Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Thyroid Diseases
The thyroid, a gland located above the collarbone, controls the rate of activities in your body. MedlinePlus explains the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and provides information for both conditions.
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Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that occurs when nerve cells do not produce enough dopamine. Symptoms begin gradually, and often on one side of the body. MedlinePlus has symptoms, reference articles and tools on Parkinson’s disease.
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Dementia
Dementia defines a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It can be caused by many different diseases and can impact many regular activities. The National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive website includes overviews, treatment information and patient and family resources.
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Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common medical problems and can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Those experiencing persistent or severe back pain should seek medical care. Visit MedlinePlus for more information on back pain.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD happens when the muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly; allowing stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, and irritate the esophagus. The National Library of Medicine offers more information on GERD at their MedlinePlus website.
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Osteoporosis
Common in older women, osteoporosis can make your bones weak and likely to break. Often difficult to detect, a bone mineral density test is the best way to check bone health. Visit the National Library of Medicine for more information on osteoporosis.
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Osteoarthritis
The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion due to a breakdown in cartiliage. It can occur in any joint and over time can cause permanent damage. While no single test can diagnose osteoarthritis, visit MedlinePlus for a comprehensive overview of osteoarthritis.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints, most commonly in the wrists and fingers. While there are no known causes of rheumatoid arthritis, MedLinePlus provides various resources on dealing with RA.
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Depression
Depression is a brain disorder with a variety of causes and various symptoms. While it affects different people in different ways, depression persists and interferes with everyday life. Visit the National Library of Medicine for a comprehensive guide on depression.
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Anxiety
Anxiety disorders are a common form of emotional disorder and differ from normal feelings of nervousness or fear. MedlinePlus provides resources on the various types of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and generalized anxiety disorder.
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Transient Ischemic Attack
Referred to as a TIA, transient ischemic attack is a stroke that comes and goes quickly due to a brief interruption in blood supply to the brain. TIAs can often be a warning sign for future strokes – for more information visit the National Library of Medicine resource on TIAs.
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