CrowdMed Blog

Your Intolerance is Making People Sicker – Here’s Why

Imagine the sun’s scalding rays beating down on your back. As you will your legs to continue moving, every step threatens to betray you. Rivers of sweat streak your skin, stinging your eyes. As the blinding daylight obscures your vision, your heart hammers in futility. Your body weakens, and you question your resolve to continue. […]

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7 Strange Symptoms You Shouldn’t Overlook

As many rare disease sufferers know, sometimes the key symptom that leads to a diagnosis may be mundane or bizarre.  Whether you are healthy or chronically ill, daily life is full of other concerns to distract you from the seemingly harmless quirks of your body.  Many of these strange ailments are completely benign or explained […]

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POTS: The Most Common Medical Condition You Never Heard Of

Last month the world recognized Rare Disease Day on February 28th.  There are medical conditions that are not rare at all, but still fall into the abysmal cracks in our healthcare system.  Some might call these orphan conditions.  I live with one of these conditions – postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). POTS is fairly common, […]

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Are You At Risk For A Genetic Disorder?

Note: this will be the first in a three-part series about addressing the new world of knowledge about genetic disorders.  This first post will be about assessing the chances that we may be at risk for a genetic disease.  Future posts will address what we can do with this knowledge.   We live in a relatively new era […]

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