Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
Detailed information on the thyroid gland, including anatomy and function
Detailed information on the most common types of ringworm, including diagnosis and treatment
About 50 million Americans have tinnitus. For nearly 25% of them, the phantom noise is distracting enough that they seek medical advice.
A tonsillectomy may be recommended if your child has throat infections that keep coming back. Adenoidectomy is recommended if your child has a lot of trouble breathing through the nose. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.
Tonsillitis means that your tonsils are inflamed. Your tonsils are large, fleshy glands at the back of your throat. These glands make antibodies that help fight infection.
If you have heart failure, knowing your body can help you manage your condition.
Whether you pack a suitcase every week or once a year, you probably know that traveling takes a little extra preparation when you have asthma.
If you’re pregnant with twins, you’ll want to carefully consider this advice. It can help increase your chances for a full-term pregnancy.
Atherosclerosis can start as early as childhood and can lead to many health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Too often, diabetes leads to kidney disease. But it doesn’t have to. When kidney problems are caught early, you can take steps to prevent more serious kidney disease.
At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority—about 90%—are female.
Prehypertension is a term that alerts people to the risk of developing chronic high blood pressure if they don’t take timely steps to improve their lifestyle habits.
In the past, a woman who miscarried several times might never know why it happened. Today, more and more women are finding out the causes of their recurrent miscarriages.
Spirometry is an easy test that tells your healthcare provider how well your lungs are working.
Having a limb fall asleep and then feeling pins and needles is more common if you have poor circulation.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.
Enuresis is the medical term for bedwetting, or accidental urination in children who should be able to control their bladder. Girls usually have bladder control before boys do. The diagnosis of enuresis is for girls older than 5 and for boys older than 6.
Keep these guidelines in mind when looking for allergy relief.
Uterine fibroids are tumors in a woman's uterus. They are usually not cancer.
Detailed information on varicose veins, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and full-color anatomical illustrations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.
Where can you as a parent turn to for the facts about vaccine safety? The first place to go is your child's healthcare provider.
A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke or warning stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke.
Cardiac asthma can the same symptoms as true asthma. But the symptoms are caused by heart failure, which leads to fluid buildup in the lungs.
For some people, frightening memories of a terrible event can resurface months or even years after the ordeal. In reliving the event, people become fearful and unable to cope with daily life.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves. This results in back and leg pain.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic illness. It begins with inflammation in the rectum and can progress to involve much or all of the large intestine.
Every year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder that interferes with their ability to function at work or school or in their daily lives.
Although nausea and vomiting can make you feel miserable, it's important to remember that these are not diseases, but rather symptoms of many illnesses.