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    Cushing's Syndrome

    Cushing’s syndrome is a disease that occurs when your body makes too much of the hormone cortisol… had. Their bones may not be as strong. People who no longer have Cushing’s syndrome are at higher risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol…

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    Hyperparathyroidism

    Hyperparathyroidism is a condition that causes you to have too much calcium in your bloodstream and not enough in your… to help the condition? Am I at risk for any long-term health problems? If I take lithium, should I stop without talking to my doctor…

  • Diverticular disease is a group of conditions (diverticulosis, diverticulitis and diverticular bleeding) that affect your large intestine (colon).  

    Diverticular Disease (Diverticulitis)

    Diverticular Disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon)… medicines that treat diverticular disease? Will I need surgery to treat diverticular disease? Are there other options? Resources National Institutes of Health, Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: Diverticular Disease…

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    Deciding When to See a Doctor

    Knowing when to see a doctor is an important decision. While there are no set rules, some general guidelines can… in once a year for a check-up. But if you have problems or a chronic condition, such as heart disease or diabetes, you will likely…

  • Young Woman Checking Blood Pressure At Home

    Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home may be necessary for certain medical conditions… 140/90, you may have something called prehypertension. This means that you are at risk for high blood pressure. If you have diabetes or kidney disease, high blood pressure ranges may be lower than for other people…

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    Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition

    Following a special diet can help reduce the buildup of waste in your kidneys, reducing stress and slowing the progress… Normal, healthy kidneys remove waste from the blood. If you have chronic kidney disease, your kidneys are not working as well as they should. They…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…

  • Eating Disorders

    An eating disorder is a mental health condition involving an obsession with food and weight that harms a person’s emotional… What are eating disorders? An eating disorder is a mental health condition. It is an obsession with food and weight that harms a person’s emotional…

  • A close-up of feet walking on a treadmill

    Exercise: How To Get Started

    Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. Ask your doctor about how much exercise is… Before beginning an exercise routine, you should talk to your family doctor. This is especially important if you haven’t been active, if you have any…

  • A man with food poisoning sits on the couch and vomits into a green bucket.

    Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a primarily intestinal illness that occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful bacteria, viruses,… What is food poisoning? Food poisoning (also known as food-borne illness) occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or…

  • illustration of red blood cells in the bloodstream and Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

    Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome is a condition that results from a digestive system infection… What is hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)? Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an infection in your digestive system…

  • A 3-D illustration of hepatitis B virus in blood vessel with red blood cells

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by a virus. It is usually spread from person to person through… What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver. Normally, the liver breaks down waste products in your blood. But when the liver is inflamed,…

  • doctor examining female patient for hypothyroidism while working in his office

    Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs… What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is known as underactive thyroid. It occurs when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. It means you have low thyroid…

  • An illustration of large and small intestines inside the body that are color coded where red represents inflammation

    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…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no… What is menopause? Menopause is when your menstrual periods permanently stop (12 months in a row without a period) and you can no longer become pregnant…

  • Nutrition: How to Make Healthier Food Choices

    Making healthier food choices allows you to have more control of your weight and your cholesterol and helps to prevent… A healthy diet has a many benefits, including maintaining your desired weight. It also can lower your cholesterol and prevent certain health conditions. A healthy…

  • doctor writes on clipboard in front of aisle of OTC medicines

    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… Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy at the store. You don’t need a prescription from your doctor. They help you feel better by treating or…

  • A senior man experiences bloating and reflux from indigestion.

    Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Acid reflux occurs when acid from your stomach backs up into your throat. It can be caused by many factors… What is reflux? The medical name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It’s sometimes called acid reflux or heartburn. Reflux occurs when…

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