disease is caused by a bacterial infection. The illness can range from mild to severe. It has nothing to do with the influenza virus (flu)
see or hear things that are not there
being able to find, understand and use health information to look after your health
a person whose job it is to take care of the health of others
the organ that pumps blood through your body
muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. The heart is positioned in the chest behind the sternum (breastbone); in front of the trachea (windpipe), esophagus (tube connecting throat to stomach) and aorta (main artery in the body); and above the diaphragm (main muscle of breathing).
abnormal heart rhythm where the heart beats too slowly
a disorder of the electrical system of the heart. There are different kinds of heart block, some more serious than others. Heart block may be a reason a person would need a pacemaker.
an unusual sound heard between heartbeats
extra swishing sound made by the heart when blood goes through it. Some cause no problems and others need to be treated medically or surgically.
number of times your heart beats in a minute
a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body
a blood test to show your blood sugar levels over the last 3 months
an abnormal buildup of blood vessels on or under the surface of the skin
commonly called a "strawberry" or strawberry hemangioma by parents. It is a type of vascular birthmark that typically appear in the first few weeks after a baby is born, can grow rapidly during an infant's first year of life, and then typically goes away by the time the child is 5 to 8 years old.
amount of red blood cells in your blood
blood test that counts your red blood cells
medical doctor who looks after patients with blood conditions
the study of blood and blood diseases
a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues
blood in your urine
using a machine to clean your blood
Kidney disease causes your kidneys to lose their ability to filter and remove waste and extra fluid from your body. Hemodialysis is a process that uses a man-made membrane (dialyzer) to remove wastes, from your blood.
a treatment for kidney failure that removes wastes and water from your blood
a treatment for kidney failure in which your blood passes through a dialyzer to remove wastes and water
red blood cells that carry oxygen to body cells
about your liver
liver disease that you get from drinking bad water or eating bad food
liver disease you get from someone else's blood or body fluids
liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus, by contact with infected body fluids
when a part of the body (from the inside) pushes through a weak spot in the muscle or surrounding tissue
protrusion of an organ through a tissue that normally contains the organ
virus, sores, cold sores
herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes. Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth
a condition that causes painful sores on your skin
an infection that shows up as a painful skin rash with blisters, usually on part of one side of the body (left or right), often in a strip
a good chance that something could happen
your pregnancy is called high-risk if you or your baby has an increased chance of a health problem
a pregnancy with a higher than normal risk of developing complications. Risk may be related to a woman's age, a woman carrying multiple fetuses, Rh incompatibility, preterm labour, placenta previa, gestational diabetes, among other conditions.
breast milk produced at the end of a feeding. High in calories and fat.
red, itchy, swellings on your skin
cancer in you lymph nodes
Hodgkin's lymphoma — formerly known as Hodgkin's disease — is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system
a way to do hemodialysis at home while you sleep
chemicals that help different parts of your body know how they should work
chemical messenger that regulated bodily functions such as blood pressure and the making of red blood cells
a team of people who give care to a person and their family when the person is nearing the end of their life
time when you are in the hospital, time spent in hospital
person or animal
an animal or plant that harbors and provides sustenance for another organism (the parasite)
the recipient of an organ or other tissue derived from another organism (the donor)
a virus that may cause cervical cancer
to moisten the air
high blood pressure
low blood sugar
low blood pressure
surgery to remove your uterus (womb)