Diseases and Conditions

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Diseases and Conditions

Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is when a weak area in the aorta swells up like a balloon. It can cause…

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina) throughout a woman’s monthly cycle.

Abusive Head Trauma

Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) is a form of child abuse that can be deadly or leave a baby…

ACL Injury

ACL injuries have become more common among athletes, women, and children. PEP training programs can help with prevention.

Acne is a common skin condition that develops when the hair follicles in your skin are blocked by dead skin…

Acute Bronchitis

Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of acute bronchitis, a lung infection usually caused by a virus.

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is a condition that affects your body’s adrenal glands. It interferes with your body’s ability to produce certain…

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis is known as frozen shoulder. It causes shoulder pain and stiffness, due to surgery, injury, and some medical…

Adult ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity fisorder (ADHD) is a group of behaviors that affects focus and self-control. Adults can have ADHD.

AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by HIV. The virus attacks the body’s immune system. Learn about AIDS, its treatment,…

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking too much alcohol too often. This can harm your work, school, and…

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is called “pink eye.” It causes your eye to become irritated, swollen, itchy, sore, and watery.

Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies)

Allergic rhinitis is a reaction to allergens such as pollen. It causes nasal symptoms that can usually be treated with…

Alopecia Areata (AA)

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes you to lose small, round patches of hair on your head.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain.

Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops in childhood when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. Left untreated, it can lead…

Amenorrhea

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation or a monthly period. Learn about the various causes and treatments for primary and…

Anal Fissure

Anal fissures are small tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are usually caused by straining during a…

Anal Fistulas

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection that forms between the anus and the skin outside of it. It usually…

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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