Ulcerative colitis 11/10/2011
Inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis; Colitis - ulcerative Highlights: Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are inflammatory bowel diseases. All inflammatory bowel diseases cause chronic inflammation in the digestive system. Ulcerative colitis occurs only in the inner lining of the large intestine whereas Crohn's disease extends into deeper areas of the intestinal wall and can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract (digestive system).
Urinary incontinence 09/07/2011
Incontinence Highlights: Types of Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is generally categorized into the following types: Stress incontinence is caused by activities (coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, or lifting) that apply pressure to a full bladder. Stress incontinence is very common among women, with childbirth and menopause increasing the risk for it.
Urinary tract infection 09/07/2011
Cystitis; UTI Highlights: Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a common type of infection caused by bacteria (most often E. coli) that travel up the urethra to the bladder. A bladder infection is called cystitis. If bacterial infection spreads to the kidneys and ureters, the condition is called pyelonephritis.
Uterine fibroids and hysterectomy 09/13/2011
Hysterectomy and uterine fibroids; Leiomyoma; Myoma Highlights: Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids, also called leimyomas or myomas, are non-cancerous growths that originate in the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids are the most common type of tumor found in female reproductive organs. Uterine fibroids are very common, especially among African-American women.