Diseases & Conditions

Blood Pressure

Q “I’ve noticed lately that my husband sometimes starts laughing or crying uncontrollably for no reason at all, and then he can’t seem to stop. What’s going on?” AUncontrollable laughter or crying can sometimes be due to a disorder known as pseudobulbar affect (PBA). It is typically associated with neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis

Arthritis

QI’ve noticed recently that my knees make cracking or popping sounds when I’m walking upstairs. Is this normal or should I be concerned? AIt’s sort of normal—in that, for many, noisy knees happen with age. But, yes, you should have your knees checked out by your primary care doctor. A simple X-ray might be useful

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