In-depth

Causes

Addison's disease

Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal glands produce insufficient amounts of certain important hormones. Treatment may include taking corticosteroids.

Anorexia nervosa

Find out what's behind this life-threatening eating disorder and how to treat it.

Drug addiction

Drug addiction is the compulsive dependence on a legal or illegal drug. Treatment and a strong support system may help break an 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

Amniotic fluid embolism

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

Dehydration

You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Sepsis

Most cases of sepsis don't cause serious problems. But severe sepsis and septic shock can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Daily water requirement

Drinking eight glasses of water a day yet still feel thirsty? Find out why satisfying your water needs may not be that simple.

Risk factors

Depression

Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.

Symptoms

Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the most common health concerns. However, few cases of dizziness are due to serious conditions.

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Tests and diagnosis

Blood pressure test

You may have a blood pressure test as a part of a routine doctor's appointment or to check for high blood pressure or heart disease.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that provides valuable clues about your heart health. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Stress test

A stress test is used to diagnose coronary artery disease and heart arrhythmias, as well as guide treatment of heart disorders.

Tilt table test

A tilt table test is used to investigate the cause of fainting (syncope).

May. 02, 2014

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