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eMedTV Conditions & Diseases A-Z

Leg Cellulitis - Nephrolithiasis

This page contains links to eMedTV Conditions & Diseases containing information on subjects from Leg Cellulitis to Nephrolithiasis. 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
Descriptions of Conditions & Diseases
  • Leg Cellulitis
    This eMedTV Web page describes leg cellulitis, which is a condition characterized by redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. Causes of the condition, risk factors, common symptoms, the diagnostic process, and treatment options are also described.
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
    This eMedTV Web page explains that Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that can result in developmental delays in children. The causes, symptoms, and treatment of this disorder are also featured in this article.
  • Leprosy
    Leprosy is a complex infectious disease caused by an infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae. This eMedTV article discusses the disease in detail, including its history, transmission methods, the various types, treatments, and prevalence.
  • Leukemia (Health Channel Home)
    Leukemia is a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming tissue and produces abnormal white blood cells. This eMedTV article discusses leukemia and provides information about risk factors and symptoms associated with the disease.
  • Leukemia (Overview Article)
    Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow in which the body produces abnormal white blood cells. This eMedTV article offers an overview of leukemia, including information about types of the disease, its symptoms, and its treatment.
  • Lewy Body Dementia
    Lewy body dementia is a form of dementia characterized by abnormal structures in the brain. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this condition, including information about symptoms associated with it and how they are treated.
  • Lice
    Lice are tiny wingless insects that feed on a human's blood. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of the three different types of lice that affect humans, including information on symptoms, diagnosis, transmission, and treatment.
  • Lichen Sclerosus
    Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition often affecting the genitals, and is more common in women than in men. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this condition, including symptoms, treatment options, and how a diagnosis is made.
  • Liver Cancer
    Cancer that begins in the liver is known as primary liver cancer. This eMedTV article offers an overview of liver cancer, including information about its risk factors, its symptoms, and treatment options for the disease.
  • Low Malignant Potential Ovarian Cancer
    This page on the eMedTV website provides a detailed look at low malignant potential ovarian cancer (a disease in which precancerous cells form in the tissue covering the ovary). It explores treatment options, staging methods, and more.
  • Low Testosterone
    When the testes fail to produce sufficient amounts of the male hormone, low testosterone levels can result. This eMedTV page focuses on what low testosterone is and what causes it. A description of possible symptoms and treatment options is also included.
  • Lower Back Pain
    Lower back pain occurs most often in people between the ages of 30 and 50. This eMedTV article examines this common ailment in detail, which can be due to the aging process, but can also be a result of sedentary lifestyles with too little exercise.
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    This eMedTV page includes information about the spine and how it relates to lumbar spinal stenosis. The condition is generally the result of pressure on the lower part of the spinal cord or on nerve roots. Links to more information are also provided.
  • Lung Cancer (Health Channel Home)
    Lung cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the tissues of the lung. This eMedTV resource contains a wealth of information on the topic and explains how to use the channel to find the specific information on lung cancer that you need.
  • Lung Cancer (Overview Article)
    Lung cancer is a disease in which uncontrolled abnormal cell growth begins in the lungs. This eMedTV article offers an overview of lung cancer, including information about causes, types, and symptoms of the disease.
  • Lung Sarcoidosis
    Lung sarcoidosis is characterized by the formation of tiny lumps of cells (granulomas) in the lungs. As this eMedTV article explains, this condition is not a form of cancer. This portion of the Web site provides an overview of lung sarcoidosis.
  • Lyme Disease (Health Channel Home)
    Lyme disease is typically spread through bites of ticks infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. This eMedTV health channel provides in-depth information on the Lyme disease, including symptoms and treatment options.
  • Lyme Disease (Overview Article)
    A characteristic rash may occur in someone with Lyme disease, a disease transmitted by ticks. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of Lyme disease, including information on treatment, prevention, and possible symptoms.
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
    Lymphocytic colitis is a disease that affects the intestines, especially the colon. As this eMedTV Web page explains, symptoms of the condition typically include abdominal pain and watery, non-bloody diarrhea. Treatment and causes are also discussed.
  • Machado-Joseph Disease
    Machado-Joseph disease is characterized by clumsiness and weakness in the arms and legs, among other things. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of this disease.
  • Macular Degeneration (Health Channel Home)
    Macular degeneration is an eye disease that causes blurry vision. Its cause is unknown. This eMedTV Web page provides information about macular degeneration and its diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options -- such as injections and surgery.
  • Macular Degeneration (Overview Article)
    As this eMedTV article explains, macular degeneration is an age-related disease that affects the central vision needed for activities like reading and driving. This Web page takes an in-depth look at this condition.
  • Macular Hole
    A macular hole is a tear in the macula (the part of the retina that facilitates sharp, central vision). As this eMedTV page explains, the condition is often related to aging. This page takes an in-depth look at symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Macular Pucker
    A macular pucker (scar tissue on the retina) often results in blurred vision. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at what this condition is, how it differs from other eye conditions, and how to recognize possible symptoms.
  • Malaria (Health Channel Home)
    Malaria is caused by an infection with the Plasmodium parasite and, if left untreated, is potentially fatal. This eMedTV channel contains a wealth of knowledge on malaria, including possible symptoms and treatment options.
  • Malaria (Overview Article)
    Malaria is a disease caused by an infection with parasites called Plasmodium. This eMedTV page explains how the disease is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Symptoms and treatment are also discussed.
  • Male Breast Cancer
    Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases. This eMedTV article explores causes, risk factors, stages, and prognosis information for this type of cancer, which caused an estimated 460 deaths in the United States in 2005.
  • Male Incontinence
    Incontinence (or accidental leakage of urine) can occur in both women and men. This selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses male incontinence in more detail and links to other articles about urinary incontinence.
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
    Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is characterized by a tumor developing in soft tissue or bone. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this rare condition, with information about its symptoms, treatment options, prognosis, and more.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
    Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is often the result of exposure to asbestos. This eMedTV segment gives an overview of this condition, including possible symptoms, making a diagnosis, treatment options, and more.
  • Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
    Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this disease, including information about its risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and more.
  • Manic Depression
    People suffering from manic depression experience radical shifts in mood, energy, and ability to function. This eMedTV resource discusses the cycles associated with the condition, including symptoms of manic episodes and depression episodes.
  • Marfan Syndrome
    Marfan syndrome is an inheritable condition that affects the body's connective tissues. This eMedTV segment provides more information about this syndrome, including its causes, symptoms, treatment options, and prognosis.
  • Measles (Health Channel Home)
    Measles results when a person becomes infected with the measles virus. This health channel on the eMedTV Web site offers a wealth of information on the subject and also explains how to navigate the page to find specific information.
  • Measles (Overview Article)
    Measles is a viral disease characterized by high fever, cough, and a red, blotchy rash. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains statistics about measles and discusses the transmission, symptoms, and possible complications of this disease.
  • Medulloblastoma
    One of the most common childhood cancers, medulloblastoma is a type of brain tumor. This selection from the eMedTV archives offers an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms and treatment options.
  • Melanoma
    The percentage of people who develop melanoma in the United States has doubled in the past 30 years. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this increasingly common condition, including risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Meningitis (Health Channel Home)
    Meningitis, an infection in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, can be very dangerous if left untreated. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at meningitis and discusses its symptoms, prevention, and treatment.
  • Meningitis (Overview Article)
    Meningitis is inflammation and swelling in the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This Web page discusses meningitis causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Meningocele
    As this eMedTV article explains, meningocele is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord develops normally but the meninges protrude from a spinal opening. This Web page provides an overview of this type of spina bifida.
  • Menopause (Health Channel Home)
    When a woman reaches menopause, her period stops and her body stops making certain hormones. This channel on the eMedTV Web site contains a number of articles on the subject, ranging from common symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Menopause (Overview Article)
    Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her periods naturally no longer occur. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this topic, including information about common symptoms and the average age at which the change occurs.
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    Merkel cell carcinoma tends to develop on or just beneath the skin's surface and in the hair follicles. This eMedTV article provides an overview of this rare form of cancer, including symptoms, treatment options, and the chances of it metastasizing.
  • Mesothelioma (Health Channel Home)
    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer typically caused by asbestos exposure. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of mesothelioma, including information about symptoms, staging, treatment options, and survival rates.
  • Mesothelioma (Overview Article)
    Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is typically caused by exposure to asbestos. This selection from the eMedTV library gives an overview of this disease, including risk factors, treatment options, and more.
  • Microscopic Colitis
    Microscopic colitis is a disease that causes the colon to become inflamed. This eMedTV Web page explains the two forms of this disease, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis, as well as symptoms and treatment options.
  • Migraines
    Migraines are the second most common headache syndrome in the United States after tension headaches. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at migraine headache triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Mini-Stroke
    A mini-stroke is a sudden event in which the blood supply to the brain is interrupted for a short time. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at this topic, including information on symptoms, causes, treatment, and more.
  • Miscarriage
    Does bleeding during pregnancy mean you are having a miscarriage? This eMedTV article provides detailed information on the signs and symptoms of miscarriage. This segment also tells you how your doctor will determine the cause of any problems.
  • Mitral Stenosis
    Mitral stenosis is the narrowing of the heart's mitral valve. The information contained in this eMedTV resource explains how the mitral valve works, as well as the health risks that may develop with this condition.
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
    Mitral valve prolapse occurs when leaflets abruptly bulge back into the atrium as the heart beats. This eMedTV Web page describes the anatomy behind the condition, explains how it is diagnosed, and discusses a person's prognosis.
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    When mitral valve regurgitation occurs, the heart's mitral valve does not close properly. This eMedTV article explains how this condition allows blood to leak backwards into the left atrium, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Mold Allergy
    A person can develop an allergy to the molds and yeasts that are commonly found indoors and outdoors. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at the specific types of molds that cause allergies, as well as several ways to prevent mold allergy.
  • Monkeypox
    Monkeypox is a very rare viral disease that can be transmitted through animal to human contact. This part of the eMedTV archives explores this illness, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Mono
    For most people with mono, symptoms include such things as swollen glands, fever, and sore throat. This eMedTV Web page describes these and other possible symptoms often seen with mono, such as body aches, chills, and fatigue.
  • Monoclonal Gammopathy
    The growth of abnormal plasma cells leads to a condition called monoclonal gammopathy. As this eMedTV article explains, this condition can (but doesn't always) lead to cancer. Symptoms, treatments, and prognosis are also discussed.
  • Mononucleosis
    Mononucleosis is a viral illness that often results in fever, swollen lymph glands, and a sore throat. This eMedTV article discusses the causes, transmission, symptoms, and treatment of mononucleosis and provides links to additional information.
  • Mosaic Turner Syndrome
    Mosaic Turner syndrome describes women who are missing the X chromosome in some cells. This page from the eMedTV site further defines mosaic Turner syndrome and offers information on its symptoms and diagnosis.
  • Motor Neuron Disease
    Motor neuron disease is a type of neurological condition in which the cells that control muscle activity are destroyed. This eMedTV segment discusses the different types of motor neuron disease and associated causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • MRSA
    MRSA is a type of bacterial staph infection that can cause serious symptoms. This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of MRSA, including information on how this infection is transmitted, possible symptoms, and treatment options that are available.
  • MS
    MS is a central nervous system disease that causes people to lose coordination and muscle control. As this eMedTV page explains, it is the leading cause of disability among young adults, and a diagnosis should be made as soon as symptoms occur.
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
    As this eMedTV page explains, some doctors acknowledge multiple chemical sensitivity as a disorder caused by exposure to chemicals in the environment. This page highlights both sides of the debate over this controversial condition.
  • Multiple Myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer that begins in plasma cells and affects multiple bones. This eMedTV article describes this condition in detail and includes information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Health Channel Home)
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. This channel on the eMedTV site offers a number of articles on the topic, ranging from possible causes of multiple sclerosis, treatments, prognosis, and more.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Overview Article)
    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system. This portion of the eMedTV Web site discusses this condition in more detail, including information on its diagnosis, patterns, and possible causes.
  • Mumps (Health Channel Home)
    Mumps is a contagious disease that is characterized by swelling of the salivary glands. Other conditions can also have similar symptoms. This eMedTV article offers information on the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment of mumps.
  • Mumps (Overview Article)
    Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus, the symptoms of which include swelling in the jaw and neck. This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at the mumps virus, including how it is transmitted, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Myasthenia Gravis
    Myasthenia gravis is a disease characterized by a certain type of muscle weakness. As this eMedTV article explains, the weakness increases during activity and improves after rest. This page lists the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this disease.
  • Mycoplasma Pneumonia
    A less-severe form of pneumonia, mycoplasma pneumonia is often classified as an "atypical pneumonia." This eMedTV Web page talks about this condition in more detail, explaining what causes it, potential symptoms, how it is treated, and more.
  • Myelomeningocele
    As this eMedTV segment explains, myelomeningocele is characterized by exposure of the spinal cord through an opening in the spine. This resource offers an in-depth look at this condition, with links to more information.
  • Myocardial Infarction
    A myocardial infarction is more commonly known as a heart attack. This portion of the eMedTV archives describes what happens during a myocardial infarction and provides information about recognizing symptoms of this life-threatening event.
  • Myocardial Ischemia
    Myocardial ischemia is a painful heart condition caused by lack of blood flow to the heart. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at the condition (also known as angina), including information on causes, treatment, and prevention methods.
  • Narcolepsy
    Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by brief, uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep. This eMedTV segment offers an in-depth look at this condition and its symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
    Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus occurs when the kidneys are unable to respond to antidiuretic hormone (ADH). This eMedTV resource explains in detail how this condition affects the balance of fluids in your body.
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