Comorbidities

Gulf War Illness

Gulf war illness is an unexplained condition that affects veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War from 1990-1991. Veterans may experience a wide range of...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep condition that occurs when the airway is intermittently narrowed or blocked throughout the night, resulting in decreased oxygen saturation...

Ehlers-Danlos syndromes

The Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are a group of connective tissue disorders that mainly affect the joints and skin. Different genes have been tied to the production of...

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that can affect almost every system in the body. Connective tissue has an important role to support, protect...

Chiari Malformation

Chiari Malformation is a structural defect that typically occurs during fetal development but may also occur due to drainage of excessive spinal fluid. Normally, the cerebellum...

Fibromuscular dysplasia

Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a disease that causes narrowing, beading, bulging (aneurysm) and dissections in the medium to large arteries in the body. Headaches and ringing...

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses. Acute sinusitis is often caused by common cold or allergies and may lead to a bacterial...

Chronic Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchioles, or tubes, that carry air into the lungs. When inflammation occurs, a person can experience cough, wheezing and excess...

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, occurs when there is an obstruction of blood flow to the heart. This results in ischemia or...

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition causing systemic inflammation that results in red patches of skin that may have silver scales and itching. According to Psoriasis.com, 1...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a musculoskeletal condition that occurs when the cartilage, found at the end of the bone, wears down over time. Once the cartilage wears away,...

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the loss of kidney function over a period of time. The kidneys play a vital role in making hormones as well...