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How do birth control pills affect menopause?

How do birth control pills affect menopause?

Many people of all ages use hormonal birth control, including those who are in perimenopause, which is the time leading to menopause. People do not reach menopause itself until a year after their last menstruation. They may get the typical symptoms of menopause at this time, including hot flashes, irregular periods, and sleep problems. However, […]

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What causes forehead acne?

What causes forehead acne?

People can develop forehead acne and pimples when tiny glands below the surface of the skin become blocked. Acne frequently develops on a person’s forehead, although it can also develop in many places on the body.Hormonal changes, stress, and poor hygiene are all common triggers of acne. The condition does not pose any serious health […]

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Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?

Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?

Ear pain when swallowing can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with everyday activities such as eating, drinking, and talking. There are many reasons why a person’s ears might hurt when they swallow. The three most common causes of this pain are infections of the: ear nose throat In this article, learn the best ways to […]

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The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion

The curious case of a blind woman who sees motion

In the most comprehensive brain analysis of a blind person to date, researchers have mapped the neural pathways of a 48-year-old woman who can only see objects when they move. A woman whose occipital lobes (depicted here) are almost entirely damaged developed the ability to see objects in motion. “The miracle of plasticity and redeployment […]

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How can disc desiccation be treated?

How can disc desiccation be treated?

The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, in between which are small fluid-filled discs. Desiccation of those discs is a common disorder caused by the tissues becoming dehydrated. The discs between the vertebrae in the spinal column absorb shock and impact and prevent the bones from rubbing against each other. There are five […]

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What is refeeding?

What is refeeding?

Refeeding syndrome can develop when someone who is malnourished begins to eat again. The syndrome occurs because of the reintroduction of glucose, or sugar. As the body digests and metabolizes food again, this can cause sudden shifts in the balance of electrolytes and fluids. These shifts can cause severe complications, and the syndrome can be […]

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Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge can each develop for a wide range of reasons. These symptoms are common on their own. When they occur together, it can point to an underlying condition. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also explore risk factors and treatment […]

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Thyroid: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Thyroid: Questions To Ask Your Doctor

Note: We recommend you use this page as a reference for your consultation with your doctor. Medical Reviewing Editor: Ruchi Mathur, MD 1. Are my symptoms consistent with thyroid disease? 2. Could my symptoms be the result of anything else? 3. What investigations do I need to have performed to make a diagnosis? 4. How […]

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Thyroid Disease and Menopause

Thyroid Disease and Menopause

DOCTOR’S VIEW ARCHIVE Medical Author: Ruchi Mathur, M.D.Medical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR A 48-year old woman came into my office a few months ago. She was complaining of fatigue and a sense of depression. In addition, she was concerned that her weight had begun to “shift” to her middle and her […]

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What to know about menopause and sore breasts

What to know about menopause and sore breasts

Before and during menopause, it is common for people to experience pain or tenderness in their breasts. Although breasts can often become sore due to menstruation, menopausal breast pain may result from different causes. This article will discuss the causes of sore breasts during menopause and explain some home remedies that may provide relief. What […]