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Conduction Disorders - Risk Factors

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You may have an increased risk for conduction disorders because of your age, family history and genetics, medical conditions, medicines, race or ethnicity, or sex. These factors can differ by the type of conduction disorder you have.

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Conduction Disorders - Causes

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Conduction disorders may be caused by structural problems in the heart or other medical conditions. Some people have a conduction disorder at birth, while others develop it later in life.

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Conduction Disorders - Types

There are many types of conduction disorders that can occur anywhere along the cardiac conduction system: at the sinoatrial (SA) node, the atrioventricular (AV) node, or the bundle branches. The problem can be with signal generation, how the signal travels through the heart, or both. Disorders can occur on a much smaller level within ion channels in a heart muscle cell that work together to make the heart cell contract.

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Varicose Veins - Treatment

Treatments for varicose veins in the legs include lifestyle changes, medical procedures to remove or close them, compression therapy, and medicines. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments or no treatment at all. There is a chance that new varicose veins may form even after treatment, or you may need to be treated more than once.

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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that lie just under the skin and usually occur in the legs. They are caused by weak or damaged vein walls and valves.

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LAM - Screening and Prevention

Currently, there are no screening methods to determine who will develop sporadic LAM. Your doctor may recommend screening or genetic tests before you get pregnant if you have TSC or TSC-LAM. If you have TSC, your doctor may also recommend strategies that may slow down the development of LAM.

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LAM - Types

The two types of LAM are tuberous sclerosis complex-LAM (TSC-LAM) and sporadic LAM.

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Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure is when blood flows through your blood vessels at lower than normal pressures.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is an uncommon disorder that causes periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, brief episodes of deep sleep during the day.

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ACF

Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE Unifies Human Services Vision

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) hosted the historic fatherhood Summit to support the concept that fathers are essential to the healthy social, emotional, and economic well-being of their children and families. The theme, Fanning the Fatherhood FIRE, increased attention to fathers as Family-focused,

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