The immune system protects the body from infection by deploying white blood cells to fight harmful organisms. When disease or dysfunction affect the immune system, these disease-fighting functions are compromised. In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks healthy tissues of the body.
Read about the causes and treatment of back pain and related conditions.
Read about some common and not-so-common conditions and diseases affecting the circulatory system including blood disorders and lymphatic conditions.
Articles in the digestive conditions topic discuss intestinal disorders and diseases. Conditions covered include intestinal obstruction, intestinal malrotation and digestive problems caused by prescription drugs.
Ringing in your ears? Tickle in your throat? Examine your symptoms and find out the conditions that can be affecting the ear, nose or throat.
Experiencing problems with your eyes or vision? Read articles on common eye problems, compare your symptoms and see your optometrist.
Be prepared! Browse our articles on treating insect bites and stings, sprained ankles, CPR and other first aid basics and safety tips.
Read all about the signs, symptoms and treatment of infectious diseases.
Learn about kidney disorders, such as chronic kidney failure, end stage renal disease, kidney infection, glomerulonephritis and other conditions that affect the kidneys.
The liver is a necessary organ to the healthy functioning of the human body. If you suspect liver disease, seek medical help immediately. Read on to find the symptoms and types of liver disease and disorders.
Many diseases affect men and women differently, from the initial symptoms of each disease to the treatment plan needed to relieve the symptoms. Learn about some of the diseases affecting men all over the world, and develop an understanding of their prevention and treatment.
Information on diseases that affect the brain, nerves and other parts of the nervous system.
Dislocate a shoulder? Sprain an ankle? Learn more about orthopedic disorders, symptoms and treatment methods here.
Articles focusing on respiratory conditions that affect the lungs, bronchioles, alvioli and other respiratory system structures.
Find info and check symptoms of a variety of skin diseases and disorders.
Articles on reproductive health topics, such as reproductive system tests, reproductive diseases and treatment/prevention of reproductive system problems.
The endocrine system consists of glands that produce hormones to control many of the body's processes. These hormones act as chemical messengers and interact with enzymes and other substances. Disorders of the endocrine system can cause a variety of symptoms.
This topic explores disease and disorders of the urinary tract of men and women.