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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Mitral Valve Prolapse

    Mitral valve prolapse affects your heart. It happens when the mitral valve flaps don’t close properly and blood leaks from… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder on the autism spectrum that can be diagnosed in children as young as 18… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 in your small intestine. You experience the problems when you eat… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • OTC Medicines: Know Your Risks and Reduce Them

    Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can be purchased at the store without a doctor’s prescription, but care should still be taken to… people taking more than 1 type of medicine. People who have the following conditions are also at a higher risk: asthma bleeding disorders blood clotting…

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions)… of spiders or fear of flying) or panic attacks. People who have OCD also may have: Depression. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Eating disorder. Learning disorder. Having one…

  • Diabetic Neuropathy

    Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes… sugar levels and making lifestyle changes. These lifestyle changes not only help slow nerve damage, but also promote overall health. They include: Eating a healthy Exercising regularly. Maintaining a healthy…