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Androgenic Alopecia in Women Who Have PCOS

Androgenic alopecia, or hair loss due to high androgens, is common in women with PCOS. Learn about this disorder and how it can be treated. Even though some women have thicker than normal hair growth on their face or the rest of their bodies, many...

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COPD Symptoms and Causes

Shortness of breath and chronic cough are two common signs of COPD. Learn more about symptoms to discuss with your doctor and when to seek emergency care.

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Common Triggers of COPD Symptoms

COPD triggers can greatly impact your quality of life and may even land you in the hospital. Learn how to avoid and ways to prevent COPD exacerbations. Certain environmental triggers can cause the flare-up of symptoms in people with chronic...

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Gender, Ethnicity and Lupus

While lupus affects men and women of all ages, learn how the disease tends to affect women and minorities more than anyone else. While systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects men and women of all ages, the scale shifts heavily toward women—and...

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Why Women with PCOS Have Irregular Periods

Learn why women with PCOS experience irregular periods and the best ways to regulate them. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the main cause of ovulatory infertility. One of the classic and key features of PCOS is irregular or absent menstrual...

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COPD Symptoms: Calling Your Doctor vs. 911

Learn about the symptoms of COPD that should be considered an emergency as opposed to those that deserve a call to your doctor. When is COPD an emergency and when should you call your doctor? If you have symptoms that could be a life-threatening...

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How to Test Yourself to Estimate Your COPD Risk

Get a self-assessment questionnaire to help you determine your COPD risk, plus get recommendations for when it's wise to seek medical advice. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United...

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Androgenic Alopecia in Women Who Have PCOS

Androgenic alopecia, or hair loss due to high androgens, is common in women with PCOS. Learn about this disorder and how it can be treated. Even though some women have thicker than normal hair growth on their face or the rest of their bodies, many...

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How Lupus Affects the Skin

Skin conditions are a known part of what a person with lupus must regularly deal with. Learn more about the three types of lupus that affect the skin. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the joints,...

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Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Irregular periods, hair growth, and weight gain are a few of the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Complications include fertility issues. The symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are a big part of what makes this chronic disease...

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