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AIDS has become a global epidemic and more than 47 million people have been infected with HIV since the first reports of the disease more than twenty years ago. This center provides basic information on the difference between HIV infection and AIDS, details the signs and symptoms of the disease, lists means of preventing transmission of the virus and outlines the complications associated with AIDS/HIV as well as common drug treatments.
Allergies and allergic disorders are among the most common of medical conditions, affecting more than 20 percent of all Americans. This center contains information relating to the most common allergies and outlines the types of drug treatments available, such as antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays, mast-cell stabilizing drugs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition that can affect both how you feel and how you act. It is a mood disorder thought to be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain that can result in extreme swings in mood – from manic highs to depressive lows.
“Cancer” is the term given to a large group of diseases that vary in type and location but have one thing in common: abnormal cells growing out of control. This center contains information on the various causes of cancer, methods of diagnosis and the variety of drugs and treatment options that are available. It also provides detailed information on breast, cervical, lung, prostate and skin cancers. Ask the Expert: Chemotherapy
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in all parts of the body. Generally speaking, high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) are associated with an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease, whereas high levels of HDL (good cholesterol) are associated with a decreased risk. Consult this center if you would like more information on the different types of cholesterol, details of how diet and exercise can help maintain desirable cholesterol levels and knowledge of drugs that can aid in achieving this goal.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease characterized by high glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. In patients with diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin, or does not adequately respond to the insulin it is producing, which causes blood sugar levels to be higher than normal. This center outlines the different types of diabetes, provides information on how diabetes is diagnosed and treated and lists complications that can occur in association with the disease. Sections include overview, risk factors & preventative measures, symptoms & complications and drug treatment.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a condition resulting from stomach acid moving backward from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). The acid causes heartburn and can eventually damage the lining of the esophagus causing inflammation and pain. This center lists drugs available for the treatment of GERD and also describes treatment options for Crohn’s disease and Peptic ulcers.
Hair loss is related to the tendency of hair follicles to stop producing hair growth. This center describes the treatments available for reducing the rate of hair loss.
Menopause is the transition period in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing eggs, her body produces less estrogen and progesterone, and menstruation becomes less frequent, eventually stopping altogether. This center describes the causes, symptoms and treatments available for menopause.
Depression is the most common psychological problem in the US. This center contains information relating to the difference between Major and Minor Depression and provides links to common antidepressant drugs.
About half of smokers die early of smoking-related illnesses and each year about 46% of them in the US try to quit smoking. This center compares the top drugs and provides useful information on smoking cessation.