Diseases and Conditions
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.
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.
The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium. Normally, if a woman doesn’t get pregnant, this tissue is shed each month during her period. In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus.This can cause pain, heavy periods, and infertility.
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.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.
How do you know when your emotions are of the everyday sort, or when you could benefit from seeing a therapist?
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.
People who are gay, lesbian, or transgender may be at greater risk for health problems because they don’t always see a healthcare provider when they need to. This may be because they feel embarrassed, have had a bad experience, fear judgment, or have a healthcare provider who is uninformed.
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.
When seeking treatment for headaches, start with your primary care provider.
Mental health support groups offer support, understanding, and helpful information to people struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.
Healthcare providers 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.
Head lice are tiny parasitic bugs that can infest the skin. They live on people’s heads and feed on their blood. Head lice can cause intense itching.
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.
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 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.
You and your loved ones will benefit if they understand your condition and how best to help.
Caring for someone you love who is sick or disabled is never easy. When the illness affects your loved one’s state of mind, the demands placed on you can be especially difficult.