In-depth

Causes


Drug addiction

Hypothyroidism

Although low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) can leave you feeling tired and depressed, medications can help you live a normal life.

Complications

Acute kidney failure

Acute kidney failure is the sudden loss of your kidneys' ability to filter waste from your bloodstream. Correcting the underlying cause increases the likelihood of recovery.

Amniotic fluid embolism

Amniotic fluid embolism — Overview covers definition, symptoms and treatment of this pregnancy or post-pregnancy condition.

Symptoms

Hyperglycemia in diabetes

Hyperglycemia in diabetes — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments of high blood sugar.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this procedure.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

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