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  • Liver Disease Liver disease can be cause by a variety of things including infection (hepatitis), diseases such as: gallstones, high...learn more »
  • Anal Itching Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch....learn more »
    In This Article
    Anal Itching Article
    • Anal itching facts
    • What is anal itching?
    • What causes anal itching?
    • What are additional symptoms associated with anal itching?
    • What kind of doctor treats anal itching?
    • How is the cause of anal itching diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for anal itching?
    • Local anesthetics
    • Vasoconstrictors
    • Protectants
    • Astringents
    • Antiseptics
    • Keratolytics
    • Analgesics
    • Corticosteroids
    • What if anal itching persists?
  • Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness...learn more »
  • Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease) Most people with diverticulosis have few if any symptoms at all. When people do experience signs and symptoms of diverticulosis...learn more »
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep veins, and can be caused by broken bones, trauma to a limb, immobility,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Article
    • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) definition and facts
    • What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • What does DVT (blood clot) look like?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of superficial thrombophlebitis?
    • What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • Hypercoagulability (coagulation of blood faster than usual)
    • Who is at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • When should I seek medical care for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • Which specialties of doctors treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • How is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed?
    • What are the treatment guidelines for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • What is the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis?
    • What medications treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
    • What are the side effects and risks of anticoagulation therapy for DVT?
    • What about surgery for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • What are the complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
    • Can deep vein thrombosis (DVT) be prevented?
  • Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from...learn more »
    In This Article
    Insulin Resistance Article
    • Insulin resistance definition and facts
    • What is insulin resistance?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance?
    • What causes insulin resistance?
    • What is the relationship between insulin resistance and diabetes?
    • What are normal insulin levels?
    • What medical conditions are associated with insulin resistance?
    • Who is at risk for insulin resistance?
    • Which specialties of doctors treat insulin resistance?
    • Is there a test for insulin resistance?
    • Can insulin resistance be cured?
    • Is there a special diet plan for treating insulin resistance?
    • What foods help prevent type 2 diabetes?
    • What about exercise to treat insulin resistance?
    • What medications treat insulin resistance?
    • Can insulin resistance be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for a person with insulin resistance?
    • What's new in insulin resistance?

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