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Diseases and Conditions

Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

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  • sad-looking woman in a coat and scarf stands under an umbrella in the rain

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is triggered by the seasons of the year. Symptoms usually…

  • Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary arteries are the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to your lungs. These arteries can narrow or…

  • male patient sitting on exam table as doctor talks to him

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Most types of prostate cancer grow slowly…

  • Closeup of elderly woman’s hands sorting several prescriptions

    Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription abuse happens when people abuse medicines prescribed by a doctor. In the elderly, it can be hard to spot…

  • woman with head down, holding baby pajamas

    Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    Postpartum depression effects women after giving birth. It involves feelings of sadness, loneliness, worthlessness and restlessness that can last for…

  • An illustration of a healthy kidney and a kidney with cysts

    Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that affects the kidneys. It causes abnormal sacs of fluid (called cysts)…

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a problem with blood flow in the arteries, especially those in the legs. Claudication is…

  • Image showing normal kidney and one with diabetic nephropathy

    Diabetic Nephropathy

    Diabetic nephropathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the kidneys.

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

    Some women will experience high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Treatment varies depending on the type you have and how…

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease)

    Metabolic dysfunction-associated liver disease is formerly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. It is a a buildup of fat in…

  • Woman with gallstones holds her stomach in pain

    Gallstones

    Gallstones are hard deposits that form inside your gallbladder. They are most often caused when cholesterol becomes solid and can…

  • Tired woman sitting on the stairs with bottle of water in gym

    Exercise-induced Bronchospasm

    Exercise-induced bronchospasm is when the airways in your lungs narrow during exercise, making it hard to breath. This can make…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition involving an obsession with food and weight that harms a person’s emotional…

  • Close-up image of a human eye. Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It can cause blurry vision and progressive vision loss.

    Diabetic Retinopathy

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It affects the retina. A healthy retina is…

  • A woman with diabetes pricks her finger to test her insulin level. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) in the blood.

    Diabetes

    Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly.

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic…

  • Blood Clots

    Blood clots are clumps of blood that form inside your body and can be harmful or even deadly if they…

  • Woman performing breast exam

    Benign Breast Conditions

    A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the colon or the rectum that can be detected through early, regular screenings.

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