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Tuesday Q and A: Several treatment options decrease symptoms of Graves’ disease

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three months ago I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease. I have decided to have a thyroidectomy and want to know what to expect after the procedure. Will all of my symptoms (Graves’ ophthalmopathy, heart palpitations, irritability) go away immediately after surgery? What are the side effects of [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Hormone replacement therapy may protect against health risks

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 42 years old and have a BRCA1 gene mutation. I’ll have a prophylactic oophorectomy later this year. I have had a prophylactic mastectomy as well, and am considering hormone replacement therapy. How soon after surgery would I need to start taking hormones? What are the [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Eyelid lift can help reduce vision problems caused by excess skin

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a chance my eyelids will return to [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Former smoker should be screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, who is 70, was a smoker for 30 years. I have read that men who used to smoke should be screened for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What does the screening involve? What would be done if he is found to have an aneurysm? ANSWER: Because [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: With painful bunions, try other measures before turning to surgery

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have had bunions for years, but they have not bothered me much until recently. I now have pain every day and most shoes hurt my feet. Is surgery the only option at this point? What does that involve, and can it be done on both feet [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Parkinson’s disease not the only cause of parkinsonism

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was originally diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but later it was determined he has atypical parkinsonism. What is the difference? What treatments work best for his condition? ANSWER: Your husband’s situation is not uncommon for people who have atypical parkinsonism. When symptoms of parkinsonism begin, the condition [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Several treatments may be needed to eliminate plantar warts

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is the best way to treat plantar warts to ensure they don’t come back?  I have them on my feet. At one point, I had them removed with freezing therapy, but they keep returning and even spreading. ANSWER: Freezing therapy, also called cryotherapy, is the most [...]

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Tuesday Q and A: Small risk of health problems in children with older fathers

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does paternal age affect fertility? Can the age of the father have an impact on the baby’s health? ANSWER: Age can have an effect on a man’s fertility. But the influence of aging on fertility in men is not as significant as it is in women. [...]

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