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  1. Constipation Constipation
    Constipation refers to infrequent or hard stools, or difficulty passing stools. Constipation may involve pain during the passage of a bowel movement, inability to pass a bowel movement after straining or pushing for more than 10 minutes, or no bowel movements after more than 3 days. Infants who are ...
  2. Constipation - self-care Constipation - self-care
    Constipation is when you are not passing stool as often as you normally do. Your stool becomes hard and dry, and it is difficult to pass. You might feel bloated and have pain, or you might have to strain when you try to go. Some medicines, and even some vitamins, can make you constipated. You can al...
  3. Constipation - what to ask your doctor Constipation - what to ask your doctor
    Constipation is when you are passing stools less often than you normally do. Your stool becomes hard and dry, and it is difficult to pass. You might feel bloated and have pain, or you might have to strain when you try to go. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help y...
  4. Consumer rights and responsibilities Consumer rights and responsibilities
    In March 1998, the Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry issued its final report, which included the Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. The Commission was appointed by President Bill Clinton, and co-chaired by Donna Shalala, Secretary of the De...
  5. Contac overdose Contac overdose
    Contac is the brand name for a cough, cold, and allergy medicine that contains several ingredients. Contac overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or ...
  6. Contact dermatitis Contact dermatitis
    Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by direct contact with an irritating substance. See also: Poison ivy - oak - sumac Causes Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by direct contact with an irritating or allergy-causing substance (irritant or allergen). Reac...
  7. Contracture deformity Contracture deformity
    A contracture is a tightening of muscle, tendons, ligaments, or skin that prevents normal movement. See also: Becker's muscular dystrophy Cerebral palsy Duchenne muscular dystrophy Dupuytren's contracture Volkmann's contracture Considerations A contracture develops when the normally ela...
  8. Controlling your high blood pressure Controlling your high blood pressure
    If your blood pressure is high, it is important for you to lower it and keep it under control. Your blood pressure reading has 2 numbers. One or both of these numbers can be too high. The top number is called the systolic reading. A systolic reading is considered too high if it is 140 or higher. Th...
  9. Conversion disorder Conversion disorder
    Conversion disorder is a condition in which a person has blindness, paralysis, or other nervous system (neurologic) symptoms that cannot be explained. Causes Conversion disorder symptoms may occur because of emotional distress or psychological problems. Symptoms usually begin suddenly after a stres...
  10. Convulsions Convulsions
    Convulsions are when a person's body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably. During convulsions, the person's muscles contract and relax repeatedly. The term "convulsion" is often used interchangeably with "seizure," although there are many types of seizures, some of which have subtle or mild symptoms in...
  11. Cooking utensils and nutrition Cooking utensils and nutrition
    Cooking utensils can have an effect on nutrition. Function The utensils that are used to cook food often do more than just hold the food. Molecules of substances can leach from the utensil into the food that is being cooked. Three of the substances that are used in utensils are aluminum, lead, a...
  12. Coombs’ test Coombs’ test
    The Coombs' test looks for antibodies that may bind to your red blood cells and cause premature red blood cell destruction (hemolysis). How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing...
  13. COPD - what to ask your doctor COPD - what to ask your doctor
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) damages your lungs. This can make it hard for you to get enough oxygen. While there is no cure for COPD, you can do many things to control your symptoms and make your life better. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help y...
  14. Copper in diet Copper in diet
    Copper is an essential trace mineral present in all body tissues. Function Copper, along with iron, helps in the formation of red blood cells. It also helps in keeping the blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones healthy. Food Sources Oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, p...
  15. Copper poisoning Copper poisoning
    This article discusses poisoning from copper. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Poisono...