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Pulmonary Hypertension - Causes

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your genes or other medical conditions can cause pulmonary hypertension. Certain medical conditions can damage, change, or block the blood vessels of the pulmonary arteries. The cause of pulmonary hypertension is not always clear.

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Fanconi Anemia

blood  anemia  blood disorders  bone marrow 

Fanconi anemia is an inherited disease caused by mutations in certain genes, known as FA genes. These genes provide instructions to help the body repair certain types of DNA damage. The cells of healthy people often repair DNA damage, but cells affected by Fanconi anemia cannot make these repairs. In people who have Fanconi anemia, certain cells may die or stop working properly.

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Asthma - Diagnosis

asthma  asthma attack  asthma triggers  asthma flare-up 

Your doctor may diagnose asthma based on your medical history, a physical exam, and results from diagnostic tests. Your history of asthma symptoms will help your doctor determine if you have mild, moderate, or severe asthma.

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Description of High Blood Pressure

hypertension  prehypertension 

High blood pressure is a common disease in which blood flows through blood vessels (arteries) at higher than normal pressures.

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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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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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Insomnia - Living With

insomnia  sleep  sleep disorders  tiredness  healthy sleep habits  insomnia treatment 

If you have been diagnosed with insomnia, follow your treatment plan and make healthy lifestyle and sleep changes. The following steps can help prevent your insomnia from returning or getting worse.

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Asthma

asthma  asthma attack  asthma triggers  asthma flare-up 

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, condition that intermittently inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. The inflammation makes the airways swell. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

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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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The DASH Eating Plan as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

The DASH eating plan is just one key part of a heart-healthy lifestyle, and combining it with other lifestyle changes such as physical activity can help you control your blood pressure and cholesterol.

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