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Featured Diseases & Conditions
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.
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.
A person is said to have epilepsy when he or she has had two or more seizures. As this eMedTV article explains, epilepsy occurs when neurons in the brain signal abnormally. This page offers an overview of this brain disorder.
Hemochromatosis is a disorder in which the intestines absorb too much iron. The information in this eMedTV Web page discusses the types, causes, symptoms, and treatment of this condition and also provides links to more information.
Common causes of otitis media (ear infection) are bacteria or viruses that get inside the ear. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains the risk factors and causes of this condition, as well as what happens inside the ear during an infection.
The information presented in this eMedTV article includes suggestions for dry eye relief in both mild and severe cases. Suggestions range from avoiding sources of irritation to artificial tears and eye ointment to surgery.
Glaucoma and eye pressure, although they typically go hand in hand, are not always linked. This portion of the eMedTV library provides a thorough explanation of the relationship between glaucoma and eye pressure.
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of heat that most often affect the upper part of the body. This eMedTV segment describes hot flashes in detail and provides suggestions for dealing with these episodes, which are often associated with menopause.
Intestinal gas occurs as a result of swallowed air or the breakdown of foods, especially carbohydrates. This eMedTV segment discusses this topic in detail, with information on causes, symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Featured Tests & Procedures
This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at beating heart bypass surgery, including how it differs from other heart surgeries, expected benefits, and possible risks. As the name suggests, this operation is performed while the heart is beating.
There are two types of sphygmomanometers (devices used to measure blood pressure). This portion of the eMedTV archives takes a closer look at how blood pressure is measured, and also explains how these devices work.