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LAM - Treatment

While there is no cure for LAM, doctors treat LAM with sirolimus (rapamycin), a medicine that stabilizes lung function, treats an abnormal fluid buildup in the lung called chylothorax, and improves overall quality of life. They may also prescribe other medicines or therapies to control other symptoms or complications.

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Mantener un peso saludable

Por lo general, se considera que un adulto tiene un peso saludable cuando su índice de masa corporal (IMC) está entre 18.5 y 24.9. Aprenda sobre los riesgos para la salud que tienen el sobrepeso y la obesidad y sobre los beneficios de mantener un peso saludable.

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Pneumonia - Treatment

pneumonia  lung infection  bacterial pneumonia  viral pneumonia  fungal pneumonia  pneumonia treatments 

Treatment for pneumonia depends on your risk factors and how serious your pneumonia is. Many people who have pneumonia are prescribed medicine and recover at home. You may need to be treated in the hospital or an intensive care unit (ICU) if your pneumonia is serious.

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Heart-Healthy Living - Manage Stress

Research suggests that an emotionally upsetting event, particularly one involving anger, can serve as a trigger for a heart attack or angina in some people. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors. Some of the ways people cope with stress—drinking alcohol, using other substances, smoking, or overeating—are not healthy ways to manage stress.

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Anemia de células falciformes - Signos, síntomas y complicaciones

hemoglobina 

La anemia de células falciformes es una enfermedad para toda la vida. La gravedad de la enfermedad varía ampliamente de una persona a la otra. Las personas que tienen esta enfermedad pueden experimentar signos, síntomas y complicaciones agudos y crónicos.

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Sleep Apnea: Treatment

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor may make recommendations to help you maintain an open airway during sleep. These could include healthy lifestyle changes or a breathing device such as a positive airway pressure (PAP) machine, mouthpiece, or implant.

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Causes of Overweight and Obesity

Energy imbalances, some genetic or endocrine medical conditions, and medicines are known to cause overweight or obesity.

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Signos, síntomas y complicaciones de sobrepeso y obesidad

El sobrepeso y la obesidad no presentan síntomas específicos. Los signos del sobrepeso y de la obesidad incluyen un índice de masa corporal (IMC) elevado y una distribución poco saludable de la grasa corporal que se puede estimar mediante la medición de la circunferencia de la cintura.

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High Blood Pressure - Screening and Prevention

hypertension  high blood pressure  blood pressure 

Everyone age 3 or older should have their blood pressure checked by a healthcare provider at least once a year. Healthy lifestyle changes can help prevent high blood pressure from developing.

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Blood Cholesterol: Screening and Prevention

heart disease  hypercholesterolemia  hyperlipidemia  bad cholesterol  dyslipidemia  ldl cholesterol  hdl cholesterol  High blood cholesterol  lipid panel  statins  familial hypercholesterolemia  good cholesterol 

Your doctor may order a blood test called a lipid panel to screen for unhealthy cholesterol levels. Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle starting in childhood and continuing throughout your life can help prevent high blood cholesterol.

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