Endometriosis FAQ The name endometriosis comes from the word "endometrium." This is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus. Endometriosis occurs when this tissue grows outside the uterus. These are called implants. Endometriosis is a common health problem in women. http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40779 -
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Fibromyalgia FAQ Frequently asked questions and their answers from a doctor about fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia usually ache all over, sleep poorly, are stiff on waking, and are tired all day. They are prone to headaches, memory and concentration problems, dizziness, numbness and tingling, itching, fluid retention, crampy abdominal or pelvic pain and diarrhea, and several other symptoms. http://www.muhealth.org/body.cfm?id=212&action=detail&ref=4291 -
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Interstitial cystitis FAQ Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case and even in the same individual. People may experience mild discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the bladder and pelvic area. Symptoms may include an urgent need to urinate (urgency), a frequent need to urinate (frequency), or a combination of these symptoms. Pain may change in intensity as the bladder fills with urine or as it empties. Women's symptoms often get worse during menstruation. They may sometimes experience pain with vaginal intercourse.
Because IC varies so much in symptoms and severity, most researchers believe that it is not one, but several diseases. In recent years, scientists have started to use the term painful bladder syndrome (PBS) to describe cases with painful urinary symptoms that may not meet the strictest definition of IC. The term IC / PBS includes all cases of urinary pain that can't be attributed to other causes, such as infection or urinary stones. The term interstitial cystitis, or IC, is used alone when describing cases that meet all of the IC criteria established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/interstitialcystitis/ -
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Muscular dystrophy FAQs First described in 1902, DD is a class of muscular dystrophies that primarily affect distal muscles, which are those of the lower arms, hands, lower legs and feet. Muscular dystrophies in general are a group of genetic, degenerative diseases primarily affecting voluntary muscles. This site has info on and maps the different types of MD.
General correspondence also can be addressed to:
Muscular Dystrophy Association — USA
222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Sinusitis FAQ Sinus problems are a pain in the ... nose. Sinusitis feels like a cold that never goes away. It often hurts, sometimes a lot. It reduces your energy level. It can cause mental fog. It interferes with sleep. It can dull your senses of smell and taste, make you hoarse, and give you bad breath. It costs time and money in trying to manage it.
On the other hand, for most people, sinusitis is manageable. After discovering the techniques that work for them, many people report a considerably improved quality of life.
This is an FAQ, or Frequently Asked Questions archive, that's designed to provide core information about sinusitis. http://www.allergybuyersclub.com/learning/faq-sinusitis.html -
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Spina Bifida FAQ The SBA National Resource Center has gathered the most frequently asked questions about Spina Bifida to allow easy access to important information.
If the answer to your question is not here, please contact the National Resource Center. The National Resource Center on Spina Bifida is the only clearinghouse of information exclusively dedicated to Spina Bifida - from finding the closest SBA Chapter for support to locating a Spina Bifida Clinic in your area. It draws from a breadth of resources and publications to help find the information you are searching for. http://www.spinabifidaassociation.org/site/c.liKWL7PLLrF/b.2642327/k.5899/FAQ_About_Spina_Bifida.htm -
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