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Diabetic ketoacidosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 10th, 2019 - Overview Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The condition develops when your body can't produce enough insulin. Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) — a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues — enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begi...

Diabetic ketoacidosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 10th, 2019 - Diagnosis If your doctor suspects diabetic ketoacidosis, he or she will do a physical exam and various blood tests. In some cases, additional tests may be needed to help determine what triggered the diabetic ketoacidosis. Blood tests Blood tests used in the diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis will measure: Blood sugar level. If there isn't enough insulin in your body to allow sugar to enter your...

Goiter - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 26th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor may discover an enlarged thyroid gland simply by feeling your neck and having you swallow during a routine physical exam. In some cases, your doctor may also be able to feel the presence of nodules. Diagnosing a goiter may also involve: A hormone test. Blood tests can determine the amount of hormones produced by your thyroid and pituitary glands. If your thyroid is underac...

Goiter - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 26th, 2019 - Overview Enlarged thyroid Enlarged thyroid Widespread enlargement of your thyroid can expand the gland well beyond its normal size (left) and cause a noticeable bulge in your neck (right). A goiter (GOI-tur) is an abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below your Adam's apple. Although goiters are usually painle...

Sheehan's syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 25th, 2019 - Overview Pituitary gland and hypothalamus Pituitary gland and hypothalamus The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are located within the brain and control hormone production. Sheehan's syndrome is a condition that affects women who lose a life-threatening amount of blood in childbirth or who have severe low blood pressure during or after childbirth, which can deprive the body of oxygen. This ...

Graves' disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 22nd, 2019 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below the Adam's apple. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease is a common cause. Because thyroid hormones affect a number of different body ...

Vaginitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis. The most common types of vaginitis are: Bacterial vaginosis, which results from a change of the normal bacteria found ...

Primary ovarian insufficiency - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 21st, 2019 - Overview Primary ovarian insufficiency — also called premature ovarian failure — occurs when the ovaries stop functioning normally before age 40. When this happens, your ovaries don't produce normal amounts of the hormone estrogen or release eggs regularly. This condition often leads to infertility. Primary ovarian insufficiency is sometimes confused with premature menopause, but these conditio...

Primary ovarian insufficiency - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 21st, 2019 - Diagnosis Most women have few signs of primary ovarian insufficiency, but your doctor may suspect the condition if you have irregular periods or are having trouble conceiving. Diagnosis usually involves a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. Your doctor might ask questions about your menstrual cycle, exposure to toxins, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and previous ovarian surgery....

Primary aldosteronism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis If your doctor suspects primary aldosteronism, you'll likely have a test to measure levels of aldosterone and renin in your blood. Renin is an enzyme released by your kidneys that helps control blood pressure. If your renin level is very low and your aldosterone level is high, you may have primary aldosteronism. Additional tests If the aldosterone-renin test suggests primary aldostero...

Primary aldosteronism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 8th, 2019 - Overview Adrenal glands Adrenal glands Perched atop each of your kidneys, your adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and other essential functions. Primary aldosteronism (al-DOS-tuh-ro-niz-um) is a hormonal disorder that leads to high blood pressure. It occurs when your adrenal glands produce too much of a hormone called aldosterone. Y...

Hashimoto's disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351860

Oct 3rd, 2019 - Diagnosis In general, your doctor may test for Hashimoto's disease if you're feeling increasingly tired or sluggish, have dry skin, constipation, and a hoarse voice, or have had previous thyroid problems or a goiter. Diagnosis of Hashimoto's disease is based on your signs and symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure levels of thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) pro...

Hashimoto's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 3rd, 2019 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below the Adam's apple. Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below your Adam's apple. The thyroid gland is part of your endocrine system, which produces hormones that coordinate many of your body's functions. Inf...

Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Oct 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical and drug history and what health conditions run in your family. The doctor will also do a physical examination that may include careful evaluation of your breast tissue, abdomen and genitals. Tests Initial tests to determine the cause of your gynecomastia may include: Blood tests Mammograms You may need further testing depending on...

Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gynecomastia/symptoms-causes/syc-20351793

Oct 1st, 2019 - Overview Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) With gynecomastia, tissue inside the breast glands grows. This can cause female-appearing breasts. Gynecomastia (guy-nuh-koh-MAS-tee-uh) is an increase in the amount of breast gland tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both bre...

Sweating and body odor - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sweating-and-body-odor/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353898

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis To diagnose a problem with sweating and body odor, your doctor will likely ask about your medical history and do an exam. The doctor may test your blood or urine. The tests can show if your problem is caused by a medical condition, such as an infection, diabetes or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). More Information Urinalysis Treatment If you're concerned about sweating and bod...

Diabetic nephropathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Sep 18th, 2019 - Overview Diabetic nephropathy is a serious kidney-related complication of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is also called diabetic kidney disease. About 25% of people with diabetes eventually develop kidney disease. Diabetic nephropathy affects your kidneys' ability to do their usual work of removing waste products and extra fluid from your body. The best way to prevent or delay diabetic...

Obesity - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 21st, 2019 - Diagnosis To diagnose obesity, your doctor will typically perform a physical exam and recommend some tests. These exams and tests generally include: Taking your health history. Your doctor may review your weight history, weight-loss efforts, physical activity and exercise habits, eating patterns and appetite control, what other conditions you've had, medications, stress levels, and other issues...

Obesity - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 21st, 2019 - The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients. Less Is More: Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective A lifetime of food addiction resulted in Jessica Erickson's weight becoming unman...

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 21st, 2019 - Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, physicians specializing in digestive diseases (gastroenterologists) work with radiologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to diagnose nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Other specialists who may be part of your team include dietitians, weight-loss (bariatric) specialists a...

Obesity - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 21st, 2019 - Overview Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a combinatio...

Dry skin - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Aug 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor is likely to conduct a physical exam and ask about your medical history, including when your dry skin started, what factors make it better or worse, your bathing habits, your diet, and how you care for your skin. Your doctor may suggest certain diagnostic tests to check whether your dry skin is the result of an underlying medical condition, such as an underactive thyroid (...

Neuroendocrine tumors - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jul 31st, 2019 - Neuroendocrine tumors care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic experts are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors, including: Neuroendocrine tumors of the digestive system and pancreas, sometimes called gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) Carcinoid tumors of the lung, intestinal tract or thymus Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, also known as islet cell cancer ...

Amenorrhea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jul 24th, 2019 - Diagnosis During your appointment, your doctor will perform a pelvic exam to check for any problems with your reproductive organs. If you've never had a period, your doctor may examine your breasts and genitals to see if you're experiencing the normal changes of puberty. Amenorrhea can be a sign of a complex set of hormonal problems. Finding the underlying cause can take time and may require mo...

Amenorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jul 24th, 2019 - Overview Amenorrhea (uh-men-o-REE-uh) is the absence of menstruation — one or more missed menstrual periods. Women who have missed at least three menstrual periods in a row have amenorrhea, as do girls who haven't begun menstruation by age 15. The most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy. Other causes of amenorrhea include problems with the reproductive organs or with the glands that help r...

Constipation - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 28th, 2019 - Diagnosis In addition to a general physical exam and a digital rectal exam, doctors use the following tests and procedures to diagnose chronic constipation and try to find the cause: Blood tests. Your doctor will look for a systemic condition such as low thyroid (hypothyroidism) or high calcium levels. An X-ray. An X-ray can help your doctor determine whether our intestines are blocked and whet...

Osteoporosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 18th, 2019 - Overview Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the loss o...

Cushing syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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May 29th, 2019 - Cushing syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Cushing syndrome can affect many different systems in your body at once, requiring doctors with knowledge from many disciplines. Mayo Clinic doctors who treat hormone disorders (endocrinologists) work with neurosurgeons, endocrine surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists to provide you with ...

Cushing syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 29th, 2019 - Overview Cushing syndrome Cushing syndrome Left untreated, Cushing syndrome can result in exaggerated facial roundness, weight gain around the midsection and upper back, thinning of your arms and legs, easy bruising and stretch marks. Cushing syndrome occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long time. Cushing syndrome, sometimes called hypercortisolism, may...

Cushing syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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May 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis Cushing syndrome can be difficult to diagnose, particularly endogenous Cushing syndrome, because other conditions share the same signs and symptoms. Diagnosing Cushing syndrome can be a long and extensive process. You may not have any firm answers about your condition until you've had a series of medical appointments. Your doctor will conduct a physical exam, looking for signs of Cush...

Hypopituitarism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 17th, 2019 - Overview Pituitary gland and hypothalamus Pituitary gland and hypothalamus The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are located within the brain and control hormone production. Endocrine system Endocrine system The endocrine system includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, pancreas, ovaries (in women) and testicles (in men). Hypopituitarism is a rare disor...

Hypopituitarism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypopituitarism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351648

May 17th, 2019 - Diagnosis If your doctor suspects a problem with your pituitary hormones, he or she will likely order several tests to check hormone levels in your body and search for a cause. Your doctor may order tests including: Blood tests. These tests measure your hormone levels. For example, blood tests can identify low levels of thyroid, adrenal or sex hormones. The tests can determine if these low leve...

Perimenopause - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/perimenopause/symptoms-causes/syc-20354666

May 6th, 2019 - Overview Perimenopause means "around menopause" and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause, marking the end of the reproductive years. Perimenopause is also called the menopausal transition. Women start perimenopause at different ages. You may notice signs of progression toward menopause, such as menstrual irregularity, sometime in your 40s. But some...

Vaginal atrophy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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May 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis Pelvic exam Pelvic exam During a pelvic exam, your doctor inserts two gloved fingers inside your vagina. While simultaneously pressing down on your abdomen, he or she can evaluate your uterus, ovaries and other pelvic organs. Diagnosis of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) may involve: Pelvic exam, during which your doctor feels your pelvic organs and visually examines your ext...

Vaginal atrophy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 1st, 2019 - Overview Vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. Because the condition causes both vaginal and urinary symptoms, doctors use th...

Indigestion - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/indigestion/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352215

Apr 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor is likely to start with a health history and a thorough physical exam. Those evaluations may be sufficient if your indigestion is mild and you're not experiencing certain symptoms, such as weight loss and repeated vomiting. But if your indigestion began suddenly, and you are experiencing severe symptoms or are older than age 55, your doctor may recommend: Laboratory tests,...

Metabolic Syndrome
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Apr 12th, 2019 - What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome is a collection of heart disease risk factors that increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The condition is also known by other names including Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, and dysmetabolic syndrome. According to a national health survey, more than 1 in 5 Americans has metabolic syndrome. The number of pe...

Metabolic syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/metabolic-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351916

Mar 13th, 2019 - Overview Apple and pear body shapes Apple and pear body shapes People who have metabolic syndrome typically have apple-shaped bodies, meaning they have larger waists and carry a lot of weight around their abdomens. It's thought that having a pear-shaped body — that is, carrying more of your weight around your hips and having a narrower waist — doesn't increase your risk of diabetes, heart disea...

Hyperparathyroidism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/symptoms-causes/syc-20356194

Mar 12th, 2019 - Overview Parathyroid glands Parathyroid glands The parathyroid glands, which lie behind the thyroid, manufacture the parathyroid hormone, which plays a role in regulating your body's levels of the minerals calcium and phosphorus. Hyperparathyroidism is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream due to overactivity of one or more of the body's four parathyroid glands. These glands are a...

Hyperparathyroidism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hyperparathyroidism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356199

Mar 12th, 2019 - Diagnosis Blood tests If the result of a blood test indicates you have elevated calcium in your blood, your doctor will likely repeat the test to confirm the results after you have not eaten for a period of time (fasted). A number of conditions can raise calcium levels, but your doctor can make a diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism if blood tests show you also have elevated parathyroid hormone. Ad...

Diabetes insipidus - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes-insipidus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351274

Feb 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis Some of the tests doctors use to diagnose diabetes insipidus include: Water deprivation test. While being monitored by a doctor and health care team, you'll be asked to stop drinking fluids for several hours. To prevent dehydration while fluids are restricted, ADH allows your kidneys to decrease the amount of fluid lost in the urine. While fluids are being withheld, your doctor will m...

Diabetes insipidus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes-insipidus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351269

Feb 15th, 2019 - Overview Diabetes insipidus (die-uh-BEE-teze in-SIP-uh-dus) is an uncommon disorder that causes an imbalance of fluids in the body. This imbalance makes you very thirsty even if you've had something to drink. It also leads you to produce large amounts of urine. While the terms "diabetes insipidus" and "diabetes mellitus" sound similar, they're not related. Diabetes mellitus — which can occur as...

Galactorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 9th, 2019 - Overview Galactorrhea (guh-lack-toe-REE-uh) is a milky nipple discharge unrelated to the normal milk production of breast-feeding. Galactorrhea itself isn't a disease, but it could be a sign of an underlying problem. It usually occurs in women, even those who have never had children or after menopause. But galactorrhea can happen in men and even in infants. Excessive breast stimulation, medicat...

Type 2 diabetes - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351199

Jan 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Type 2 diabetes is usually diagnosed using the: Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test. This blood test indicates your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months. Normal levels are below 5.7 percent, and a result between 5.7 and 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes. An A1C level of 6.5 percent or higher on two separate tests means you have diabetes. If the A1C test isn't avai...

Type 2 diabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/symptoms-causes/syc-20351193

Jan 8th, 2019 - Overview Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose) — an important source of fuel for your body. With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells — or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes used to be known as adu...

Itchy skin (pruritus) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 26th, 2018 - Diagnosis Tracking down the cause of your itch can take time and involve a physical exam and questions about your medical history. If your doctor thinks your itchy skin is the result of a medical condition, you might have tests, including: Blood test. A complete blood count can provide evidence of an internal condition causing your itch, such as iron deficiency. Tests of thyroid, liver and kidn...

Postpartum thyroiditis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-thyroiditis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376680

Dec 20th, 2018 - Diagnosis If you have signs and symptoms of postpartum thyroiditis, your doctor will check to see how your thyroid is functioning. He or she will use blood tests that measure the level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. If you have risk factors for postpartum thyroiditis, your doctor will likely test the functioning of your thyroid three and six...

Postpartum thyroiditis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-thyroiditis/symptoms-causes/syc-20376675

Dec 20th, 2018 - Overview Postpartum thyroiditis is an uncommon condition in which a previously normal-functioning thyroid gland — a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below your Adam's apple — becomes inflamed within the first year after childbirth. Postpartum thyroiditis often lasts several weeks to months. But, postpartum thyroiditis can be difficult to recognize because its symptom...

Familial hypercholesterolemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/familial-hypercholesterolemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353757

Dec 19th, 2018 - Diagnosis Familial hypercholesterolemia can be diagnosed with a genetic test. This will reveal if you have the defective gene that causes the condition. Treatment Lifestyle changes, such as exercising and eating a healthy low-fat diet, are the first line of defense against high cholesterol. Specific recommendations include: Reducing the amount of saturated fat in your diet to less than 30 perce...

Familial hypercholesterolemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/familial-hypercholesterolemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353755

Dec 19th, 2018 - Overview Familial hypercholesterolemia affects the way the body processes cholesterol. As a result, people with familial hypercholesterolemia have a higher risk of heart disease and a greater risk of early heart attack. The gene that causes familial hypercholesterolemia is inherited. The condition is present from birth. Treatments including medications and healthy lifestyle behaviors can help r...