Diseases and Conditions

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  • Scleroderma

    Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disorder. There are 2 types of scleroderma. One type affects the skin. The other type…

  • Postpartum Preeclampsia

    Postpartum preeclampsia is high blood pressure in a woman who has recently had a baby. It is a rare medical…

  • Huntington's Disease

    Huntington’s disease is a rare, progressive brain disorder. It gradually kills nerve cells in the brain, taking away physical and…

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis is swelling of the tissue around your brain and spinal cord. There are two common types of meningitis: viral…

  • Chronic Cough

    A cough is chronic when it lasts for 8 weeks or more. A chronic cough can be a symptom of…

  • Blood Clots

    Blood clots are differently sized clumps of blood that have formed inside your body. They can be harmful if they…

  • Undescended Testicles

    Testicles are part of the male body. They usually move from inside the body to the scrotum at birth. If…

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect your joints, kidneys,…

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not…

  • Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is…

  • Stomach Cancer

    Stomach cancer is the growth of cancer cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. It’s also called gastric…

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    Sick sinus syndrome is the name for several conditions in which your heart doesn’t work the correct way. Your heart…

  • Shin Splints

    Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). They are often caused by overuse and heal within…

  • Shingles

    Shingles is a painful skin rash. It is also called zoster or herpes zoster. It is caused by the same…

  • Reactive Arthritis

    Reactive arthritis occurs when your immune system reacts to an infection somewhere else in your body. It can affect your…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so…

  • Infertility

    Infertility means a couple isn’t able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Infertility can affect…

  • Polycythemia Vera

    Polycythemia vera (PV) occurs when your body makes too many red blood cells. This can cause blood clots and lead…

  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is inflammation or infection in your appendix. If not treated, your appendix can burst. This can be serious, even…