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Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Suppression (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level...
Growth Hormone (Blood)
Growth Hormone (Blood) Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults feel and look, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. Most GH is made while you sleep. When you're awake, little or possibly no GH is found in your blood. That makes it hard to test your GH level. Specialists h...
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood)
Growth Hormone with Stimulation (Blood) Does this test have other names? GH, GHD, arginine, insulin tolerance test or insulin-induced hypoglycemia, clonidine, L-dopa, glucagon, growth-hormone-releasing hormone, GHRH What is this test? This test measures the level of growth hormone (GH) in your blood. GH is made in your pituitary gland. It affects height, bone, and muscle growth in children. It affects how adults look and feel, as well as their bone and muscle health. GH is made in a pulse-like manner. M...
Growth Hormone Antibody
Growth Hormone Antibody Does this test have other names? Anti-human GH antibodies, growth hormone neutralizing antibodies What is this test? This test looks for growth hormone (GH) antibodies in your blood. GH is used to manage height issues linked to a growth hormone deficiency (GHD). If your body makes GH antibodies in response to GH treatment, the treatment may not work the way it should. Why do I need this test? You might have this test if your healthcare provider suspects that your GH treatment isn...
Gram Stain Does this test have other names? Gram stain procedure What is this test? This test looks at bodily fluids to find out whether you have a bacterial infection—and if so, which kind. A gram stain can be used on sputum, blood, urine, and the fluid in your spine and joints. If you have a bacterial infection, your fluid sample will have bacteria in it that are either gram-positive or gram-negative. Either can cause illness. The gram stain test will cause the bacteria to turn certain colors. This wi...
Gonorrhea (Urine) Does this test have other names? Neisseria gonorrhoeae, N. gonorrhoeae What is this test? This urine test helps find out whether you are infected with gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). Symptoms of gonorrhea may be mild at first, but the infection can be serious if not treated. It can damage organs, cause infertility in women and some men, and even lead to a life-threatening bacterial infection. Cases of gonorrhea have declined in the U.S. in recent ye...
Gonorrhea Culture (DNA Probe)
Gonorrhea Culture (DNA Probe) Does this test have other names? Nucleic acid hybridization test, DNA probe test, molecular probe test What is this test? This test looks for DNA of gonorrhea bacteria in a sample of bodily fluid. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by N. gonorrhoeae. This test is done on the body fluids collected from the affected areas. These are mostly the cervix, urethra, penis, or rectum. The samples are sent to a special lab where millions of copies of the DNA are...
Gonorrhea Culture (Discharge)
Gonorrhea Culture (Discharge) Does this test have other names? GC, STD culture, culture of the cervix, urethra, and anus What is this test? Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium N. gonorrhoeae. These bacteria often thrive in moist areas of the reproductive tract. But they can also grow in the eyes, mouth and throat, or anus. This test uses body fluids from the affected areas as the sample. These areas are often the cervix, urethra, penis, or rectum. Lab technicians th...
Glucose (Urine) Does this test have other names? Urine glucose What is this test? A urine glucose test is used to indirectly determine whether your levels of glucose, or blood sugar, are within a healthy range. It's used to monitor both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. If your blood glucose rises above normal, your kidneys get rid of the extra glucose in your urine. That's why a urine glucose test may be able to determine whether your blood glucose is too high. Although easier to perform than a blood test, a...
Glucose Tolerance Does this test have other names? Oral glucose tolerance test, OGTT What is this test? An oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is used to screen for diabetes or prediabetes. To start the test, you have a blood glucose test done. Then you will drink a liquid rich in glucose, or sugar. For the next two to three hours, your healthcare provider will draw your blood to check your blood glucose levels and determine your risk for diabetes, prediabetes, or gestational diabetes. In rare instances,...
Glucose (CSF) Does this test have other names? CSF glucose What is this test? This test measures the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, in your cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. People with serious infections that have reached the brain or spinal cord usually have lower glucose levels in their CSF than healthy people do. This test is usually part of an overall look at CSF to help diagnose a central nervous system disorder or infection. Normally, your brain is...
Glucose (Blood) Does this test have other names? Blood sugar, self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), random plasma glucose What is this test? A blood glucose test is a blood test that tells you if your level of glucose, or blood sugar, is within a healthy range. Fasting plasma glucose, or FPG, is a common test used to diagnose and monitor diabetes or prediabetes. Why do I need this test? A healthcare provider may recommend a blood glucose test if you have symptoms of diab...
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Glomerular Filtration Rate Does this test have other names? GFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate, EGFR What is this test? This is either a blood test or a urine test that looks for changes in how your kidneys function. Your kidneys have tiny filters called glomeruli. The filters help remove waste from your blood. Your glomerular filtration rate is the rate at which your blood is filtered each minute. A glomerular filtration rate can be estimated with great accuracy, based on your weight and age. Th...
Giardia Antigen (Stool)
Giardia Antigen (Stool) Does this test have other names? Stool antigen test What is this test? This is a stool sample test to look for the parasite Giardia intestinalis , which causes an infection of the small bowel called giardiasis or travelers' diarrhea. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, belly (abdominal) cramps, dehydration, and vague feelings of discomfort. Giardiasis outbreaks are common in daycare centers and among people who travel internationally. Why do I need this test? You might n...
Gastrin Does this test have other names? No. What is this test? This test measures the amount of gastrin in your blood. Gastrin is a hormone made by G cells in the lower part of your stomach. It controls the release of gastric acid by other cells in the stomach when you eat. You need gastric acid to break down your food, but too much gastric acid can cause stomach problems. Why do I need this test? If you have recurrent peptic ulcers, you may have this test to determine whether you also have Zollinger-E...
Gamma-Glutamyl Transpeptidase Does this test have other names? GGTP, gamma-glutamyl transferase, GGT What is this test? This test looks for an enzyme, or protein, called gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) in your blood. GGT is found in liver cells. This test helps your doctor look for possible damage to your liver or its ducts. It can also help tell the difference between liver and bone disease if your results from a different blood test called alkaline phosphatase are abnormal. Why do I need this test...
Galactosemia Does this test have other names? Galactosemia newborn screen, quantitative erythrocyte galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) analysis What is this test? This test looks for enzymes in the red blood cells in your child's blood. Galactosemia is a rare inherited disorder that keeps the body from breaking down a simple sugar called galactose. Galactose is found in lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in many kinds of foods and in all dairy products. Normally when you eat something that ...
Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Does this test have other names? glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase [de-hy-DRAW-jen-aze] deficiency, G6PD deficiency, G6PDD What is this test? This is a blood test to find out whether you have low amounts of an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Experts estimate that 400 million people worldwide have a G6PD deficiency. This enzyme deficiency is a genetic disorder that affects mostly males. A mutation in the G6PD gene causes the red blood cells to break down...
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood)
Gene Mutation for Cystic Fibrosis in Newborns (Blood) Does this test have other names? Genetic test for cystic fibrosis What is this test? This is a blood test that screens newborn babies for cystic fibrosis (CF), one of the most common genetic diseases in the U.S. Most cases of CF are diagnosed in babies before their first birthday. CF is a potentially life-threatening condition in which your glands secrete abnormally thick mucus that harms different systems in your body, including the airways and panc...
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children
Graves’ Disease (Hyperthyroidism) in Children Hyperthyroidism is a disease in which the thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormone than the body needs. Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge This hormone helps control metabolism, the speed at which the body carries out processes like heartbeats. When the body has too much thyroid hormone, the excess can cause these processes to speed up, leading to symptoms like nervousness and weight loss. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in the U.S. is an autoimmune d...
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery What is gastric sleeve surgery? Gastric sleeve surgery is a form of bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery. (It is also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy.) Why might I need gastric sleeve surgery? Your healthcare provider may recommend this procedure if you have severe health problems related to obesity. Gastric sleeve surgery restricts your food intake, which leads to weight loss. It’s often performed before you undergo a more complex and riskier weight-loss ...
Gallbladder Cancer: Radiation Therapy
Gall Bladder Cancer: Radiation Therapy What is radiation therapy? Radiation therapy is a treatment for cancer that uses rays of energy. A machine directs the rays of energy to the area of cancer. Radiation therapy is also called radiotherapy. Its goal is to kill or shrink cancer cells. If you have gallbladder cancer, your doctor may advise radiation therapy as part of your treatment. When radiation therapy may be used Radiation can be used before surgery to try to shrink the size of a tumor. This may ma...
Glycogen Storage Disease in Children
Glycogen Storage Disease in Children What is glycogen storage disease? Glycogen storage disease (GSD) is a rare condition that changes the way the body uses and stores glycogen, a form of sugar or glucose. Glycogen is a main source of energy for the body. Glycogen is stored in the liver. When the body needs more energy, certain proteins called enzymes break down glycogen into glucose. They send the glucose out into the body. When someone has GSD, they are missing one of the enzymes that breaks down glyc...
Gliomas Glioma is a term that is used to describe a group of tumors that arise from the glial cells in the brain. These cells support the function of the other main brain cell type — the neuron. Gliomas usually happen in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. These are the largest, outermost part of the brain that controls many functions including movement, speech, thinking, and emotions. But they can also affect the brain stem, the lower part of the brain that controls functions like breathing, blood p...
Gaucher Disease What is Gaucher disease? Gaucher disease is a rare genetic disorder passed down from parents to children (inherited). When you have Gaucher disease, you are missing an enzyme that breaks down fatty substances called lipids. Lipids start to build up in certain organs such as your spleen and liver. This can cause many different symptoms. Your spleen and liver may get very large and stop working normally. The disease can also affect your lungs, brain, eyes, and bones. There are 3 types of G...
Gangrene What is gangrene? Gangrene is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition that happens when the blood flow to a large area of tissue is cut off. This causes the tissue to breakdown and die. Although gangrene often turns the affected skin a greenish-black color, the word gangrene is not related to green , but rather to the condition itself. It comes from Greek and Latin words for a gnawing sore or decayed tissue. What causes gangrene? Gangrene happens when blood supply to certain tissues is stop...
Golimumab Solution for injection
Golimumab Solution for injection What is this medicine? GOLIMUMAB (goe LIM ue mab) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and ankylosing spondylitis. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. More information is available by calling 1-888-222-3771. It is...
Granisetron Hydrochloride Transdermal Patch - 24 hour
Granisetron Hydrochloride Transdermal Patch - 24 hour What is this medicine? GRANISETRON (gra NI se tron) is an antiemetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Apply the patch to an area of the upper, outer arm that is clean and dry. Avoid injured, irritated, calloused, or scarred areas. Use a different site each time to prevent skin irritation. Do not cu...
Gentamicin Sulfate, Sodium Chloride Solution for injection
Gentamicin Sulfate, Sodium Chloride Solution for injection What is this medicine? GENTAMICIN (jen ta MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. If you get this medicine at home, you will be taught how to prepare and give this medici...
Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says
Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having good neighbors may reduce your heart attack risk, new research suggests. The study included more than 5,000 U.S. adults, average age 70, who were followed for four years. Sixty-two percent were married, and nearly two-thirds were women. The participants were asked to rate how much they felt like they were part of their neighborhood, if their neighbors were friendly and would help them if they got into dif...
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study. Researchers collected stool samples from 30 healthy people, 30 people with precancerous intestinal polyps and 30 people with advanced colon or rectal cancer in order to assess the composition of...
Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some obese people have a genetic mutation that seems to ramp up the reward centers in their brains when they see food, researchers report. Gaining a better understanding of how this mutation triggers feelings of pleasure and gratification at the sight of high-calorie foods like chocolate could help improve strategies designed to prevent overeating, the scientists suggested. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese...
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Twins' genes may play a greater role in language delay than their environment, according to a new study. Researchers found more evidence that language traits, such as vocabulary, putting words together and grammar, were largely inherited. The study involving 473 sets of twins revealed that the "twinning effect" (a lower level of language performance for twins than single-born children) was greater for identical twins th...
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests. Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients' anxiety. The study authors cautioned that the effects of gardens on dementia patients are a tough subject to study -- and the e...
Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds
Good Odds for Those Who Need Bone Marrow Donor, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most blood cancer patients in the United States who need a bone marrow transplant can find an acceptable match through the National Marrow Donor Program, a new study has determined. Depending on a patient's race or ethnic background, the study found that 66 percent to 97 percent of patients will have a suitably matched and available live donor on the registry. Even hard-to-match ethnic groups can fin...
Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls
Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of a girl's first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests. Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the timing of menarche -- a woman's first menstrual period. The researchers hope these findings will shed light on the biology of a number of diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to breast cance...
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia. The findings, made by an international team of researchers, now bring the total number of common gene variants linked to the disorder to 108. Although these schizophrenia-associated genes aren't specific enough to be used as...
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too
Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen's Health, Too MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests. The study, of low-income Los Angeles teens, found that those who attended "high-performing" high schools were less likely to carry a weapon, binge-drink, have multiple sex partners or take certain other health risks. And it wasn't just a matter of "good kids" being mor...
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says
Gays, Lesbians Face Certain Health Challenges, U.S. Report Says TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds. But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the federal researchers found that gays and lesbians were more likely to smoke and binge drink compared to heterosexuals. And bisexuals and lesbians were less likely than straight people ...
Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds
Genes May Raise Risk of Cerebral Palsy, Study Finds TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that genes may play a role in cerebral palsy, the most common cause of physical disability in children. Previous research has identified several pregnancy-related risk factors, including preterm delivery, abnormal growth, exposure to infection and lack of oxygen at birth. A possible family link with cerebral palsy has also been found, but not confirmed. Cerebral palsy affects your ability...
Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds
Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows. Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researchers found. "Warning labels vary widely from country to country but it's clear that once people see the labels, the same psychological and emotional processes are involved in making people consider...
Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes
Gut Cells May Be Coaxed to Make Insulin for People With Type 1 Diabetes MONDAY, June 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are hopeful that cells inside the human gut might someday be retrained to produce insulin, the metabolic hormone that's lacking in people with type 1 diabetes. The team from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City said their findings hold promise for the development of a new treatment for type 1 diabetes that does not involve stem cells. For people with type 1 diabetes...
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer
Guard Your Kids Against Bug Bites This Summer FRIDAY, July 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children love being outdoors during the summer, but they need to be protected from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas and the diseases they may carry, experts warn. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, fleas can transmit plague and mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus and a number of other illnesses. "During the summer months, it is critical that parents remember to protect their children from bugs by using proper insect repe...
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma. "I was really surprised," recalled Goree, who said she had only ever heard of the vision-robbing disease affecting older adults. And that's probably how most people think of glaucoma, since it's largely diagnosed in people older than 60...
Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the 'Fog' of Celiac Patients, Study Says
Gluten-Free Diet May Lift the 'Fog' of Celiac Patients, Study Says THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The "brain fog" experienced by many celiac disease patients seems to improve as their intestines heal after adopting a gluten-free diet, a small new study suggests. Australian scientists found that banishing gluten -- a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that causes intestinal inflammation in those with celiac disease -- led to better scores in attention, memory and other brain functions ov...
Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say
Get Tougher on Texting While Driving, Americans Say THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans want stricter enforcement of texting-while-driving laws and stiffer penalties for violators, according to a new survey. The National Safety Council poll found that 73 percent of respondents wanted more enforcement of texting and driving laws, compared with 22 percent who found current enforcement levels satisfactory. When asked about punishments for violators, 52 percent of respondents favored ...
Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood
Grief in Pregnancy May Trigger Obesity in Adulthood FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unborn children of mothers exposed to severe stress are more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that stress occurred months before pregnancy, a new Danish study has found. Children whose biological fathers died while they were in the womb were twice as likely to become obese as adults, because of the stress of bereavement on their mother, the study authors said. But children also had an ...
Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend
Grill Safely This Holiday Weekend THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- July Fourth is nearly here, and chances are your weekend plans include at least some grilling. Check out the following cooking tips from registered dietitian Elizabeth Murray to help protect yourself and your loved ones. "When it comes to grilling, there are two main dangers to avoid: carcinogens, which are agents that can cause cancer, and food poisoning," said Murray in a statement provided by Georgia Regents University. The ...
Gammagrafía de la vesícula biliar
Gammagrafía de la vesícula biliar (Colecistografía, Radiografía de vesícula biliar, Gammagrafía hepatobiliar con ácido iminodiacético [HIDA]) Descripción general del procedimiento ¿Qué es gammagrafía de la vesícula biliar? La gammagrafía de la vesícula biliar es un procedimiento radiológico especializado que se utiliza para evaluar el funcionamiento y la estructura de la vesícula biliar. También se la conoce como gammagrafía hepatobiliar porque generalmente se examina también el hígado debido a su cerca...
Grief and Bereavement
Grief and Bereavement Everyone grieves in his or her own unique way. The process of grieving is often long and painful for all who knew the child. This can include parents, siblings, relatives, friends, peers, teachers, nurses, neighbors, and anyone who understands the loss of a child. What are the physical and emotional signs and symptoms of grief? The emotional and physical expressions of grief are often the most obvious part of mourning. Everyone expresses sadness and loss in different ways. There ar...
Growth-Related Disorders There are many growth-related disorders that require clinical care by a doctor or other health care professional. Listed below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Nursemaid's Elbow Tibial Torsion Femoral Anteversion Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Osgood-Schlatter Disease Scoliosis Kyphosis Lordosis
Getting to Know Your New Baby
Getting to Know Your New Baby After all the months of waiting and dreaming, it is exciting when your baby is finally born. But it takes time and effort for parents to get to know their newborn, and time for the newborn to adjust to the new world. Getting to know your new baby is part of a fascinating but relatively simple process called bonding, in which you essentially "fall in love" with each other. Although bonding is a natural process, it sometimes takes effort. Some ways to help make this process e...
Genetics What is genetics? Genetics is the study of the patterns of inheritance--how traits and characteristics are passed from parents to their children. Genes are formed from segments of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the molecule that encodes genetic information in the cells. DNA controls the structure, function, and behavior of cells and can create exact copies of itself. Humans have an estimated 25,000 different genes that contain specific genetic information. These genes are located on chromosomes (...
Gastrointestinal Problems What might gastrointestinal problems indicate in a newborn? A newborn's ability to eat and digest food is essential to growth and development. Most babies are able to absorb nutrients and have normal bowel movements after being fed. Difficulty in any of these areas can be a temporary adjustment or a sign of a more serious problem. The following symptoms may indicate the baby is having gastrointestinal problems: Vomiting. Spitting up and dribbling milk with burps or after feedin...
Genetics of Ovarian Cancer
Genetics of Ovarian Cancer Only a small percentage of cancers involve inherited mutations that are passed from generation to generation. The majority of cancers can be attributed to acquired mutations. “Acquired” means that the mutations occur only in the tissue that is affected by cancer and that the changes are not present in all cells of the body. Acquired mutations are not inherited and are not passed down to our children. Listed below are several genetic syndromes associated with an increased risk ...
Granuloma Anular ¿Qué es el granuloma anular? El granuloma anular es una condición crónica de la piel caracterizada por protuberancias pequeñas y elevadas que forman un anillo cuyo centro puede o no estar hundido. No se conoce la causa de esta enfermedad. ¿Cuáles son los síntomas del granuloma anular? A continuación se enumeran los síntomas más comunes del granuloma anular. Sin embargo, cada persona puede experimentarlos de una forma diferente. Los síntomas pueden incluir los siguientes: Protuberancias ...
Gota ¿Qué es la gota? La gota se caracteriza por inflamación y dolor en las articulaciones, debido a la formación de depósitos de cristales en las mismas. También llamada "la enfermedad de los reyes y la reina de las enfermedades", la gota afecta con más frecuencia a los hombres que a las mujeres y a menudo se asocia con la obesidad, la hipertensión (presión alta de la sangre), hiperlipidemia (niveles altos de lípidos en la sangre) y la diabetes. ¿Cuál es la causa de la gota? La gota es causada por los ...
Gynecologic Inflammations and Infections
Gynecologic Inflammations and Infections If you have a gynecological infection, it’s important to see your health care provider. He or she can figure out the type of infection and offer treatment. Gynecological inflammations and infections can start in either the lower or upper reproductive tract. In the lower reproductive tract, common infections include: Vulvitis Vaginitis In the upper reproductive tract, common infections include: Cervicitis Pelvic inflammatory disease Listed below are links to other...
Gynecological Inflammations and Infections
Gynecological Inflammations and Infections Many different gynecological inflammations and infections require the clinical care of a physician or another health care professional. It is very important for a woman to seek medical care to determine the type of infection present and the appropriate treatment. Listed in the directory below you will find additional information regarding these gynecological conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview. Vulvitis Vaginitis Cervicitis Pelvic Inflammato...
Granuloma Annulare What is granuloma annulare? Granuloma annulare is a benign skin condition characterized by small, raised bumps that form a ring with a normal or sunken center. The cause of granuloma annulare is unknown and it is found in patients of all ages. The condition tends to be seen in otherwise healthy people. Sometimes it is associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. What are the symptoms of granuloma annulare? The following are the most common signs or symptoms of granuloma annulare. Howe...
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