Napscan't make up for a chronic lack of nighttime sleep -- a common problem for people with fibromyalgia -- but a quick nap or midday rest can go a long way in minimizing fibromyalgia fatigue. Even just a 10-minute power nap may help in dealing with fibromyalgia. Patients should talk with their fibromyalgia doctor about steps they can take to sleep more soundly.
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Natalia Rost, MD, Neurology, answeredStroke can disrupt cognitive abilities, including memory, learning, and awareness. Cognitive rehabilitation is a type of therapy that uses strategies to compensate for lost abilities, rather than to recover them. If you have short-term memory loss, for example, you may be shown ways to compensate for that loss -- through the use of cue cards, simplifying routines, or detailed lists. There is some debate about the role of cognitive rehabilitation, because there is little solid research to demonstrate its effectiveness.
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Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint. It causes sudden attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and stiffness, usually in one joint. It happens most often in the big toe.
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