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  1. Drugs that may cause impotence Drugs that may cause impotence
    Various medications and recreational drugs can have an affect on sexual arousal and sexual performance. It should be noted that what causes impotence in one man may not affect another. If you think that a medication you are taking is having a negative effect on sexual performance, discuss the matter...
  2. Dry eyes Dry eyes
    Dry eyes are caused by a lack of tears. Tears are necessary for the normal lubrication of your eyes and to wash away particles and foreign bodies. Considerations If you have dry eyes, you will feel a burning, scratching, or stinging sensation. You may also have strained or tired eyes after reading,...
  3. Dry hair Dry hair
    Hair - dry Considerations Dry hair is hair that does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain its normal sheen and texture. Causes Anorexia nervosa Excessive washing, or using harsh soaps or alcohols Excessive blow-drying Dry air (environmental dryness) Menkes kinky hair syndrome Malnutrit...
  4. Dry Mouth Dry Mouth
    Some cancer treatments and medicines can cause dry mouth. Symptoms you may have: Your saliva will be thick and stringy. You may have cuts or cracks in your lips or at the corners of your mouth. Your dentures may no longer fit well. This may cause sores on your gums. You will be thirsty. It may be h...
  5. Dry skin Dry skin
    Dry skin is most common in your lower legs, arms, flanks (sides of the abdomen), and thighs. The symptoms most often associated with dry skin include: Scaling Itching Cracks in the skin Causes Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside c...
  6. DTaP immunization (vaccine) DTaP immunization (vaccine)
    DTaP immunization is a vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough). See also: Tdap vaccine Information The DTaP vaccine is highly effective for the prevention of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis -- all of which are serious, and potentially deadly, diseases. ...
  7. Dubin-Johnson syndrome Dubin-Johnson syndrome
    Dubin-Johnson syndrome is a disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which a person has mild jaundice throughout life. Causes Dubin-Johnson syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder. In order to inherit the condition, a child must get a copy of the defective gene from both parents. The s...
  8. Duchenne muscular dystrophy Duchenne muscular dystrophy
    Duchenne muscular dystrophy is an inherited disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness. Causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a rapidly-worsening form of muscular dystrophy. Other muscular dystrophies (including Becker's muscular dystrophy) get worse much more slowly. Duchenne muscula...
  9. Duodenal atresia Duodenal atresia
    Duodenal atresia is a condition in which the first part of the small bowel (the duodenum) has not developed properly. It is not open and cannot allow the passage of stomach contents. Causes The cause of duodenal atresia is unknown, but it is thought to result from problems during an embryo's develo...
  10. Duodenum Duodenum
    The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is located between the stomach and the the middle part of the small intestine, or jejunum. After foods mix with stomach acid , they move into the duodenum, where they mix with bile from the gallbladder, and digestive juices from the pancreas....
  11. Duplex ultrasound Duplex ultrasound
    A duplex ultrasound is a test to see how blood moves through your arteries and veins. See also: Carotid duplex ultrasound Doppler ultrasound of the arms or the legs How the Test is Performed The test combines traditional ultrasound with Doppler ultrasonography. Regular ultrasound uses sound w...
  12. Dupuytren’s contracture Dupuytren’s contracture
    Dupuytren's contracture is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm of the hand and fingers. Causes The cause is unknown, but minor injury and your genes may make you more likely to develop this condition. One or both hands may be affected. The ring finger is aff...
  13. Dysarthria Dysarthria
    Dysarthria is a condition that occurs when problems with the muscles that help you talk make it difficult to pronounce words. Causes In a person with dysarthria, a nerve, brain, or muscle disorder makes it difficult to use or control the muscles of the mouth, tongue, larynx, or vocal cords, which m...
  14. Dysarthria - care Dysarthria - care
    Dysarthria is a condition that occurs when there are problems with the muscles that help you talk. Most times, dysarthria occurs: As a result of brain damage after a stroke, head injury, or brain cancer When there is damage to the nerves of the muscles that help you talk When there is an illness of...
  15. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB)
    Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB) is abnormal bleeding from the vagina that is due to changes in hormone levels. Causes The menstrual cycle, or period, is not the same for every woman. On average, menstrual flow occurs every 28 days (most women have cycles between 24 and 34 days apart), and last...