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Resources for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Caregivers | Talk SLE
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The need for healthcare providers to effectively engage with patients with SLE is ongoing and the stakes are high. Even when patients have no complaints and no visual signs of disease, organ damage can be occurring. We've developed these tools to help both you and your patients communicate and be vigilant.

Hurthle cell cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hurthle (HEERT-luh) cell cancer is a rare cancer that affects the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the base of your neck. It secretes hormones that are essential for regulating your body's metabolism. Hurthle cell cancer is also called Hurthle cell ...

Meralgia paresthetica - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meralgia-paresthetica/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355639

Jan 15th, 2020 - Diagnosis In most cases, your doctor can make a diagnosis of meralgia paresthetica based on your medical history and a physical exam. He or she might test the sensation of the affected thigh, ask you to describe the pain, and ask you to trace the numb or painful area on your thigh. Additional examination including strength testing and reflex testing might be done to help exclude other causes fo...

Meralgia paresthetica - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview Meralgia paresthetica Meralgia paresthetica Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in the outer part of your thigh. The condition is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, which supplies sensation to your upper leg. Meralgia paresthetica is a condition characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your ...

Aplastic anemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 10th, 2020 - Overview Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. The condition leaves you fatigued and more prone to infections and uncontrolled bleeding. A rare and serious condition, aplastic anemia can develop at any age. It can occur suddenly, or it can come on slowly and worsen over time. It can be mild or severe. Treatment for aplastic anemia migh...

Aplastic anemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 10th, 2020 - Diagnosis Bone marrow biopsy Bone marrow biopsy In a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, a doctor or nurse uses a thin needle to remove a small amount of liquid bone marrow, usually from a spot in the back of your hipbone (pelvis). A bone marrow biopsy is often taken at the same time. This second procedure removes a small piece of bone tissue and the enclosed marrow. The following tests can help...

Hemochromatosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 8th, 2020 - Diagnosis Hereditary hemochromatosis can be difficult to diagnose. Early symptoms such as stiff joints and fatigue may be due to conditions other than hemochromatosis. Many people with the disease don't have any signs or symptoms other than elevated levels of iron in their blood. Hemochromatosis may be identified because of abnormal blood tests done for other reasons or from screening of family...

Hemochromatosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351443

Jan 8th, 2020 - Overview The liver The liver The liver is your largest internal organ. About the size of a football, it's located mainly in the upper right portion of your abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above your stomach. Hereditary hemochromatosis (he-moe-kroe-muh-TOE-sis) causes your body to absorb too much iron from the food you eat. Excess iron is stored in your organs, especially your liver, heart an...

Graves' disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 6th, 2020 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below your 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...

Graves' disease - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 6th, 2020 - Graves' disease care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team For more than 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been researching and treating Graves' disease and its associated eye-related changes, called Graves' ophthalmopathy, as well as specializing in surgery to treat both Graves' disease and Graves' ophthalmopathy. Mayo doctors see an average of more than 1,500 people with Graves' disease every ye...

Graves' disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis The diagnosis of Graves' disease may include: Physical exam. Your doctor examines your eyes to see if they're irritated or protruding and looks to see if your thyroid gland is enlarged. Because Graves' disease increases your metabolism, your doctor will check your pulse and blood pressure and look for signs of tremor. Blood sample. Your doctor will order blood tests to determine your ...

X-linked agammaglobulinemia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 2nd, 2020 - X-linked agammaglobulinemia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team XLA can affect a variety of organs. So at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus, specialists in allergy and immunology in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center work with doctors and researchers in a wide variety of departments. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Analysis of your DNA can reveal whether you have the inherited gene th...

X-linked agammaglobulinemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 2nd, 2020 - Overview X-linked agammaglobulinemia (a-gam-uh-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh) — also called XLA — is an inherited (genetic) immune system disorder that reduces your ability to fight infections. People with XLA might get infections of the inner ear, sinuses, respiratory tract, bloodstream and internal organs. XLA affects males almost exclusively, although females can be genetic carriers of the condition....

X-linked agammaglobulinemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/x-linked-agammaglobulinemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20361639

Jan 2nd, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will take a medical history to document recurrent infections and do a physical exam. He or she will order blood tests and possibly recommend genetic testing to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment There's no cure for XLA. The goal of treatment is to boost the immune system, preventing infections and aggressively treating infections that occur. Medications Medications to treat ...

Pleurisy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 2nd, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will start by asking about your medical history and doing a physical exam, including examining your chest with a stethoscope. To determine if you have pleurisy and identify the cause, your doctor might recommend: Blood tests. A blood test might tell your doctor if you have an infection. Other blood tests also might detect an autoimmune disorder, such as rheumatoid arthriti...

Short bowel syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 30th, 2019 - Short bowel syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, digestive specialists (gastroenterologists) and nutrition specialists work as a multidisciplinary team to care for people with short bowel syndrome. Your team may include other professionals as needed. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic doctors have experience diagnosing and treating ulcerative colitis...

Short bowel syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 30th, 2019 - Overview Short bowel syndrome is a condition in which your body is unable to absorb enough nutrients from the foods you eat because you don't have enough small intestine. The small intestine is where the majority of the nutrients you eat are absorbed into your body during digestion. Short bowel syndrome can occur when: Portions of the small intestine have been surgically removed. Conditions tha...

Short bowel syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 30th, 2019 - Diagnosis To diagnose short bowel syndrome, your doctor may recommend blood or stool tests to measure nutrient levels. Other tests may include imaging procedures, such as an X-ray with a contrast material (barium X-ray), computerized tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and CT or MR enterography, that can show obstructions or changes to the intestines. Treatment Your treatmen...

Asbestosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 26th, 2019 - Diagnosis Asbestosis can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms are similar to those of many other types of respiratory diseases. Physical exam As part of your evaluation, your doctor discusses your health history, occupation and exposure risk to asbestos. During a physical exam, your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen carefully to your lungs to determine if they make a crackl...

Asbestosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 26th, 2019 - Overview Bronchioles and alveoli in the lungs Bronchioles and alveoli in the lungs In your lungs, the main airways (bronchi) branch off into smaller and smaller passageways — the smallest, called bronchioles, lead to tiny air sacs (alveoli). Asbestosis (as-bes-TOE-sis) is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring...