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Illness & Conditions Obesity 04/13/2011
Obesity Topic Contents Overview Health Tools  Cause Health Risks of Obesity Health Benefits of Weight Loss Exams and Tests Treatment Overview Weight-Loss Strategies and Programs Medications Surgery Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Obesity Overview What is obesity? Being obese means having so much body fat that your health is in danger.
Illness & Conditions Obesity and Pregnancy 02/14/2013
Obesity and Pregnancy Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Obesity and Pregnancy Topic Overview How does your weight affect your pregnancy? Most pregnant women have healthy babies—and that includes women who are obese. But being very heavy does increase the chance of problems. Babies born to mothers who are obese have a higher risk of: Birth defects, such as a heart defect or neural tube defects . Being too large.
Illness & Conditions Object in the Eye: First Aid 11/02/2011
Object in the Eye: First Aid Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Object in the Eye: First Aid Topic Overview Don't rub the eye since this can scratch the outer surface ( cornea ) of the eye. You may have to keep small children from rubbing their eyes. Wash your hands before touching the eye. If you wear contact lenses, take your contacts out before you try to remove the object or flush the eye.
Illness & Conditions Object in the Vagina 09/06/2011
Object in the Vagina Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Object in the Vagina Topic Overview Foreign objects or forgotten tampons may cause a vaginal infection. Young girls might insert pieces of toilet paper, small toys, or household objects into their vagina. Teens and adult women may forget a tampon or a birth control device. The most common symptoms of a vaginal infection caused by a foreign object include a change in vaginal discharge and a bad odor.
Illness & Conditions Object Stuck in a Child's Airway 01/10/2012
Object Stuck in a Child's Airway Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Object Stuck in a Child's Airway Topic Overview An object can become stuck in the airway at any age but is most common in children younger than age 3.
Illness & Conditions Object Stuck in the Throat 07/11/2011
Object Stuck in the Throat Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Object Stuck in the Throat Topic Overview Sometimes after you swallow a pill it may feel like it "got stuck" or didn't go all the way down. This feeling usually goes away within 30 to 60 minutes if you drink liquids or eat a piece of bread. You may not have any symptoms when something is stuck in your esophagus . But when symptoms are present, they may include: Rapid, noisy, or high-pitched breathing.
Illness & Conditions Objects in the Ear 09/13/2012
Objects in the Ear Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Objects in the Ear Topic Overview Objects (foreign bodies) inserted into the ear usually do not cause significant damage. But objects that are inserted forcefully can damage the ear canal or penetrate the eardrum.
Illness & Conditions Objects in the Eye 09/13/2012
Objects in the Eye Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Objects in the Eye Topic Overview It's not uncommon for a speck of dirt or a small object, such as an eyelash or makeup, to get in your eye. Usually your natural tears will wash the object out. Objects may scratch the surface of the eye (cornea) or may become stuck on the eye.
Illness & Conditions Objects in the Nose 09/13/2012
Objects in the Nose Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Objects in the Nose Topic Overview Young children are more likely than older children or adults to put small objects—such as beads, dried beans, popcorn, plastic toy pieces, foam rubber, or small batteries—up their noses.
Illness & Conditions Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 06/05/2012
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Cause Symptoms What Happens What Increases Your Risk When To Call a Doctor Exams and Tests Treatment Overview Prevention Home Treatment Medications Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Topic Overview What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts
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