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Adult Diseases and Conditions: F

  • Facelift

    During a facelift procedure, excess facial fat is removed, facial muscles are tightened, and the skin is stretched to make a smoother appearance.

  • Facts About Blood

    Detailed information on blood, including components of blood, functions of blood cells and common hematology tests.

  • Facts About Diabetes

    Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

  • Facts About the Spine, Shoulder, and Pelvis

    Detailed anatomical description of the spine, shoulder, and pelvis, including full-color, labeled illustrations

  • Fecal Incontinence

    Fecal incontinence means that you are not able to hold your feces, or stool, within your rectum until you get to a toilet. There are many reasons for fecal incontinence, such as a case of diarrhea that strikes suddenly, or there are damaged muscles or nerves within your rectum.

  • Fever

    A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It usually means there is an abnormal process occurring in the body.

  • Fever in Children

    When your child has a fever, the body resets its thermostat at a higher temperature. This helps the body fight off invading microorganisms.

  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes

    Fibrocystic breast changes are symptoms you may feel in your breasts right before your period. Learn what these common symptoms feel like, what causes them--and how to care for your breasts with breast self-awareness.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body. It is an ongoing (chronic) condition. It can affect your neck, shoulders, back, chest, hips, buttocks, arms and legs.

  • Fibrous Dysplasia

    Fibrous dysplasia is a chronic disorder in which an abnormal development of fibrous tissue causes bones to expand. Any bone can be affected. More than one bone can be affected at any one time, and, when multiple bones are affected, it is not unusual for them to all be on one side of the body. However, fibrous dysplasia does not spread from one bone to another.

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