Diseases and Conditions
Bursitis can make simple movements of your shoulder, elbow, hip or knee seem monumental.
Knowing whether your infection is caused by a virus or a bacterium makes a difference in how it is treated.
Millions of us struggle with pain and loss of motion because of joint damage caused by arthritis. If other treatments fail to offer relief, you may wonder about turning in your worn-out joints for new ones.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
You and your health care provider can use information from a peak-flow meter to help stop a flare-up in its tracks.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. Instead of looking on their diagnoses as sentences to be invalids, they have used them as catalysts to make positive changes in their lives.
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You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
Low back pain can range from mild, dull, and annoying to persistent, severe, and disabling pain. Pain in the lower back can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning.
People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.
Low-vision devices are categorized as either optical or nonoptical. Optical devices are magnifying lenses or closed circuit TV. Nonoptical devices are large-print books and talking computers.
Depression is a mood disorder that involves a adolescent's body, mood, and thoughts. It can affect and disrupt eating, sleeping, or thinking patterns.
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
Some symptoms may indicate the possibility of a serious condition and should be evaluated immediately by a health care provider.
Children who have ADHD are often given medication as part of their treatment plan. The type of medication most often chosen is a psychostimulant.
When your life seems to be spinning out of control, it's OK to seek professional mental health help.
Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes.
Metabolic syndrome is marked by higher levels of glucose in the blood. That's also a sign of pre-diabetes.
Regular soft drinks contain sugar—empty calories in your diet. Sugary drinks also raise insulin levels, which causes you to put on more deep fat.
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups.
Control your blood pressure, keep your cholesterol in check, and take your medicine as prescribed.
A key way to reduce the effects of metabolic syndrome is to lower high blood pressure. Reducing the amount of sodium and salt in your diet is a great start.
Auras may include visual disturbances (jagged lines with bright spots or flashes); temporary, partial vision loss; numbness; and tingling sensations.