Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test checks for inflammation where red blood cells clump together in the body.
Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent medical attention. Find out more about peritonitis.
Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)
Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder, often caused by gallstones. It can be very painful and usually needs prompt treatment. Learn more here.
Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Find out how it may come about, its symptoms and the treatment options.
C-reactive protein (CRP) test
The C-reactive protein test is a general blood test, which checks for infection or inflammation in the body.
Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.
Causes of thyroid problems
The common causes of thyroid problems include autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments and inflammation of the thyroid. Learn more here.
Balanitis is an inflammation of the head of the penis that causes red and itchy skin. Learn more about its causes, treatments and prevention.
Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position. Inflammation and swelling are signs of damage. Learn more.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin and the tissues directly beneath it. It often affects the lower leg, but can occur on any part of the body.