Experts know of more than 80 autoimmune diseases that, collectively, affect more than 24 million Americans. Diagnosing conditions like lupus, multiple
People seeking to ease acid reflux and digestive discomfort often turn to antacids to neutralize the excess stomach acid responsible for indigestion and some ulcers.
Studies show that roughly half of Americans deal with constipation and fecal impaction, and many cases go overlooked. With a significant increase in the
Post-nasal drip occurs when the body produces extra mucus, which accumulates in the throat and causes discomfort. Mucus is important because it keeps the
The subarachnoid space is the area between the brain and the delicate tissues surrounding it. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a stroke that occurs when blood
Cold sores are red blisters full of fluid that usually appear around the lips and nose. Caused by a common viral infection, cold sores may also develop
Ageusia is the absence of the sense of taste. The condition has many types and degrees of severity, but experts estimate as few as one or two people per
Sodium bicarbonate — everyday household baking soda — has various properties that make it useful as an antacid, industrial cleaner, fungicide, and, of
Dactylitis is swelling of the digits and is often known as “sausage digits” because the bloating causing the fingers or toes to resemble small sausages.
A peptic ulcer is a break, tear, or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, the opening to the small intestine. The bacteria H. pylori is the most
Canker sores are small, shallow ulcers that develop on the soft tissue inside the mouth or the gums. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious
Temporal arteritis is a systemic, rheumatological disease that affects the entire body. In the U.S., 278 people in 100,000 have an increased risk of developing