What is the Best Treatment for Lichen Sclerosus?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Autoimmune Disease Leave a Comment

Lichen sclerosus is a chronic skin disease that results in thin, white, wrinkled patches of skin, usually on the genitals. It can be excruciating and incredibly itchy to deal with. While doctors previously believed it was rather rare, in recent years, doctors have suggested it’s more common than initially thought. By some estimates, cases have doubled between 1991 and 2011.  …

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What Is Interstitial Cystitis?

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Interstitial cystitis (also known as Bladder Pain Syndrome) is a chronic condition involving bladder pain that you cannot attribute to another known cause. Interstitial cystitis symptoms include pain in the bladder or urethra, a frequent need to urinate, and sometimes pain throughout the pelvic floor.  Interstitial Cystitis or Bladder Pain Syndrome most commonly affects women but can also affect men. …

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What Is Breast Implant Illness?

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Breast implant illness is starting to gain attention in the medical community. Breast implant illness (BII) is the term used to describe symptoms associated with breast implants and can range from joint pain, skin rashes, hair loss, and headaches to chronic fatigue, anxiety, neurological issues, and brain fog. Many women who identify as having BII experience symptoms after having breast …