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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Iron-deficiency anemia can range from mild to severe. People with mild or moderate iron-deficiency anemia may not have any signs or symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia include pale skin, fatigue and shortness of breath. Complications of iron-deficiency anemia include heart problems such as arrhythmias and depression.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Screening and Prevention

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

To screen for iron-deficiency anemia your doctor may order a blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). Prevention of iron-deficiency anemia includes consuming enough iron and controlling other medical conditions that are risk factors for iron-deficiency anemia.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Risk Factors

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Risk factors for iron-deficiency anemia include being of certain age groups, some unhealthy environmental factors, family history and genetics, being female, and certain lifestyle habits such as vegetarianism.

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NHLBI

Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Causes

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

Causes of iron-deficiency anemia include blood loss, consuming too little iron, problems absorbing iron, and certain medical conditions.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - Living With

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

Learn about going home after TAH surgery, ongoing medical care you need, and possible complications of living with a TAH. If you are on the waiting list for a heart transplant, you will stay in close contact with the transplant center.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - After Surgery

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

Your hospital stay after surgery could last a month or more. Recovery time after TAH surgery will depend a lot on your health before the surgery. As with any surgery, there are possible surgery-related complications after getting a TAH such as blood clots, bleeding, or infection.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - During Surgery

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

The surgery to connect the TAH is complex and can last from five to nine hours. Learn about the team that performs the surgery and the steps involved in connecting a TAH to your body.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - Before Surgery

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

If you are not already in the hospital, you will likely spend at least a week in the hospital to prepare for the TAH surgery. You will continue to take any heart medicines your doctor gave you. During this time, you will learn about the TAH that you are getting and how to live with it. The members of your healthcare team will provide you with the information that you need before surgery.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - Who May Benefit?

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

You may benefit from a TAH if you have heart failure caused by ventricles that no longer pump blood well enough, and other treatments have not worked. If you are waiting for a heart transplant, a TAH can help prolong your life.

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NHLBI

Total Artificial Heart - How Does It Work?

heart transplant  heart surgery  total artificial heart 

The TAH replaces the lower chambers of the heart, called ventricles. Tubes connect the TAH to a power source that is outside the body. The TAH then pumps blood through the heart’s major artery to the lungs and the rest of the body.

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OWH

Staying healthy and safe

diabetes  pregnancy  smoking  alcohol  women's health  oral health  pelvic floor  Lactose Intolerance  healthy eating  vitamins  healthy pregnancy  food safety  Substance Abuse  weight gain  PKU  minerals  caffeine  calorie needs  vegetarian  fish facts 

Learn tips for staying healthy and safe during pregnancy, including calorie needs and healthy foods for mom and baby from the Office on Women’s Health.

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OWH

Stages of pregnancy

pregnancy  baby  women's health  stages of pregnancy  first trimester  second trimester  third trimester  fetal health 

Find out what’s happening with you and your baby during the stages of pregnancy from the Office on Women’s Health.

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OWH

Prenatal care and tests

pregnancy  baby  women's health  hospitals  Prenatal Care  delivery  labor  doula  prenatal tests  prenatal care provider  obstetricians  family practice doctors  certified nurse-midwife  certified professional midwife  birthing centers  prenatal checkups  high-risk pregnancy 

Medical checkups and screening tests help keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. This is called prenatal care. It also involves education and counseling about how to handle different aspects of your pregnancy.

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Body changes and discomforts

pregnancy  fatigue  sleep problems  Hemorrhoids  Constipation  Heartburn  dizziness  Women’s health  weight gain  itching  swelling  Indigestion  Varicose veins  stretch marks  body aches  breast changes  leg cramps  morning sickness  numb hands  tingling hands 

Many women are surprised by how their body changes during pregnancy. Get the low-down on stretch marks, weight gain, heartburn, and other "joys" of pregnancy. Find out what you can do to feel better.

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