Tag Archives: Common

How common is type 1 diabetes

That is why it is important to know your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. As retinopathy progresses, small blood vessels may form behind the eyes that might bulge and rupture, causing vision problems. How common is type 1 diabetes nephropathy, or diabetic kidney disease: The kidneys filter glucose from the blood. It is designed… Read More »

Psychiatric Illness More Common in Women Undergoing Oophorectomy

Not infrequently we see women who ask about the possibility of oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries) as a means of managing what appears to be a menstrually related mood disorder.  While this is an option rarely pursued, it appears that women with certain psychiatric conditions are more likely to undergo bilateral oophorectomy for non-malignant… Read More »

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health… Read More »