An ankle sprain is an injury( inadvertently twisted ankle) to the tight bands of tissue (ligaments) that connect the bones of the foot to the foot.
What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an immune disease in which people cannot eat gluten because it damages the small intestine. If you have celiac disease and eat foods with gluten, your immune system can damage the small intestine. Gluten is a protein seen in wheat, rye, and barley. It can also be found […]
What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that causes serious damage to the lungs, gastrointestinal system, and other organs of the body. Cystic fibrosis disturbs the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with CF, a faulty gene makes […]
What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This is painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal. Crohn’s disease, also known as ileitis or enteritis, affects any part of the intestine from the mouth to the anus. However, in most […]
What is neck pain? Your neck is shaped from vertebrae that reach from the mind to the upper torso. The cervical discs absorb the impact between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles in your neck support your head and permit movement. Any irregularity, inflammation, or injury can cause neck pain or stiffness. Many people […]