Diseases and Conditions
Detailed information on kidney conditions, including kidney function, nephrology, kidney problem causes, kidney disease symptoms, and 1 labeled, full-color anatomical illustration
Researchers aren't sure why women seem to have more trouble sleeping than men, but they have noticed that women have the most difficulty when hormone levels fluctuate.
Physical therapists focus on restoring a patient's mobility (movement) and function, and preventing of further disability.
You need to understand your options and take time to consider what will help you reach the end of your life with dignity, comfort and a sense of control.
PMDD is a much more severe form of premenstrual syndrome. Women with a personal or family history of mood disorders or postpartum depression may be at higher risk for this disorder.
Most females experience some unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycle. The type and intensity of symptoms vary.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Most Americans survive a first heart attack. By taking action, however, they can significantly reduce their chances for a second heart attack.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Rituals such as hand washing, counting, checking or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated, obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life. OCD is often a chronic, relapsing illness.
It's good to learn as much as you can about your asthma medications.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be a frustrating condition to deal with because it doesn’t have an easily identifiable cause. It’s an autoimmune disorder, which means your immune system literally attacks your body—in this case, your joints.
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What can you do to avoid scratching and flaking your way through the winter months? Here are some tips to try.
Seasonal affective disorder, a type of mood disorder, can occur in late fall to early winter or late spring to early summer.
When you’re sick, knowing whether you should treat yourself at home or see your doctor can save you time and hundreds of dollars a year.
Women suffer more frequent and severe symptoms from STDs. Some STDs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can lead to both infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a common viral infection of the nerves, which results in a painful rash or small blisters on an area of skin anywhere on the body.
Some children grow more slowly than others. Height in the low normal range is still normal, doctors say.
Without enough shut-eye, children are more likely to struggle with their school studies, do poorly on the playing field, and suffer depression.
Everybody knows smoking is bad for your health. Now here's something you may not know: Smoking is bad for your looks. It's true.
Did you know that smoking cigarettes can make your asthma worse?
Smoking damages your arteries, and it’s thought that the damaged arteries in the discs and joints in your back may lead to pain and injury.