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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Diagnosis

To diagnose hypersensitivity pneumonitis, your doctor will collect your medical history, assess exposure history to possible causative substances, perform a physical exam, and possibly order diagnostic tests and procedures such as: blood tests, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), computed tomography (CT), inhalation challenge tests, lung biopsies, lung function tests, precipitin tests, or chest x-rays.

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How Is Atherosclerosis Treated?

Treatments for atherosclerosis may include heart-healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, and medical procedures or surgery—such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), or carotid endarterectomy.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Causes

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is caused by repeated exposure to environmental substances that cause inflammation in the lungs when inhaled. Substances include: bacteria, fungi or molds, proteins, or chemicals.

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Pneumonia - Causes

pneumonia  lung infection  bacterial pneumonia  viral pneumonia  fungal pneumonia  pneumonia treatments 

Pneumonia occurs when certain bacterial, viral, and fungal infections cause inflammation in the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs. Some of the more common causes in the United States include Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus bacteria, the influenza or flu virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

Signs and symptoms vary between acute, subacute, and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and may include flu-like illness including fever, chills, muscle or joint pain, or headaches; rales; cough; chronic bronchitis; shortness of breath; anorexia or weight loss; fatigue; fibrosis of the lungs; or clubbing of fingers or toes. Complications of chronic disease may include irreversible lung damage, permanently reduced lung function, pulmonary hypotension, or heart failure.

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Tratamiento de sobrepeso y obesidad

El tratamiento para el sobrepeso y la obesidad depende de la causa y la gravedad de la afección. Tratamientos posibles para alcanzar un peso saludable incluyen cambios saludables en el estilo de vida, programas de tratamiento de modificación de conducta para adelgazar, medicamentos y posiblemente cirugía.

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Congenital Heart Defects - Types

atrial septal defect  Holes in the Heart  Ventricular Septal Defect  Tetralogy of Fallot  Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)  Congenital Heart Disease 

There are many types of congenital heart defects. They range from simple to complex and critical.

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Diagnóstico de la EPOC

Su médico puede diagnosticar la EPOC con base en sus signos y síntomas, los antecedentes médicos y familiares y los resultados de exámenes diagnósticos como pruebas de función pulmonar incluyendo espirometría, análisis de gases arteriales, radiografía de tórax, o tomografía computarizada de tórax.

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Sleep Apnea: Causes

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Sleep apnea can be caused by a person’s physical structure or medical conditions. These include obesity, large tonsils, endocrine disorders, neuromuscular disorders, heart or kidney failure, certain genetic syndromes, and premature birth.

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Sleep Apnea: Risk Factors

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

There are many risk factors for sleep apnea. Some risk factors, such as unhealthy lifestyle habits and environments, can be changed. Other risk factors, such as age, family history and genetics, race and ethnicity, and sex, cannot be changed.

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