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eMedTV Conditions & Diseases A-Z

Chronic Urinary Tract Infections - Enlarged Prostate

This page contains links to eMedTV Conditions & Diseases containing information on subjects from Chronic Urinary Tract Infections to Enlarged Prostate. 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.
Favorite Conditions & Diseases
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  • Cigarette Smoke Allergy
    Cigarette smoke allergy is caused by the numerous toxic chemicals and irritants found in cigarette smoke. This eMedTV article discusses cigarette smoke allergy in detail and links to other information on allergies.
  • Cirrhosis
    In someone with cirrhosis, liver injuries cause scar tissue to replace normal, healthy tissue in the liver. This eMedTV article lists causes of the disease (such as hepatitis C) and explains how the scarring keeps the liver from working properly.
  • CLL
    Common CLL symptoms may include fever and infection, feeling very tired, and weight loss. This eMedTV article discusses common symptoms of this condition, which also include pain or fullness below the ribs and painless swelling of lymph nodes.
  • Cluster Headaches
    Cluster headaches are marked by intense pain that begins around one eye or temple. As this eMedTV page explains, the pain can then spread to the entire side of the face. This page covers the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of these headaches.
  • CML
    Based on CML statistics, it's estimated that 4,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2006. This eMedTV article offers a variety of statistics concerning chronic myeloid leukemia, including survival rates and age-at-diagnosis statistics.
  • Cockroach Allergy
    This page of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at cockroach allergy, including tips to help prevent it. This common indoor pest allergy is caused by certain proteins found in cockroach saliva and feces.
  • Cold Sores
    Cold sores, which are contagious, generally form around the mouth on the lips, cheeks, or gums. This eMedTV resource explores their causes, explains how the virus that causes them is transmitted, and describes treatment options.
  • Colic
    If your baby cries for three hours straight, three days a week for three weeks, she may have infant colic. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail, with information on possible risk factors and tips on coping with a newborn who has it.
  • Collagenous Colitis
    Collagenous colitis is a disease characterized by chronic watery diarrhea and colon inflammation. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Colon Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Colon cancer, a disease in which malignant cells originate in the colon, usually has no early symptoms. This eMedTV page describes what you'll find on eMedTV's Colon Cancer Channel, such as common symptoms of the disease and how it can be treated.
  • Colon Cancer (Overview Article)
    A serious disease, colon cancer occurs when cancer cells first develop in colon tissues. This eMedTV article offers an overview of colon cancer and discusses its symptoms, risk factors associated with the disease, and treatment options.
  • Colon Polyps
    Colon polyps are growths that develop in the large intestine. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at these polyps, including detailed information on what causes them, what symptoms may occur, and how they are treated.
  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells first develop in the colon or rectum. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed overview of this condition, including information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
  • Common Cold
    The common cold is an illness caused by a virus that often results in sneezing, runny nose, and coughing. This eMedTV article discusses the common cold in detail, with information about symptoms, transmission, treatment, and ways to prevent it.
  • Complex PTSD
    While PTSD may be temporary, complex PTSD is the result of long-term trauma and may continue for years. This eMedTV article describes the condition in more detail and lists symptoms and complications associated with the condition.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    A person with complex regional pain syndrome has chronic, intense pain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms and treatment options.
  • Compulsive Eating Disorder
    As this eMedTV article explains, people with compulsive eating disorder (probably the most common eating disorder) will eat large amounts of food even if they are already full or not hungry. This article offers an in-depth look at this eating disorder.
  • Congenital Rubella Syndrome
    Congenital rubella syndrome occurs in some babies after being exposed to the rubella virus in the womb. This eMedTV article offers more information on this condition, including the problems it can cause, statistics on how often it occurs, and more.
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Health Channel Home)
    Congestive heart failure (when the heart can't pump enough blood through the body) can lead to symptoms like shortness of breath. This eMedTV page covers the risk factors for congestive heart failure and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Overview Article)
    Congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body. As this eMedTV page explains, it causes fluid to back up into the lungs. This page also offers statistics and key facts on the condition.
  • Contact Dermatitis
    Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes inflamed after exposure to certain substances. This eMedTV article offers an introduction to this type of skin inflammation, noting in particular its causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Cooley's Anemia
    People with Cooley's anemia have less hemoglobin and fewer red blood cells than normal in their blood. This eMedTV Web page discusses the condition in detail, including causes, how it is inherited, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • COPD (Health Channel Home)
    There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and the damage to your airways and lungs cannot be reversed. But, as this eMedTV article describes, with proper COPD treatment, you may slow the damage to your lungs and feel better.
  • COPD (Overview Article)
    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease characterized by difficulty breathing. As this eMedTV article explains, it develops when lung damage occurs. This page offers an overview of this condition, including symptoms and treatment.
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. This section of the eMedTV library provides an overview of this form of heart disease, including information about risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and prevention strategies.
  • Coronary Heart Disease
    As explained in this eMedTV article, the causes of coronary heart disease (CHD) involve a narrowing of the coronary arteries. There are also certain risk factors (such as smoking or being overweight) that increase a person's chances of developing CHD.
  • Cowpox
    Cowpox is a rare disease that is commonly spread through direct contact with an ulcer on a cow's teat. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • CREST Syndrome
    CREST is an acronym that spells out some of the common symptoms of systemic scleroderma. This selection from the eMedTV library goes into greater detail about these symptoms, and also includes information on the different types of scleroderma.
  • Crohn's Disease
    A type of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. This eMedTV article explains how Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. Symptoms and progression of the disease are also discussed.
  • Cushing's Disease
    Cushing's disease is a hormonal condition caused by a pituitary tumor resulting in an excess of cortisol. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this disease, including information about its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
  • Cushing's Syndrome
    Cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder that occurs when the body produces excessive levels of cortisol. This eMedTV article discusses causes and symptoms, as well as how the disease is diagnosed and treated, and factors that affect prognosis.
  • Cutaneous Anthrax
    Cutaneous anthrax is a type of infection in which bacteria enter a cut or abrasion. As this eMedTV resource explains, this is the most common form of anthrax, accounting for about 95 percent of all cases of the disease, but it responds well to treatment.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Health Channel Home)
    Cystic fibrosis is a disease involving the mucus and sweat glands that can affect several organs in the body. This eMedTV article explains the causes of cystic fibrosis, the common symptoms, and goals of available treatments, including gene therapy.
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Overview Article)
    In the United States, cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease that mainly affects Caucasians. This eMedTV segment provides a complete overview of cystic fibrosis, including information on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this disease.
  • Cystocele
    Also known as a fallen bladder, a cystocele occurs when the bladder droops into the vagina. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information on what causes it, how it is treated, and more.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    A deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This portion of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at this condition, including information about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Dementia
    Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that may affect thought, memory, personality, and behavior. This eMedTV article explains this topic in greater detail, including information about Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that cause symptoms.
  • Depression (Health Channel Home)
    Depression is an illness that involves a sad mood and a loss of interest in things that were once enjoyed. This eMedTV Health Channel offers thousands of articles on topics such as who depression affects, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.
  • Depression (Overview Article)
    Depression causes unnecessary suffering for both people who have the illness and their families. This eMedTV article describes how the illness can affect how you eat, sleep, and think about things, and also lists possible symptoms and risk factors.
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
    Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin rash that is linked to celiac disease. This segment of the eMedTV archives explains how a gluten-free diet can be useful in treating this condition and that not everyone with celiac disease develops it.
  • Detached Retina
    When the retina becomes pulled or lifted from its usual place in the eye, it is called a detached retina. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for this serious medical condition.
  • Diabetes (Health Channel Home)
    Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the body's inability to convert food into energy. This eMedTV Web page discusses the types, causes, and symptoms of diabetes, and provides information about treatment and prevention of the condition.
  • Diabetes (Overview Article)
    Diabetes is a condition characterized by the body's inability to properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at diabetes, including information on its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
  • Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes insipidus, a disease in which the kidneys stop filtering urine, can result in excessive urination. This eMedTV resource discusses this condition in depth, including how it differs from diabetes mellitus, treatment options, and more.
  • Diabetic Diet
    Maintaining a healthy diabetic diet is an essential part of controlling blood glucose levels. This segment of the eMedTV Web site explains the Diabetes Food Pyramid in detail and offers tips on following a healthy diet.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
    Diabetic retinopathy is the medical term for the most common diabetic eye disease. This page on the eMedTV site discusses this and other forms of diabetic eye disease in detail that affect the retina, vitreous, lens, and optic nerve.
  • Diabetic Foot
    Nerve damage and poor blood flow associated with diabetes can lead to a variety of foot problems. This eMedTV segment describes the problems associated with "diabetic feet" in detail and offers helpful tips to ways to prevent them.
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis
    Diabetic gastroparesis is the result of damage to the vagus nerve. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, this nerve controls movement of food through the digestive system, causing symptoms like heartburn and nausea.
  • Diabetic Impotence
    If you experience diabetic impotence, talking to your doctor about it is the first step in getting help. This eMedTV segment offers information about this condition, including what causes it, how to prevent it, and treatment options.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
    Diabetic neuropathy is the medical term for damage to the nervous system resulting from diabetes. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at the various types of neuropathy, including possible symptoms and treatment options.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
    A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is a condition that damages blood vessels in the eye. This eMedTV segment discusses this condition in detail, including symptoms, vision loss, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Diaper Dermatitis
    Diaper dermatitis is a rash that occurs when the skin under the diaper is irritated from stool or urine. This eMedTV article explores other causes of this condition, explains what the rash looks like, and describes various treatment options.
  • Diaper Rash
    A diaper rash most often occurs when the skin covered by a diaper becomes irritated from stool or urine. This eMedTV article explains what these rashes look like, explores other causes, and offers detailed treatment and prevention information.
  • Disorganized Schizophrenia
    Disorganized schizophrenia is a psychological disorder characterized by unusual thought processes. As this eMedTV segment explains, disorganized thinking is a common symptom. This Web page takes a closer look at this disorder and its symptoms.
  • Diverticulitis
    Diverticulitis occurs when small sacs in the colon become infected. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this condition, explaining how it can develop suddenly and without warning (which is why it's important to know the symptoms and risk factors).
  • Diverticulosis
    People who have diverticulosis have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots. As this eMedTV page explains, the condition itself is harmless, but if infection occurs in the pouches, it can cause pain in the lower abdomen.
  • Down Syndrome (Health Channel Home)
    Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that occurs in 1 out of 800 live births, is the leading cause of mild to moderate mental retardation. This eMedTV article provides information on Down syndrome and its causes, effects, and possible treatments.
  • Down Syndrome (Overview Article)
    Often associated with mental retardation, Down syndrome is a condition occurring in 1 out of 800 live births. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at Down syndrome, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.
  • Drug-Resistant TB
    Drug-resistant TB is a condition in which patients with tuberculosis don't improve with standard treatment. This eMedTV page provides an overview of drug-resistant tuberculosis and explains why it is so difficult to treat.
  • Dry Macular Degeneration
    Dry macular degeneration is an eye condition in which the light-sensitive cells in the retina break down. This eMedTV article explains how this can lead to a loss of central vision. This Web page offers an in-depth look at this condition.
  • Dust Mite Allergy
    A dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust found in all dwellings. This eMedTV article discusses this allergy in more detail, including things you can do to limit your exposure to dust mites.
  • DVT
    DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis. As you will read in this eMedTV article, this is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. This article provides a general overview of the causes, symptoms, and possible complications of this condition.
  • Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica is a collection of rare neurological disorders characterized by epilepsy, cognitive impairment, and myoclonus. This article discusses dyssynergia cerebellaris myoclonica in detail.
  • Ear Infection
    An ear infection is typically caused by bacteria or a virus and most often affects young children. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the most common type of ear infection (otitis media), including information about its symptoms and treatment.
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
    Eastern equine encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can affect the central nervous system. This eMedTV resource discusses the causes, symptoms, transmission, and prevention of this disease.
  • Eating Disorders (Health Channel Home)
    People with eating disorders may avoid food, vomit to purge food from the body, or overeat compulsively. This eMedTV page describes what you'll learn on eMedTV's Eating Disorders Channel, including specific types of eating disorders (such as anorexia).
  • Eating Disorders (Overview Article)
    There are three main types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. This eMedTV article explains the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for the most common eating disorders.
  • Ebola (Health Channel Home)
    Ebola, a contagious and potentially fatal illness seen in some African countries, has never been reported in humans in the United States. This eMedTV channel offers articles on several topics related to Ebola, such as its history and common symptoms.
  • Ebola (Overview Article)
    Ebola is a potentially fatal, highly contagious illness caused by a virus. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about its cause, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
    With an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg does not plant itself inside the uterus, but somewhere else. This eMedTV resource discusses treatments and possible risk factors for this condition, such as sexually transmitted diseases.
  • ED
    ED stands for erectile dysfunction. This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses this topic in greater detail, including what it is, what causes it, and how treatment is available at any age.
  • Emphysema
    Emphysema is a lung disease that is often caused by smoking cigarettes. This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this condition and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Empty Sella Syndrome
    Empty sella syndrome is a condition in which the pituitary gland becomes flattened or shrinks. As this eMedTV article explains, this change in the pituitary gland makes the area of the brain that protects it (the sella turcica) appear empty.
  • Encephalitis
    Each year, several thousand people contract encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at encephalitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Encephalitis Lethargica
    Encephalitis lethargica is a disease that causes fever, delayed physical response, and lethargy. This eMedTV Web page provides a detailed description of this medical condition, with information on possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Enlarged Prostate
    An enlarged prostate refers to swelling of the prostate gland. As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of this condition are common in older men and often involve problems with urination. This article takes an in-depth look at this condition.
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