Depression

Depression OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Depression or depressive disorder is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Depression is considered a mood disorder. Imbalances in three neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), including serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, are […]

Dementia

Dementia OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Dementia refers to a loss of cognitive function (an intellectual process resulting in an understanding, perception, or awareness of one’s thoughts and ideas). Dementia can be caused by changes in the brain […]

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of lung disease that involves damage or obstruction to the airways of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. COPD is […]

Constipation

Constipation OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Constipation is the infrequent passage of small amounts of hard, dry bowel movements, usually fewer than three times a week. Some individuals who are constipated find it painful to have a bowel […]

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a condition in which the heart is unable to adequately pump blood throughout the body and/or unable to prevent blood from accumulating, […]

Cold, Flu & Cough

Cold, Flu & Cough OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts The common cold, or acute viral nasopharyngitis, is a viral infection of the upper respiratory system, which may involve the nose, throat, sinuses, eustachian tubes (connects the ears to […]

Cancer

Cancer OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Cancer, also called malignancy or neoplasm, develops when cells in a specific part of the body begin to grow out of control. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells do not stop reproducing after […]

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts In breast cancer, some cells begin growing abnormally. The cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells and may spread through the breast tissue to the lymph nodes or other parts of […]

Back Pain

Back Pain OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts Back and neck pain are the most common chronic pain conditions. Back and neck pain can arise from soft tissues, bony parts of the back and neck, and joints holding the […]

Arteriosclerosis – Monograph

Arteriosclerosis OVERVIEW & FACTS CAUSES & RISK FACTORS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT INTEGRATIVE THERAPIES PREVENTION OVERVIEW & FACTS Overview & Facts In arteriosclerosis, there is a thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries. The name arteriosclerosis is often used interchangeably with the term “atherosclerosis;” however, atherosclerosis is technically a […]