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Female Infertility

Female Infertility

Female Infertility Definition: Female infertility refers to infertility in female humans. Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant (with frequent intercourse) for at least a year with no success. An estimated 10 to 18 percent of couples have trouble getting pregnant or having a successful.....

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Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia Definition: Dyslipidemia is a medical condition that refers to an abnormal level of blood lipids. In developed countries, most dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood. This is often due to diet and lifestyle. Prolonged elevation of insulin leve.....

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Atherosclerosis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Atherosclerosis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)

Atherosclerosis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention) Definition: Atherosclerosis, also known as arteriosclerotic vascular disease, occurs when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from our heart to the rest of our body (arteries) become thick and stiff — sometimes rest.....

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Atherosclerosis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Atherosclerosis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Atherosclerosis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Atherosclerosis, also known as an arteriosclerotic vascular disease, is a condition where the arteries become narrowed and hardened due to a buildup of plaque around the artery wall. Initially, there are generally no symptoms. .....

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Graves’ disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Graves’ disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Graves’ disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Graves’ disease has also been called exophthalmic goiter, is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidis.....

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Graves’ Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Graves’ Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Graves’ Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Graves’ disease, also known as toxic diffuse goiter, is a disorder of the body’s immune system in which the body has too much thyroid hormone. It is relatively easy to treat. If left untreated, however, it can hav.....

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Metabolic Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Preventions)

Metabolic Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Preventions)

Metabolic Syndrome (Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Preventions) Definition: Metabolic syndrome, sometimes known by other names, is a collection of risk factors that increase the chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. “Insulin resistance syndrome”, “Americ.....

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Metabolic Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Metabolic Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Metabolic Syndrome (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Metabolic syndrome, sometimes known by other names, is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur .....

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Crohn’s Disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Crohn’s Disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Crohn’s Disease (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It most commonly occurs in the small intestine and the colon. However, the disease can aff.....

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Crohn’s Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Crohn’s Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Crohn’s Disease (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Crohn’s disease is a type of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It causes inflammation of our digestive tract, which can lead to abdom.....

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Ulcerative Colitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Ulcerative Colitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment)

Ulcerative Colitis (Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment) Definition: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a fairly common chronic, or long-term, disease that causes inflammation of the large intestine (also called the colon). It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that has some similarity to Crohn.....

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Ulcerative Colitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Ulcerative Colitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications)

Ulcerative Colitis (Causes, Risk factors, and Complications) Definition: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers (sores) in our digestive tract. It occurs when the lining of our large intestine (also called the colon), rectum.....

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