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  • Gallstones

    The Facts Gallstones are crystal-like masses that typically form in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ located on the right side of

    Gangrene

    The Facts Gangrene is the death of tissue in your body. It develops when the blood supply to an affected body part is cut

    Gastroenteritis

    The Facts Gastroenteritis literally means inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Viral gastroenteritis is also called “stomach flu.” It is extremely common, especially in children,

    Genital Herpes

    The Facts Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs; these are also known by the older term sexually transmitted

    GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

    The Facts GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is the backflow of stomach contents (including stomach acid) upward into the esophagus (the swallowing

    Giant Cell Arteritis

    The Facts Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a common inflammation disease of medium- to large-sized arteries. These arteries can become narrowed, restricting blood flow

    Giardiasis

    The Facts Giardiasis is an intestinal infection caused by a microscopic, single-celled parasite known as Giardia lamblia. A parasite is an organism that lives

    Gingivitis

    The Facts Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (known to doctors as the gingiva) caused by bacteria. Eventually the bacteria can get into

    Glaucoma

    The Facts Glaucoma is a type of progressive eye damage in which optic nerve cells are damaged by excess fluid pressure in the eyeball.

    Glioma

    The Facts Each year, approximately 3,000 Canadians are diagnosed with brain tumours. A glioma is a type of malignant brain tumour. A malignant tumour

    Glomerulonephritis

    The Facts Glomerulonephritis is a progressive kidney disease that involves the glomeruli, the individual filtering units of the kidney that produce urine. When the

    Gonorrhea

    The Facts Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in North America. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The

    Gout

    The Facts Gout is a type of arthritis that is characterized by sudden, severe attacks of joint pain with tenderness, redness, warmth, and swelling

    Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    The Facts Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neurological disorder which causes progressive paralysis, starting from the feet and progressing up throughout the rest

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