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Coping with side effects of hepatitis C drugs
Article | Updated on September 16, 2021
Is your hepatitis C drug regimen causing troublesome side effects? Here are some tips for managing antiviral side effects so you can complete treatment.
Screen time making your eyes buggy?
HealthTip | Updated on September 29, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Sclerosing mesenteritis
Disease | Updated on September 29, 2021
In sclerosing mesenteritis, tissue in the abdomen becomes inflamed and scarred. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this rare condition.
Myofascial pain syndrome
Disease | Updated on October 10, 2019
In this condition, pressure on trigger points can cause persistent pain in the muscle itself and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body.
Cold hands
Symptom | Updated on February 4, 2021
Cold hands may not be cause for concern. But persistent cold hands may be due to a blood vessel or nerve problem. Learn about the possible causes.
Emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis
Answer | Updated on August 4, 2020
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis, but promising research offers hope for new ways to slow and perhaps reverse the effects of this disease.
Alcohol intolerance
Disease | Updated on April 15, 2020
Having an immediate reaction after drinking alcohol, such as a stuffy nose and skin flushing, might indicate alcohol intolerance.
Typhoid fever
Disease | Updated on November 3, 2020
Learn more about the symptoms, cause and treatment of this serious intestinal illness.
Hypothyroidism: Should I take iodine supplements?
Answer | Updated on August 28, 2020
Although iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, this deficiency is rare in the United States.
Hepatitis C: What happens in end-stage liver disease?
Answer | Updated on June 2, 2020
End-stage complications of hepatitis C include liver failure and liver cancer.
Tension-type headaches: Self-care measures for relief
Article | Updated on August 21, 2020
Most headaches respond to medication. But healthy lifestyle choices are important, too.
Lactose intolerance
Disease | Updated on April 7, 2020
Not being able to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk can lead to diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products.
Stem cells: What they are and what they do
Article | Updated on June 8, 2019
Stem cells FAQ — Covers stem cell uses, ethical issues, and types, including natural and bioengineered stem cells.
Peptic ulcer
Disease | Updated on August 6, 2020
Feeling a dull or burning pain in your stomach? It could be a peptic ulcer — a common, treatable digestive condition. Find out more.
Arteriovenous fistula
Disease | Updated on June 19, 2020
Abnormal connections between arteries and veins may cause certain complications. Learn more about the causes and possible treatment options.
Hangover prevention: Do lighter colored drinks help?
Answer | Updated on November 21, 2017
Drinking lighter colored drinks is not a good method of hangover prevention, but it may help a little.
Membranous nephropathy
Disease | Updated on December 3, 2020
Membranous nephropathy is a sometimes silent kidney problem. But it can be serious. Learn the symptoms, treatment and how clinical trials may help.
Meralgia paresthetica
Disease | Updated on January 16, 2020
Meralgia paresthetica — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of this compressed nerve condition.
Mixed connective tissue disease
Disease | Updated on June 2, 2020
Mixed connective tissue disease has signs and symptoms of multiple disorders, making it difficult to diagnose. There's no cure, but medications can help.
Hyponatremia
Disease | Updated on May 23, 2020
Hyponatremia is the term used when your blood sodium is too low. Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment of this potentially dangerous condition.
Transient global amnesia
Disease | Updated on August 13, 2020
When your memory suddenly disappears, it can be frightening — but transient global amnesia is typically temporary and harmless.
TEN
Disease | Updated on August 29, 2020
Learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatment and risks of this life-threatening, rare skin disorder, also called toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Jaw tumors and cysts
Disease | Updated on March 31, 2021
Also called odontogenic tumors and cysts, these typically benign lesions develop in the jawbone or the soft tissues in the mouth. They vary in severity.
Muscle cramp
Disease | Updated on March 3, 2021
Muscle cramp — Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment, prevention of cramped muscles.
Blood in urine (hematuria)
Disease | Updated on October 15, 2020
Seeing blood in your urine can be alarming. Although the cause might be benign, it's important to see a doctor in case the cause is more serious.
Hypothyroidism: Does it cause joint pain?
Answer | Updated on March 11, 2021
Hypothyroidism can cause muscle and joint problems, such as joint pain and stiffness.
Cushing syndrome
Disease | Updated on April 30, 2021
High levels of the hormone cortisol in your body cause this endocrine disorder. Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment.
Slide show: Causes of back pain
SlideShow | Updated on March 24, 2021
Low back pain can have many causes. Check out the most common culprits.
Warfarin diet: What foods should I avoid?
Answer | Updated on February 16, 2021
Certain foods and beverages may interact with warfarin. Find out more.
Numbness in hands
Symptom | Updated on June 12, 2021
Infections, chronic health conditions and neurologic disorders are possible causes of this loss of feeling in hands.
Tetanus
Disease | Updated on June 15, 2021
Learn about treatment of the serious bacterial infection commonly known as lockjaw and the vaccines that prevent it.
Video: Barium enema
Video | Updated on June 15, 2021
See what to expect during an X-ray examination of your colon.
Spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
Disease | Updated on September 19, 2020
Learn more about how this rare blood vessel disorder can affect the spinal cord.
Anti-seizure medications: Relief from nerve pain
Article | Updated on September 12, 2019
Anti-seizure drugs designed to treat epilepsy often are used to control nerve pain associated with diabetes, shingles, and other types of nerve damage.
Sitting at your desk doesn't have to be a pain in the neck
Article | Updated on May 17, 2018
Maximize your day-to-day comfort and efficiency by paying attention to workspace ergonomics.
Stress management for MS
Answer | Updated on September 27, 2017
Feeling overwhelmed by your MS? Try these stress-relieving strategies and find out what works for you.
Digestion: How long does it take?
Answer | Updated on December 31, 2019
Digestion takes about two to five days, depending on your system.
Standing workstation: What you need to know
Article | Updated on August 29, 2019
Considering a standing workstation? Understand proper desk height, monitor placement and other ergonomic tips.
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Disease | Updated on June 12, 2019
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is a severe, sometimes fatal, lung infection characterized by flu-like symptoms that can progress rapidly.
Have a cold? Fight back with humidity
HealthTip | Updated on June 27, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Quit smoking: Try stop-smoking products
HealthTip | Updated on March 21, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Fight coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission at home
Article | Updated on April 10, 2021
Fight coronavirus at home by cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Most common household disinfectants will kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
Tetanus shots: Is it risky to receive 'extra' boosters?
Answer | Updated on September 30, 2021
For adults, tetanus shots are recommended every 10 years.
What is aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)?
Article | Updated on May 14, 2020
AERD, also called Samter's triad, has three features: asthma, recurring nasal polyps, and sensitivity to aspirin and drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
Asbestosis
Disease | Updated on December 27, 2019
Exposure to asbestos fibers causes this chronic lung disease. It may be decades before signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing appear.
Acute bronchitis: Is it contagious?
Answer | Updated on May 16, 2019
Most cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses and are contagious. Learn ways to reduce your risk of catching viruses that can cause bronchitis.
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia
Answer | Updated on September 25, 2018
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia affects your lungs' small airways and air-exchange sacs.
Cancer survival rate: What it means for your prognosis
Article | Updated on January 21, 2020
No one can predict the future, but cancer survival rates can give you an idea of your prognosis. Should you pay attention to them?
Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping
Article | Updated on September 19, 2020
To face any difficult time in your life, you need effective coping strategies. These tips may help you deal with your cancer diagnosis.
Alzheimer's and memories: Use mementos as cues
Article | Updated on May 15, 2021
A memory box filled with photos, letters and other mementos might help a loved one with Alzheimer's remember the past.
Alzheimer's and dementia: Caregiver depression
Article | Updated on February 27, 2020
Learn about the risk of depression linked to dementia caregiving and strategies for self-care.
Peripheral nerve tumors
Disease | Updated on July 15, 2020
Learn more about growths that form on nerves connecting to the spinal cord. Surgery is the most common nerve tumor treatment.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2021
Liver damage can result from this potentially serious disease in which scarring blocks the bile ducts. A liver transplant is the only known cure.
Esophageal cancer
Disease | Updated on October 13, 2020
Learn about this cancer that forms in the lining of the esophagus. Treatments include esophagectomy, radiation and chemotherapy.
Spinal stenosis
Disease | Updated on October 24, 2020
Learn about this common back problem caused by narrowing of space in the spine. Lifestyle changes, physical therapy and medication can decrease the pain.
Neurofibroma
Disease | Updated on September 19, 2020
Neurofibroma is a noncancerous nerve tumor that can appear anywhere in the body, forming soft bumps on or under the skin. Treatment may involve surgery.
Multiple myeloma
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2021
Learn about this cancer that forms from white blood cells called plasma cells. Multiple myeloma treatments include medications and bone marrow transplant.
Dysphagia
Disease | Updated on October 20, 2021
Learn more about what causes persistent trouble swallowing, along with therapies for treating this condition.
Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
Disease | Updated on November 19, 2020
If a breast biopsy reveals you have LCIS, your risk of breast cancer is increased. Learn how you can reduce your risk through medications and other strategies.
Can you recommend a diet after gallbladder removal?
Answer | Updated on May 26, 2021
Should you follow a special gallbladder removal diet to prevent problems, such as diarrhea, after gallbladder surgery?
Bipolar medications and weight gain
Answer | Updated on January 31, 2018
Some medications used to treat bipolar disorder can increase your appetite or cause changes in metabolism leading to weight gain.
Fear of public speaking: How can I overcome it?
Answer | Updated on May 17, 2017
Learn tips to become a more-confident public speaker
Knee pain: Symptom
Symptom | Updated on May 20, 2021
Knee pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of knee joint pain.
Foot pain
Symptom | Updated on March 13, 2021
Foot pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this symptom.
Neck pain: Symptom
Symptom | Updated on September 1, 2020
Neck pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this symptom.
Anal pain
Symptom | Updated on October 15, 2021
Anal pain: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of this common symptom.
Intervention: Help a loved one overcome addiction
Article | Updated on July 20, 2017
Join forces with others to break the cycle of self-destructive behavior if your loved one has an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food or gambling.
Treating pain: When is an opioid the right choice?
Article | Updated on November 2, 2017
Opioid medications present serious risks, but they're sometimes medically necessary. Get specifics on when they may be the right choice and the safeguards that are essential.
COVID-19 and your mental health
Article | Updated on October 15, 2020
Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing makes it even more challenging. Learn ways to cope during this pandemic.
Cancer surgery: Physically removing cancer
Article | Updated on September 18, 2020
Surgery is a common treatment for many types of cancers. Learn how doctors use surgery to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks
Article | Updated on October 15, 2021
Daily aspirin therapy can be lifesaving or life-threatening. Know if taking a daily low-dose aspirin is right for you.
Back surgery: When is it a good idea?
Article | Updated on July 14, 2020
Back pain rarely requires surgery. Research your options before going under the knife.
Paget's disease of the breast
Disease | Updated on May 20, 2021
This rare form of breast cancer causes breast skin changes. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments, including surgery.
Inguinal hernia
Disease | Updated on April 24, 2021
What happens if part of the intestine bulges through a weak spot in abdominal muscle? This condition can be painful and often requires surgery to fix.
Nasal polyps
Disease | Updated on February 11, 2021
Nasal polyps are painless, noncancerous growths that can lead to a lost sense of smell or infection. Medication or surgery can help.
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Disease | Updated on May 18, 2021
Learn about innovative treatments for the most common type of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC), including liver transplant and ablation.
Motion sickness: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on October 14, 2020
Any type of transportation can bring on the nausea and dizziness of motion sickness. Here are ways to keep it at bay.
Foreign object swallowed: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on November 10, 2020
Here’s how to administer first aid for a swallowed foreign object.
Alpha-gal syndrome
Disease | Updated on October 8, 2021
An allergic reaction to meat-based meals had researchers stumped — until they connected the condition to bites from certain ticks.
Sulfa allergy: Which medications should I avoid?
Answer | Updated on September 29, 2021
Sulfa allergy: A Mayo Clinic expert discusses which medications are likely to cause problems.
Food allergy: Can it develop later in life?
Answer | Updated on April 3, 2020
Feel itchy after eating shrimp? Food allergies usually occur during childhood — but they can appear at any age. Learn more about food allergies in adults.
Autonomic neuropathy
Disease | Updated on August 21, 2020
Damage to the nerves that control involuntary body functions, such as blood pressure and digestion, results in autonomic neuropathy.
Blood pressure tip: Watch the caffeine
HealthTip | Updated on January 16, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Prepare for your eye exam
HealthTip | Updated on February 22, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
High blood pressure: Can you prevent it?
HealthTip | Updated on January 16, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Stroke
Disease | Updated on February 9, 2021
Promptly spotting stroke symptoms leads to faster treatment and less damage to the brain.
Normal weight obesity: A hidden health risk?
Answer | Updated on June 27, 2020
How can you be obese when your weight is normal?
Premature ejaculation
Disease | Updated on August 27, 2020
Understand what causes premature ejaculation, as well as how to treat it and prevent it.
Epididymitis
Disease | Updated on January 23, 2021
Males of any age can get epididymitis, an inflammation of the coiled tube (epididymis) at the back of the testicle that stores and carries sperm. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection.
Frequent sex: Does it protect against prostate cancer?
Answer | Updated on August 22, 2020
Some studies have suggested that frequent ejaculation may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. But other research hasn't supported this idea.
Prostate cancer: Does PSA level affect prognosis?
Answer | Updated on August 6, 2020
Find out what your PSA level may mean for your prostate cancer prognosis.
Integrative medicine: Find out what works
Article | Updated on October 4, 2019
Complementary and alternative medicine treatments have exploded in popularity, but they're not risk-free. Use these tips to evaluate their claims.
Terminal illness: Supporting a terminally ill loved one
Article | Updated on November 24, 2020
Understand how to support a loved one who is dying.
Your secret weapon during cancer treatment? Exercise!
Article | Updated on June 11, 2019
Don't stop moving. Research confirms that exercising can help you not just survive but thrive during and after cancer.
Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Disease | Updated on March 7, 2020
This typically short bout of stroke-like symptoms doesn't cause permanent damage — but may serve as a warning sign of a future stroke.
Flu symptoms: Should I see my doctor?
Answer | Updated on September 14, 2021
If you're at high risk of flu complications, see your doctor when experiencing flu symptoms.
Self-care for the flu
Answer | Updated on August 28, 2021
How to take care of yourself at home when you have the flu.
Can diet and exercise prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Answer | Updated on March 27, 2020
No specific diet or exercise plan prevents Alzheimer's disease — but eating well and staying fit still impacts your mental and physical health.
Broken heart: Can grief damage your heart?
HealthTip | Updated on November 13, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Tachycardia
Disease | Updated on June 30, 2021
Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this heart rhythm disorder, which causes a rapid heartbeat.
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
Disease | Updated on November 13, 2019
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) are extra heartbeats that disrupt your regular heart rhythm. PVCs are common.
Pomegranate juice: Can it lower cholesterol?
Answer | Updated on November 25, 2020
Small studies suggest that pomegranate juice might help lower cholesterol. Find out more about this antioxidant-rich juice.
Poisoning: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on April 3, 2020
How to recognize and get first-aid help for poisoning.
Rosacea
Disease | Updated on September 22, 2021
Learn more about this common facial skin condition, including symptoms, triggers, good skin care and medications to treat it.
Nonmelanoma skin cancer
Disease | Updated on January 28, 2020
Learn about treatment options for all types of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and others.
Staph infections
Disease | Updated on May 6, 2020
Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of these potentially lethal infections.
Jellyfish stings
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2020
Learn more about prevention and first aid for these painful injuries that are common among people swimming in seawater and are rarely life-threatening.
Pubic hair removal: Are there benefits?
Answer | Updated on March 19, 2021
Pubic hair removal is common, but so are related side effects.
Slide show: Poison ivy and other summer skin irritants
SlideShow | Updated on June 25, 2020
Take a look at these bumps, bites and rashes and what causes them.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Uncovering UPF in clothing
Video | Updated on May 24, 2019
Find out how UPF clothing can help protect you from the sun.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Ways to avoid ticks
Video | Updated on July 13, 2019
Learn how to avoid ticks in the summer.
Grapefruit and meds don't mix
HealthTip | Updated on February 14, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Core exercises: Why you should strengthen your core muscles
Article | Updated on August 29, 2020
Core exercises strengthen your abs and other core muscles for better balance and stability.
Exercise intensity: How to measure it
Article | Updated on June 17, 2021
To get the most out of exercising, aim for moderate to vigorous exercise intensity. See how to judge your exercise intensity.
Love to golf? Shape up your swing
HealthTip | Updated on October 9, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Strength training: How many sets?
HealthTip | Updated on June 6, 2018
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Working up a sweat? Eat!
HealthTip | Updated on October 17, 2019
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise: How much do I need every day?
Answer | Updated on September 22, 2021
Find out how much exercise you need and how to get it.
Walking poles: Good for brisk walking?
Answer | Updated on March 7, 2020
Walking poles can turn your daily walk into a full-body workout.
Barefoot running shoes: Better than traditional running shoes?
Answer | Updated on October 1, 2020
Barefoot running shoes are designed to protect your feet while mimicking the mechanics of barefoot running.
Fitness ball exercises: Good for my abs?
Answer | Updated on August 4, 2021
Understand what a fitness ball can do for your abs and how to get started using this fitness tool.
Slide show: Exercises to improve your core strength
SlideShow | Updated on August 11, 2020
Use these core-strength exercises to tone your core muscles, including abs, back and pelvis.
Video: Seated row with resistance tubing
Video | Updated on March 11, 2021
The seated row targets the muscles in the upper back. See how it's done.
Video: Standing hip abduction with resistance tubing
Video | Updated on March 11, 2021
The standing hip abduction exercise targets the hip muscles. See how it's done.
Video: Lat pull-down with weight machine
Video | Updated on October 23, 2020
The lat pull-down targets the side of the chest wall. See how it's done.
Video: Side exercise with fitness ball
Video | Updated on May 10, 2021
You can do many core exercises with a fitness ball. See a side exercise.
Video: Reverse crunch with fitness ball
Video | Updated on May 10, 2021
You can do many core exercises with a fitness ball. See the reverse crunch.
Rheumatoid arthritis pain: Tips for protecting your joints
Article | Updated on April 23, 2020
Prevent rheumatoid arthritis pain with these joint protection techniques.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Protect your health with vaccines
Article | Updated on April 9, 2021
Learn why vaccines are so important for people who have rheumatoid arthritis.
Glucosamine: Does it protect cartilage in osteoarthritis?
Answer | Updated on March 12, 2020
Glucosamine manufacturers claim their products slow or stop cartilage damage in osteoarthritis.
Video: Carpal tunnel symptoms — nonsurgical treatment
Video | Updated on August 11, 2020
Nonsurgical treatments can help improve carpal tunnel syndrome, a Mayo Clinic surgeon explains.
Video: Ankle sprain
Video | Updated on October 14, 2020
How do you get an ankle sprain? Watch this video and find out.
Video: Rotator cuff damage
Video | Updated on March 23, 2021
See how your rotator cuff can become damaged.
Canned pumpkin: Better than fresh?
Answer | Updated on November 10, 2020
Pumpkins are a nutritional powerhouse, whether you choose fresh pumpkin or the canned variety.
Slide show: Guide to herbs and spices
SlideShow | Updated on September 21, 2021
Herbs and spices add flavor without adding lots of calories. And they can help you reduce salt and fat in your recipes.
Slide show: Fruit 5 ways
SlideShow | Updated on May 30, 2020
Take a tantalizing visual tour of five fast recipes featuring fresh fruit.
Hold the soap when washing fruits and veggies
HealthTip | Updated on May 25, 2021
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Tanning: Does a base tan prevent sunburn?
Answer | Updated on July 11, 2020
There's no proof that a base tan protects against sunburn.
Neurontin side effects: How do I manage them?
Answer | Updated on April 1, 2021
Some Neurontin side effects can be troubling and require evaluation by your doctor.
Genital herpes: Can you get it from a toilet seat?
Answer | Updated on July 3, 2020
It's unlikely you would get genital herpes or a similar infection from a toilet seat.
PrEP: How effective is it at preventing HIV?
Answer | Updated on May 14, 2021
Find out how pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can prevent HIV infection.
Fetal development: The 2nd trimester
Article | Updated on June 30, 2020
Fetal development progresses rapidly in the second trimester. Check out the weekly changes.
Overdue pregnancy: What to do when baby's overdue
Article | Updated on May 1, 2020
Overdue pregnancy? Understand why it happens and what's next.
Cholestasis of pregnancy
Disease | Updated on November 12, 2020
Cholestasis of pregnancy makes an expectant mom very itchy, and it can be dangerous for her baby. Know the causes and treatment.
Breast cysts
Disease | Updated on November 18, 2020
A firm, round lump in breast tissue could be a fluid-filled cyst. Typically not cancerous, breast cysts often need no treatment.
Mastitis
Disease | Updated on July 22, 2020
Redness, pain and swelling in your breast could be mastitis — inflammation of breast tissue. Find out about mastitis symptoms, treatment and self-care.
Molar pregnancy
Disease | Updated on May 13, 2021
Molar pregnancy is a rare complication that requires early treatment. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment of this type of pregnancy loss.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Disease | Updated on February 7, 2020
Mood swings, cramps and irritability are just a few telltale clues that you're getting your period. Learn what you can do for PMS symptom relief.
Small bowel prolapse (enterocele)
Disease | Updated on December 29, 2020
Learn more about this condition also called a vaginal hernia that happens when the small bowel pushes down onto the top of the vagina.
Hypnobirthing: How does it work?
Answer | Updated on August 6, 2019
Hypnobirthing — A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses this method of easing pain during childbirth.
Repeat C-sections: Is there a limit?
Answer | Updated on June 25, 2020
Repeat C-sections are common — but each C-section is generally more complicated than the last.
Adult bed-wetting: A concern?
Answer | Updated on March 9, 2021
Adult bed-wetting is uncommon and requires evaluation by a doctor. Learn about possible causes.
Low-carb diet: Can it help you lose weight?
Article | Updated on November 18, 2020
Understand low-carb diets, from what's off-limits to potential health benefits.
Prediabetes
Disease | Updated on September 22, 2020
Blood sugar levels start to rise even before you get type 2 diabetes. Find out what steps you can take to prevent diabetes from developing.
Heart attack
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2020
A blockage of blood flow to the heart causes a heart attack, which can damage or destroy heart muscle.
Blood pressure readings: Why higher at home?
Answer | Updated on April 22, 2021
Blood pressure that consistently measures higher outside the doctor's office is called masked hypertension.
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA): What is it?
Answer | Updated on February 23, 2021
Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is a slow developing form of autoimmune diabetes.
Blood pressure medication: Still necessary if I lose weight?
Answer | Updated on February 7, 2020
Losing weight may reduce — or eliminate — your need for blood pressure medication.
Blood pressure: Is it affected by cold weather?
Answer | Updated on March 19, 2020
Blood pressure generally is higher in the winter than in the summer. Discover why.
Want to avoid cold sores? Use sunblock
HealthTip | Updated on June 17, 2020
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Treat mosquito bites
HealthTip | Updated on May 30, 2018
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Foreign object in the skin: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on December 10, 2019
Got something stuck in your skin? Use these first-aid tips to safely remove foreign objects and prevent infection.
Ovary removal (oophorectomy): A risk factor for dementia?
Answer | Updated on April 20, 2019
Ovary removal (oophorectomy) dramatically lowers estrogen, a reproductive hormone that may also protect your brain.
Avulsion fracture: How is it treated?
Answer | Updated on July 2, 2020
Surgery is rarely needed to reattach a small chunk of bone when it gets pulled away from the main part of the bone by a tendon or ligament.
Hodgkin's vs. non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: What's the difference?
Answer | Updated on October 15, 2020
Learn how doctors determine your type of lymphoma using lab tests to examine cancer cells.
Shoulder replacement surgery
TestProcedure | Updated on August 18, 2021
This procedure replaces damaged areas of the shoulder joint with implants made of metal and plastic. It can sometimes be done as same-day surgery.
Abdominal hysterectomy
TestProcedure | Updated on April 27, 2021
Learn about reasons why a hysterectomy might be done and what to expect if you need to have surgery to remove your uterus.
Lung transplant
TestProcedure | Updated on July 11, 2019
Learn what's involved in this major surgery that replaces a diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung, and what you can expect after the procedure.
Kidney transplant
TestProcedure | Updated on April 27, 2021
This surgical procedure is done to treat kidney failure. Find out about the different types of kidney transplants and what to expect.
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test
TestProcedure | Updated on August 19, 2021
Learn about the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test to assess kidney function and what possible results could mean.
Dilation and curettage (D&C)
TestProcedure | Updated on October 19, 2021
Learn what to expect during this procedure, how providers perform it to remove uterine tissue and what to watch out for during recovery.
EP study
TestProcedure | Updated on March 26, 2021
An electrophysiology study can show the cause of heart rhythm problems and guide treatment. Know when it's done and the risks.
Neobladder reconstruction
TestProcedure | Updated on March 3, 2020
Learn about bladder reconstruction to restore urinary function after bladder removal surgery, including how it's done and possible complications.
Aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement
TestProcedure | Updated on August 7, 2020
Find out how aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement can treat aortic valve stenosis, aortic valve regurgitation and congenital heart disease.
Bladder removal surgery (cystectomy)
TestProcedure | Updated on November 17, 2020
Learn about innovative approaches to bladder removal surgery, including robotic surgery and neobladder reconstruction.
Cosmetic surgery
TestProcedure | Updated on August 21, 2020
Cosmetic surgery's goal is to improve your appearance. Cosmetic surgery can involve dramatic changes, so it's important to understand what it involves.
Stress test
TestProcedure | Updated on June 3, 2021
This test provides important information about your heart health. Know how to prepare and what to expect.
Copper IUD (ParaGard)
TestProcedure | Updated on February 11, 2020
A copper intrauterine device offers a hormone-free option for long-acting, reversible birth control.
Bilirubin test
TestProcedure | Updated on October 23, 2020
Find out what to expect from a bilirubin test — an important blood test that determines how your liver is functioning.
Blood pressure test
TestProcedure | Updated on October 7, 2020
Find out what to expect during this test that measures the pressure in your arteries as your heart pumps, and learn about the results.
Cervical cap
TestProcedure | Updated on February 26, 2020
The cervical cap can be inserted hours or minutes before sex, and keeps working for up to 48 hours with correct use.
Chemical peel
TestProcedure | Updated on August 27, 2020
Learn about your options and what to expect with this skin-resurfacing procedure that removes layers of your skin with a chemical solution.
Integrative medicine
TestProcedure | Updated on June 19, 2020
Integrative medicine combines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices with conventional medicine.
Discogram
TestProcedure | Updated on February 26, 2020
This imaging test helps determine if an abnormal disk in your spine is causing your back pain.
Video: Carotid angioplasty and stenting
Video | Updated on July 14, 2018
Carotid angioplasty and stenting — See how this stroke treatment is done.
Mayo Clinic Minute: What are eye floaters?
Video | Updated on March 12, 2019
Most eye floaters are harmless, but occasionally they could mean a serious problem.
Allergic sinusitis
Topic | Updated on May 23, 2020
Inflammation of the cavities and membranes in and around the nasal passages due to allergies.
Bone disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Any type of condition or disease that affects the bones.
Bone tumor
Topic | Updated on September 25, 2021
A mass of unusual cells growing in a bone. Bone tumors may be cancerous or noncancerous.
Cat scratch fever
Topic | Updated on March 17, 2020
An infection of the lymph nodes caused by a scratch or bite from a cat.
Catarrh
Topic | Updated on April 17, 2020
Inflammation of a mucous membrane.
Chronic venous insufficiency
Topic | Updated on January 8, 2020
A long-term condition in which leg veins don't return blood properly to the heart.
Deafness
Topic | Updated on February 7, 2020
Total or significant loss of hearing.
Diabetic foot ulcer
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
An open sore or wound that occurs in people who have diabetes.
Diverticulosis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which small, bulging pouches develop in the digestive tract.
Dysentery
Topic | Updated on December 19, 2019
Inflammation of the intestines along with bloody diarrhea.
Encephalopathy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A broad term for any brain disease that alters brain function or structure.
Furuncle
Topic | Updated on September 11, 2019
A painful, pus-filled bump under the skin caused by infected, inflamed hair follicles.
Iron overload
Topic | Updated on January 4, 2020
Too much iron in the body.
Secondhand smoke: Avoid dangers in the air
Article | Updated on March 20, 2020
Understand the dangers and consider ways to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
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