Detailed information on the medical management of vascular conditions. Includes a description of the vascular system, risk factors for vascular conditions, causes of vascular conditions, and medical management of risk factors.
Claudication is pain in your thigh, calf, or buttocks that happens when you walk. It may be a symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD). This is when narrowed or blocked arteries reduce the blood flow to your legs.
Detailed information on vascular conditions, including a description of the vascular system, causes and effects of vascular disease, and a full-color anatomical illustration
Detailed information on chronic venous insufficiency, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Detailed information on thoracic aortic aneurysms, including description of a thoracic aortic aneurysm, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical illustrations
Detailed information on varicose veins, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and full-color anatomical illustrations
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder caused by narrowing, blockage or spasms in a blood vessel.
A person with coronary heart disease has an accumulation of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries. These deposits narrow the arteries and can decrease or block the flow of blood to the heart.
Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.
Detailed information on synthetic and natural substances that cause sensitivity to the skin
Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses.
A food allergy is when your body has a bad immune reaction to a certain food. This is different than a food intolerance which does not affect the immune system. This is true even though some of the same signs may be present.
Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings
Detailed information on lactose intolerance, including a list of foods that contain lactose
Symptoms of latex allergy include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, hives, flushing or a skin rash, itching, or swelling.
Many people with asthma have symptoms from triggers in the workplace. This is called occupational asthma.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can all cause bumps and blisters that itch. Teach your children what these plants look like and how to avoid them.
Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as "hay fever."
With proper asthma management and good prenatal care, most women with asthma can have healthy pregnancies.
Rhinitis is a reaction that happens in the eyes, nose, and throat when allergens in the air trigger the release of histamine in the body. Histamine causes itching, swelling, and fluid to build up in the fragile linings of nasal passages, sinuses, and eyelids.
Detailed information on urticaria, also called hives, including what food and medicines commonly cause hives
Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.
Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that cushions and reduces friction between tissues of the body. The major bursae (plural of bursa) are found near the tendons and large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.
Gout is a condition that causes inflamed, painful joints. The symptoms are caused by deposits of urate crystals at the joints.
Septic arthritis is an infection in the joint fluid (synovial fluid) and joint tissues.