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Detailed information on deep vein thrombosis and thrombophlebitis, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and full-color anatomical illustrations
Degenerative disc disease isn't actually a disease, but rather a condition in which a damaged disc causes pain. This pain can range from nagging to disabling. The condition can be caused by the drying out of the disc over time, daily ...
Dehydration and heat stroke are 2 very common heat-related diseases. They can be life-threatening if left untreated.
Puberty that happens late is called delayed puberty. This means a child's physical signs of sexual maturity don’t appear by age 12 in girls or age 14 in boys. This includes breast or testicle growth, pubic hair, and voice changes. These ...
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of progressive dementia. It's caused by the decay or deterioration of the tissues in the brain.
Dengue (pronounced DEN-gee) fever is a viral disease. It is transmitted by mosquitoes mainly in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
Depression is a whole-body illness. It involves the body, mood, and thoughts. Depression affects the way you eat and sleep. It also can affect the way you feel about yourself and things. It is not the same as being unhappy or in a “blue”...
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an intensely itchy skin disease. It causes clusters of small blisters and bumps.
Dermatomyositis is a rare disease that causes muscle inflammation and skin rash. It's one of a group of muscle diseases that cause muscle inflammation and swelling. It's different from other muscle diseases because it also causes skin ...
A dermoid cyst is a collection of tissue under the skin. It may contain hair follicles, oil, and sweat glands.
In a normal hip joint, the top (head) of the thighbone (femur) fits snugly into the hip socket. In a child with DDH, the hip socket is shallow. As a result, the head of the femur may slip in and out.
A developmental venous anomaly is an unusual arrangement of small veins in the brain or spinal cord. It's a condition you are born with.
A deviated septum may cause congestion, problems with breathing, or nasal discharge. Here's what you should know about this condition.
Gum disease is a problem that can happen if you have diabetes that is not controlled well.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body can't make enough insulin, or can't use insulin normally. Insulin is a hormone. It helps sugar (glucose) in the blood get into cells of the body to be used as fuel. When glucose can’t enter the ...
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens during pregnancy. The symptoms of gestational diabetes usually go away after delivery. But sometimes they do not, or you may develop type 2 diabetes later.
Diabetes insipidus occurs when your body doesn’t make enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Learn more about this rare disease that causes you to urinate often.
Diabetes insipidus is a condition caused by not enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH) in the body. ADH is also known as vasopressin. This is a hormone that helps the kidneys keep the correct amount of water in the body. The condition is also...
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition that can happen to some people with diabetes. It happens when chemicals called ketones build up in your blood.
Diabetic kidney disease is kidney disease that is caused by diabetes. Here's what you need to know about this condition.