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Heart-Healthy Living - Get Regular Physical Activity

Regular physical activity can help you lose excess weight; improve physical fitness; lower many heart disease risk factors such as “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, increase “good” HDL cholesterol levels, and manage high blood pressure; lower stress and improve your mental health; and lower your risk for other conditions such as type 2 diabetes, depression, and cancer. Even modest amounts of physical activity are good for your health.

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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis - Screening and Prevention

There are no screening methods to determine who will or will not develop hypersensitivity pneumonitis and the only prevention is to avoid common environmental sources of substances known to cause this condition.

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Sickle Cell Disease - Treatment

sickle cell anemia  hemoglobin s  sickling disorder due to hemoglobin s 

A blood and bone marrow transplant is currently the only cure for some patients who have sickle cell disease. After early diagnosis, your doctor may recommend medicines or transfusions to manage complications, including chronic pain. Babies who have sickle cell disease may see a hematologist, a doctor who specializes in blood diseases such as sickle cell disease.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Diagnosis

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

To diagnose iron-deficiency anemia, your doctor may do a physical exam, or order blood tests or other diagnostic tests. Blood tests will show a low hemoglobin level and low level of iron in your blood.

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Heart Inflammation - Causes

Heart Inflammation  Endocarditis  Pericarditis  Myocarditis 

Heart inflammation can be caused by infections, particularly from viruses or bacteria; medicines; or damage to the heart’s tissue or muscle from autoimmune diseases, medicines, environmental factors, or other triggers.

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Heart Inflammation - Living With

Heart Inflammation  Endocarditis  Pericarditis  Myocarditis 

As you recover from your short-term treatment of heart inflammation, you will need to follow up with your doctor regularly to monitor your condition. You will want to continue all treatments as directed by your doctor, and be aware of possible complications and how to lower your risk of them.

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Defibrillators - Who Needs Them?

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)  Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)  Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) 

Defibrillators can be used in children, teens, and adults. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. Your doctor may recommend an ICD or WCD to treat an arrhythmia and prevent new or repeat sudden cardiac arrests.

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Iron-Deficiency Anemia - Screening and Prevention

anemia  iron  iron-deficiency anemia  blood loss 

To screen for iron-deficiency anemia your doctor may order a blood test called a complete blood count (CBC). Prevention of iron-deficiency anemia includes consuming enough iron and controlling other medical conditions that are risk factors for iron-deficiency anemia.

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Bleeding Disorders - Living With

hemophilia  von Willebrand Disease  coagulation disorders  blood clotting disorders  clotting factor deficiencies 

If you are diagnosed with a bleeding disorder, it is important that you follow your treatment plan, receive routine care, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and learn how to lower your risk of complications. Know what steps you need to take if you have a child with a bleeding disorder. Women with bleeding disorders have unique needs, especially during pregnancy.

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Sarcoidosis - Signos, síntomas y complicaciones

Muchas personas con sarcoidosis no muestran signos ni síntomas. Algunas experimentan signos y síntomas generales de sarcoidosis, como la fatiga, la fiebre y la pérdida de peso. Si la inflamación continúa, algunas personas pueden presentar cicatrices permanentes, lo que puede ocasionar complicaciones cardíacas o pulmonares graves, potencialmente mortales.

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