Bone Healing

Related Terms OVERVIEW & FACTS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts A fracture or broken bone occurs when a force exerted against a bone is stronger than it can structurally withstand. A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. […]

Anti-Aging

Related Terms OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Aging is the process of growing old or maturing. Humans reach their peak in growth and development when they are in their mid 20s. After this point, the body gradually becomes […]

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic Ulcer OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or the first portion of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers may also be referred to as an ulcer. […]

Stroke

Related Terms OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts A stroke (or cerebrovascular accident, CVA) is much like what a heart attack is to the heart, but to the brain. A stroke involves the sudden interruption of blood flow and oxygen […]

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction OVERVIEW & FACTS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction is defined as difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (which includes desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis OVERVIEW & FACTS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that makes them weak and prone to fracture. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease, because bone loss itself is gradual and painless. There are usually no symptoms to indicate […]

Obesity

Obesity OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Obesity occurs when an individual has an increased amount of body fat. It is usually defined as being 20-30% above the normal body weight for someone of the same age, gender, and […]

Menopause

Menopause OVERVIEW & FACTS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods stop completely. It signals the end of the ovaries releasing eggs for fertilization. A woman is said to have gone through menopause when her menses have stopped for an entire […]

Joint & Tendon Pain

Related Terms OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts The musculoskeletal system includes bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bursae (fluid-filled sacs). Any of these components can be injured by trauma or affected by a number of diseases causing joint, tendon, […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be referred to as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach, or irritable colon. IBS is a functional bowel disorder, conditions in which the […]