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The Urinary Tract & How It Works

The urinary tract is the body’s drainage system for removing urine, which is made up of wastes and extra fluid. For normal urinationto occur, all body parts in the urinary tract need to work together, and in the correct order. The urinary tract includes two kidneys, … See more

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Your Kidneys & How They Work

WEBWhy are the kidneys important? Your kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from your body. Your kidneys also remove acid that is produced by the cells of your …

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Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid)

WEBWhat are the complications of hyperthyroidism? Untreated, hyperthyroidism can cause serious health problems, including. an irregular heartbeat that can lead to …

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Body Weight Planner

WEBDisclaimer: This information is for use in adults defined as individuals 18 years of age or older and not by younger people, or pregnant or breastfeeding women.This information …

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Hashimoto's Disease

WEBThe medicine levothyroxine, which is identical to the natural thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4), is the recommended way to treat hypothyroidism.Prescribed in pill form …

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

WEBYou are at risk for kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or a family history of kidney failure. If you have risk factors, get tested for kidney disease …

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Health Information

WEBClinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help. researchers find better treatments for others in the future. Learn more. Discover NIDDK-supported information …

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Healthy Living with Diabetes

WEBHealthy living is a way to manage diabetes. To have a healthy lifestyle, take steps now to plan healthy meals and snacks, do physical activities, get enough sleep, and quit …

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Managing Diabetes

WEBThe diabetes ABCs can help you manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. If you smoke, quitting is also important. Managing your ABCs may …

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The Role of Your Kidneys

WEBYour kidneys sit just below your rib cage on either side of your spine. They work around the clock to filter your blood, removing excess water and waste to produce …

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Changing Your Habits for Better Health

WEBRoadblock Solution; I don’t have time. Make your new healthy habit a priority. Fit in physical activity whenever and wherever you can. Try taking the stairs or getting off the bus a …

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Health Risks of Overweight & Obesity

WEBOverweight and obesity may raise your risk of developing certain types of cancer. Men with overweight or obesity are at a higher risk for developing cancers of the colon, rectum, …

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Bladder Infection (Urinary Tract Infection—UTI) in Adults

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Definition & Facts for Erectile Dysfunction

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Digestive Diseases

WEBThe digestive system made up of the gastrointestinal tract (GI), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder helps the body digest food. Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which your body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair.

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Definition & Facts for Cirrhosis

WEBCirrhosis is a condition in which the liver is scarred and permanently damaged. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue and prevents the liver from working normally. Scar tissue …

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Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Symptoms & Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

WEBThis content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIDDK translates …

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Bringing Diabetes Education to Your Community

WEBDr. Jay H. Shubrook discusses MOBEC, Touro University California’s Mobile Diabetes Education Center which provides education to the public about their risk factors and free …

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Pathways to Health for All: Legacy and Future Role of Genomics …

WEBPurpose. In celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, NIDDK is participating in the 19 Days of Wellness campaign that takes place across NIH. NIDDK will participate by …

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Understanding Weight Loss Procedure Options

WEBDR. YANOVSKI: Bariatric Surgical procedures are designed to help people with obesity to lose weight and improve their health. For example, gastric sleeve and gastric bypass work by reducing the amount of food your stomach can hold or changing how your body digests food. Both can lead to large amounts of weight loss.

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