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Pseudomembranous colitis
Disease | Updated on December 14, 2022
This inflammatory colon condition is usually caused by the bacterium Clostridioides difficile. The use of high-dose antibiotics may let these germs grow unchecked.
Metatarsalgia
Disease | Updated on November 3, 2021
Metatarsalgia is a condition in which the ball of your foot becomes painful and inflamed. Learn about the causes, treatments and prevention of this injury.
Post-polio syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 23, 2022
This syndrome causes a number of potentially serious symptoms that appear decades after the polio virus.
Exercise headaches
Disease | Updated on May 14, 2022
Learn about the causes and treatments of this puzzling disorder.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 4, 2023
This pain at the front of the knee is more common in people who run and who play sports that involve running and jumping.
Stool color: When to worry
Answer | Updated on October 8, 2022
Stool color is usually a result of diet and is only rarely a concern.
Undigested food in stool: What does it mean?
Answer | Updated on October 12, 2023
Undigested food in stool generally isn't a problem unless it's accompanied by other symptoms.
Sinus infection and toothache: Any connection?
Answer | Updated on March 7, 2023
Sometimes the cause of a toothache isn't a tooth problem, but a sinus problem.
Ricin poisoning
Answer | Updated on April 12, 2023
This deadly poison comes from castor bean plants. The same beans are used to make castor oil.
Geographic tongue
Disease | Updated on September 7, 2023
Geographic tongue may look alarming, but it does not cause health issues. Sometimes it can cause tongue pain and make you more sensitive to certain foods.
Eye twitching
Symptom | Updated on February 11, 2023
Most people experience eye twitching now and then, but it's not always harmless. Find out when these spasms might mean something more serious.
Yellow tongue
Symptom | Updated on March 15, 2018
Yellow tongue: Symptom — Overview covers definition and possible causes of a yellow tongue.
Red eye
Symptom | Updated on March 10, 2023
This eye condition often looks much worse than it feels. Find out possible causes of inflamed, irritated eyes and when to call the doctor.
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
Disease | Updated on June 8, 2023
Caused by low levels of platelets, symptoms may include purple bruises called purpura, as well as tiny reddish-purple dots that look like a rash.
Is hydroxychloroquine a treatment for COVID-19?
Article | Updated on September 26, 2023
Hydroxychloroquine does not treat coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) or prevent infection with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Vicks VapoRub: An effective nasal decongestant?
Answer | Updated on December 2, 2023
Find out why you should not use this ointment to ease a stuffy nose during a cold.
Liver cysts: A cause of stomach pain?
Answer | Updated on February 10, 2024
Occasionally, liver cysts can cause pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen.
Radiation sickness
Disease | Updated on February 13, 2024
Read about what happens when someone is exposed to high doses of radiation, and what you can do to prevent such exposure in an emergency.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Disease | Updated on April 10, 2024
This progressive nervous system disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, destroys nerve cells.
Brain tumor
Disease | Updated on April 21, 2023
Find out more about the different types, signs, symptoms and causes of brain tumors, which are growths of cells in the brain.
Cluster headache
Disease | Updated on August 26, 2023
These painful headaches cause severe pain on one side of the head and tend to occur in bouts called cluster periods.
Pulmonary hypertension
Disease | Updated on July 28, 2023
This lung condition makes the heart work harder and become weak. Changes in genes and some medicines and diseases can cause it. Know if you're at risk.
Familial hypercholesterolemia
Disease | Updated on September 23, 2021
This inherited condition can cause extremely high levels of "bad" cholesterol, even in childhood, and can lead to early heart attacks and death.
Lynch syndrome
Disease | Updated on March 8, 2024
Learn about this condition caused by inherited genes that increase the risk of colon cancer, endometrial cancer and other kinds of cancer.
Peanut allergy
Disease | Updated on March 5, 2022
Peanut allergy can be serious. Find out what you need to know to prevent a life-threatening reaction, and get the latest on treatment approaches.
Penicillin allergy
Disease | Updated on September 29, 2021
Understand the importance of an accurate diagnosis for penicillin allergy and the best practices for antibiotic treatment options.
10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication
Article | Updated on July 12, 2022
You can lower your blood pressure without medication. Try these 10 lifestyle changes.
Heart attack symptoms: Know what's a medical emergency
Article | Updated on May 15, 2024
Watch for these heart attack symptoms.
Vasodilators
Article | Updated on August 9, 2023
Learn how these blood pressure medicines work, what else they treat and the potential side effects.
Blood pressure tip: Get more potassium
HealthTip | Updated on September 15, 2022
Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
Caffeine: How does it affect blood pressure?
Answer | Updated on December 16, 2022
Caffeine can temporarily increase blood pressure, but its long-term effects on blood pressure are unclear.
Fingernails: Do's and don'ts for healthy nails
Article | Updated on January 22, 2022
Find out the signs of a problem with your fingernails, plus tips for taking care of them.
Tattoos: Understand risks and precautions
Article | Updated on March 2, 2024
Allergic reactions, infections and skin problems can all happen after getting a tattoo. Take steps to stay safe.
Piercings: How to prevent complications
Article | Updated on March 1, 2024
Piercings are popular, but the risks are real. Know how to prevent an infection.
Animal bites: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on May 10, 2024
How to administer first aid for an animal bite.
Video: How irritable bowel syndrome affects you
Video | Updated on September 14, 2022
Watch this irritable bowel syndrome video to learn how IBS can affect you.
Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings
Article | Updated on May 28, 2022
Each time you resist a tobacco craving, you're one step closer to stopping tobacco use for good. Use these tips to fight off cravings.
What are superbugs and how can I protect myself from infection?
Answer | Updated on March 29, 2024
Some bacteria and other germs are resistant to most types of antibiotics and medicines that treat them. Find out the risks and how to prevent infections.
Asthma and acid reflux: Are they linked?
Answer | Updated on March 30, 2023
A Mayo Clinic expert discusses how acid reflux can make asthma worse.
H1N1 flu (swine flu)
Disease | Updated on March 23, 2023
Find out more about flu caused by the H1N1 virus. Learn how to prevent and treat the flu.
Flu vaccine: Safe for people with egg allergy?
Answer | Updated on October 24, 2023
If you have egg allergy, you still may be able to receive the flu vaccine.
Heart cancer: Is there such a thing?
Answer | Updated on April 9, 2024
Although heart tumors do occur, the vast majority of them are noncancerous (benign).
What's the difference between H1N1 flu and influenza A?
Answer | Updated on September 15, 2023
H1N1 flu is a subcategory of influenza A.
Ministroke vs. regular stroke: What's the difference?
Answer | Updated on April 14, 2023
The term "ministroke" typically refers to a transient ischemic attack.
Atypical cells: Are they cancer?
Answer | Updated on September 16, 2022
Atypical cells appear abnormal, but they aren't necessarily cancerous.
Walking pneumonia: What does it mean?
Answer | Updated on February 8, 2023
Walking pneumonia is a mild bacterial infection that resembles a cold. It usually does not require bed rest or a hospital stay.
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Disease | Updated on May 4, 2022
In this heart muscle disease, the heart's main pumping chamber stretches and can't pump blood well. Learn about the causes and treatment.
Swollen knee
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2022
This condition can be caused by trauma, overuse injuries, or an underlying disease or condition. A fluid sample from the knee may be needed for diagnosis.
Fever treatment: Quick guide to treating a fever
Article | Updated on February 26, 2022
Should you treat a fever or let it run its course? Here's help making the call.
Pityriasis rosea
Disease | Updated on October 11, 2022
Learn more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this large rash common among teens and young adults.
Poison ivy rash
Disease | Updated on May 15, 2024
Learn about the symptoms, causes and home remedies for this itchy skin rash and how to prevent it.
Sun allergy
Disease | Updated on August 20, 2022
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this itchy rash that is an allergic reaction to sunlight.
Tinea versicolor
Disease | Updated on May 4, 2022
Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatments of this common skin infection that usually responds to treatment.
Peeling skin
Symptom | Updated on June 21, 2022
Overview covers definition and possible causes of peeling skin. Includes photos
Aerobic exercise: How to warm up and cool down
Article | Updated on August 31, 2023
Learn how to warm up and cool down the safe way.
Performance-enhancing drugs: Know the risks
Article | Updated on June 27, 2023
Learn about the health risks of doping in athletes.
Shin splints
Disease | Updated on October 16, 2021
Shin splints are common in runners, dancers and military recruits. Learn how modifying your exercise routine can help prevent shin splints from recurring.
Video: Biceps curl with resistance tubing
Video | Updated on February 14, 2023
The biceps curl builds strength in the upper arm. See how it's done.
Video: Reverse fly with dumbbell
Video | Updated on February 14, 2023
The reverse fly exercise targets the upper back. See how it's done.
Video: Bent-over row with dumbbell
Video | Updated on February 14, 2023
The bent-over row targets the back of the shoulder. See how it's done.
Video: Bridge with fitness ball
Video | Updated on April 6, 2023
You can do many core exercises with a fitness ball. See the bridge.
Dupuytren contracture
Disease | Updated on September 28, 2023
This condition causes one or more fingers to bend toward the palm of the hand. The affected fingers can't straighten completely.
Nonprescription acne treatment: Which products work best?
Article | Updated on May 14, 2024
Find out how acne treatments you can buy at the store differ, what main ingredients to look for and how to use them for best results.
Fractures (broken bones): First aid
FirstAid | Updated on March 27, 2024
How to give first aid for a broken bone.
Dislocated shoulder
Disease | Updated on August 23, 2022
This shoulder injury, which occurs in the body's most mobile joint, causes the upper arm bone to pop out of its socket.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Prevent migraines with magnetic stimulation
Video | Updated on June 13, 2018
Find out how this device uses magnetic stimulation to help treat and prevent debilitating migraine headaches.
Prenatal care: 2nd trimester visits
Article | Updated on August 4, 2022
Prenatal care can help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Here's an overview of second trimester visits.
Birth control options: Things to consider
Article | Updated on February 16, 2022
Birth control options — Consider these questions before choosing a method of birth control.
Fetal development: The 3rd trimester
Article | Updated on June 3, 2022
Fetal development continues as your due date approaches. The countdown is on!
Women's sexual health: Talking about your sexual needs
Article | Updated on January 19, 2024
Women's sexual health — Tips for talking about your sexual needs and achieving fulfillment.
Birth control pills: Harmful in early pregnancy?
Answer | Updated on August 16, 2022
If you took birth control pills before you knew you were pregnant, the risks of birth defects are low.
Vaginal discharge
Symptom | Updated on April 25, 2023
Learn what to expect when it comes to vaginal discharge. And know when changes in discharge might mean you should see a health care provider.
South Beach Diet
Article | Updated on June 9, 2023
Weighing your weight-loss options? The South Beach Diet emphasizes lower carbs, more proteins and healthy fats to lose pounds.
Chemical burns: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on May 15, 2024
How to recognize and administer first aid for minor to serious chemical burns.
Snakebites: First aid
FirstAid | Updated on August 9, 2023
If a snake bites you, call 911 or your local emergency number right away, and then take these first-aid steps.
Keratosis pilaris
Disease | Updated on February 17, 2024
Find out more about this harmless, nonpitch skin condition that causes bumpy, rough skin on the upper arms, thighs or buttocks.
Suicide: What to do when someone is thinking about suicide
Article | Updated on August 12, 2023
Take action when you see warning signs that someone is thinking about suicide. Talk with the person. Be sensitive and direct. Urge the person to get help.
Factitious disorder
Disease | Updated on December 14, 2019
Factitious disorder ― a serious mental disorder in which someone deceives others by appearing sick, by purposely getting sick or by self-injury.
REM sleep behavior disorder
Disease | Updated on January 18, 2018
REM sleep behavior disorder is a sleep disorder in which you physically and vocally act out vivid, often unpleasant dreams during REM sleep.
Bipolar disorder and alcoholism: Are they related?
Answer | Updated on February 13, 2024
These disorders often occur together, and they can be a dangerous mix. Having both conditions makes mood swings, depression, violence and suicide more likely.
Heel pain
Symptom | Updated on April 5, 2023
Learn about possible causes of this common symptom and what to do about it.
Back pain: Symptom
Symptom | Updated on September 17, 2022
A problem in any part of your spine can cause back pain. Here's a look at some of the causes of this common symptom.
Kidney pain
Symptom | Updated on April 11, 2023
Find out how this type of pain may feel and what health problems can cause it.
Testicle pain
Symptom | Updated on December 7, 2023
If you're experiencing this symptom, an injury or underlying condition may be the culprit.
Video: Need to relax? Take a break for meditation
Video | Updated on January 19, 2024
Meditation — Spend a few minutes on stress reduction with this guided meditation video.
Central-acting agents
Article | Updated on August 16, 2023
Learn how these blood pressure medicines work, what else they treat and the possible side effects.
Antidepressants: Another weapon against chronic pain
Article | Updated on September 7, 2019
Antidepressants are a staple in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, nerve damage, headache and low back pain.
3rd trimester pregnancy: What to expect
Article | Updated on March 9, 2022
Third trimester pregnancy can bring Braxton Hicks contractions, backaches and hemorrhoids as you await the start of labor.
What are opioids and why are they dangerous?
Answer | Updated on August 26, 2023
Opioids are a broad group of medicines used to relieve pain. Although these medicines are effective, they can lead to addiction. Take them only as directed.
LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?
Article | Updated on June 27, 2023
Find out whether you're a good candidate for vision correction through LASIK surgery.
Breast implants: Saline vs. silicone
Article | Updated on December 6, 2022
Trying to decide on a type of breast implants? Here are some answers to common questions.
Fibrocystic breasts
Disease | Updated on April 4, 2023
Learn about this condition that's common in women, including symptoms, possible causes and testing to determine when breast cysts might need treatment.
Merkel cell carcinoma
Disease | Updated on December 6, 2022
Learn about this aggressive skin cancer. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, including Mohs surgery, radiation and immunotherapy.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia
Disease | Updated on June 16, 2023
Learn about chronic myelogenous leukemia symptoms and causes. Find out how CML is treated, including targeted therapy and bone marrow transplant.
Chronic kidney disease
Disease | Updated on September 6, 2023
Learn about kidney failure symptoms, tests, diagnosis and treatment options, including medication, dialysis and kidney transplant.
Hyperparathyroidism
Disease | Updated on May 17, 2022
Learn about symptoms, tests and treatment for this condition caused by overactivity of the parathyroid gland.
Achilles tendon rupture
Disease | Updated on August 25, 2022
An Achilles tendon rupture is an injury that is usually painful and likely to affect your ability to walk. Surgical repair is sometimes necessary.
Atelectasis
Disease | Updated on November 8, 2023
Atelectasis means a collapse of the whole lung or an area of the lung. It's one of the most common breathing complications after surgery.
Bone metastasis
Disease | Updated on April 27, 2022
Learn about the symptoms and causes of cancer that spreads to the bones. Find out about treatments, including medications, radiation and surgery.
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
Disease | Updated on February 16, 2024
Pain during sex can happen for many reasons, ranging from physical conditions to emotional concerns. Medicines or other therapies may help.
Ejection fraction: What does it measure?
Answer | Updated on February 17, 2023
This measurement, commonly taken during an echocardiogram, shows how well the heart is pumping. Know what results mean.
Tracheostomy
TestProcedure | Updated on October 22, 2019
A surgically created hole in the front of the neck provides an air passage to help breathing when the usual route for breathing is blocked or reduced.
HIDA scan
TestProcedure | Updated on June 2, 2023
Find out what to expect during a HIDA scan — a nuclear imaging procedure used to diagnose liver, gallbladder and bile duct problems.
Hematocrit test
TestProcedure | Updated on September 19, 2023
Learn about this red blood cell blood test, including why it's used and what to expect.
Minimally invasive surgery
TestProcedure | Updated on September 23, 2023
Learn more about laparoscopy or robotic surgical techniques, which may mean less pain and a shorter hospital stay.
Pancreas transplant
TestProcedure | Updated on January 19, 2024
Pancreas transplant offers a potential cure for people with serious complications from diabetes. Learn what to expect before and after this procedure.
Deceased-donor kidney transplant
TestProcedure | Updated on May 4, 2022
Deceased-donor kidney transplant — Find out more about this treatment for end-stage kidney disease and what to expect.
Penile implants
TestProcedure | Updated on January 19, 2024
Explore your choices and learn what to expect from penile implant surgery.
Complete blood count (CBC)
TestProcedure | Updated on January 14, 2023
Learn what to expect from having this common blood test, why it's done and how to prepare.
Ferritin test
TestProcedure | Updated on December 19, 2023
This test measures a blood protein that contains iron. The test shows whether blood has too much or too little iron.
AV node ablation
TestProcedure | Updated on January 6, 2024
Learn who may benefit from this cardiac catheter procedure to correct persistent atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
Lung cancer screening
TestProcedure | Updated on February 7, 2024
Doctors recommend lung CT scans to look for signs of lung cancer in current and former heavy smokers. Find out what to expect during lung cancer screening.
Brachytherapy
TestProcedure | Updated on November 22, 2022
During brachytherapy cancer treatment, radioactive material is placed inside the body. Find out how brachytherapy is done and who it's for.
EEG (electroencephalogram)
TestProcedure | Updated on May 29, 2024
Brain cells communicate through electrical impulses, activity an EEG detects. An altered pattern of electrical impulses can help diagnose conditions.
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
TestProcedure | Updated on September 29, 2023
This weight-loss procedure is done using a flexible tube passed down through the throat — with no cuts on the outside of the body.
Liver function tests
TestProcedure | Updated on September 12, 2023
Liver function tests can help determine how well your liver is doing its job. Find out what to expect and what results are considered standard.
Typhoid fever
Topic | Updated on October 14, 2023
A disease that spreads through food and water or close contact.
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
Topic | Updated on February 17, 2024
Bleeding in the esophagus, the stomach or the first part of the small intestine.
Uremia
Topic | Updated on May 21, 2024
A condition that involves very high levels of waste products in the blood.
Varicocele
Topic | Updated on February 15, 2024
A condition in which veins become larger inside the loose pouch of skin that holds the testicles, called the scrotum.
Vitamin A deficiency
Topic | Updated on March 19, 2024
When the body doesn't have enough vitamin A to work properly.
Back pain
Topic | Updated on May 7, 2024
Physical discomfort occurring anywhere on the spine or back, ranging from mild to disabling.
Paranoia
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
An unrealistic distrust of others or a feeling of being persecuted. Extreme degrees may be a sign of mental illness.
Nodule
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
Fluid-filled or solid lump that often doesn't indicate anything serious is wrong.
Mouth ulcer
Topic | Updated on May 26, 2018
One or more painful sores on inner lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, or throat that may interfere with eating, such as a canker sore.
Neck pain
Topic | Updated on May 7, 2024
Pain in the neck and shoulder that varies in intensity. It may feel dull and achy or like an electric shock from the neck to the arm.
Postnasal drip
Topic | Updated on April 9, 2024
Mucus that builds up and drips down the back of the nose and the throat.
Mania
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
Extremely elevated and excitable mood usually associated with bipolar disorder.
Tachypnea
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Fast, shallow breathing.
Lethargy
Topic | Updated on February 21, 2024
Ongoing tiredness that reduces energy, being able to do things and being able to focus.
Pallor
Topic | Updated on October 28, 2023
A loss of color in the skin and mucous membranes, often related to anemia.
Breast lump
Topic | Updated on August 8, 2023
A growth that forms within the breast tissue.
Yawn
Topic | Updated on March 29, 2024
A deep breath of air through the mouth that is done without choice and often is triggered by sleepiness.
Ankle pain
Topic | Updated on May 12, 2023
Physical discomfort in the ankle area, often including the joint or the tendon that connects the lower leg to the heel, known as the Achilles tendon.
Seizure
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
Uncontrolled jerking, loss of consciousness, blank stares, or other symptoms caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Angioedema
Topic | Updated on October 27, 2023
Painless swelling under the skin, triggered by an allergy to animal dander, pollen, drugs, venom, food, or medicine.
Stretch marks
Topic | Updated on October 26, 2023
Indented streaks that usually appear on the body from stretching of the skin.
Shock
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Occurs when organs don't get enough blood.
Visual acuity
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
The ability to visually identify forms, letters and symbols at a standardized distance away.
Tic
Topic | Updated on May 24, 2018
A compulsive, repetitive sound or movement that’s often difficult to control.
Exudate
Topic | Updated on September 27, 2023
Fluid that leaks from wounds as part of the healing process.
Paresis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Partial loss of muscle function.
Aura
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
Symptoms or sensations, such as flashing lights or zigzag lines, which typically precede migraine headache, seizure, or other neurological events.
Ossification
Topic | Updated on October 25, 2023
The process of bone being formed, which can cause symptoms if bone grows in soft tissue where it doesn't belong.
Stage fright
Topic | Updated on May 25, 2018
Anxiety and panic caused by the thought of performing.
SSRI discontinuation syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Symptoms that may occur when stopping SSRI antidepressants.
Being assertive: Reduce stress, communicate better
Article | Updated on January 20, 2024
Learn the importance of assertiveness and how to be more assertive.
Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills
Article | Updated on April 5, 2023
If you find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you have other long-term sleep problems, behavior therapy can help. Learn what's causing your sleep problems.
Infidelity: Mending your marriage after an affair
Article | Updated on February 16, 2023
Infidelity doesn't necessarily mean a marriage is over. Consider these steps to heal and rebuild a relationship.
Female infertility
Disease | Updated on August 27, 2021
Learn about infertility in women, including possible causes, what tests might be needed and fertility treatments available to help with getting pregnant.
Uterine polyps
Disease | Updated on November 15, 2022
Tissue growths inside the uterus can cause abnormal uterine bleeding or infertility. Learn about tests and treatment.
Vaccines during pregnancy: Are they safe?
Answer | Updated on February 27, 2024
Find out which vaccinations you need while pregnant and which ones to stay away from.
Pain and depression: Is there a link?
Answer | Updated on April 3, 2019
Depression can cause unexplained physical symptoms, such as headaches. Chronic pain can cause problems that lead to depression, such as poor sleep.
Is a home sperm test useful?
Answer | Updated on December 21, 2022
Using a home sperm test to check your fertility may not provide a clear answer.
Heart rate: What's normal?
Answer | Updated on October 8, 2022
A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. A heart rate above or below that may signal a problem.
Ovulation signs: When is conception most likely?
Answer | Updated on December 7, 2022
Trying to get pregnant? Learn about ovulation signs and symptoms.
Natural remedies for depression: Are they effective?
Answer | Updated on September 11, 2018
For some people, certain herbal and dietary supplements seem to help with depression, but more studies are needed on their effectiveness and side effects.
Ambien: Is dependence a concern?
Answer | Updated on May 17, 2018
Zolpidem (Ambien) for insomnia is generally safe in the short term, but some people who take it may behave dangerously, such as driving while not awake.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Is it harmful?
Answer | Updated on April 20, 2022
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) can trigger headaches and other symptoms in some people.
Discolored semen: What does it mean?
Answer | Updated on November 29, 2022
Find out what causes discolored semen.
Male masturbation: Does frequency affect male fertility?
Answer | Updated on January 7, 2023
Male masturbation has little effect on sperm count or quality.
Glycemic index: A helpful tool for diabetes?
Answer | Updated on January 6, 2024
Some people with diabetes use the glycemic index as a guide in selecting foods.
CBD: Safe and effective?
Answer | Updated on December 6, 2022
Interested in using CBD? Here's what you need to know about the risks and benefits of using this drug.
Low potassium (hypokalemia)
Symptom | Updated on June 23, 2022
Low potassium (hypokalemia): Symptom — Overview covers what can cause this blood test result.
Video: Colonoscopy
Video | Updated on May 28, 2022
See what a doctor sees when you undergo an examination of your colon.
Video: MRI
Video | Updated on August 29, 2023
Having an MRI? Find out what to expect and how to prepare for this common imaging scan.
Alopecia areata
Topic | Updated on January 19, 2024
Sudden hair loss that starts with 1 or more round bald patches that may overlap.
Amebiasis
Topic | Updated on March 19, 2024
A parasitic infection of the colon with the amoeba Entamoeba histolytica.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
Atelectasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Complete or partial collapse of a lung or a section (lobe) of a lung.
Avulsion injury
Topic | Updated on January 10, 2024
An injury in which body tissue is ripped or torn away.
Baker cyst
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2023
A fluid-filled cyst behind the knee.
Bunions
Topic | Updated on November 9, 2023
A bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.
Burning mouth syndrome
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Ongoing or recurrent burning in the mouth with no obvious cause.
Carcinoid
Topic | Updated on March 7, 2024
A slow-growing cancer that can start in different places in the body.
Cervical cancer
Topic | Updated on August 8, 2023
Cancer of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus connected to the vagina.
Cherry angioma
Topic | Updated on December 15, 2023
A common, noncancerous skin growth.
Chlamydia infection
Topic | Updated on March 9, 2024
An illness caused by infection with bacteria and spread mainly by contact with genitals or body fluids.
Cholestasis
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Any condition in which the flow of bile from the liver stops or slows.
Corneal abrasion
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A scratch or cut on the cornea.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Topic | Updated on March 29, 2024
A skin disease caused by infection with a parasite that is spread through the bite of infected sand flies.
Hydatid disease
Topic | Updated on March 6, 2024
A disease, also known as cystic echinococcosis, caused by tapeworm parasites that pass from animals to people.
False pregnancy
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition in which a woman who isn't pregnant believes that she is.
Fibromyalgia
Topic | Updated on November 9, 2023
Widespread pain along with symptoms such as fatigue.
Folliculitis
Topic | Updated on October 27, 2023
Infection of 1 or more of the pockets from which hair grows. These pockets are called follicles.
Genital wart
Topic | Updated on March 12, 2024
A small bump caused by a virus and spread through contact with genitals or body fluids.
Gestational diabetes
Topic | Updated on November 18, 2023
A condition that causes high blood sugar during pregnancy.
Hammer toe
Topic | Updated on May 11, 2023
A foot condition in which the toe has an abnormal bend in the middle joint.
Hangover
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Unpleasant symptoms that occur after excessive alcohol intake.
Hiatal hernia
Topic | Updated on April 25, 2018
A condition in which part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle.
Hypertriglyceridemia
Topic | Updated on August 3, 2023
A high level of a certain type of fat, known as triglycerides, in the blood.
Inflammatory bowel disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
Ongoing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract.
Lordosis
Topic | Updated on November 22, 2023
Inward curving of the spine in the neck and lower back.
Malabsorption
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A condition that prevents absorption of nutrients through the small intestine.
Mitral valve regurgitation
Topic | Updated on September 6, 2023
This type of heart valve disease causes blood to flow backward across the mitral valve.
Neuroendocrine tumors
Topic | Updated on February 16, 2024
A cancer that starts in the neuroendocrine cells.
Neuromuscular disease
Topic | Updated on June 13, 2017
A group of diseases that affect nerve and muscle function.
Ovulation pain
Topic | Updated on February 27, 2024
One-sided, lower belly pain linked to ovulation.
Penile fracture
Topic | Updated on January 12, 2023
A tear of one of the two tubes, also known as cylinders, that cause the penis to become erect.
Pericardial effusion
Topic | Updated on September 15, 2023
A buildup of too much fluid in the sac around the heart.
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