Conditions and Body Systems
There are thousands of medical conditions that may affect you or a loved one. Here we've provided resources about some of the most commonly affected body systems, and the conditions and diseases they may contract.
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body. Learn more about diabetes here.
Cancer is a complex illness that requires clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed in this directory is some general information about the disease.
Asthma is often undiagnosed--many people with the disease do not know they have it. Sometimes the only symptom is a chronic cough, especially at night, chest tightness, noisy breathing, or wheezing. Some people think they have recurrent bronchitis, since respiratory infections usually settle in the chest in a person predisposed to asthma.
There are many conditions that may affect your heart. We've collected resources about some of the most common cardiac conditions.
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. According to the American Lung Association, more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD.
Be careful when you take medications to relieve headache pain. Taking three or more doses a day of a pain reliever for five or more days a week can lead to rebound headaches, according to the National Headache Foundation. Many headache sufferers don't realize this, and when rebound headaches occur, take even more medication, leading to a vicious cycle of pain.
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