Medicine Documents

  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

    The oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) measures the body's ability to use a type of sugar, called glucose, that is the body's main source of energy. An OGTT can be used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes).

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.

  • What Is Diverticulitis?

    Sometimes tiny, bulging pouches (called diverticula) form in the colon. This condition is called diverticulosis. If the pouches become inflamed or infected, this is diverticulitis.

  • What is Gastritis?

    Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of thestomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).

  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. No one is absolutely certain what the function of the appendix is. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences.

  • What Are Uterine Fibroids?

    What Are Uterine Fibroids?

  • Treating and Living With Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's Affects More Than Your Colon

  • Hepatitis

    What Is Hepatitis?