Tag: Autoimmune Disease
GERD: New Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches
About 30 to 40 million people in the United States annually complain of frequent heartburn and indigestion, a chronic condition that we describe as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Polycystic Kidney Disease: The Most Common Inherited Kidney Disease
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is the most common genetic kidney disease, affecting approximately one in 500 individuals.
Diagnosing Guillain Barre Syndrome in Zika-affected Haiti
Aaron Berkowitz, MD, a neurologist at BWH, was asked to consult on an unusual case: A young man who couldn't move the muscles of his face and noted painful tingling in his fingertips and toes.
7 Myths about Inflammatory Bowel Disease
There is no cure for IBD, but proper care and treatment can help patients minimize the symptoms and prevent complications.
How Does Your Gut Impact Your Health?
Learn about the human microbiome's impact on your health and research to understand its role in the development of disease.
Psoriasis: Five Things You Need to Know
An estimated 7.5 million Americans are living with psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder and chronic skin condition.
The Double-Edge Sword of One Man’s Chemotherapy Drug
In the second installment of our Medical Mysteries series, read about how Brigham and Women's Hospital helped one patient overcome a harrowing, nearly fatal allergic reaction to medication.