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  • Edema

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

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    It’s important to take care of your baby, even before he or she is born. Do this with 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…

  • 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…

  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage… 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…

  • 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). It involves small pouches or sacs, called… 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

    If you have high cholesterol, it can have negative effects on your health. Luckily, there are lifestyle changes you can… Snack on a handful of almonds or pecans. Soy is also an excellent source of protein. Good examples of soy include soymilk, edamame (green soy…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Stool Soiling and Constipation in Children

    Learn about the causes and treatment of encopresis (stool soiling) in children and how you can help toilet-train your child… 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…

  • 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 Sleep Routines

    The first few weeks of your baby’s life can be some of the toughest for you. You’re up and down… 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…