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What is reflux?

What is reflux?

What is reflux? The medical name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is sometimes called acid reflux or heartburn. Reflux occurs when the acid from the food and liquid in your stomach backs up into your throat (esophagus). It can occur at...

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer's Dementia is a type of dementia. Dementia is a condition that describes a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain. Dementia usually affects a person’s memory, thinking abilities, and personality....

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Chronic bronchitis happens when there is an increase of swelling and mucus in your airways. (The airways are the tubes that carry air to and from...

What is erectile dysfunction?

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man cannot get or keep an erection. The condition prevents the man from having sex or finishing sex. This condition used to be called impotence. ED can occur at any age, but it is more common in men older than 75 years of age. ED...

What is diabetes?

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body does not make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. There are 2 main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body does not produce any...

Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

Do I Have COVID-19 or the Flu?

If you find yourself feeling under the weather with a fever, body aches, and other symptoms, you may wonder what is making you feel so bad. Is it seasonal influenza (commonly called the flu)? Or could you have COVID-19? While the two illnesses share many similarities,...

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

What is lung cancer? Lung cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world. More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other cancer. Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking....

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