Uterine Fibroids

What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are bundles of smooth muscle and connective tissue that can be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. Although they are sometimes called “tumors,” fibroids are not cancerous. However, because they disrupt...

Ulcers (Duodenal or Gastric)

What is an ulcer? An ulcer is a small wound that occurs in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first portion of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). Although symptoms of a peptic ulcer may be absent or quite vague, most peptic ulcers are associated with abdominal...

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the entire body, but especially the joints. The joints typically involved are the hands, feet, wrists, ankles, and knees. The onset of RA is usually gradual, but...

Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is an extremely common skin disorder characterized by the appearance of plaque-like, silvery scale lesions caused by a pileup of skin cells that have replicated too rapidly. In addition to affecting the skin, psoriasis can cause an...

Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

What is Prostate Enlargement? The prostate is a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the size of a walnut that lies below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The prostate secretes a thin, milky, alkaline fluid that increases sperm motility and lubricates the urethra...

Prostate Cancer Prevention

What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the size of a walnut that lies below the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube that connects the bladder to the tip of the penis). The prostate secretes a thin, milky, alkaline fluid...

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