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  • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
  • Hives (Urticaria & Angioedema) Hives, also called urticaria, is a raised, itchy area of skin that is usually a sign of an allergic reaction. The allergy may be...learn more »
  • Urinary Retention Urinary retention (inability to urinate) may be caused by nerve disease, spinal cord injury, prostate enlargement, infection,...learn more »
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    Urinary Retention Article
    • Urinary retention facts*
    • What is urinary retention?
    • What is the urinary tract and how does it work?
    • What causes urinary retention?
    • How common is urinary retention?
    • What are the symptoms of urinary retention?
    • When to Seek Medical Care
    • How is urinary retention diagnosed?
    • How is urinary retention treated?
    • What are the complications of urinary retention and its treatments?
    • How can urinary retention be prevented?
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    • Points to Remember
    • Hope through Research
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  • Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is a problem with the functioning of the nerves outside of the spinal cord. Symptoms may include numbness,...learn more »
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    Peripheral Neuropathy Article
    • Peripheral neuropathy facts
    • What is peripheral neuropathy?
    • What causes peripheral neuropathy?
    • What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy?
    • How is peripheral neuropathy diagnosed?
    • Is there any treatment for peripheral neuropathy?
    • Can peripheral neuropathy be prevented?
  • Migraine Headache Migraine headaches are severe headaches that are accompanies to sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. They are often...learn more »
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    Migraine Headache Article
    • Migraine headache facts
    • What is a migraine?
    • What are migraine triggers?
    • What causes migraines?
    • What are the risk factors for migraine?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of migraines?
    • How are migraines diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for migraines?
    • Migraine medications
    • What self-care treatment and lifestyle changes work for migraines?
    • How are migraines managed during pregnancy?
    • How are migraines managed in children?
    • What is the prognosis for migraines?
    • Can migraines be prevented?
  • Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches,...learn more »
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    Headache Article
    • Headache facts
    • What is a headache?
    • How are headaches classified?
    • What are primary headaches?
    • What are secondary headaches?
    • What are cranial neuralgias, facial pain, and other headaches?
    • What causes tension headaches?
    • What are the symptoms of tension headaches?
    • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
    • How are tension headaches treated?
    • What causes cluster headaches?
    • What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?
    • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
    • How are cluster headaches treated?
    • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
    • What diseases cause secondary headaches?
    • How are secondary headaches diagnosed?
    • What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches?
    • When should I seek medical care for a headache?
    • How do you get rid of a headache? Are home remedies effective for headaches?
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a GI (gastrointestinal) disorder with signs and symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, increased...learn more »
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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Article
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) facts
    • What irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes and risk factors?
    • What are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
    • What are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treatments?
    • IBS medications
    • Is there an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diet?
    • What lifestyle changes may help IBS symptoms and signs?
    • Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) related to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
    • What types of doctors treat IBS?
    • Is it possible to prevent IBS?
    • What are potential complications of IBS?
    • What is the prognosis for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
  • Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and tender points. Stress...learn more »
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    Fibromyalgia Article
    • Fibromyalgia facts
    • What is fibromyalgia?
    • What causes fibromyalgia?
    • Is fibromyalgia hereditary?
    • What are risk factors for fibromyalgia?
    • What are fibromyalgia symptoms and signs?
    • How do physicians diagnose fibromyalgia?
    • What is the treatment for fibromyalgia?
    • Are there any home remedies for fibromyalgia?
    • Does diet or exercise affect fibromyalgia?
    • What is the prognosis of fibromyalgia?
    • Is it possible to prevent fibromyalgia?
    • Are there support groups for fibromyalgia?
    • What is the latest research on fibromyalgia?
  • Depression Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one...learn more »
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    Depression Article
    • Depression facts
    • What is a depressive disorder?
    • What are myths about depression?
    • What are the types of depression, and what are depression symptoms and signs?
    • Depression symptoms and signs in men
    • Depression symptoms and signs in women
    • Depression symptoms and signs in teenagers
    • Depression symptoms and signs in children
    • What are the risk factors and causes of depression?
    • Postpartum depression
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose depression?
    • What treatments are available for depression?
    • What is the general approach to treating depression?
    • What about sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants?
    • What about discontinuing antidepressants?
    • What are complications of depression?
    • What is the prognosis for depression?
    • Is it possible to prevent depression?
    • What about self-help and home remedies for depression?
    • How can someone help a person who is depressed?
    • Where can one seek help for depression?
    • What is in the future for depression?
    • Where can people find more information about depression?
  • Tension Headache A tension headache s one of the most common types of headaches, and the exact cause is not known. Factors that may contribute to...learn more »
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    Tension Headache Article
    • Tension headache facts
    • What is a tension headache?
    • What causes tension headaches?
    • What are the symptoms of tension headache?
    • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for tension headache?
    • Prescription medications for tension headaches
    • OTC drugs for tension headaches
    • Managing stress
    • Are there effective home remedies a cure for tension headache?
    • Can tension headaches be prevented?
  • Head and Neck Cancer Head and neck cancer is cancer of the oral cavity, salivary glands, paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, or lymph...learn more »
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    Head and Neck Cancer Article
    • Head and neck cancer facts*
    • What is cancer?
    • What kinds of cancers are considered cancers of the head and neck?
    • How common are head and neck cancers?
    • What causes head and neck cancers?
    • What are common symptoms of head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers diagnosed?
    • What health professionals treat patients with head and neck cancers?
    • How are head and neck cancers treated?
    • Are clinical trials (research studies) available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • What rehabilitation or support options are available for patients with head and neck cancers?
    • Is follow-up treatment necessary? What does it involve?
    • What can people who have had head and neck cancer do to reduce the risk of developing a second primary (new) cancer?
  • Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) About 2%-6% of adults have ADHD, a common behavioral problem. Symptoms include impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention....learn more »
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    Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Article
    • Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) facts
    • What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
    • What are causes and risk factors for adult ADHD?
    • How prevalent is adult ADHD?
    • What are adult ADHD symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose adult ADHD?
    • What is the treatment for adult ADHD? What are adult ADHD medications?
    • Are there any home remedies for adult ADHD?
    • What are complications of adult ADHD?
    • What is the prognosis of adult ADHD?
    • Is it possible to prevent adult ADHD?
    • Are support groups available for those living with adult ADHD?
    • Where can people find additional information on adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS) is an inflammatory disease of the bladder that can cause ulceration and...learn more »
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    Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Article
    • Interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS) facts
    • Overview of urinary function
    • What is interstitial cystitis (IC)/painful bladder syndrome (PBS)?
    • What is the cause of interstitial cystitis?
    • What are risk factors for interstitial cystitis?
    • What are interstitial cystitis symptoms and signs?
    • What types of doctors treat interstitial cystitis?
    • How is interstitial cystitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for interstitial cystitis?
    • Are there home remedies for interstitial cystitis?
    • Are lifestyle modifications of value in the management of interstitial cystitis?
    • What is the prognosis (outcome) of interstitial cystitis?
    • Is it possible to prevent interstitial cystitis?
    • Where can people find more information about IC/PBS?
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition in which affected individuals have severe nausea and vomiting that come in cycles....learn more »
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    Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) Article
    • Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) facts
    • What is cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)?
    • What are the phases of cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • What are causes, triggers, and risk factors of cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • What are cyclic vomiting syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • What is the treatment for cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • What specialists treat cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • Are there home remedies for cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)? Can dietary changes help CVS?
    • What are the complications if cyclic vomiting syndrome is not treated?
    • What is the relationship between cyclic vomiting syndrome and migraines?
    • What other features and conditions accompany cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)? What is the prognosis for CVS?
    • How common is cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • Is it possible to prevent cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS)?
    • What are the genetic changes related to cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • How do people inherit cyclic vomiting syndrome?
    • What other names do people use for cyclic vomiting syndrome?
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. Symptoms include severe pain, itchy skin, and possible...learn more »
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    Postherpetic Neuralgia Article
    • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) facts
    • What is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)?
    • What causes postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What are the risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What are postherpetic neuralgia symptoms and signs?
    • How is postherpetic neuralgia diagnosed?
    • How is postherpetic neuralgia treated?
    • How long does postherpetic neuralgia last?
    • What are the complications of postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What is the prognosis for postherpetic neuralgia?
    • Can postherpetic neuralgia be prevented?
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes the following symptoms in children: excessive activity, problems...learn more »
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    ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) Article
    • Childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD in children) facts
    • What is ADD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
    • What are risk factors and causes of ADHD in children?
    • What are childhood ADHD symptoms and signs?
    • How is ADHD assessed? Are there ADHD tests? What types of doctors diagnose and treat ADHD in children?
    • What are the treatments for ADHD in children? What are possible side effects of ADHD medications?
    • What are complications and the prognosis of ADHD in children?
    • Is it possible to prevent ADHD in children?
    • What is the latest research on ADHD in children?
    • Are there support groups for children with ADHD?
    • Where can people find more information on ADHD in children?
  • Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety disorder is a common childhood anxiety disorder that has many causes. Infants, children, older kids and adults...learn more »
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    Separation Anxiety Article
    • Separation anxiety disorder facts
    • What is separation anxiety disorder?
    • What are separation anxiety disorder symptoms and signs?
    • What are causes and risk factors for separation anxiety disorder?
    • How is separation anxiety disorder diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for separation anxiety disorder?
    • What happens if separation anxiety disorder is left untreated?
    • Is it possible to prevent separation anxiety disorder?
    • Where can I find more information on separation anxiety disorder?
  • Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression is a form of depression that occurs within a year after delivery. It is thought that rapid hormone changes...learn more »
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    Postpartum Depression Article
    • Postpartum depression facts
    • What is postpartum depression? Are there different types of postpartum depression?
    • What are causes and risk factors for postpartum depression?
    • What are postpartum depression symptoms and signs?
    • How is postpartum depression diagnosed?
    • What are the treatments for postpartum depression?
    • What is the prognosis of postpartum depression?
    • Can postpartum depression be prevented?
    • Where can people get more information about postpartum depression?
    • Where can people get support for postpartum depression?
    • What research is being done on postpartum depression?
  • Dysthymia Dysthymia is a less severe form of chronic depression. Symptoms and signs include insomnia, suicidal thoughts, guilt, empty...learn more »
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    Dysthymia Article
    • Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) facts
    • What is persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)?
    • What are causes and risk factors for persistent depressive disorder?
    • What are persistent depressive disorder symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose persistent depressive disorder? What types of doctors treat persistent depressive disorder?
    • What is the treatment for persistent depressive disorder? Are there any home remedies for persistent depressive disorder?
    • What is the prognosis of persistent depressive disorder?
    • Is it possible to prevent persistent depressive disorder?
    • Are there support groups for people with persistent depressive disorder?
  • Insomnia Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of difficulty falling asleep; waking up...learn more »
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    Insomnia Article
    • Insomnia facts
    • What is insomnia?
    • What causes insomnia?
    • What situational and stress factors cause insomnia?
    • What are the risk factors for insomnia?
    • What are the symptoms of insomnia?
    • When should I call the doctor about insomnia?
    • How is insomnia diagnosed?
    • How is insomnia treated?
    • What are non-medical treatments for insomnia?
    • What is sleep hygiene?
    • How can stimulus control help with insomnia?
    • What is sleep restriction?
    • What medications are used to treat insomnia?
    • What is the outlook for insomnia?
  • Mental Health Mental health is an optimal way of thinking, relating to others, and feeling. All of the diagnosable mental disorders fall under...learn more »
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    Mental Health Article
    • Mental health and mental illness facts
    • What is mental health?
    • What is mental illness?
    • What are common types of mental illness?
    • What are the causes and risk factors for mental illness?
    • What are symptoms and signs of mental illness?
    • How is mental illness diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for a mental health problem?
    • Can mental health disorders be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for mental-health problems?
    • Where can people get support for mental health disorders?
    • Where can people get more information about mental illnesses?
  • Bulimia People with bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder that involves episodes of bingeing and purging, experience symptoms and signs...learn more »
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    Bulimia Article
    • Bulimia nervosa facts
    • What is bulimia?
    • What are causes and risk factors for bulimia?
    • What are symptoms and signs of bulimia?
    • How do physicians diagnose bulimia?
    • What is the treatment for bulimia?
    • What are complications of bulimia?
    • What is the prognosis for bulimia?
    • Is it possible to prevent bulimia?
    • Where can one find more information about bulimia?
    • Are there support groups for people with bulimia?
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Teens Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teens is a disruption of neurocognitive functioning. Genetics contribute to...learn more »
    In This Article
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Teens Article
    • Teen ADHD facts
    • What are risk factors and causes of ADHD in teens?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose ADHD in teens? Are there ADHD tests?
    • What are the symptoms of ADHD in teens?
    • How does ADHD in teens affect executive function?
    • What kinds of difficulties do teens with ADHD face?
    • What are nonmedical treatment strategies for teen ADHD?
    • What stimulant medications are available to treat ADHD in teens?
    • What are the potential side effects of stimulant medications for teens with ADHD?
    • What non-stimulant medications are available to treat ADHD in teens?
    • What alternative treatments are available for ADHD in teens?
  • Duck Syndrome Duck syndrome is a situation initially coined at Stanford University whereby a college student may seem to be calm on the surface...learn more »
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    Duck Syndrome Article
    • Duck syndrome facts
    • What is the definition of duck syndrome?
    • What are causes and risk factors for duck syndrome?
    • What are duck syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose duck syndrome?
    • What types of specialists treat duck syndrome?
    • What is treatment for duck syndrome?
    • What are complications of duck syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis for duck syndrome?
    • Is it possible to prevent duck syndrome?
    • Where can one get more information on mental-health issues that are thought to be associated with duck syndrome?