Adrenal insufficiency happens when your adrenal glands do not make enough hormones. Adrenal insufficiency may be permanent or temporary. Topics include causes, symptoms, treatment, medication, why you should wear a MedicAlert, and special dosage instructions for stressful times.
This pamphlet explains incision care, pain management, how to position your bed after surgery, and instructions for activity and diet. This pamphlet is also available in French.
Ce dépliant traite des soins de l'incision, de la gestion de la douleur, du positionnement dans le lit après l'opération et des instructions relatives à l'activité et à l'alimentation. This pamphlet is also available in English.
Chyle is a fluid that flows through your lymph vessels. Lymph vessels run through your body beside your blood vessels. When chyle leaks from your lymph vessels, your body loses energy, protein, and vitamins. This pamphlet explains fat-free nutrition guidelines and tips to follow if you have a chyle leak.
Your parathyroid glands are in your neck and help to control your blood calcium and phosphorous levels. This pamphlet explains what a parathyroidectomy is, the possible complications with this surgery, care after surgery, how to take care of your incision, blood work, and medications.
A parotidectomy is surgery to remove your parotid gland(s). The parotid glands are large salivary glands. They are on the side of your face, just in front of and below your ears. This pamphlet explains what will happen right after surgery, care at home, follow-up care, and symptoms that need immediate medical attention.