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Disease & Conditions

The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.
Many people believe that Alzheimer’s disease can't be treated. The truth is that medications are available that may help slow the progression of symptoms.
Cramps do not mean there is a problem with the muscle itself; rather, experts believe they happen when the fluid and electrolyte imbalance catches up to you or when a nerve overstimulates a muscle.
Boys and men have eating disorders, too. Males make up 5 to 15 percent of patients with anorexia or bulimia and 35 percent of those with binge-eating disorder.
Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.
Women with endometriosis develop tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue outside the uterus, usually on other reproductive organs inside the pelvis or in the abdominal cavity.
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.
When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.
Detailed information on fibromyalgia, including cause, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Drug addiction and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases that can be treated as successfully as many other chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes.
Although anyone can suffer from depression, it is particularly common among older adults. Depression affects 15 out of every 100 adults older than 65.
people who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a doctor when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a health care provider who is uninformed.
Although inheriting certain genes might boost your chances of contracting a disease, it's rarely a sure thing. Often, your lifestyle and environment can join with disease-prone genes to make a potential disease a reality.
Gestational diabetes is a condition in which a pregnant woman has elevated glucose levels and other symptoms of diabetes—but did not have diabetes before she became pregnant.
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
Doctors who specialize in children's eye care say children usually become near- or farsighted between ages 6 and 12. But even infants can wear glasses if they need help to see well.
People who feel they're unable to regain control of their lives because of their responses to the trauma may have post-traumatic stress disorder.
Not everyone who has had a heart attack needs open-heart surgery, such as a bypass operation.
For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
If you are like most people with heart disease, you have several providers who each treat you for a different health issue.
Colds and the flu can be serious for people with heart disease.
Participating in a disease management program gives you the chance to ask questions about exercise, medication, diet, and other treatment options.
People with gum disease are more likely to have heart disease than people with healthy gums.
If you have congestive heart failure, you may wonder if physical activity is good for you.
Heart failure makes it hard for oxygen to get into the blood, causing shortness of breath.
Recent studies have found that people who take proton pump inhibitors are significantly more likely to break their hipbone or any other bone.
When hair loss becomes excessive, resulting in thinning hair or bald patches on the scalp, factors other than the natural cycle of hair growth and loss are responsible.
Almost everyone has a tension headache from time to time. These headaches aren’t caused by disease. They are so common they are considered to be “normal” headaches.
Having asthma isn’t easy, and for most kids, neither is being a teen. Here are some common teen issues and suggestions for easing your child’s concerns.
You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.
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