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CADASIL

50 Members
CADASIL (cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy) is the most common form of hereditary stroke disorder, and is thought to be caused by mutations of the Notch 3 gene on chromosome...

Carcinoid Syndrome

111 Members
  • Carcinoid syndrome refers to the array of symptoms that occur secondary to carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid tumors are discrete, yellow, well-circumscribed tumors that can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract...
    Category: Cancers

Career Changes

749 Members
This community is dedicated to the difficult challenges of transitioning from one career or job to a new career in a different field. Especially as we grow older, it can be very difficult to acquire the skills and relationships an...

Caregivers

1707 Members
  • A voluntary caregiver is the modern terminology for an unpaid spouse, relative, friend or neighbor of a disabled person or child who assists with activities of daily living and assists those unable to fully tak...

Caring For Aging Parents

646 Members
Elderly care or simply eldercare is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirements that are unique to senior citizens. This broad term encompasses such services as assisted living, adult day care, long term care, nursing ho...
Category: Seniors

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

603 Members
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed at the wrist causing symptoms like tingling, numbness, night time wakening, pain, coldness, and sometimes weakness in ...

Cataracts

179 Members
  • A cataract is any opacity which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope. The name derives from the Latin cataracta meaning "waterfall" and the Greek kataraktes and katarrhaktes, from kata...
    Category: Ears, Eyes & Mouth

Celiac Disease

1429 Members
  • Celiac disease is an auto-immune disorder of the digestive system that occurs in genetically-predisposed individuals. It is characterised by damage or flattening to all or part of the villi lining the small int...

Cerebral Palsy

1190 Members
  • Cerebral palsy or CP is the most common childhood physical disability. It is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. A new international consensus definition has been proposed: "Cerebral palsy (CP) de...

Cervical Cancer

573 Members
  • Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. Worldwide, it is the second most common cancer of women. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in advanced stages, which ...
    Category: Cancers

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

219 Members
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN) or Peroneal Muscular Atrophy, is a heterogeneous inherited disorder of nerves (neuropathy) that is characterized by loss of muscle tissue an...

CHARGE Syndrome

22 Members
CHARGE syndrome refers to a specific set of birth defects in children. CHARGE is an acronym for some of the most seen features in this syndrome. CHARGE syndrome is sometimes referred to as an association. This indicates a non-r...

Chemotherapy

188 Members
  • Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. Broadly, most chemotherapeutic drugs work by impairing mitosis (cell division), effectively targeting fast-dividing cells. As these drugs cause damag...
    Category: Cancers

Chicken Pox

32 Members
  • Chickenpox, also spelled chicken pox, is the common name for Varicella simplex, classically one of the childhood infectious diseases caught and survived by most children...
  • Category: Infectious Diseases

Child Support & Custody

1823 Members
  • Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are sometimes used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for ...

Children Of Divorced Parents

1001 Members
This community is for the children of divorce, both for adult children who have lived through a divorce as well as parents concerned about the effects of divorce on their children. Children of divorced parents (those entirely f...

Children Oral and Dental Care

12 Members
Welcome to the Children Oral and Dental Care support group. Share your questions, concerns, and advice around children's oral and dental health.

Cholecystitis

50 Members
Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It is commonly due to impaction (sticking) of a gallstone within the neck of the gall bladder, leading to inspissation of bile, bile stasis, and infection by gut organisms. Cholecy...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

3188 Members
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and various other names, is a syndrome (or group of syndromes) of unknown and possibly multiple ...
    Category: Muscles & Bones

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

312 Members
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (or "chronic lymphoid leukemia") CLL, is a cancer in which too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) are produced. CLL is the most-diagnosed form of leukemia in adults. Men are...
    Category: Leukemias

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

402 Members
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (or CML) is a form of chronic leukemia characterized by increased production of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. It is a type of myeloproliferative disease associated with a characteri...
    Category: Leukemias

Chronic Pain

6100 Members
  • Physicians and other health professionals define pain as chronic if it lasts longer than six months and is persistent. Some professionals consider three months the threshold for diagnosis. It is distinct from acute...

Circumcision

115 Members
  • Circumcision is the removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis. The frenulum may also be removed at the same time, in a procedure called frenectomy. The word "circumcision" comes from Latin cir...
    Category: Men's Health

Cirrhosis

911 Members
Cirrhosis is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrotic scar tissue as well as regenerative nodules, leading to progressive loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly ca...

Citrullinemia

2 Members
Citrullinemia is an inherited disorder that causes ammonia and other toxic substances to accumulate in the blood. Two forms of citrullinemia have been described; they have different signs and symptoms and are caused by mutations i...

Cleft Lip / Palate

427 Members
  • Cleft is a congenital deformity caused by a failure in facial development during gestation. It can be treated with surgery shortly after birth with highly successful results. Cleft occurs in somewhere between one i...

Cocaine Addiction & Recovery

1444 Members
Cocaine addiction is the excessive intake of cocaine, and can result in physiological damage, lethargy, depression, or a potentially fatal overdose. Though the immediate craving to do more cocaine is strong and very common, this f...

Codependency

5941 Members
  • A "codependent" is loosely defined as someone who exhibits too much, and often inappropriate, caring for other people's struggles...
  • Codependency advocates claim a cod...

Colds & Flu

134 Members
  • Acute nasopharyngitis, often known as the common cold, is a mild viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system (nose and throat). Symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, nasal congestion; scratchy, sore, o...

College Stress

1737 Members
This community is dedicated to the unique challenges and stresses of attending college or university, including relationship challenges, roommates, financial issues, and questions about careers and future.

Colon Cancer

685 Members
  • Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer or bowel cancer, includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. It is the third most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among canc...
    Category: Cancers

Color Blindness

60 Members
  • Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in humans is the inability to perceive differences between some or all colors that other people can distinguish. It is most often of genetic nature, but may also occur b...
    Category: Ears, Eyes & Mouth

Coma

141 Members
  • A coma is a profound state of unconsciousness. A comatose patient cannot be awakened, fails to respond normally to pain or light, does not have sleep-wake cycles, and does not take voluntary actions. Coma may r...

Coming Out

2618 Members
"Coming out of the closet" describes the voluntary public announcement of one's (often homosexual or bisexual) sexual orientation, sexual attractions or gender identity. Being "out" means not concealing these characteristics. Bein...
Category: Lesbian & Gay

Common Variable Immunodeficiency

494 Members
  • Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is a group of 20-30 primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) which have a common set of symptoms but with different underlying causes. CVID's underlying causes are different, but th...

Conduct Disorder

104 Members
Conduct Disorder is a pattern of repetitive behavior where the rights of others or the social norms are violated. Possible symptoms are over aggressive behavior, bullying, physical aggression, cruel behavior toward people and ...

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

45 Members
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) refers to any of several autosomal recessive diseases resulting from defects in steps of the synthesis of cortisol from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Most of these diseases involve excessi...
Category: Endocrine System

Congenital Heart Disease

272 Members
  • Congenital heart disease is heart disease in the newborn, and includes congenital heart defects, congenital arrythmias, cardiomyopathies, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Congenital heart disease, which is al...

COPD & Emphysema

1994 Members
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of respiratory tract diseases that is characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation. It is usually caused by tobacco smoking but can...

Coronary Heart Disease

336 Members
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD) and atherosclerotic heart disease, is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that...

Cosmetic Dentistry, Surgery and Orthodontics

38 Members
Cosmetic dentistry, surgery and orthodontics are any of a number of medical procedures which involve artificially modifying the dentition.

Craniosynostosis & Plagiocephaly

51 Members
  • Craniosynostosis is a medical condition in which some or all of the sutures in the skull of an infant close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth. It can result in craniostenosis, which is ...

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

24 Members
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a very rare and incurable degenerative neurological disorder (brain disease) that is ultimately fatal. It is the most common of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). The first ...

Cri Du Chat Syndrome

17 Members
Cri du chat syndrome, also called deletion 5p syndrome, or 5p minus, is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of chromosome 5. It was first described by Jérôme Lejeune in 1963. The condition affects an estimated 1 in 20...

Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

3633 Members
  • Crohn's disease is a systemic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) of unknown cause, that results in chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract. It can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, and...

Crouzon Syndrome

13 Members
Crouzon Syndrome is a type of genetic disorder known as a branchial arch syndrome. Specifically, this syndrome affects the first branchial (or pharyngeal) arch, which is the precursor of the maxilla and mandible. Since the branchi...

Cushing's Syndrome

199 Members
Cushing's syndrome or hypercortisolism or hyperadrenocorticism is an endocrine disorder caused by excessive levels of the endogenous corticosteroid hormone cortisol. It may also be induced iatrogenically by treatment with exogenou...
Category: Endocrine System

Cystic Fibrosis

681 Members
  • Cystic fibrosis, (CF) is a common hereditary human disease which affects many different parts of the body, including the lungs, pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, and sinuses. Individuals with cys...

Cystinosis

6 Members
Cystinosis is a hereditary disorder of the renal tubules characterized by the presence of carbohydrates and amino acids in the urine, excessive urination, and low blood levels of potassium ions and phosphates. The body accumulates...
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