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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.
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.
As this eMedTV segment explains, an addisonian crisis occurs when a stressful event causes existing symptoms of Addison's disease to become life-threatening. This article explains the symptoms to look for and offers prevention strategies.
In adrenal insufficiency, the adrenal glands stop making hormones that affect bodily functions. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail and includes information about the role the adrenal glands play in the body.
Cushing's disease is a hormonal condition caused by a pituitary tumor resulting in an excess of cortisol. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this disease, including information about its symptoms, its diagnosis, and its treatment.
Cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder that occurs when the body produces excessive levels of cortisol. This eMedTV article discusses causes and symptoms, as well as how the disease is diagnosed and treated, and factors that affect prognosis.
Empty sella syndrome is a condition in which the pituitary gland becomes flattened or shrinks. As this eMedTV article explains, this change in the pituitary gland makes the area of the brain that protects it (the sella turcica) appear empty.
Causes of high prolactin levels may include such things as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and a prolactinoma. This eMedTV article discusses these and other possible causes of high prolactin levels, including hypothyroidism and certain medications.
When a person's thyroid hormone levels are too high, it is known as hyperthyroidism. This eMedTV selection gives an in-depth overview of this condition, with information on what causes it, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
Hypothyroidism occurs when a person's thyroid hormone levels are too low. This segment of the eMedTV library discusses this condition in detail, explaining how an underactive thyroid is diagnosed, possible symptoms, treatment options, and more.
A pituitary adenoma is a noncancerous tumor affecting the pituitary gland. This eMedTV article explains how this condition is diagnosed, the different types, and treatment methods available. Links to specific information are also included.
A pituitary macroadenoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland that is more than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV article offers an overview of such tumors, including information about symptoms of pituitary macroadenomas and treatment options for them.
A pituitary microadenoma is a tumor in the pituitary gland that is less than 10 mm in size. This eMedTV segment describes different types of pituitary microadenomas and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Autopsy studies indicate that 25 percent of the American population has small pituitary tumors. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, they are usually not cancerous. This page takes an in-depth look at this type of tumor.
A prolactinoma is a common noncancerous tumor affecting the pituitary gland. This eMedTV article discusses this medical condition in detail, including information about symptoms they may cause and treatment options for the tumors.
Featured Medications
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.
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.
Alogliptin is a prescription medication used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, and offers some tips on how to take it.
As a combination medication, alogliptin and metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource offers a detailed overview of this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
Alogliptin and pioglitazone is a combination medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works, lists potential side effects, and covers dosing tips. It also offers various links to more information.
Armour Thyroid is a prescription thyroid replacement medication. This article from the eMedTV Web site describes Armour Thyroid in more detail, explains how the medication works, and offers tips on when and how to take the thyroid medicine.
Canagliflozin is a medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. This selection from the eMedTV Web library offers a general overview of this drug, including when it's prescribed, how it works, who may benefit from it, and more.
Cytomel is a medication used as a thyroid replacement for people with an underactive thyroid. This eMedTV Web page explains how Cytomel works and offers a more in-depth look at the drug's effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Exenatide is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how exenatide works to increase insulin production, lists potential side effects, and covers general dosing guidelines.
The prescription drug extended-release exenatide is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page presents an overview of this drug, including how this injectable diabetes medicine works, when and how it is given, and potential side effects.
Glimepiride is a prescription medicine used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how glimepiride works by increasing insulin production and also highlights dosing guidelines and potential side effects.
Glipizide and metformin is a prescription medicine that lowers blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how the medication works to control blood sugar, lists possible side effects, and offers dosing information.
As an injected medication, GlucaGen works in the liver to treat severe low blood sugar. This eMedTV article tells you what you need to know about this drug, with details on how to administer it, important safety warnings, and how to store it.
Glucophage is a prescription medication that is used to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how Glucophage works, lists its potential side effects, and offers some tips on when and how to take it.
Glucophage XR is a drug that is licensed to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV segment explains how this medication works and includes detailed information on its benefits, dosages, and potential side effects.
Glucotrol is a prescription drug approved to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, lists potential side effects, and covers general dosing guidelines.
Glyburide and metformin is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource covers how glyburide and metformin works and when and how to take it, as well as the drug's side effects and dosing guidelines.
Humalog Mix75/25 is a prescription insulin medication used to treat diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes how Humalog Mix75/25 works, explains how to use this form of insulin, lists potential side effects, and covers some general precautions.
Inhaled insulin is a prescription drug that helps lower blood sugar by providing insulin for the body. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works to remove sugar from the blood, lists possible side effects, and covers dosing guidelines.
Insulin aspart is a prescription drug used for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource describes how it works, explains when and how to use this medicine, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Insulin detemir is licensed to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This segment of the eMedTV Web site describes how this medicine works to control blood sugar, offers dosing tips, lists possible side effects to be aware of, and more.
Insulin glargine is a prescription drug used to control blood sugar by providing a steady level of insulin. This eMedTV page explains how this medicine works to remove sugar from the blood, lists possible side effects, and covers general precautions.
Insulin glulisine is commonly prescribed to lower blood sugar after meals in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this drug, including information on how it works, possible side effects, how to take it, and more.
Insulin lispro is a type 1 and type 2 diabetes medication used to control blood sugar spikes after meals. This eMedTV page describes the effects of this medication, explains how and when to use it, and lists possible side effects that can occur.
Insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro is an insulin medication often prescribed to treat diabetes. This eMedTV article describes how this form of insulin works, explains how to inject the drug, and lists side effects that may occur with treatment.
Janumet is a prescription drug that is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how the medicine works to control blood sugar, describes the effects, and offers tips for when and how to take it.
The prescription drug Korlym is licensed for use in certain people with Cushing's syndrome. This eMedTV segment describes how this drug works to reduce blood sugar levels, offers tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
Available by prescription, levothyroxine can treat an underactive thyroid and other thyroid problems. This eMedTV resource describes how levothyroxine works, explains what you should know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects.
Linagliptin is a prescription drug approved for treating type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this diabetes medicine, offers dosing information, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Linagliptin/metformin is prescribed to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article presents an overview of various details on this drug, including dosing instructions, side effects, safety issues, and more.
Liraglutide is an injectable drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how it works to control blood sugar, lists possible side effects, and explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
A drug that is available only by prescription, methimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid. This eMedTV segment gives an in-depth overview of this antithyroid medication, explaining its side effects, when and how to take it, and more.
Metoclopramide is a medication approved for the short-term treatment of GERD and diabetic gastroparesis. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at metoclopramide and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
Nateglinide is often prescribed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, lists possible side effects, offers tips on taking the medication, and more.
Novolin N is non-prescription insulin used for controlling blood sugar in people with diabetes. This eMedTV resource describes how Novolin N works, explains when and how to administer the drug, and lists possible side effects of the medication.
NovoLog Mix 70/30 is a medication approved to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This eMedTV page describes how this medication works; lists possible side effects that can occur; and explains how, when, and where to inject the insulin.
NPH insulin/regular insulin is a non-prescription medicine used for treating diabetes. This page on the eMedTV site explains how this form of insulin works, lists some of its potential side effects, and offers information on how to inject the drug.
Pioglitazone is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes. This part of the eMedTV library describes how pioglitazone works to control blood sugar, offers dosing tips, and lists possible side effects of the medicine.
Pioglitazone and glimepiride is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV article further describes this prescription drug and offers detailed information on how it works, its effects, possible side effects, and more.
Pioglitazone and metformin is a combination drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page describes the medication in more detail and offers information on its effects, dosing, available strengths, and possible side effects.
Pramlintide is a prescription drug that can lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information about how it works, side effects of the drug, how to take it, and more.
Doctors may recommend propylthiouracil to treat hyperthyroidism when another drug isn't working. This eMedTV page discusses this prescription medication in detail, with information on who it is used for, when and how to take it, side effects, and more.
Regular insulin is a short-acting insulin medication used to treat diabetes. This eMedTV resource describes how this form of insulin works, explains when and how to inject the medicine, and lists some of the potential side effects of this product.
Repaglinide is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, lists potential side effects, and offers tips on taking it.
Repaglinide and metformin is a prescription drug used to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV Web page explains how the medication works, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take it.
Rosiglitazone is a prescription medicine that lowers blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article explains how rosiglitazone works, covers potential side effects, and offers some tips on when and how to take the medication.
Rosiglitazone and glimepiride is a prescription medication that is approved to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource explains how rosiglitazone and glimepiride works to lower blood sugar levels and lists some potential side effects of the drug.
Rosiglitazone and metformin is a medicine that can be prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV Web page explains how rosiglitazone and metformin works and offers general dosing information and precautions for the drug.
The prescription drug saxagliptin is licensed to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. This article from the eMedTV site explains how this oral diabetes medicine works, describes its benefits, and lists some of its potential side effects.
The FDA has approved saxagliptin/metformin ER for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed look at this relatively new medication, with information on how it works, side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Sitagliptin is a prescription drug that is licensed to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to increase insulin production, lists potential side effects, covers dosing guidelines, and more.
Sitagliptin and metformin extended-release is a medication prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV article offers a general overview of this drug, including when it's prescribed, how it works, who may benefit from it, and more.
Synthroid is a prescription drug that can treat an underactive thyroid and certain types of thyroid cancer. This eMedTV page offers an overview of the drug, including information on how Synthroid works, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines.
Testosterone topical solution is a prescription drug used for the treatment of low testosterone levels. This eMedTV Web page tells you what you need to know about this medication, including side effects, warnings, and how it is used.
Available by prescription only, Tirosint is a drug approved for the treatment of certain thyroid problems. This eMedTV page offers an overview of this medicine, including details on how it works, potential side effects, general safety concerns, and more.
Westhroid is a prescription medicine most commonly used to treat an underactive thyroid. This eMedTV page describes how the drug works, provides general dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
Featured Anatomy
There is a relationship between Cushing's and cortisol. As explained in this eMedTV segment, exposure to an excess of cortisol for an extended period can lead to Cushing's syndrome. This article discusses cortisol and Cushing's syndrome.
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