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¿Qué es la enfermedad de células falciformes?

Trastorno falciforme por hemoglobina S  Hemoglobina SS  Hemoglobina SC  Hemoglobina S?0 talasemia  Hemoglobina S?+ talasemia  Hemoglobina SD  Hemoglobina SE  Anemia de células falciformes  Anemia drepanocítica  Enfermedad por Hb S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina SS  Enfermedades de células falciformes 

El término enfermedad de células falciformes describe a un grupo de trastornos hereditarios de los glóbulos rojos. Las personas con enfermedad de células falciformes tienen una hemoglobina anormal, llamada hemoglobina S o hemoglobina falciforme, en sus glóbulos rojos. La hemoglobina falciforme causa que los glóbulos rojos cambien su forma a una medialuna u hoz de hoja curva.

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Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases

mesothelioma  asbestosis 

Asbestos-related lung diseases are caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.

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Cystic Fibrosis

CF 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that affects a protein in the body. People who have cystic fibrosis have a faulty protein that affects the body’s cells, tissues, and the glands that make mucus and sweat.

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Causes of High Blood Pressure

Changes, either from genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions may cause high blood pressure, including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, sympathetic nervous system activity, and blood vessel structure and function.

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Types of Cardiomyopathy

The types of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and unclassified cardiomyopathy.

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How Can Cardiomyopathy Be Prevented?

You can't prevent inherited types of cardiomyopathy. You can take steps to lower your risk for diseases or conditions that may lead to or complicate cardiomyopathy through avoiding alcohol and illegal drugs, getting enough sleep, heart-healthy eating, physical activity, quitting smoking, and managing stress.

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?

The signs and symptoms of a stroke vary. They often develop quickly and may include sudden weakness, paralysis, confusion, trouble speaking, changes in vision, trouble breathing, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and a sudden severe headache. After you’ve had a stroke, you may develop other complications such as blood clots, muscle weakness, problems swallowing, pneumonia, and loss of bladder control.

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Beneficios de la actividad física

La actividad aeróbica moderada e intensa que se realiza con regularidad, reporta muchos beneficios a la salud, como: fortalecer el corazón, mejorar la función pulmonar, reducir el riesgo de enfermedad coronaria y de tener un segundo ataque cardíaco en personas que ya han tenido uno, disminuir la presión arterial y los triglicéridos en la sangre, elevar los niveles de colesterol HDL (colesterol “bueno”), ayudar al cuerpo a controlar los niveles de azúcar en la sangre, reducir la inflamación en el cuerpo y mantener un peso saludable.

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What Causes a Stroke?

Buildup of plaque and blood clots causing blockage of an artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to the brain can cause an ischemic stroke, while sudden bleeding from causes such as high blood pressure can result in a hemorrhagic stroke.

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¿Cómo se diagnostica el ataque cardíaco?

El médico diagnosticará el ataque cardíaco con base en los signos y síntomas del paciente, sus antecedentes médicos personales y familiares, y los resultados de una o más pruebas como electrocardiograma (ECG), pruebas de sangre y angiografía coronaria.

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