Iron-Deficiency Anemia Treatment

Iron-deficiency anemia is a common type of anemia that occurs if you do not have enough iron in your body. People with mild or moderate iron-deficiency anemia may not have any signs or symptoms. More severe iron-deficiency anemia may cause fatigue or tiredness,...

Epilepsy Current Research

For individuals living with a treatment-resistant form of the seizure disorders known as “the epilepsies,” each day can bring debilitating seizures as well as challenges from co-occurring conditions that dramatically impair quality of life. This brochure, for people...

Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

Summary Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes mucus to build up and damage organs in the body, particularly the lungs and pancreas. Signs and symptoms may include salty-tasting skin; persistent coughing; frequent lung infections; wheezing or shortness...

Cystic Fibrosis Genetics

Description Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease characterized by the buildup of thick, sticky mucus that can damage many of the body’s organs. The disorder’s most common signs and symptoms include progressive damage to the respiratory system and...

Cushing Syndrome Pathophysiology

About Cushing Syndrome Cushing syndrome occurs when the body’s tissues are exposed to too much of the hormone cortisol or a medication similar to cortisol for too long.1 The syndrome is named after Harvey Cushing, the brain surgeon who first described the condition.2...

Cushing Disease Genetics

Description Cushing disease is caused by elevated levels of a hormone called cortisol, which leads to a wide variety of signs and symptoms. This condition usually occurs in adults between the ages of 20 and 50; however, children may also be affected. The first sign of...