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  • Close up portrait of young man with down syndrome wearing headphones outdoors

    Down Syndrome in Adults: Staying Healthy

    Adults with Down syndrome should see their doctors regularly for preventive health care. They may be at greater risk for… also may need to be checked for certain health problems that are more common in people who have Down syndrome. Examples include thyroid disease, arthritis,…

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    Hashimoto's Disease

    Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects your thyroid gland… happens, your thyroid can’t make hormones as it normally does. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease Many people who have Hashimoto’s disease have no symptoms at all. If the disease does enough damage to the thyroid, it…

  • photo of an electrocardiogram ecg or ekg printout with stethoscope

    Heart Palpitations

    Heart palpitations are the sensation that your heart is pounding, racing, or skipping beats (fluttering)… when they are fearful of something. They also feel it when they are having a panic attack. Some medical conditions, such as thyroid disease and anemia, also can cause palpitations. Sometimes the cause…

  • A close up of a woman placing a nicotine patch on her arm

    Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch adheres to your skin and can help you stop smoking… medicines work. Also, tell your doctor if you have any illnesses, including the following: Chest pains or a recent heart attack Heart disease Stomach ulcers Thyroid disease Diabetes Skipped or an irregular heartbeat Allergies to…

  • teddy bear sitting in an empty nursery

    Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Only 1% of women experience multiple miscarriages. They can be caused by health conditions including chromosome defects and uterus… include fibroids or polyps. Some medical conditions could increase your risk of having multiple miscarriages. These include: Problems with your immune system Thyroid disease Diabetes Polycystic…

  • A man working at a computer, grabbing his right wrist in pain

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

  • A man looking in the mirror at his receding hairline

    Hair Loss

    It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive… This hair loss is related to the stress of the illness and is temporary. Hormonal problems may cause hair loss. If your thyroid gland is…

  • Portrait of a baby with Down syndrome. A mother picking up her son, the child is happy and flying up

    Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome

    Raising a child with Down syndrome takes a commitment to help them be their best… might include cataracts or other eye issues requiring glasses. Less likely health issues include: Intestinal blockage at birth requiring surgery Hip dislocation Thyroid disease Iron deficiency anemia Leukemia in infancy…

  • A baby girl wearing a medical helmet who has plagiocephaly smiling at the camera

    Plagiocephaly

    Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and… baby’s head. The cause of craniosynostosis is mostly unknown, and therefore is difficult to prevent. Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

  • woman with stomach ache lying on sofa

    Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    Over the counter medicines can provide relief for nausea and vomiting, but there are a number of precautions to be… 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…

  • female doctor checking for Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism

    Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, means your thyroid gland makes too much hormone. This can cause weight loss, tremors, and… a blood test to measure the amount of thyroid hormone in your blood. This confirms the diagnosis. Your doctor may do a thyroid scan to…

  • 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…

  • 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… hypothyroidism include: Congenital disease. About 1 in 3,000 infants in the United States are born with a defective thyroid or no thyroid at all. Pituitary disorder. The pituitary…

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Learn about the symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)… can affect people of any age, but it often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. If you have another autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disease or Type 1 diabetes,…

  • sad woman holds a teddy bear in an empty nursery

    Early Pregnancy Loss

    An early pregnancy loss is a miscarriage that occurs on its own in the first 20 weeks of the… You are at highest risk when you are age 35 or older. Some medical conditions also increase your risk. These include: Diabetes. Thyroid disease. Polycystic ovary…

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    Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over the counter antihistamines can be used to treat allergy symptoms. It’s important to know what they do and the… 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…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… by the time they’re 60 years old. The nodules are sometimes associated with other medical conditions, including: Iodine deficiency Hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid) Hashimoto’s disease (hypothyroidism, or…

  • Close up of a man wearing a dress shirt with sweat stains in the armpit

    Hyperhidrosis

    Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating… and at night. Secondary hyperhidrosis may be caused by: Anxiety Hormonal changes (such as menopause) Problems with blood sugar control An overactive thyroid Heart disease Cancer Certain infections or other conditions Caffeine Certain medicines, such as aspirin, some blood pressure medicines, and antidepressants Certain substances…

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