Diseases & Conditions

Gout is caused by the accumulation of excessive uric acid in the body and may be characterized by swollen feet, inflamed joints and a painful big toe. Since uric acid is produced predominantly by fatty foods, gout used to...
If you have ever watched and enjoyed the quirky Detective Adrian Monk, on the popular television series Monk, then you are probably familiar with a condition called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Though his obsession with flossing 10 times or touching every parking meter...
Have you noticed an older relative showing signs of hearing loss and cognitive decline? That's because there might be a link between the two. Many experts have found facts pointing to a close connection between hearing loss and dementia, a...
Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a type of bacteria that causes gastritis or the inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach; it is also the most common cause of stomach ulcers. What Is H. Pylori? According to the Centers...
An enlarged prostate is a condition often seen in older men and is caused by the enlargement of the prostate gland. The prostate gland supports the reproductive function in men and it wraps around the urethra. The prostate grows as...
Ear infections are one of the most common infections among infants. While there are different ear infections, otitis media is the most common. Statistics show that most kids will contract an infection at least once before they turn 2...
Corns are a type of painful callous or hardened skin usually seen on the foot. It is made of keratin — a tough protein found in the outermost layer of the skin that develops in response to pressure or...
A peptic or gastric ulcer is a sore that forms in the stomach or the lining of the small intestine. The sore can be painful and may sometimes cause bleeding, hyperacidity and indigestion. Types and Causes of Peptic Ulcers There are...
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the generic name given to diseases that cause inflammation of the colon and small intestine. The two main types of IBDs are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Causes and Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis The onset of IBD...
Cirrhosis is characterized by a late-onset slow progressive scarring of the liver. Over time, the healthy tissue of the liver is replaced by the scar tissue, ultimately leading to liver dysfunction. Causes and Symptoms of Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is a common liver...

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