Health Conditions

Ankylosing Spondylitis

An inflammatory disease that affects the joints (called the sacroiliac joints) in the lower back in between the spine and pelvis.  


A chronic inflammatory condition of the bronchial airways commonly associated with wheezing, increased mucus secretions and reduced lung expansion.


An inflammation of the body’s small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints called bursae. Bursitis is often caused by repetitive motion and use of a joint.

Celiac Sprue

A condition that results in damage to the small intestine when people eat foods containing gluten.


A preventable and treatable disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.  


Disease A type of autoimmune Inflammatory Bowel Disease that involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.


A common scalp disorder that is the excess shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp that is usually accompanied by itching and irritation.


A syndrome that overall is characterized by diffuse pain and overwhelming fatigue that can be debilitating.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a chronic condition involving a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that results in acid reflux and additional symptoms, like heartburn.


A general term for a combination of symptoms one feels after the consumption of too much alcohol.

High Blood Pressure

Also called hyptertension, relates to a significant risk factor for a heart attack and heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke, and more.

High Cholesterol

Cholesterol levels that are very high or cholesterol that is “inflammatory” increases your risk of heart and vascular disease.


The inability to obtain the proper rest needed for adequate functioning throughout the day. Insomnia may often be present as a symptom of another problem.

Lactose Intolerance

People with lactose intolerance lack enough lactase and are therefore unable to break down ingested lactose. This can result in uncomfortable digestive symptoms.

Memory Problems

These affect the ability to think, concentrate, formulate ideas, reason and remember. It is distinct from a learning disability insofar as it may have been acquired later in life.

Menstrual Cramps

Also known as dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation is a common problem experienced by women in their reproductive years. It can interfere with daily activities, including school or work.


Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing on one side of the head, is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Motion Sickness

A disorder where one’s brain confuses visual and sensory stimuli, resulting in feelings of nausea and imbalance.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a slowly progressive degenerative joint disease that commonly affects the middle-aged and elderly population. It is often referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

A painful and chronic autoimmune disease that causes persistent inflammation of the joints in the body.


Seasonal Affective Disorder is best be described as depression triggered by the winter season. Symptoms include depression, anxiety and fatigue along with the urge to oversleep and/or overeat.

Seasonal Allergies

Commonly referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, the most common airborne allergens include pollen from trees, grass, plants, or mold spores.


Inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. When sinuses become blocked and filled with mucus, organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow and cause infection.

Sore Throat

A condition that is characterized by pain that may be caused by a variety of factors from drinking hot beverages, forceful use of voice such as screaming, or by an infection such as strep throat.  


A radiation burn that damages skin when it has been overexposed to UV rays. Symptoms can include redness, burning, or blistering on affected areas.

Wheat Allergy

One of the eight most common food allergies, this can be difficult to manage since about three-quarters of all grain products contain wheat flour. Different from celiac disease.

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