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Probiotics, or friendly or good bacteria, are live microorganisms that can be used as complementary and alternative medicine to treat illnesses such as vaginal infections, tooth decay, H. pylori infection, irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea, and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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  • Yeast Infection (in Women and Men) Vaginal yeast infections in women are caused by an organism called Candida albicans. Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection...learn more »
  • Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition with signs and symptoms of vaginal discharge, vaginal odor,...learn more »
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection of the bladder, kidneys, ureters, or urethra. E. coli, a type of bacteria that...learn more »
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    Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) Article
    • What is a urinary tract infection (UTI)?
    • What are causes and risk factors for a urinary tract infection?
    • Are urinary tract infections contagious?
    • What are urinary tract infection symptoms and signs?
    • When should people seek medical care for a UTI?
    • How do health care professionals diagnose a urinary tract infection?
    • What kinds of doctors treat urinary tract infections?
    • Are there home remedies for a urinary tract infection?
    • What is the treatment for a urinary tract infection?
    • How long does a UTI last after treatment with antibiotics?
    • What follow-up is needed for a urinary tract infection?
    • Is it possible to prevent a urinary tract infection?
    • What is the prognosis of a urinary tract infection?
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints, the tissue around the joints,...learn more »
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    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Article
    • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) facts
    • What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
    • Rheumatoid arthritis vs. osteoarthritis
    • What are rheumatoid arthritis causes and risk factors?
    • What are complications of rheumatoid arthritis?
    • What are rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and signs?
    • What tests do physicians use to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis?
    • What are the stages of rheumatoid arthritis?
    • What is the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis? What are types of rheumatoid arthritis medications?
    • "First-line" rheumatoid arthritis medications
    • "Second-line" or "slow-acting" rheumatoid arthritis drugs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or DMARDs)
    • What are newer rheumatoid arthritis medical treatments?
    • Rheumatoid arthritis diet, exercise, therapy, home remedies, and alternative medicine
    • What about rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy?
    • What is the prognosis for patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Is there a cure for RA?
    • What are tips for living with rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Is it possible to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?
    • What specialists treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
    • What new information about RA has come from the 2015 national meeting of the American College of Rheumatology?
    • What research is being done on rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Are there support groups for people with rheumatoid arthritis?
    • Where can people get additional information on rheumatoid arthritis?
  • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Signs and symptoms of pregnancy vary by stage (trimester).  The earliest pregnancy symptom is typically a missed period, but...learn more »
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    Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
    • Pregnancy definition and facts*
    • How many weeks is a normal term pregnancy?
    • What is the first trimester of pregnancy (week 1-week 12)?
    • What is the second trimester of pregnancy (week 13-week 28)?
    • What is the third trimester trimester of pregnancy (week 29-week 40)?
    • How will my baby develop week by week?
    • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
    • Body aches
    • Breast changes
    • Constipation
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue, sleep problems
    • Heartburn and indigestion
    • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
    • Itching
    • Leg cramps
    • Morning sickness
    • Nasal problems
    • Numb or tingling hands
    • Stretch marks, skin changes
    • Swelling
    • Urinary frequency and leaking
    • Varicose veins
  • H. pylori (Helicobacter Pylori ) Infection Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that causes chronic inflammation (gastritis) of the inner lining of the stomach,...learn more »

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