Manage Your Diseases & Conditions

Easy-to-Access Educational Resources

At Novartis, we believe that the path to achieving good health begins with education.

The resources and tools below are designed to help you learn more about a range of diseases and conditions. Better understanding of these diseases and conditions may help you have more informed discussions with your healthcare provider. Your knowledge will allow you to take an active role in managing your own health.

Click on the condition you would like to learn more about.

  • Acromegaly

    Acromegaly is the abnormal growth of the hands and feet, as well as enlargement of the facial features due to excessive growth hormone.
  • Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia, a group of diseases that affect thinking, memory, and other brain functions, and gradually gets worse over time.
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate impulsivity, inattention, and, in some cases, hyperactivity.
  • Bone Disease

    Bone disease is a class of diseases affecting bone function. The most commonly known of these is osteoporosis, a disorder causing porous or brittle bones and loss of bone density over time.
  • Cancer

    Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. There are many types of cancer.
  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that causes the body to produce thick, sticky mucus. This mucus obstructs the lungs and digestive system and other areas of the body.
  • Dermatologic Disorders

    Dermatologic disorders are diseases of the skin, and include acne, eczema, and more.
  • Diabetes

    Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.
  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a brain disease in which a patient has repeated seizures over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.
  • Eye Health

    Eye health promotes optimal condition of the eyes. Common eye disorders may range from lack of focus to potentially more serious conditions.
  • Heart Disease

    Heart disease includes many conditions, often related to plaque build-up in the walls of the arteries.
  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis is a class of viruses, hepatitis A, B, and C, which cause inflammation of the liver.
  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood flow is too high in an individual, causing the tissue that makes up the walls of arteries to get stretched beyond its healthy limit.
  • Kidney and Urologic Diseases

    Kidney and urologic diseases include kidney stones, renal failure, prostate cancer, and urinary tract infections, among other disorders.
  • Lung Disease

    Lung disease includes a broad range of disorders, such as lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and influenza, each of which inhibit proper lung function.
  • Mental Health

    Mental health encourages psychological well-being, especially in the fight against anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    MS is a disease where the body's immune system attacks the protective insulation surrounding the nerves, causing reduced or lost bodily function.
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)

    PD is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time This disorder leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with wide movement and coordination.
  • Rare Diseases

    A rare disease is classified as a disorder carried by fewer than 200,000 people in the United States.
  • Rheumatic Diseases

    Rheumatic diseases are a class of diseases affecting the joints and connective tissue, causing pain, stiffness, and limitations in motion. The most commonly known disorder is rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Senior Health

    Senior health is an umbrella category for geriatric conditions and aims to improve the lives of older adults by empowering them to manage chronic disease, stay physically active, eat well, and more.
  • Shingles

    Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, called the varicella zoster virus. Common symptoms include skin rash, fever, headache, and nausea.
  • Transplant

    A surgical procedure where an organ or tissue is transplanted into a patient's body.
  • Multi-disease Resources

    Don't see your disease listed? Find comprehensive information on a number of disease states here.