Adult Health Library

Adult Diseases and Conditions: V

  • Vaginal Cancer: Diagnosis

    Cancer of the vagina is rare. Certain factors thought to raise the risk for this type of cancer include advancing age, history of cervical cancer, and infection with the human papillomavirus.

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a common problem for women of all ages. Bacteria, yeast, viruses, and chemicals in creams or sprays can cause it.

  • Varicose Veins

    Detailed information on varicose veins, including causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and full-color anatomical illustrations

  • Vascular Conditions and Diseases

    Detailed information on vascular conditions and diseases

  • Vascular Dementia

    Vascular dementia is caused by decreased blood flow to brain tissue causing signs of dementia.

  • Vasectomy

    Vasectomy is surgery a man may choose if he does not want to father any more children. It's permanent male birth control.

  • Vein Removal

    Varicose and spider veins can be treated in several ways, including injections, surgery, and laser.

  • Venous Ulcers

    Ulcers are open skin sores. Venous ulcers are leg ulcers caused by problems with blood flow in your leg veins.

  • Ventricular Fibrillation

    Ventricular fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that affects your heart’s ventricles.

  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

    Ventricular tachycardia is a fast, abnormal heart rate that begins in the lower chambers of the heart. It can become life-threatening if it lasts more than a few seconds.

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