Medications Used to Treat Common Health Conditions
From Michael Bihari, MD, former About.com Guide
- Bones, Joints and Muscles
- Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones
- Male Genital and Reproductive Organs
- Mental Health and Behavior
Bones, Joints and Muscles
Having a chronic condition affecting your bones or joints – such as osteoporosis or arthritis – can be a painful and disabling experience. Medications are available to prevent and treat osteoporosis and to treat the symptoms and causes of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Osteoporosis: What You Need to Know
- Osteoporosis in Men: What You Need to Know
- Osteoporosis: Medications Used to Treat and Prevent Osteoporosis
- Osteoporosis: Calcium Supplements
- Osteoporosis: FAQs About Osteoporosis Medications
Endocrine System: Glands and Hormones
Your endocrine system includes glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones, which affect your body processes from head to toe, including growth and development, metabolism, and reproduction. If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have an endocrine disorder such as diabetes or hypothyroidism. Medications are available to help you control these conditions.
- Type 2 Diabetes: What You Need to Know
- Type 2 Diabetes: Oral Medications to Treat Diabetes
- Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes Medications: 20 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Diabetes Medications to Prevent and Treat Heart Disease
Male Genital and Reproductive Organs
The male genital and reproductive organs include the testicles, penis, and prostate gland. Medications are available to treat common conditions – such as erectile dysfunction, an enlarged prostate (BPH), prostate cancer, and low testosterone – affecting the male reproductive system.
- Erectile Dysfunction: What You Need to Know
- Erectile Dysfunction: Overview of Oral ED Medications
- Erectile Dysfunction: Is Your Medication Causing ED?
- Erectile Dysfunction: Can Zoloft Cause ED?
- Erectile Dysfunction: Viagra - The Little Blue Pill and the CIA!
Mental Health and Behavior
Mental illnesses such as depression, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and many others are common. These conditions affect about one in five families in the U.S. Fortunately, most mental health and behavioral conditions are treatable. Medications and different types of psychotherapy can improve your life or the life of a loved one suffering with a mental illness.