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Sleep Studies

polysomnography 

Sleep studies are painless, noninvasive tests that measure how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems. The more common sleep studies monitor and record data about your body during a full night of sleep.

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¿Cuáles son las causas de la presión arterial alta?

Los cambios en las funciones normales del cuerpo, ya sean causados por los genes o por el medio ambiente, pueden provocar la presión arterial alta. Estos cambios incluyen cambios en el equilibrio entre los líquidos y la sal en los riñones, así como cambios en el sistema renina angiotensina aldosterona, en la actividad del sistema nervioso simpático, y en la estructura y función de los vasos sanguíneos.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Risk Factors

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your age, environment, family history and genetics, lifestyle habits, medicines you are taking, other medical conditions, and sex can raise your risk of pulmonary hypertension.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Diagnosis

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your doctor may diagnose pulmonary hypertension based on your risk factors and symptoms. A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension will be made if tests show higher-than-normal pressure in the pulmonary arteries.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Causes

VTE occurs in the veins that carry blood to your heart. Blood clots can develop in veins damaged by surgery or trauma, or a result of inflammation in response to an infection or injury.

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Venous Thromboembolism - Risk Factors

Risk factors for VTE include a history of a previous VTE event; surgery; medical conditions such as cancer or spinal cord injury; pregnancy; paralysis or long periods of immobilization; specific genes; and certain circumstances related to age, race, and sex. In most cases of VTE, there is more than one risk factor involved. The more risk factors you have, the greater the chance you have of developing VTE.

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Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

inflammation  sarcoidosis  granuloma 

Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your symptoms, a physical exam, imaging tests, or a biopsy of an affected organ. The doctor will also do tests to rule out other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms.

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Arrhythmia - Types

arrhythmias  dysrhythmia 

The main types of arrhythmia are bradyarrhythmias; premature, or extra, beats; supraventricular arrhythmias; and ventricular arrhythmias.

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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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Prevención de la EPOC

Usted puede tomar medidas para prevenir la EPOC antes de que comience. Si usted ya tiene EPOC, puede tomar medidas para prevenir. las complicaciones y retrasar la progresión de la enfermedad.

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