In-depth

Causes

Food poisoning

Food poisoning has many forms, and some can be serious. Here's how to recognize food poisoning and ways to prevent getting sick.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Complications

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.

Prevention

Heat and exercise

Risk factors

Dehydration and youth sports

Symptoms

Dry skin

Fever

Don't be in a hurry to treat a low-grade fever — it's probably helping your body fight infection. High or lasting fevers may need medical attention.

Headache

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.

Tests and diagnosis

Urinalysis

Oct. 29, 2016
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