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Asthma

Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lung. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants).

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is an illness that causes strong mood swings between depression and “mania.” It used to be called "manic depression."

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease is caused by the buildup of plaque on the inside of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood...

Congestive heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) are not able to pump blood effectively. When the heart muscle...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking.

Constipation, Age 11 and Younger

Constipation occurs when stools become hard and are difficult to pass. Some parents are overly concerned about how often their child has bowel...

Constipation, Age 12 and Older

Constipation occurs when stools are difficult to pass. Some people are overly concerned with the frequency of their bowel movements because they...

Cough

Health advice for those with a dry cough, with little to no clear-white phlegm; or a wet cough, where there is yellow, green or brown phlegm.

Dementia

Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. It can cause problems with your memory and how well you can think and plan....

Depression

Health advice for those feeling depression; feeling depressed, sadness or having no hope; decreased joy from or interest in daily activities; thoughts of suicide.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes - a chronic disease that has no known cure. It is the most common type of diabetes.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Topic Overview This topic is about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults. For information on reflux in babies and children, see...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a health problem where the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly builds up and doesn’t drain properly; the fluid collects and causes damage to the optic nerve.

Gout

Gout is an inflammation of a joint due to a build-up of gout crystals in the joint fluid, which occurs when there is an excess of uric acid (a normal blood waste product filtered by the kidneys) in the body.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism means your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone - vital to body growth and metabolism.

Insomnia

Insomnia is repeated difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep, or both.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak, thinning bones - most often affected are the hips, spine and wrists - leaving them at greater risk of breaking.

Otitis media

Ear infections (acute otitis media) occur in the space behind the eardrum, which is called the middle ear. Ear infections are more likely to occur...

Acute and chronic pain

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of...

Chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease occurs when damage to the kidneys causes reduced kidney function. Kidney disease has usually been present for many years and...

Urinary incontinence in men

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine. It may be related to infection, problems with the nerves and muscles of...

Urinary incontinence in women

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control the release of urine. It may be related to infection, problems with the nerves and muscles of...

Urinary tract infection

Your urinary tract is the system that makes urine and carries it out of your body. It includes your bladder and kidneys and the tubes that connect...