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  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

    Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina). It can occur at any… bleeding. Pregnancy is a common cause. Polyps or fibroids (small and large growths) in the uterus can also cause bleeding. Rarely, a thyroid problem, infection…

  • Adhesive Capsulitis

    Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is the condition that occurs when inflammation in your shoulder eventually leads to difficulty moving… factors can increase frozen shoulder. Risks are higher for: People 40 years of age and older. Women. People with diabetes. People with thyroid problems. People…

  • After 40: Women’s Nutrition and Metabolism Needs

    Nutritional needs (food and water) and metabolism (how fast your body converts food to energy) change for women as they… C Metabolism After 40, your hormone levels (estrogen) drop. This causes your insulin (hormone that helps your body use sugar) rise. Your thyroid levels go…

  • Alopecia Areata (AA)

    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes you to lose small, round patches of hair on your head… and another immune system disease can raise your risk of having it. Other immune system diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, lupus,  Addison’s…

  • Amenorrhea

    Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods… genetic test looks for the mutated FMR1 gene. Imaging tests can look at your female organs. A blood test can check your: Thyroid function (thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, levels). Ovary function…

  • Anemia

    Anemia is the most common blood disorder in the U.S. It affects your red blood cells and hemoglobin. Most people… The most common cause of the acquired form is a chronic (long-term) disease. Examples include kidney disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis. Some medicines can…

  • Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines without a prescription, including medicines that treat nausea and vomiting. These are called… any of the following problems: Glaucoma. Trouble urinating (from an enlarged prostate gland). Breathing problems, such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis. Thyroid disease. Heart disease. High blood pressure. Can OTC antiemetic…

  • Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Antihistamine medications help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Learn more about first-generation and second-generation antihistamines… of the following health problems: Glaucoma. Trouble urinating (from an enlarged prostate gland). Breathing problems, such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis. Thyroid disease. Heart disease. High blood pressure. If…

  • Blood Test: Lipid Panel

    A lipid panel is a simple blood test to check your cholesterol levels. This test is important because cholesterol can… 500 mg/dL is considered very high. Things that affect your triglycerides include liver damage, a high carbohydrate/low protein diet, underactive thyroid, a kidney disorder called…

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

    Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is marked by pain and discomfort in the mouth, lips, and/or tongue. Find treatment and tips… could include an oral swab to check for thrush. It may also include blood tests to check for conditions such as diabetes, thyroid issues, or…

  • Calcium: What You Need to Know

    Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to… are taking. Calcium supplements can affect the way certain medicines work. For example, calcium supplements can interfere with blood pressure and synthetic thyroid medicines, bisphosphonates,…

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. This can… Cardiomyopathy can have many causes. It may be caused by: Coronary artery disease (blocked arteries) High blood pressure Infections Certain medicines Diabetes Thyroid disorders Alcohol…

  • Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But… might include cataracts or other eye issues requiring glasses. Less likely health issues include: Intestinal blockage at birth requiring surgery. Hip dislocation. Thyroid disease. This…

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder that occurs when the tissues in your wrist get swollen or inflamed and… injury to the wrist, such as a fracture. Or it may be caused by a disease such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or thyroid disease. Carpal tunnel syndrome is also…

  • Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes problems in your small intestine. You experience the problems when you eat… out of 10 other family members likely has it. Have an autoimmune disease. This could include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroid or liver disease, Addison’s disease, or Sjogren’s…

  • Decongestants: OTC Relief for Congestion

    Decongestants are medicines that relieve a congested nose. When you buy them without a prescription, they’re called over-the-counter (OTC)… before using a decongestant if you have any of the following health problems: diabetes glaucoma heart conditions high blood pressure prostate problems thyroid problems Don’t give…

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder that affects people of all ages and is different for everyone. A person who has… more at risk for having depression if you have a parent or sibling who has depression. A medical condition. Problems with your thyroid or nutrient…

  • Depression in Older Adults

    Depression is a common problem in older adults, but it is not part of the aging process. Learn how to… depressed for many reasons. Possible reasons for depression include: Age. Retirement. Health conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, or thyroid disorders. Loss of…