osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis results from mechanical wear and tear on the joints. 1.5 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, …

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What It’s Really Like to Have Alopecia Areata

Hair loss can make anyone feel insecure since it is one of those very visible features that are difficult to hide. It has long been associated with the effects of cancer treatments, so alopecia areata sufferers deal with looking “sick.” Alopecia is generally not a severe condition, but the emotional impacts of the unpredictable physical changes can …

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Common Myths About Alopecia Areata

6.8 million people in the U.S. are affected by alopecia areata. Alopecia is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes hair loss on the scalp, face, and other areas of the body. Many things are still unknown about it, including the cause, which makes people’s minds wander with mystery. Although there is still a lot to …

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Vitiligo FAQ

Vitiligo is a systemic disease affecting the largest organ in the body, the skin. It is a lifelong condition those diagnosed with will likely never be free of. The unpredictability of the loss of skin color and overlying hair color can be frustrating. Contrary to popular belief, vitiligo is not life-threatening or contagious. Learning more …

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Our office will now require face masks or face coverings to enter our facility due to COVID and Tampa mandate.