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"Eating Disorders" results
  • A man sitting on the couch and vomiting into a green bucket

    Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a primarily intestinal illness that occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful bacteria, viruses,… poisoning. Can food poisoning be prevented or avoided? The best way to prevent food poisoning is to always know what you are eating. The best…

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy (including sex). Thinking about death or suicide. Physical symptoms include: Changes in appetite (eating more than…

  • Close-up of man holding his mouth in pain

    Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is marked by pain and discomfort in the mouth, lips, and/or tongue. Find treatment and tips… used to treat high blood pressure Extreme allergic reactions Health conditions that alter taste or saliva production Oral yeast infection (thrush) Mental disorders (such as…

  • Yellow vitamins forming shape of B12 on wood background

    Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for your body. It helps keep your nervous system working properly. It also keeps… or numbness in the arms or legs pernicious anemia A low B12 level has also been linked to the following symptoms and disorders, including: pale…

  • doctor using stethoscope to listen to woman’s heart

    Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse is a heart condition in which the flaps of the mitral valve don’t close properly. Most people… to run in families. You could have a higher risk of mitral valve prolapse if you have certain conditions, including: Connective tissue disorders (Marfan or…

  • Sad-looking teenage boy standing on a bridge thinking about suicide

    Teen Suicide

    The teenage years are especially hard and stressful. Many things can affect your teen's mood and behavior. These can lead… Becoming more angry or edgy Losing interest in hobbies or events Having trouble focusing Showing changes in normal routine, such as sleeping, eating, or grooming…

  • Female therapist working with young boy on floor

    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting speech and behavior… as fragile X syndrome). A mother’s use of prescription medicines taken during pregnancy (such as valproic acid for seizures or mood disorders, or thalidomide for anxiety). Having been born to older parents. This type of…

  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticular disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon). It involves small pouches or sacs, called… rectum. What causes diverticular disease? Doctors haven’t determined exactly what causes diverticular disease. They think it may be caused by not eating enough fiber. When you don’t…

  • illustration of red blood cells in the bloodstream and Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a condition that results from a digestive system infection… causes hemolytic uremic syndrome? Most cases of HUS occur after an E. coli infection. You can catch an E. coli infection by: Eating undercooked ground beef (for example, if the inside of a hamburger that you…

  • woman lying in bed stares at clock in the middle of the night

    Insomnia

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that happens when you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It’s more common… This is called secondary insomnia. Many different disorders can cause insomnia. They include: Emotional conditions: Depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder Neurological disorders: Alzheimer’s or…

  • pregnant woman standing at window, smiling at belly

    Epilepsy and Pregnancy

    Women who have epilepsy are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy, making medical care before, during, and after their… healthy babies. But there are some risks. Babies of mothers who have epilepsy have a higher risk of the following: Developing seizure disorders as they…

  • Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes problems when you eat foods with gluten, such as wheat, rye and… childbirth, or surgery. How is celiac disease diagnosed? Celiac disease can be hard to diagnose. Its symptoms are similar to other digestive disorders, such as…

  • close-up of an elderly man’s hands on top of a cane with a caregiver’s hand on top

    Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement… There are also a number of non-motor symptoms that patients with Parkinson’s experience. These include: loss of smell constipation mood disorders sleep disturbances excessive saliva weight…

  • Woman drinking water with fruit sitting in front of her

    Take Care of Yourself Before Pregnancy

    Whether you’re planning to become pregnant or not, preconception care during your childbearing years is essential. Here are some things… Your visit should include discussions of: Your medical and family history.If you have certain conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, seizure disorders, or maternal phenylketonuria,…

  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Diagnosing Hypothyroidism

    Dr. Tania Mathew

    A new patient thought her symptoms were just part of getting older. By taking time to ask the right questions,… U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) do not recommend routine screening for thyroid disorders in patients who…

  • close-up of pregnant woman with her hands on her stomach

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother… socializing. Performing daily life activities, such as bathing, dressing, eating, or telling time. They are also more likely to have mental health disorders, including: ADHD…

  • For Parents: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty

    Puberty is the time in life when your child’s body becomes sexually mature. Your child will experience many changes in… testicle or penis size before age 9. Delayed puberty Sometimes, delayed puberty is caused by a medical reason. For example, malnutrition (not eating enough of…

  • Huntington's Disease

    Huntington’s disease is a rare, progressive brain disorder. It gradually kills nerve cells in the brain, taking away physical and… activities of daily living. These could include cooking, cleaning, and everyday chores. As the disorder progresses, you may need help in dressing, eating, and toileting…

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