It’s important to be aware of a number of signs that can alert you to a serious health problem. Check out these symptoms that shouldn't be ignored.
It's best to catch vision problems while a child is very young. Later, problems are harder to correct.
Your kidneys are your body's filters. They remove waste and excess fluid from your blood.
The official term for blood sugar is glucose, and having either too little or too much of it occupies the minds of people with diabetes daily -- even hourly. But keeping blood sugar at safe levels can be achieved by most patients through monitoring, diet, exercise and drug therapy.
It's important not to underestimate the dangers associated with depression, especially if you've had multiple episodes or lingering symptoms. For example, people who don't get treated for their depression have a higher risk for suicide.
Most headaches in kids are caused by tension, not disease. Your pediatrician can determine what kind of headache your child has.
To find out what your family risks are, ask people on both sides of your family. Start with your parents, siblings and children.
You and your health care provider can use information from a peak-flow meter to help stop a flare-up in its tracks.
Gestational diabetes does not cause birth defects. Most women with gestational diabetes have healthy, full-term babies.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives. Instead of looking on their diagnoses as sentences to be invalids, they have used them as catalysts to make positive changes in their lives.
Life as a cancer survivor can be as rich and rewarding as you decide to make it. In fact, increased awareness of mortality is all some people need to feel more alive than ever.
If you have CHF, it's important to stick with your treatment, even when you're feeling better. You also need to maintain healthy habits.
If you have low-vision symptoms, talk to your eye-care professional, who can help you find resources and visual devices to make the most of your remaining vision.
Learning about your condition and doing your best to manage it can help you live a less fearful and more expansive life.
If you have COPD and asthma, you know that they cause similar symptoms.
Eczema is an inflammation of the skin that can have a variety of causes. There are acute and chronic forms of eczema. Two common types of eczema are atopic and contact dermatitis.
You have a number of tools at your disposal for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and living a healthy, enjoyable life.
After you have been successfully treated for breast cancer, you face another potential problem—lymphyphedema, a swelling that occurs in the arm, breast, or chest area after breast cancer treatment.
For optimum health, you need to understand your health problem and your treatment plan, including how to take prescription medications.
One of the most important things you can do to ensure great oral health care is to develop a good relationship with your dentist.
Male menopause is a condition caused when testosterone levels decrease in aging men.
Part of the treatment for chronic conditions involves adopting the same healthy lifestyle habits that are important for everyone.
Exercise has important health benefits for everyone -- regardless of age and physical condition. But for people with arthritis, working out regularly, and within their limits, is critical.
Between the late 30s and late 40s, it's not uncommon for both men and women to gain 10 pounds.
Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.
The treatment goals include reducing joint swelling, relieving stiffness, preventing joint damage and maintaining joint function.
More than half of American adults seek medical treatment for back pain at some point in their lives.