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DailyStrength Members Community

1009 Members
Welcome! This community exists for DailyStrength members to have a place to share thoughts and feedback about the site with the folks that run DailyStrength. DailyStrength team members will regularly visit this community, sharing ...
Category: Current Events

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

1619 Members
Deep-vein thrombosis, also known as deep-venous thrombosis or DVT, is the formation of a blood clot ("thrombus") in a deep vein. It commonly affects the leg veins, such as the femoral vein or the popliteal vein or the deep veins o...

Degenerative Disc Disease

1463 Members
Degeneration of the intervertebral disc, which is often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) of the spine, DDD is in fact a condition that can be painful and can greatly affect the quality of one's life. While disc degeneratio...
Category: Muscles & Bones

Degenerative Joint Disease

332 Members
Osteoarthritis (OA, also known as degenerative arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or in more colloquial terms "wear and tear"), is a condition in which low-grade inflammation results in pain in the joints, caused by wearing of...
Category: Muscles & Bones


1356 Members
  • Dementia is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging. Particularly affected areas may be memory, attention, language and pr...

Dengue Fever

9 Members
  • Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are acute febrile diseases, found in the tropics, with a geographical spread similar to malaria. Caused by one of four closely related virus serotypes of the genus Flavivir...

Dental Anxiety

197 Members
Dental Anxiety refers to the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. A pathological form of this fear (specific phobia) is variously called dental phobia, odontophobia, dentophobia, or dentist phobia. However, it has been ...

Dental Insurance and Finances

65 Members
Dental insurance is insurance designed to pay a portion of the costs associated with dental care. There are several different types of individual, family, or group dental insurance plans for purchase—some of which may be acquire...


54593 Members
  • Depression is a mental state marked by profound sadness and the inability to experience pleasure, known clinically as anhedonia. Although sometimes used informally to mean just a passing period of melancholy, depre...

Depression - Teen

8306 Members
  • Adolescent depression is a disorder occurring during the teenage years marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self-worth, and loss of interest in usual activities. Depression can be a transient respo...
    Category: Teens

Depression in Children

207 Members
  • Clinical depression is a state of sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living. Although a low mood or s...

Depression Supporters

2016 Members
This community is dedicated to spouses, children, relatives, co-workers and others who are actively supporting someone suffering from depression or other serious mental illness. Depression can bring about intense sadness, melancho...

Dercum's Disease

62 Members
Adiposis dolorosa, also known as Dorcum's disease, is a rare disease characterized by multiple painful lipomas that arise in adult life. It occurs most often in obese postmenopausal women, but can also occur in men. The fatty tumo...

Diabetes Type 1

1487 Members
  • Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as "childhood" or "juvenile" diabetes or "insulin dependent" diabetes) is most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents. The adult incidence of Type 1 is the same as for childr...
    Category: Endocrine System

Diabetes Type 2

3928 Members
  • Type 2 Diabetes is a condition in which the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not make efficient use of it. Insulin is a hormone needed to convert food into glucose, a sugar that the body uses for...
    Category: Endocrine System


595 Members
  • Dialysis is a type of renal replacement therapy which is used to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function due to renal failure. It is a life support treatment and does not treat any kidney disea...
    Category: Kidneys & Bladder

Diets & Weight Maintenance

12201 Members
  • Dieting is the practice of eating (and drinking) in a regulated fashion to achieve a particular, short term objective. There are many, many kinds of diets which fall into several different categories...
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1266 Members
  • Diverticulitis is a common disease of the bowel, in particular the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) on the outside of the colon...

Dizziness & Vertigo

1280 Members
  • Dizziness is the sensation of instability. The term is extremely common, and can include a number of more specific conditions, ranging from harmless to life-threatening. One of the most common causes of dizziness i...

Down Syndrome

530 Members
Down syndrome or trisomy 21 is a genetic condition resulting from the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. Down syndrome is characterized by a combination of major and minor abnormalities of body structure and func...

Dry Eyes

290 Members
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), also called keratitis sicca, xerophthalmia, dry eye syndrome (DES), or simply dry eyes, is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evapora...
    Category: Ears, Eyes & Mouth

Dust Diseases

6 Members
Silicosis (also known as Grinder's disease) is a form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, and is marked by inflammation and scarring in forms of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs. Silic...


1 Member
Dysentery is an illness involving severe diarrhea that is often associated with blood in the feces. It is caused by ingestion of food containing bacteria, causing a disease in which inflammation of the intestines affect the body s...


805 Members
Dyslexia refers to any reading difficulty not associated with obvious problems (such as bad eyesight). Dyslexias include the inability to name letters, to read words or sentences, or to recognize words directly even though they ca...

Dyspraxia & Apraxia

371 Members
The Dyspraxia Foundation describes developmental dyspraxia as "an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity of the way the brain processes information, resulting in messages not being fully tran...


285 Members
  • Dystonia (literally, "abnormal muscle tone") is a generic term used to describe a neurological movement disorder involving involuntary, sustained muscle contractions. Dystonia may affect muscles throu...
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