It seems amazing that something so tiny can cause so much suffering. But while a small minority of people are genetically destined to develop a kidney stone, some simple lifestyle changes may greatly reduce your odds of getting one.
The intestinal distress associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is responsible for more than 3 million doctor visits annually. Even though there’s no sure cure, IBS is definitely treatable’often with just diet and exercise.
When you’ve ‘gotta go’ too often, or you just can’t hold it in, inconvenience and embarrassment often follow. Take heart: There are numerous solutions’from exercises to medications’for the all-too-common curse of incontinence.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the womb (uterus). It can be a psychological as well as a physical trauma, as it means that a woman is no longer fertile and may feel unattractive and less feminine. For these reasons counselling is usually offered before and after the operation.
While some types of hepatitis bring on a flu-like illness and disappear, others cause chronic liver disease that can lead to life-threatening complications. New therapies are proving effective for such stubborn infections, even offering a cure for some.
Heart disease, also called coronary artery disease, is the number-one killer of Canadians.
At first, you have trouble hearing high-pitched sounds, then later, lower-pitched sounds.
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, occurs when plaque’a sticky substance composed of bacteria and other matter’collects in the gaps between your teeth and gums.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness in Canada.
Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux occurs when stomach acid (and sometimes food and liquid) backs up into your esophagus, the muscular tube that connects your throat and stomach.
If you have gallstones, there’s good news: Newer, less-invasive surgical techniques will help you banish gallstone pain and be back on your feet faster than ever before.
So many doctors are unfamiliar with the painful and confusing condition called fibromyalgia that just getting a diagnosis may be something of a relief. You can now begin an effective treatment program and quickly get on the road to recovery.
Iron-deficiency anaemia is the most common form of the disorder. It is caused by a shortage of iron in the blood.
If your doctor says you have a fibroid, it’s not the end of the world. These common uterine growths are often problem-free. When you do need treatment, you have a number of uterus-preserving options beyond a traditional hysterectomy.
Millions of North American couples struggle with infertility. Although you can’t do much to turn back the biological clock, technological innovations are making it possible for many more people to ultimately bring a child into the world.
Short-term fatigue, that weary feeling you get after a stressful day or a long trip, is normal. But long-term, constant fatigue’the kind you feel every day, no matter what you’ve been doing’is not.
Epilepsy is characterized by recurrent seizures that occur suddenly for no apparent reason.
With endometriosis, fragments of the uterine lining (endometrium) are deposited elsewhere in the body ‘ typically in or on the Fallopian tubes, on the ovaries, behind the uterus, or on the bowel, bladder or pelvic wall, but sometimes in abdominal scars or even the lungs.
A virtual health challenge helps a group of Montrealers stay in shape