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    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. - 21-Mar-2000 - Hits: 570 - Rate This | Details
    Incontinence FAQ
    With more than 25 million Americans affected by either bladder control or bowel control issues, the medical community has taken note. And because incontinence is a symptom rather than a disease, the method of treatment depends on diagnostic results.

    Prepare yourself by getting more knowledgeable. Use this resource before you talk with a medical professional so you’ll be ready to actively participate in your treatment. - 22-Mar-2000 - Hits: 220 - Rate This | Details
    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). - 22-Mar-2000 - Hits: 279 - Rate This | Details
    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 National Office 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60606 (800) 572-1717 - 22-Mar-2000 - Hits: 278 - Rate This | Details
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a genetic bone disorder characterized by fragile bones that break easily. It is also known as "brittle bone disease." The term literally means "bone that is imperfectly made from the beginning of life." A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her life time. - 25-Mar-2000 - Hits: 207 - Rate This | Details
    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. - 25-Mar-2000 - Hits: 357 - Rate This | Details