Although few of those who wish they were thinner suffer from a true psychiatric eating disorder, the number of individuals who have either of the two major forms of eating disorders - anorexia nervosa and bulimia - has risen dramatically in recent decades.
Ulcers are crater-like sores (generally 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch in diameter, but sometimes 1 to 2 inches in diameter) which form in the lining of the stomach (called gastric ulcers), just below the stomach at the beginning of the small intestine in the duodenum (called duodenal ulcers) or less commonly in the esophagus (called esophageal ulcers).
Named after Alexander Tietze, a German surgeon (1864-1927), Tietze's syndrome is an inflammation of the costochondral (pertaining to the ribs) cartilages. It is characterized by swelling of one or more costal cartilages causing pain that may radiate to the neck, shoulder, or arm and mimic the pain of coronary artery disease.
Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder characterized by two kinds of symptoms; positive psychotic symptoms - thought disorder, hallucinations, delusions, and paranoia - and negative symptoms – impairment in emotional range, energy, and enjoyment of activities.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic, progressive and genetic (inherited) disease of the body's exocrine (mucus producing) glands which affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.
Athlete’s foot is an infection of the foot caused by fungi called dermatophytes which invade the "dead" outer layers of the skin. It is also called tinea pedis.