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  • A woman puts on compression stockings

    Edema

    Edema is a swelling or puffiness of part of the body, usually the feet, ankles and legs. It sometimes occurs… What is edema? Edema is swelling or puffiness of parts of the body. Edema usually happens in the feet, ankles, and legs. It also…

  • A woman having chest pains, with her hands over her heart

    Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. This can… be the same as the symptoms of heart failure. These include: Shortness of breath Fatigue Coughing Trouble breathing, especially while lying down Edema (swelling) of…

  • Mountain climber using mini portable oxygen cylinder to avoid and treat high-altitude illness

    High-Altitude Illness

    High-altitude illness can occur when you travel to altitudes higher than 8,000 feet. It happens when your body doesn’t get… Acute mountain sickness:This is the most common form of the condition. It’s often mild and short-term. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE):This condition causes your lungs to swell with…

  • Taking Care of You and Your Baby While You're Pregnant

    Prenatal care means taking care of yourself and your baby before he or she is born, including living a healthy… pregnant. Stuffy nose. Changes in the levels of the female hormone estrogen can cause a stuffy nose. You may also have nosebleeds. Edema(retaining fluid). Rest with…

  • Tired mom napping while holding a sleeping baby at home

    Recovering from Delivery (Postpartum Recovery)

    Fully recovering from pregnancy and childbirth can take months, and it may be even longer before you feel like yourself… that swelling you noticed during your pregnancy to go away. It won’t, though, for a while longer. Also known as postpartum edema (swelling), your body…

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a buildup of fat in the liver. This common condition can be harmless but… What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a buildup of fat in the liver. It is a common…

  • close-up of a crying baby in distress

    Intussusception

    Description: Intussusception is a serious problem with the intestine that prevents the passage of food through the intestine… known cause, there is no way to prevent or avoid intussusception. Intussusception treatment In many cases, intussusception is corrected with an air enema. Your doctor will use…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred… finger into your rectum to feel for growths. It’s not painful. However, it can be uncomfortable. Additional tests might include: Barium enema. For this test, you…

  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticular Disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon)… your colon. It can show if any are inflamed or infected. This is the most common test for diagnosing diverticular disease. Barium enema(also called a lower GI series). This test injects liquid barium into…

  • healthy meal with fruits and vegetables, close-up

    Low-Calorie Diets

    Eating fewer calories typically results in weight loss. If you add exercise, you may not need to lower your daily… you feel fuller. There are many sources of protein. Try to choose lean meats, eggs, cottage cheese, fish, nuts, and legumes (beans, edamame). Don’t drink…

  • Woman giving thumbs up to salad and thumbs down to burger

    Making Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

    Fast food is tempting, but it can be very unhealthy. Knowing what to choose at fast food restaurants can help… pass up — when eating at a fast food chain. Chinese chains Do order: Grilled, steamed, or stir-fried lean meat or veggies, edamame, cucumber salad,…

  • illustration of a cholesterol-blocked artery being cleared out with a forkful of green vegetables

    Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

    Too much cholesterol can be bad for your body, but there are lifestyle, diet and fitness changes you can make… Snack on a handful of almonds or pecans. Soy is also an excellent source of protein. Good examples of soy include soymilk, edamame (green soybeans),…

  • Assortment of foods high in omega-3s and unsaturated fats

    Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad

    There are good fats, which your body uses for energy and other health benefits, and there are bad fats, which… salad dressing and as a spread on bread. Make healthier snack choices. For example, eat a small handful of unsalted peanuts or edamame (soybeans) instead of…

  • Stool Soiling and Constipation in Children

    Stool soiling happens when children who are toilet trained accidentally leak feces into their underwear. Constipation is one of the… the stool that has collected in the lower bowel. Your doctor can do this in the office by giving your child an enema or a…

  • Technician doing ultrasound

    Pelvic Ultrasound

    A pelvic ultrasound allows your doctor to see the space between your hips that contains the sacrum, tailbone, bladder, sex… know if you are allergic to latex. The same applies to transrectal ultrasounds for men. Men also may need to take an enema one hour…

  • Woman holding stomach in pain

    Constipation

    Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. People of all ages experience constipation… for a bowel movement. Do not use it regularly. It causes your body to lose important vitamins: A, D, E and K. Enema: This is…

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    Sick sinus syndrome is the name for several conditions in which your heart doesn’t work the correct way. Your heart… through the heart to the bottom chambers (called the ventricles). The sinus node can increase your heart rate during times of high demand, such as…

  • newborn sleeping

    Newborn Sleep Routines

    Establishing a sleep routine for your newborn will help both the baby and you develop stability and predictability… they can prevent this by putting their baby on a sleep schedule. Other parents think their baby should eat and sleep on demand. There’s no right or…

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