Search

Advertisement

"Eating Disorders" results
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red… What is inflammatory bowel disease? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed…

  • Benign Breast Conditions

    A benign breast condition is a lump, cyst, or nipple discharge that is not cancerous. It can affect men and… Most people associate breast abnormalities with breast cancer. However, not all breast disorders are cancerous. There are many benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions. What is…

  • LGBTQ Mental Health Issues

    LGBTQ teens and young adults are at a greater risk for poor mental health than other youth. As a parent,… The teen years are an important period for mental health. Many mental health disorders appear for the first time during those years. Unfortunately, the…

  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a digestive disorder that can affect some babies at birth… What is esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)? An esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) are 2 disorders of the digestive system. The…

  • Prescription Weight-loss Medicines

    Prescription weight loss medicines are given to you by your doctor to help you lose weight when diet and exercise… Each of these medicines works differently. People who use these medicines may not feel as hungry. Or they may feel full after eating only a…

  • Nutrition Tips for Kids

    Diet and nutrition help our children live a healthy life and avoid chronic diseases. Use these tips to help your… But these foods can be unhealthy. They can have a negative effect on your child’s health. Some of the problems unhealthy eating causes can continue…

  • Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… chronic condition is an illness that lasts for a long time or doesn’t go away. A caregiver helps with preparing and eating food, taking medicine,…

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an… kidneys’ filtering system and can cause your kidneys to fail. For you to be diagnosed with HUS, the infection must cause 3 disorders: Hemolytic anemia (not…

  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care… Multiple sclerosis. Arthritis. Diabetes. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Caregivers help with many tasks. These include shopping, preparing and eating food, cleaning, taking medicine,…

  • Essential Tremor

    Essential tremor is a disorder in your nervous system. It causes shaking movements that you can’t control, most often in… different ways. Some people hardly notice it. Other people may be embarrassed by it. It can sometimes interfere with activities such as eating, drinking, or…

  • Hepatitis A

    Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It isn’t typically as serious as hepatitis… with one of the 5 hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D, or E). Lack of blood supply to the liver, poison, autoimmune disorders, excessive alcohol use,…

  • Hepatitis C

    Hepatitis C is a serious virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from person to person through… A, B, C, D, or E). Other things that can cause hepatitis include: Lack of blood supply to the liver. Poisons. Autoimmune disorders. Excessive alcohol…

  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) affects your adrenal glands, which produce hormones. Learn about the symptoms and treatment… penis. Other severe CAH symptoms for girls and boys can start a few weeks after birth. These include: Uneven heart rate Poor eating or feeding Vomiting Dehydration Abnormal…

  • Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is inflammation of the arteries in the arms, upper body, neck, hips,… quickly as overnight. With treatment, PMR usually goes away within a year. It can last for several years in some cases. Both disorders mainly affect…

  • Dysphagia

    Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing. If you persistently have trouble swallowing or can’t swallow at all, you may have dysphagia… can happen at any age, but it is more common in older people. Many different things can cause dysphagia: Poor eating habits. Eating too fast or…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods… or chromosomal defect. These can affect your ovary function and menstrual cycle. Turner syndrome is one example. Severely overweight or underweight. An eating disorder. An extreme exercise pattern. A poor diet…

  • Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or parasites)… 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 way to always…

  • 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…