Signs and symptomsThe clinical symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are nonspecific and can be shared with many pulmonary and cardiac diseases. Most patients present with a gradual onset (often &..
Dried fruit is probably the single biggest source of sulphur dioxide your children will ever encounter, although if they are affected, it is unlikely that either you or your doctor will make the conne..
What Is Erectile Dysfunction?Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects as many as 30 million men in the United States. Almost half of men over age 75 experience ED, according to the National Institutes of Hea..
Legionnaires disease has killed seven people in New York City and made dozens of others sick, with health officials warning that it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires’ disease ..
I am a 29-year-old healthy male; I have had an inflamed pancreas four times now, and each time it occurred after drinking alcohol (six or more beers) and eating a hefty meal. My wife and I like to go ..
Rheumatic fever is one of the complications associated with strep throat. The condition usually appears in children between the ages of 5 and 15, even though older children and adults have been known ..
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.When plaqu..
Osteoporosis gets plenty of press with older women, but older men would do well to assess their risk for this disease. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone density loss in both women and men. It..
Leukemia is a malignancy (cancer) of blood cells. In leukemia, abnormal blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Usually, leukemia involves the production of abnormal white blood cells -- the cell..
Definition: You already know that hearing is one of the five senses that allows us to perceive sound. Hearing impairment, or hearing loss, occurs when we lose part or all of our ability to hear. Other..