Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight. You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. […]
Lower abdominal pain has a way of stopping you in your tracks. But trying to figure out the source of stomach pain can be tricky especially when so many things may be to blame Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) What is it? A colon or lower bowel disorder. Where’s the pain? Lower abdomen, but sometimes all over the belly. […]
Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas. Problems with […]
Dry eye happens when your eyes don’t make enough tears to stay wet, or when your tears don’t work correctly. This can make your eyes feel uncomfortable, and in some cases it can also cause vision problems. Dry eye is common — it affects millions of Americans every year. The good news is that if you […]
Adult strabismus (crossed eyes) is when your eyes are not lined up properly and they point in different directions. One eye may look straight ahead while the other eye turns in, out, up, or down. The misalignment can shift from one eye to the other. Strabismus affects vision, since both eyes must aim at the […]
Cataract are the clouding of the lens of your eye, which is normally clear. Most cataracts develop slowly over time, causing symptoms such as blurry vision. Cataracts can be surgically removed through an outpatient procedure that restores vision in nearly everyone. Cataract Symptoms Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of your eye, which is […]
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that may occur in people who have diabetes. It causes progressive damage to the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye The disease is characterized by too much sugar in the blood, which can cause damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Over time, diabetes damages small blood […]
Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the airways. It causes wheezing and can make it hard to breathe. Some triggers include exposure to an allergen or irritant, viruses, exercise, and emotional stress. Causes the inside walls of the airways, or the bronchial tubes, to become swollen and inflamed. What Does Asthma Feel Like? Is […]
What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome? Fibromyalgia Syndrome is a chronic, long-term illness. It causes all-over muscle pain, joint pain and fatigue. The pain may come and go. There’s no known cause, although certain factors such as stress and genetics may predispose someone toward the disease. Although there isn’t a cure, medications, lifestyle changes and other therapies […]
Tendon and ligament tears or ruptures are injuries to the soft tissues that connect muscles and joints. Common symptoms of tendon and ligament tears are pain and swelling. You may also hear or feel a pop when you tear the tissue. Treatments can include a brace, medicine, or surgical repair. Tears or ruptures to the […]
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