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  • About Addison's Disease
    This eMedTV article provides some basic information about Addison's disease, a hormonal condition that is characterized by fatigue and darkening of the skin. This segment addresses the causes, symptoms, and treatment options, with a link to learn more.
  • Acarbose
    Acarbose is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how acarbose works to slow digestion of carbohydrates, lists potential side effects, and covers general dosing guidelines.
  • Acarbose Alternatives
    This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at a number of acarbose alternatives, such as lifestyle changes and other oral diabetes medications or injectable diabetes drugs. This page also explains when an alternative to acarbose might be necessary.
  • Acarbose and Blood Sugar
    As this eMedTV page explains, low and high blood sugar levels are possible effects of acarbose. Blood sugar levels that are high or low can cause serious or life-threatening complications. This page also lists symptoms of high and low blood sugar.
  • Acarbose and Pregnancy
    It is generally considered safe to take acarbose during pregnancy, based on the results of animal studies. This eMedTV segment explores this topic in detail and explains how the FDA categorizes the safety of medications during pregnancy.
  • Acarbose Dosing
    As this eMedTV article explains, the recommended starting acarbose dosage is usually 25 mg three times per day. This resource also highlights some factors that can affect dosing, such as how well your diabetes is controlled.
  • Acarbose Medication
    Taking acarbose can help lower the risk of diabetes-related problems such as impotence. This eMedTV article gives an overview of this type 2 diabetes medication, including details on how it works and when it is taken.
  • Acarbose Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on acarbose. This eMedTV Web page lists some overdose symptoms -- including gas, abdominal pain, and diarrhea -- as well as some treatment options that will be employed to treat this situation.
  • Acromegalia
    Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder characterized by abnormal growth of the hands and feet. As this eMedTV page explains, acromegaly is usually caused by a benign tumor of the pituitary gland. Acromegalia is more commonly known as acromegaly.
  • Acromegalie
    As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, acromegaly occurs when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. This article also covers possible causes and symptoms of acromegaly. Acromegalie is a common misspelling of acromegaly.
  • Acromegaly
    Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder that results when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail, including information on possible symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Acromegaly and Who It Affects
    It's estimated that 3 out of every 1 million people develop acromegaly each year and 40-60 people per 1 million have the disease at any given time. This page on the eMedTV site discusses these acromegaly statistics in more depth.
  • Acromegaly Causes
    Common acromegaly causes include tumors, either pituitary or non-pituitary. In over 90 percent of patients, a pituitary tumor is the cause. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the different acromegaly causes.
  • Acromegaly Research
    Acromegaly research scientists are studying the genetic mutation that triggers the formation of the tumor in the first place. This page on the eMedTV site also covers other areas of current acromegaly research, like the search for new treatments.
  • Acromegaly Symptoms
    A person with acromegaly may experience abnormal growth and swelling of the hands and feet. This eMedTV page covers the most common signs and symptoms of acromegaly and includes information on why acromegaly is sometimes confused with other conditions.
  • Acromegaly Treatment
    Acromegaly treatment options include surgical removal of the tumor, drug therapy, and radiation therapy. This eMedTV article discusses each form of treatment for acromegaly and provides links to additional information about acromegaly.
  • Acromeglia
    Acromegaly is caused when the pituitary gland produces too much growth hormone. This eMedTV Web article takes a further look at acromegaly, including possible causes and symptoms. Acromeglia is a common misspelling of acromegaly.
  • Actoplus Met XR
    This eMedTV article provides a detailed look at Actoplus Met XR, a combination diabetes drug with two different active ingredients that work together to control blood sugar. This page explains how it works and discusses side effects, dosing, and more.
  • Actoplus Met XR Alternatives
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are many different alternatives to Actoplus Met XR, including other oral drugs, insulin, and lifestyle changes. This page explains these alternatives in detail with specific examples.
  • Actoplus Met XR and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page takes a look at whether women who are breastfeeding can use Actoplus Met XR (pioglitazone and metformin XR). It describes the research that has been done on this topic and stresses discussing the issue with your doctor.
  • Actoplus Met XR and Pregnancy
    This page of the eMedTV library explains why the FDA considers Actoplus Met XR a pregnancy Category C medication. It describes the results of animal studies on the subject and explains when the medicine may still be given to a pregnant woman.
  • Actoplus Met XR and Weight Gain
    This selection from the eMedTV archives discusses the likelihood of experiencing weight gain with Actoplus Met XR. It also explains what to do if the weight gain is either rapid or gradual and describes tips for preventing or combating this side effect.
  • Actoplus Met XR Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your Actoplus Met XR dose will depend on several things, such as how well your diabetes is controlled and if you are taking other diabetes drugs. This page also provides tips to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.
  • Actoplus Met XR Drug Interactions
    This page of the eMedTV Web site lists the many different drugs that can interact with Actoplus Met XR, such as oral contraceptives, corticosteroids, and thyroid medications. It also explains the problems that may occur and how they may be avoided.
  • Actoplus Met XR Medication Information
    This segment of the eMedTV archives provides some basic information on Actoplus Met XR, a medication used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It provides a brief overview of this drug and includes a link to more detailed information on it.
  • Actoplus Met XR Overdose
    As this eMedTV resource explains, the specific effects of an Actoplus Met XR overdose will vary, but in general can include lactic acidosis and extremely low blood sugar. This page lists the signs of these conditions and describes treatment options.
  • Actoplus Met XR Side Effects
    As this eMedTV page explains, commonly expected Actoplus Met XR side effects include weight gain, nausea, and diarrhea. Potentially serious reactions include allergic reactions, liver damage, and lactic acidosis. However, most people tolerate it well.
  • Actoplus Met XR Uses
    Healthcare providers often recommend their patients use Actoplus Met XR to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains that this drug is prescribed when lifestyle changes are not enough, and also discusses its use in children and off-label uses.
  • Actoplus Met XR Warnings and Precautions
    If you have poor kidney function or a serious heart condition, you may not be able to take Actoplus Met XR. This eMedTV selection provides important Actoplus Met XR warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking this diabetes drug.
  • Addeson's Disease
    As this eMedTV page explains, Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands stop producing certain hormones. This page also describes potential symptoms and treatment options. Addeson's disease is a common misspelling of Addison's disease.
  • Addison Adrenal Disease
    Addison adrenal disease occurs when the adrenal glands stop producing certain hormones. As this eMedTV article explains, the condition is usually characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, and fatigue.
  • Addison Disease
    Addison's disease is an illness caused by a malfunction of the adrenal glands. This eMedTV page discusses the causes and symptoms of this disease and offers a link to more information. Addison disease is more commonly referred to as Addison's disease.
  • Addison Disease in Humans
    Addison disease in humans occurs due to a malfunction of the adrenal glands. This selection from the eMedTV archives further discusses this incurable disease and its symptoms, and provides a link to more in-depth information.
  • Addison Disease Treatment
    As this eMedTV article explains, treatments for Addison disease help control the illness by replacing the hormones that the adrenal glands aren't making. This page offers basic information on treatment options and provides a link to more information.
  • Addison's Desease
    In people with Addison's disease, the adrenal glands stop making certain hormones. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of this condition and a link to more information. Addison's desease is a common misspelling of Addison's disease.
  • Addison's Disease
    Addison's disease is a condition characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, and low blood pressure. This eMedTV article further discusses the causes of the disease, possible symptoms, and treatments that are available.
  • Addison's Disease and Pregnancy
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, most women with Addison's disease are able to have complication-free pregnancies. This article also discusses the medication regimen for Addison's disease during pregnancy.
  • Addison's Disease and Surgery
    Because sufficient hormone production does not occur in people with Addison's disease, surgery often involves special treatment. This eMedTV Web page discusses Addison's disease and surgery, including information about hormone injections.
  • Addison's Disease in Humans
    This page of the eMedTV library takes a brief look at how Addison's disease manifests in humans. It describes common causes, possible symptoms, and the general prognosis. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Addison's Disease Information
    This eMedTV Web presentation discusses Addison's disease. Information includes its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and much more.
  • Addison's Disease Symptoms
    Nausea, fatigue, and loss of appetite are some of the possible symptoms of Addison's disease. This eMedTV resource describes common Addison's symptoms and lists specific factors that can affect the symptoms a person may experience.
  • Addison's Disease Testing
    Addison's disease testing involves lab tests and abdominal x-rays. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at specific lab tests used as Addison's disease tests, such as the CRH stimulation test.
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