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eMedTV Conditions & Diseases A-Z

Barrett's Esophagus - Chronic Sinusitis

This page contains links to eMedTV Conditions & Diseases containing information on subjects from Barrett's Esophagus to Chronic Sinusitis. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Barrett's Esophagus
    Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the esophagus forms new types of cells on its surface. As this eMedTV page explains, these cells are similar to the cells found in the intestines. This page offers an in-depth look at this disorder.
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    The most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma grows slowly, and rarely spreads to other areas. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at basal cell carcinoma, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Bedwetting
    It is very common for children under the age of six to wet their bed. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth discussion on bedwetting, including why it occurs, how it can be treated, who is most likely to be affected by it, and more.
  • Behcet's Disease
    Behcet's disease can lead to problems such as arthritis and ulcers on the genitals and mouth. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease.
  • Bell's Palsy
    A temporary form of facial paralysis, Bell's palsy results from damage or trauma to a facial nerve. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition usually affects only one of the two facial nerves and one side of the face. It often goes away on its own.
  • Beta Thalassemia
    Beta thalassemia affects a person's ability to produce hemoglobin, which can result in anemia. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this disorder, including information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and inheritance patterns.
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
    Normally the heart's aortic valve has three cusps, but a bicuspid aortic valve has only two cusps. As this eMedTV page explains, this type of aortic valve is not usually a problem. This article takes a look at how it is diagnosed and treated.
  • Binge Eating
    Binge eating is more than just occasionally overeating. As this portion of the eMedTV library explains, it's a serious condition in which a person eats excessive amounts of food regularly. Symptoms and treatment methods are also discussed.
  • Binge Eating Disorder
    People with binge eating disorder will eat large quantities of food, even when already full or not hungry. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition and explains why it is the most common eating disorder.
  • Binswanger's Disease
    Binswanger's disease is a form of dementia that often results in mood changes and forgetfulness. This eMedTV article describes the disease in detail, with information on risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Bipolar Disorder (Health Channel Home)
    Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a mental illness involving episodes, or cycles, of mania and depression. This eMedTV Web page looks at bipolar disorder and describes symptoms of the illness as well as treatment options.
  • Bipolar Disorder (Overview Article)
    Bipolar disorder is characterized by unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at this disorder, including detailed information on possible symptoms.
  • Bird Flu
    The bird flu is generally rare in humans, but there is concern that it may soon cause a pandemic. This eMedTV resource examines bird flu in humans and birds (especially the H5N1 strain), including transmission, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Bladder Cancer
    This eMedTV article provides an overview of bladder cancer, a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The three types of bladder cancer are transitional cell carcinoma, squamous cell bladder carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.
  • Bladder Infection
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a bladder infection during pregnancy can be serious, especially if it spreads to the kidneys. This article discusses the importance of promptly treating a bladder infection to avoid problems such as premature delivery.
  • Blepharitis
    Blepharitis is a common eye condition often caused by scalp dandruff or bacterial infection. This eMedTV article explains that it is characterized by inflammation of the eyelid and also discusses treatment, how it is diagnosed, and the prognosis.
  • Body Lice
    Body lice are wingless, small insects that live primarily on clothing. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at body lice, explaining how they are transmitted, diagnosed, and treated. This page also explains how they may transmit certain diseases.
  • Bone Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Bone cancer is a condition where cancer cells form in the tissues of the bone. This section of the eMedTV Web site discusses the Bone Cancer Health Channel, which includes in-depth articles on topics such as the causes and symptoms of bone cancer.
  • Bone Cancer (Overview Article)
    There are a few different types of bone cancer, including osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma. This eMedTV selection provides an in-depth look at bone cancer, including its risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Bone Loss
    There are many long-term effects from anorexia, and bone loss is one of the most common. In this section of the eMedTV library, the link between anorexia and bone loss is discussed, including the causes and treatment.
  • Botulism
    Toxins produced by a group of bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum cause the disease known as botulism. This eMedTV page provides details about this rare but serious illness, including how it is acquired, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Botulism Food Poisoning
    A common source of botulism food poisoning, as this eMedTV page explains, is improperly preserved home-processed foods with low acid content (like corn and beets). This page offers tips for preventing botulism, like refrigerating oils that contain garlic.
  • BPH
    BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia and refers to an enlargement of the prostate gland. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including possible symptoms, treatment options, and relevant statistics.
  • Brain Cancer
    A serious disease, brain cancer is characterized by cancerous cell growth in the skull. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at cancer of the brain, including information on symptoms, grades, and treatment options.
  • Brain Stem Glioma
    Brain stem glioma (a tumor in the tissues of the brain stem) is the most common type of childhood cancer. This eMedTV resource discusses this medical condition in detail, with information on symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Brain Tumor
    Symptoms of a brain tumor typically occur when the tumor presses on a nerve or damages a certain area of the brain. This page from the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth explanation of brain tumor symptoms, such as headaches, visual changes, and nausea.
  • Breast Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Breast cancer occurs when there is abnormal cell growth in the breast. This eMedTV Web page looks at causes and types of the disease and provides information about screening and treatment options.
  • Breast Cancer (Overview Article)
    When abnormal cell growth occurs in the breast, this results in breast cancer. This eMedTV article discusses breast cancer in detail and provides information about risk factors, staging, treatment options, and the possibility of recurrence.
  • Breast Cellulitis
    Breast cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that occurs on the breast. As this eMedTV article explains, skin affected by cellulitis will commonly be red, swollen, and warm and painful to the touch. Breast cellulitis is treated with antibiotics.
  • Breast Engorgement
    Many women may experience breast engorgement (extreme filling and swelling of breasts) after giving birth. This eMedTV segment explains what causes this condition, lists possible symptoms, and offers tips on treatment and prevention.
  • Bubonic Plague
    If left untreated, bubonic plague has a mortality rate of 50 to 90 percent. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the causes, transmission, symptoms, and treatment of this disease and offers statistics on its prevalence throughout history.
  • Bulimia (Health Channel Home)
    A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time and then purges the food from the body. This eMedTV Bulimia Health Channel includes in-depth articles on topics like bulimia symptoms, treatment, and research.
  • Bulimia (Overview Article)
    Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing on food and then purging to avoid weight gain. This eMedTV selection talks about this eating disorder in more detail, including why it occurs, who is affected by it, how it is treated, and more.
  • BV
    BV is a condition that results when there are too many harmful bacteria in the vagina. This segment of the eMedTV Website provides an overview of this condition, including what causes it, its symptoms, and treatment methods.
  • Calcium Deficiency
    Most people will not have any symptoms of calcium deficiency until their bones are significantly weakened. This eMedTV resource describes possible signs of a calcium deficiency, explains how much calcium you need, and covers treatment options.
  • Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    All cancers begin in cells, the body's basic unit of life. This eMedTV resource describes several of the topics covered on the Cancer Health Channel, including cancer risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Cancer (Overview Article)
    Imagery, meditation, and biofeedback are just some examples of alternative cancer treatments. This eMedTV page examines other alternative treatments people with cancer can use, in addition to medical therapies, to reduce stress and side effects.
  • Candida
    Candida infections occur when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when the hormonal balance changes. This eMedTV article offers more information on this topic and lists common symptoms and treatment options that are available.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    High blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease are the most common forms of cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV article provides a detailed discussion on cardiovascular disease, including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful medical condition that affects the hands and wrists. This part of the eMedTV Web site talks about this condition in detail, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Cataracts
    Cataracts are diagnosed when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at cataracts, including information about various types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for the condition.
  • Catatonic Schizophrenia
    People with catatonic schizophrenia often show involuntary movements, grimacing, or unusual mannerisms. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this disorder and offers a list of common symptoms, such as clumsiness and lack of coordination.
  • Celiac Disease (Health Channel Home)
    Celiac disease is a condition in which a person cannot tolerate gluten. This eMedTV channel provides a number of in-depth articles, covering topics ranging from symptoms of celiac disease to a gluten-free diet.
  • Celiac Disease (Overview Article)
    People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and other foods. This eMedTV article takes a look at this disorder, including the damage it can cause in the body, symptoms that may occur, and how it can be treated.
  • Cellulitis
    Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that most often affects the extremities. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Central Diabetes Insipidus
    Central diabetes insipidus is a rare condition that often causes excess urination. This section of the eMedTV library explains what causes this condition and talks about some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Cervical Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Cervical cancer, which occurs when cancer cells form in the cervix, is more common in women with HPV. This eMedTV page describes what you'll learn on eMedTV's Cervical Cancer Channel, such as other risk factors for the disease and its early symptoms.
  • Cervical Cancer (Overview Article)
    Cervical cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of a woman's cervix. This eMedTV resource offers an overview of this type of cancer, including information on its causes, risk factors, symptoms, and stages.
  • CFS
    CFS myths circulating include the false notion that people with the condition lose their fingerprints. This eMedTV article debunks myths concerning chronic fatigue syndrome and recommends credible sources for information about CFS.
  • Chickenpox (Health Channel Home)
    Chickenpox, a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, results in itchy blisters, tiredness, and fever. This eMedTV channel offers articles on the cause, symptoms, and treatment of this infectious disease -- as well as how many people it affects.
  • Chickenpox (Overview Article)
    Chickenpox is an infectious disease characterized by itchy blisters, tiredness, and fever. This page from the eMedTV site explains this illness in more detail, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
  • Childhood AML
    Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can affect both children and adults. This eMedTV segment offers an overview of childhood AML, including information on symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Childhood Depression
    Children who are depressed may suffer from low-self esteem and have a hard time getting along with others. This eMedTV Web page provides detailed information about childhood depression, including its types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
    Childhood disintegrative disorder is a rare type of autism spectrum disorder. As this eMedTV page explains, it is characterized by a profound loss of vocabulary, motor skills, and social skills. It usually occurs between the ages of three and four.
  • Childhood Leukemia
    Childhood leukemia is a form of cancer in which blood-forming tissue produces abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV article describes the types of leukemia most common among children, including information about risk factors and symptoms.
  • Childhood Liver Cancer
    The two types of liver cancer in children are hepatoblastoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. This eMedTV article discusses these conditions in detail, including treatment options, prognosis, risk factors, and symptoms.
  • Childhood Obesity
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site explains that obesity in children has increased by four times over the past 40 years. This article discusses statistics on childhood obesity, as well as current obesity trends.
  • Chlamydia (Health Channel Home)
    Chlamydia is an STD that often has no symptoms, but can lead to very serious complications. This eMedTV page describes what you'll learn on eMedTV's Chlamydia Channel, including specific complications that chlamydia can cause (such as PID or epididymitis)
  • Chlamydia (Overview Article)
    Chlamydia is an STD that is often unknowingly passed to others through sexual contact. As this eMedTV Web article explains, there are usually no symptoms. However, the disease is often fully curable if diagnosed and treated early.
  • Cholera
    Cholera, an acute illness characterized by diarrhea, is caused by an infection in the intestines. This eMedTV resource provides an overview of the causes, transmission, and prevention of this illness, and also links to other resources on this topic.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Health Channel Home)
    People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have profound fatigue that isn't improved by bed rest. This eMedTV channel offers articles on CFS symptoms, prognosis, and treatment -- as well as how to find chronic fatigue syndrome support groups.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Overview Article)
    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition characterized by extreme and overwhelming fatigue. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in greater detail, identifies symptoms associated with it, and discusses treatment options.
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
    Chronic hepatitis C is a disease in which there is long-term inflammation of the liver. This eMedTV resource explains several aspects of this condition, including how it is spread, diagnosed, and treated. Links to specific information are also included.
  • Chronic Insomnia
    When a person has trouble sleeping for a month or longer, he or she may have chronic insomnia. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatment options for this condition, with links to specific information.
  • Chronic Leukemia
    Chronic leukemia is a slowly developing form of cancer that causes the production of abnormal blood cells. This eMedTV segment discusses types, causes, and symptoms of this form of leukemia, and describes tests used to diagnose the cancer.
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is type of cancer that occurs when too many white blood cells are produced. This eMedTV article offers an overview of CLL, with detailed information on risk factors, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which the bone marrow produces too many white blood cells. This eMedTV article provides an overview this condition, with information on the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Emphysema is an example of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at COPD, including information on its causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment options.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
    Chronic pancreatitis is a disorder involving digestive enzymes that attack and destroy the pancreas. As this eMedTV article explains, this can lead to pain and scarring. This page describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition.
  • Chronic Sinusitis
    Chronic sinusitis is a type of sinus inflammation that lasts 12 weeks or longer, despite treatment. This eMedTV Web page takes an in-depth look at this condition, including what causes it, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
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