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Cataflam Side Effects - Causes of ADHD

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Cataflam Side Effects to Causes of ADHD. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Cataflam Side Effects
    Gas, indigestion, and headache are a few of the common side effects that can occur while taking Cataflam. This eMedTV Web page also lists serious side effects and explains what to do if you have problems while taking the medication.
  • Cataflam Uses
    Common uses of Cataflam include the treatment of arthritis symptoms and general pain relief. This section of the eMedTV library provides an in-depth look at the uses for this medication, including some off-label uses (such as treating gout).
  • Cataflan
    Cataflam is a prescription drug used for reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, and stiffness in adults. This eMedTV article covers the uses and effects of Cataflam, as well as what to do if you overdose. Cataflan is a common misspelling of Cataflam.
  • Catapres
    Catapres is a medication licensed to treat high blood pressure. This article from the eMedTV Web site explains how it works, describes the drug's effects, offers dosing information, lists some of its potential side effects, and more.
  • Catapres Dosage
    Catapres is typically taken twice a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime. As this page on the eMedTV Web site explains, the recommended starting dose of Catapres for the treatment of high blood pressure is 0.1 mg twice daily.
  • Catapres Drug Interactions
    Beta blockers, digoxin, and certain calcium channel blockers may cause drug interactions with Catapres. As this eMedTV article explains, these drug interactions can lead to problems such as dangerously low blood pressure or slow heart rate.
  • Catapres Medication Information
    Catapres is prescribed to treat high blood pressure. This part of the eMedTV site offers more information on Catapres, addressing how the medication works, what to do discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment, and more.
  • Catapres Side Effects
    Commonly reported side effects of Catapres include constipation, dry mouth, and weakness. This eMedTV Web page contains a list of other possible problems seen with the drug, including potentially serious ones that require medical attention.
  • Catapres Skin Patch
    Catapres-TTS is a high blood pressure medication that comes in the form of a skin patch. This eMedTV Web page offers information on when and how to use the Catapres skin patch and explains what strengths this drug comes in.
  • Catapres Uses
    Catapres is a drug that helps lower blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV resource discusses the uses of Catapres in more detail (including possible off-label uses) and explains how this medication works.
  • Catapres Warnings and Precautions
    Catapres should be used with caution in people who have had a heart attack or stroke. This segment from the eMedTV archives provides other warnings and precautions with Catapres, including information on what side effects may occur with the drug.
  • Catapres-TTS
    Catapres-TTS is a medicated skin patch that is often prescribed to treat high blood pressure. This article on the eMedTV Web site offers information on how to use the patch, describes how the drug works, and explains what side effects may occur.
  • Catapres-TTS Dosage
    The usual starting dosage of Catapres-TTS is one patch applied once a week. This segment from the eMedTV library further explains how dosing works for this medication and offers instructions and warnings on using the skin patch.
  • Catapres-TTS Drug Interactions
    Beta blockers, digoxin, and certain other medications may cause drug interactions with Catapres-TTS. This eMedTV article lists other medicines that may interfere with Catapres-TTS and describes the potential risks associated with these interactions.
  • Catapres-TTS Side Effects
    Common side effects of Catapres-TTS include skin irritation and dry mouth. As this eMedTV page explains, most side effects of the drug are minor, but you should seek medical attention if you experience chest pain, fainting, or other serious problems.
  • Catapres-TTS Uses
    Catapres is approved to treat high blood pressure in adults. This eMedTV resource explains how this medication works, lists possible off-label uses of Catapres, and further discusses the use of this drug in children.
  • Catapres-TTS Warnings and Precautions
    Catapres-TTS patches must be removed before MRI scans, as serious burns may result. This eMedTV Web page provides other warnings and precautions for Catapres-TTS, including information on how to safely stop using this medication.
  • Catapress
    Catapres is a medication often prescribed to treat high blood pressure. This eMedTV page describes this drug in more detail and explains what you should discuss with your doctor before starting treatment. Catapress is a common misspelling of Catapres.
  • Catapress TTS
    Catapres-TTS is a high blood pressure medication that comes in the form of a skin patch. This eMedTV resource describes how Catapres-TTS works and explains how often the patch must be applied. Catapress TTS is a common misspelling of Catapres-TTS.
  • Catapris
    People with high blood pressure may benefit from the prescription medication Catapres. This eMedTV Web page describes how the medicine works and explains what side effects may occur. Catapris is a common misspelling of Catapres.
  • Catarac
    More than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had related surgery by age 80. This eMedTV segment explores these common vision problems, which involve a clouding of the lens of the eye. Catarac is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Catarac Surgery
    As this eMedTV page explains, cataract surgery (surgery to remove a cloudy lens from the eye) improves vision in about 90 percent of cases. This page briefly describes the procedure. Catarac surgery is a common misspelling of cataract surgery.
  • Catarac Symptoms
    Common symptoms of a cataract include blurry vision and double vision. This eMedTV article discusses these and other cataract symptoms and also provides a link to more information. Catarac symptoms is a common misspelling of cataract symptoms.
  • Catarack
    Cataracts, which involve a clouding over of the lens, are especially common in older people. This eMedTV page provides an overview of the condition, including possible symptoms and information on surgery. Catarack is a common misspelling of cataract.
  • Cataracks
    Cataracts are vision problems characterized by a clouding of the lens of the eye. This eMedTV article features a brief overview of cataracts and provides a link to more detailed information. Cataracks is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Cataracs
    In someone who has a cataract, the lens of the eye becomes clouded. This eMedTV Web page explains how cataracts can impact overall quality of life and increase the risk of falls and fractures. Cataracs is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Cataract Causes
    Scientists have not yet found any cataract causes. As discussed in this eMedTV article, researchers have identified risk factors (such as smoking and diabetes) that increase a person's chance of developing a cataract.
  • Cataract Cure
    There is no cure for cataracts. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, getting regular eye exams, quitting smoking, and adopting a diet high in antioxidants may help to slow the progression of cataracts.
  • Cataract Information
    What is a cataract? This eMedTV segment features some basic information on this eye condition, including details on common symptoms and treatment options. A link to more in-depth information is also included.
  • Cataract Prevention
    It is not possible to cure a cataract. Prevention of cataracts, however, is possible. This eMedTV segment discusses prevention strategies (such as having regular eye exams and quitting smoking) that may prevent or slow the development of a cataract.
  • Cataract Questions
    If you've been diagnosed with a cataract, questions of all sorts may come to mind. In addition, this eMedTV article provides a list of cataract questions about diagnosis, tests, and treatment options that you can ask your doctor.
  • Cataract Research
    Cataract research is being conducted to study the effectiveness of using drugs to control cataracts. This eMedTV article discusses other research now under way to find better ways to detect, treat, and possibly prevent cataracts.
  • Cataract Surgery
    If you have a cataract, surgery may be recommended to remove it. This eMedTV resource explains how this type of surgery is used to treat cataracts and discusses what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
  • Cataract Surgery
    This interactive video explains in detail how a cataract surgery is performed.
  • Cataract Surgery -- Moving to the Recovery Room
    This video clip talks about moving to the recovery room and recovering from the anesthesia.
  • Cataract Surgery - Presentation Summary
    This video clip discusses the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery -- Expected Results
    This video clip talks about the expected results with cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery -- Getting Started
    This video gives an overview of what you can expect on the day of your procedure.
  • Cataract Surgery -- In the Operating Room
    This video clips shows what you can expect upon entering an operating room.
  • Cataract Surgery Complication Outcomes
    Possible major complications are introduced in this video clip.
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
    In the case of cataract surgery, complications may include double vision, droopy eyelid, and infection. This eMedTV article identifies minor and major problems that may occur with cataract surgery, which can also include bleeding and swelling.
  • Cataract Surgery Complications -- Major
    This video clips introduces major complications that may occur with cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Complications -- Minor
    This video segment discusses possible minor complications with cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Info
    Looking for info on cataract surgery? This eMedTV article has an overview of this common procedure, with details on how often it is performed and the most likely outcome. Also included in this article is a link to more detailed information.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Allergic Reaction to Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Bleeding
    This video clip discusses the risk of bleeding occurring with this procedure.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Double Vision or Drooping Eyelid
    This video file explains why double vision or drooping eyelid may occur after surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This clip gives some final thoughts regarding possible complications with cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Implanted Lens Displacement
    This multimedia clip explains how the implanted lens can become displaced after surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Increased Eye Pressure
    This video explains why you may experience increased eye pressure after cataract surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Infection
    This video discusses the likelihood of developing infections after cataract surgery.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Inflammation
    This video clip covers various causes of eye inflammation and describes treatment options.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Perforation of the Eye
    This clip discusses the risk of eye perforation and explains what treatments are often used.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Retinal Detachment
    This clip explains how rare retinal detachment is and lists treatments that are available.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Secondary Cataract
    This multimedia clip describes the treatments available if a secondary cataract develops.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Swollen Cornea
    This clip explains what corneal edema is and describes the treatments that are available.
  • Cataract Surgery Risks -- Wound Leak
    This video clip explains what to do if your wound leaks after eye surgery.
  • Cataract Symptoms
    Blurry vision, increased sensitivity to light, and poor night vision are common cataract symptoms. This eMedTV article discusses these and other signs and symptoms, such as double vision and frequent prescription changes in eyeglasses or contacts.
  • Cataract Symptoms and Treatment
    Since there are many cataract symptoms, treatment can't begin until a definite diagnosis has been made. This eMedTV resource discusses blurred vision and other cataract signs and symptoms, as well as treatment options that may help alleviate them.
  • Cataract Treatment
    In most cases, surgery is the only effective way of treating a cataract. This eMedTV article describes measures (such as wearing anti-glare sunglasses) that may help people dealing with early symptoms of a cataract.
  • Cataract Types
    As this eMedTV resource explains, there's more than one type of cataract. This article takes a closer look at the different varieties of cataracts, including age-related (the most common), secondary, and radiation cataracts.
  • Cataracts
    Cataracts are diagnosed when the lens in the eye becomes cloudy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at cataracts, including information about various types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for the condition.
  • Cataracts
    This video segment explains cataracts -- what they are and possible treatments.
  • Catarak
    Cataracts are a common vision condition, especially in elderly people, that cause the lens to become cloudy. This eMedTV resource briefly describes symptoms and treatment of cataracts. Catarak is a common misspelling of cataract.
  • Catarats
    A cataract is a vision problem in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy. As this page of the eMedTV Web site explains, treatment for cataracts typically involves surgery. Catarats is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Catatonic Schizophrenia
    People with catatonic schizophrenia often show involuntary movements, grimacing, or unusual mannerisms. This eMedTV segment provides an overview of this disorder and offers a list of common symptoms, such as clumsiness and lack of coordination.
  • Caterac Surgery
    More than a million people undergo cataract surgery in the United States each year. As this eMedTV page explains, this common procedure replaces the lens in the eye with an artificial one. Caterac surgery is a common misspelling of cataract surgery.
  • Cateracs
    Cataracts are eye problems that affect vision by clouding the lens of the eye. This eMedTV segment provides a brief overview of cataracts, including information about how they are treated. Cateracs is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Cateract
    As this eMedTV article explains, cataracts are vision problems that are often characterized by blurry vision and double vision, among other things. The types and treatment options are also explained. Cateract is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Cateract Surgery
    Cataract surgery involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one. This page of the eMedTV library describes this surgery and provides a link to more information. Cateract surgery is a common misspelling of cataract surgery.
  • Cateracts
    This eMedTV page describes cataracts as a vision problem where the lens in the eye becomes clouded, distorting the picture on your retina. Risk factors and treatment options are also explained. Cateracts is a common misspelling of cataracts.
  • Catpress Side Effects
    Common side effects of Catapres include sedation, weakness, and constipation. This eMedTV resource lists other possible side effects, including potentially serious problems. Catpress side effects is a common misspelling of Catapres side effects.
  • Caudet
    Caduet is a prescription medicine licensed to treat conditions associated with the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV resource explains how Caduet works and lists potential side effects of the medication. Caudet is a common misspelling of Caduet.
  • Cause and Cure of the Common Cold
    As this eMedTV article explains, researchers have studied the cause and cure of the common cold for years. The cause is viral in nature; the cure remains unknown. This Web page discusses these topics in detail and provides links to more information.
  • Cause for Herpes Zoster
    As this eMedTV segment explains, herpes zoster is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is also responsible for chickenpox. This article takes a look at this virus, including information on how it becomes "reactivated" to cause this condition.
  • Cause of Achondroplasia
    This eMedTV article discusses each cause of achondroplasia in detail, both of which involve the FGFR3 gene. The gene either mutates or is passed from a parent with the condition to his or her child.
  • Cause of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Certain risk factors may be linked to the cause of acute lymphocytic leukemia. This page of the eMedTV Web site discusses these risk factors in both children and adults -- such as being exposed to x-rays before birth or having Down syndrome.
  • Cause of Alopecia Areata
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of alopecia areata is related to an autoimmune disease, in which your white blood cells attack the hair follicles. This Web page takes a look at what causes this hair loss, including how genetics may play a role.
  • Cause of Anthrax
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the cause of anthrax is the bacterium known as Bacillus anthracis. This article discusses this topic in greater detail and explains how the different forms of anthrax develop based on how the bacteria enter the body.
  • Cause of Back Pain
    There are many different causes of back pain. This eMedTV article lists some of the more common medical problems, such as injuries and acquired conditions and diseases. A link to more detailed information on back pain is also included.
  • Cause of Cellulites
    The cause of cellulitis is a bacterial infection. As this eMedTV article explains, the group A streptococcus bacterium is one of the types of bacteria that may cause cellulitis. Cause of cellulites is a common misspelling of cause of cellulitis.
  • Cause of Cellulitis
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the most common cause of cellulitis in otherwise healthy adults is the group A streptococcus bacterium. This article also discusses other forms of bacteria that can be linked to cellulitis, such as S. aureus.
  • Cause of Cholera
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the cause of cholera is drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with Vibrio cholerae bacteria. This article talks about the two types of this bacteria: Serogroup O1 and Serogroup non-O1.
  • Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown. However, as discussed in this eMedTV article, possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome may include such things as infection, an impaired immune or nervous system, and nutritional deficiency.
  • Cause of Eating Disorder
    As this eMedTV resource explains, no one knows what actually causes an eating disorder, but personality, body image, and genetics may play a role. This segment discusses the factors that may contribute to a person developing an eating disorder.
  • Cause of Encephalitis
    As this eMedTV article explains, the causes of encephalitis can include enteroviruses, arboviruses, and bites from rabid animals. This segment takes a closer look at causes of this disease, including information on Lyme disease as a possible cause.
  • Cause of Enlarged Prostate
    The exact cause of an enlarged prostate gland is unknown. As this eMedTV resource explains, however, hormones and genetics may play a role. This portion of the archives offers an in-depth look at the possible causes of this condition.
  • Cause of Epilepsy
    The cause of epilepsy may be head trauma, poisoning, or one of many other possible causes. This eMedTV article explores factors that can cause this disorder and explains the role that genetics may play in the development of epilepsy.
  • Cause of Erectile Disfunction
    This eMedTV page explains how anything that disrupts events leading to an erection -- such as surgery, injuries, and stress -- can cause erectile dysfunction. Cause of erectile disfunction is a common misspelling of cause of erectile dysfunction.
  • Cause of Erectile Dysfunction
    Anything that interrupts events leading to an erection can be a cause of erectile dysfunction. This eMedTV selection explores things that can lead to erectile dysfunction, such as damage to the nerves, lifestyle choices, or certain medications.
  • Cause of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of fetal alcohol syndrome is directly associated with mothers who consume alcohol, which affects the unborn child in structural, mental, and behavioral ways.
  • Cause of Hodgkin's Disease
    The exact cause of Hodgkin's disease is not yet known. However, as explained in this eMedTV segment, risk factors for the cancer include being male, having a family history of Hodgkin's disease, and being infected with the Epstein-Barr virus.
  • Cause of Huntington's Disease
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Huntington's disease is caused by a defect in a gene that results in the creation of an abnormal protein. This article explains how this abnormal protein affects certain nerve cells.
  • Cause of Infertility
    What causes infertility? As you'll see in this eMedTV page, there are many possible causes, from age to lifestyle choices to low ovarian reserve. This article takes an in-depth look at the topic, with details on infertility causes in both men and women.
  • Cause of Kidney Cancer
    The exact cause of kidney cancer is not known. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, research has shown that people with certain risk factors (such as smoking or being obese) are more likely than others to develop kidney cancer.
  • Cause of Lactose Intolerance
    As this eMedTV page explains, lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of an enzyme called lactase. This resource explains this cause in detail and discusses possible risk factors, such as being a certain ethnicity or being born prematurely.
  • Cause of Leprosy
    This eMedTV article discusses the cause of leprosy in detail (the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae) and explains factors that can affect how the bacteria are transmitted, such as genetics and environmental conditions.
  • Cause of Liver Cancer
    The cause of liver cancer is not yet known. However, as this eMedTV article explains, researchers have identified certain risk factors that may increase a person's chances of developing liver cancer (such as having a chronic liver infection).
  • Cause of Lung Cancer
    While tobacco is probably the leading cause of lung cancer, other factors can contribute to its development. This eMedTV resource takes a brief look at the various causes of this disease, with a link to a more detailed article on this topic.
  • Cause of Measles
    As this eMedTV page explains, the cause of measles is the measles virus. This article outlines the history, statistics, and transmission of measles. This page also includes information on how long the measles virus can live in the air and on surfaces.
  • Cause of Mini-Strokes
    The cause of mini-strokes may involve an embolism or thrombosis blocking an artery with a blood clot. This eMedTV page explains how a blockage or narrowing of a blood vessel can cause a mini-stroke.
  • Cause of Narcolepsy
    As this eMedTV article explains, the exact cause of narcolepsy is unknown. However, researchers currently believe that multiple factors interact to cause this sleep disorder. This Web page explores several of the possible causes of this condition.
  • Cause of Norovirus Gastroenteritis
    The cause of norovirus gastroenteritis is an infection with a norovirus, a highly contagious virus. This eMedTV article discusses the group of viruses that cause norovirus gastroenteritis, and links to additional resources.
  • Cause of Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of osteogenesis imperfecta is a defect in the genes responsible for producing collagen. This Web page further explores the cause of this condition and discusses the role of genetics.
  • Cause of Panic Attack
    The exact cause of a panic attack is unknown, but researchers are studying possible factors. As this eMedTV page explains, heredity, biology, and stressful life events are all factors that may play a role in the development of panic attacks.
  • Cause of Parkinson's Disease
    With Parkinson's disease, the cause is unknown and is still being researched. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the condition may be the result of several factors, such as normal aging, free radicals, the environment, and genetics.
  • Cause of Peyronie's Disease
    While researchers have not identified the specific cause of Peyronie's disease, they have formulated theories. This eMedTV segment explores physical trauma or autoimmune disease as a possible cause of Peyronie's disease.
  • Cause of Polio
    The cause of polio is an infection with the poliovirus. As this eMedTV article explains, poliovirus is a very contagious virus that can spread easily from person to person. This article takes an in-depth look at how it is transmitted.
  • Cause of Post-Polio Syndrome
    The cause of post-polio syndrome is unknown. As this eMedTV article explains, it is thought to be related to lingering damage from the original poliovirus infection. Risk factors for post-polio syndrome are also discussed in this article.
  • Cause of Pulmonary Embolism
    In 9 out of 10 cases, the cause of pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This portion of the eMedTV library includes information on deep vein thrombosis and other possible causes of the condition.
  • Cause of Raynaud's Phenomenon
    The cause of Raynaud's is unknown; however, certain risk factors can increase the chances of getting it. This eMedTV page explains these risk factors and how they may lead to the development of Raynaud's phenomenon.
  • Cause of Rotavirus
    The cause of rotavirus infection is the rotavirus itself. This eMedTV article explains how a rotavirus infection develops and how the virus is commonly transmitted through contaminated stool or direct contact with contaminated surfaces.
  • Cause of Rubella
    As this eMedTV article explains, the cause of rubella is simple -- it's the rubella virus. This Web page gives an overview of the virus, offering detailed information on how it is transmitted and how it can be dangerous to fetuses.
  • Cause of Sjogren's Syndrome
    The exact cause of Sjogren's syndrome is unknown; however, as this eMedTV resource explains, scientists think that genetics and/or the environment may play a role in the development of the disease, acting as possible triggers.
  • Cause of Smallpox
    The cause of smallpox is directly linked to the variola virus. This section of the eMedTV archives explores this virus in more detail, offering information on the transmission of the disease and the success of the smallpox vaccination.
  • Cause of Spinal Stenosis
    This section of the eMedTV library talks about what causes spinal stenosis, including things like aging, certain types of arthritis, and too much fluoride in the body. This article also touches on inherited conditions that increase your risk.
  • Cause of Stomach Flu
    The cause of stomach flu (viral gastroenteritis) may be any one of many different viruses. This eMedTV article discusses some of the viruses that commonly cause stomach flu, such as rotaviruses and noroviruses.
  • Cause of Temporal Arteritis
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the cause of temporal arteritis is unknown, but it could be linked to the immune system and genetics. This article also discusses the risk factors for developing temporal arteritis.
  • Cause of Thyroid Cancer
    The exact cause of thyroid cancer remains unknown; however, as explained in this eMedTV segment, researchers have identified certain factors (such as exposure to high levels of radiation) that increase a person's chances of developing the disease.
  • Cause of Trichomoniasis
    The cause of trichomoniasis is linked directly to a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. This page of the eMedTV website further describes the parasite, including symptoms, and explains how to prevent transmission of the infection.
  • Cause of Turner Syndrome
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Turner syndrome is caused by the complete or partial absence of one of the two X chromosomes. This article explains the cause of this condition and lists the different types of X chromosome problems.
  • Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
    Many people wonder, "What causes type 2 diabetes?" As this eMedTV page explains, the exact cause is unknown -- but risk factors have been identified that increase a person's chance of developing it. This article takes a closer look.
  • Cause of Typhoid Fever
    The bacterium Salmonella typhi is responsible for typhoid fever. This portion of the eMedTV archives provides information about this typhoid fever cause, how it is transmitted, and people who are most at risk from it.
  • Cause of Ulcerative Colitis
    This eMedTV article explains that although researchers don't know the cause of ulcerative colitis, they have several theories about what might cause the disease. Among these possible causes are genetics and the environment.
  • Cause of Uterine Cancer
    Researchers have not yet found the cause of uterine cancer. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses risk factors that increase a woman's chances of developing this disease, such as being over age 50, taking tamoxifen, and being obese.
  • Cause of Varicose Veins
    The cause of varicose veins is weak one-way valves within the veins. As this eMedTV article explains, weak valves allow blood to flow back into the veins, enlarging them. This article also discusses various risk factors for varicose veins.
  • Cause of West Nile Virus
    In most human cases, West Nile virus is caused by being bitten by an infected mosquito. This eMedTV segment talks more about transmission of the virus. This page also lists some rare forms of West Nile virus transmission, including blood transfusions.
  • Cause of Yeast Infection
    The cause of yeast infections is linked directly to an imbalance of the fungus Candida albicans. This eMedTV resource further explores this cause, including a list of risk factors that could increase a woman's chances of getting an infection.
  • Cause of Yellow Fever
    As you might expect, the cause of yellow fever is the yellow fever virus. This segment of the eMedTV library explains how the virus is transmitted and lists the regions of the world where it is likely to be found.
  • Causes for Low Thyroid
    In the majority of cases, hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels) is caused by problems with the thyroid gland. This eMedTV segment describes a few of the things that can lead to hypothyroidism and offers a link to the complete Web article.
  • Causes of a Detached Retina
    The exact causes of a detached retina are still being explored, as this eMedTV page explains. What is known, however, is that certain risk factors, such as diabetes and older age, can increase your chance of developing a detached retina.
  • Causes of a Macular Hole
    A macular hole can be the result of vitreous pulling or certain eye conditions, such as injury to the eye. This eMedTV segment discusses possible causes of a macular hole, as well as factors that put you at higher risk of developing one.
  • Causes of Acne
    Common causes of acne include hormonal changes, certain drugs, heredity, and greasy makeup. This eMedTV page lists several other potential causes of the condition and also lists a few common myths about acne triggers.
  • Causes of Acoustic Neuroma
    The exact causes of acoustic neuroma are unknown. However, as this eMedTV resource explains, certain risk factors may make a person more likely to develop it. This page describes these risk factors in detail and includes links to more information.
  • Causes of Acute Sinusitis
    As this eMedTV article explains, the most common cause of an acute sinus infection is a virus. This resource takes a closer look at what can cause sinusitis, including information on bacteria and fungi responsible for the condition.
  • Causes of Addison's Disease
    Addison's disease is linked to the destruction of the adrenal cortex. This eMedTV article looks at potential causes of Addison's disease, listing some of the specific conditions that may destroy the adrenal cortex.
  • Causes of ADHD
    This portion of the eMedTV library explores the potential causes of ADHD, including environmental factors and genetics. This article also debunks the myth that social factors or poor child-rearing are solely responsible for ADHD.
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