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Hemorrhoids - symptoms and treatment

Hemorrhoids - symptoms and treatment

Hemorrhoids - veins and related structures in and around the ANUS that distend and swell. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. An old term for hemorrhoids that remains in common use is piles, a reference to the appearance of external hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids alone do not cause symptoms; about two thirds of adults

Polycystic Kidney Disease - symptoms and treament

What is Polycystic Kidney Disease An inherited disorder in which hundreds to thousands of cysts form in the KIDNEYS as well as in other organs and structures such as the LIVER, HEART, and BRAIN. The cysts greatly enlarge and deform the kidneys. The cysts arise from the nephrons, which they destroy as they grow.

What is HIV / AIDS

What is HIV / AIDS

What is HIV / AIDS and Definition An INFECTION with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that ultimately results in the illness acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Though new HIV/AIDS infections are on the decline in the United States and other industrialized nations, HIV/AIDS remains endemic on the African

Waterborne illnesses (diseases)

What is Waterborne illnesses/diseases Diseases that result from pathogens transmitted by drinking or otherwise consuming contaminated water. Heavy metals and industrial chemicals may also contaminate water supplies, causing poisoning. People may acquire waterborne infections through drinking water supplies or by

Constipation - causes and treatment

Constipation - causes and treatment

Constipation - difficult or delayed bowel movements. Constipation may occur as a delay in the frequency of bowel movements, an attempt to pass stools that are hard and compact, or a combination. Constipation tends to be chronic (longterm), though can occur as acute (sudden) episodes. Abdominal cramping and bloating

Digestive Enzymes - benefits and deficiency

Digestive Enzymes - benefits and deficiency

Digestive Enzymes - specialized protein structures that help break down (hydrolyze) foods in the MOUTH, STOMACH, and SMALL INTESTINE to assist in absorbing NUTRIENTS from foods. Gastrointestinal structures produce dozens of digestive enzymes, which they secrete in various digestive juices. Amylase in saliva, for

Short Bowel Syndrome

Short Bowel Syndrome

Short Bowel Syndrome - reduction in the structural or functional length of the SMALL INTESTINE that results in MALABSORPTION, chronic DIARRHEA, and other disturbances of digestion. MALNUTRITION is a common consequence. Short bowel syndrome most often results from surgery that removes segments of the small intestine as