In-depth

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis causes an abnormal protein buildup in various organs, which can include your heart and kidneys, and can permanently damage them and disrupt their functions.

Broken wrist/broken hand

The key to complete healing of a broken wrist or a broken hand is getting your injury looked at and treated promptly.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the nerve running through your wrist. Treatment can provide relief.

Castleman disease

Castleman disease is a rare illness that affects your lymph nodes and other immune-cell structures of your body.

Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a chronic degeneration of the bones and disks of the neck, most likely caused by aging and wear and tear.

Chiari malformation

Chiari malformation is an uncommon condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, causing headaches and other potentially serious symptoms.

Churg-Strauss syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation that affects organs throughout the body. Asthma is the most common sign.

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetes can damage nerves throughout your body — a condition known as diabetic neuropathy. Nerve damage can cause pain, disability and other serious complications.

Essential thrombocythemia

Essential thrombocythemia is an uncommon blood disorder in which your body makes too many platelets, which can cause abnormal blood clotting or bleeding.

Pinched nerve

A pinched nerve occurs when pressure is applied by surrounding tissues. This pressure disrupts the nerve's function, causing pain, tingling or numbness.

Polycythemia vera

Polycythemia vera is a rare blood disorder in which a person's bone marrow makes too many blood cells.

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the nerves or vessels in the shoulder area (thoracic outlet) are compressed.

Thrombocytosis

Thrombocytosis is a disorder in which your body makes too many platelets. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.

Vitamin deficiency anemia

Lacking certain vitamins can lead to vitamin deficiency anemia. Find out which vitamins are linked to this condition.

Apr. 20, 2013