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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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COPD - Diagnosis

Your doctor may diagnose COPD based on your signs and symptoms, your medical and family histories, and the results from diagnostic tests such as pulmonary function tests including spirometry and arterial blood gas tests, or chest x rays or chest computed tomography scans.

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Factores de Riesgo de la EPOC

El principal factor de riesgo de la EPOC es el hábito de fumar. Otros factores de riesgo para la EPOC incluyen exposición prolongada a otros irritantes pulmonares, u otras condiciones médicas como la deficiencia de alfa-1-antitripsina (AAT).

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High Blood Pressure - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

stroke  hypertension  heart attack  high blood pressure  blood pressure 

It is important to have regular blood pressure readings taken and to know your numbers, because high blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms until serious complications occur. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and possibly vascular dementia.

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Coronary Heart Disease - Screening and Prevention

coronary artery disease  coronary heart disease  coronary microvascular disease 

You should start getting screening tests and risk assessments for coronary heart disease around age 20 if you do not have any risk factors for coronary heart disease. Children may need screening if they have risk factors, such as obesity, low levels of physical activity, or a family history of heart problems. Afterward, your doctor may recommend preventive treatments such as heart-healthy lifestyle changes to help you lower your risk of coronary heart disease.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Treatment

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes, medicines, or other treatments aimed at keeping your symptoms from getting worse, increasing your ability to exercise, improving heart function, and ensuring a better quality of life. There is no cure for pulmonary hypertension unless chronic blood clots in the lungs are the cause.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Risk Factors

a-fib  AF 

Age, family history and genetics, lifestyle, heart disease or other medical conditions, race, sex, and a history of surgery can all raise your risk of developing the structural and electrical anomalies that cause atrial fibrillation. Even in a healthy heart, a fast or slow heart rate—from exercising or sleeping, for example—can trigger atrial fibrillation.

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Aortic Aneurysm - Diagnosis

AAA  TAA  abdominal aortic aneurysm  thoracic aortic aneurysm 

To diagnose an aortic aneurysm, your doctor will do a physical exam and an imaging test to confirm a screening test. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is diagnosed when your abdominal aorta is three centimeters or greater in diameter. The normal diameter of the thoracic aorta depends on your age, your sex, and which part of the thoracic aorta is measured.

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