Category: Primary Care Jacksonville

What is an Abdominal aortic aneurysm?
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What is an Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

  What is an Abdominal aortic aneurysm? The word “aneurysm” is borrowed from the Greek “aneurysma” meaning “a widening.” That being said, an abdominal aortic aneurysm is a localized enlargement of the abdominal aorta, usually 50 percent larger than normal. What are the symptoms? There usually are no symptoms except when ruptured. Occasionally, abdominal, back,...

What is Colon Cancer?
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What is Colon Cancer?

What is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum. Colon cancer is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.Colon cancer arises from the inner wall of the large intestine. Signs and symptoms may include...

What is sinusitis?
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What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis? Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. For those that are prone to this type of infection the signs and symptoms are all too familiar. Common signs and symptoms include thick nasal mucus, a plugged nose, and pain in the face. Other...

What is Gerd?
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What is Gerd?

What is Gerd? Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with GERD or suspect that you may have it, you’ll want to know exactly what that means.  Get to know the physiology of acid reflux and learn what’s happening in your body and why it’s happening. Gastroesophageal refers to the stomach as well as...