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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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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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Living With Metabolic Syndrome

Lifestyle changes can help you control your risk factors for metabolic syndrome and reduce your risk for coronary heart disease and diabetes. If you already have heart disease or diabetes, lifestyle changes can help you prevent or delay complications. Seek regular medical care if you are living with metabolic syndrome.

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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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Anemia por deficiencia de hierro - Factores de riesgo

Los factores de riesgo para la anemia por deficiencia de hierro son, entre otros, pertenecer a ciertos grupos de edad, algunos factores ambientales poco saludables, el historial familiar y genético, ser mujer, y ciertos estilos de vida como el vegetarianismo.

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Chest CT Scan

chest CT  x ray computed tomography (x ray CT) 

A chest CT scan is a more detailed type of chest x ray. This painless imaging test takes many detailed pictures, called slices, of your lungs and the inside of your chest.

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Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant

hematopoietic stem cell transplant  hematopoietic cell transplant 

A blood or bone marrow transplant replaces abnormal blood-forming stem cells with healthy cells. When the healthy stem cells come from you, the procedure is called an autologous transplant. When the stem cells come from another person, called a donor, it is an allogeneic transplant.

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Chest X Ray

A chest x ray is a fast and painless imaging test that uses certain electromagnetic waves to create pictures of the structures in and around your chest.

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Electrocardiogram

EKG  ECG 

An electrocardiogram, also called an ECG or EKG, is a simple, painless test that detects and records your heart’s electrical activity. An EKG can show how fast your heart is beating, whether the rhythm of your heartbeats is steady or irregular, and the strength and timing of the electrical impulses passing through each part of your heart.

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Cardiac CT Scan

computed tomography  computed axial tomography scan (CAT scan) 

A cardiac CT scan is a painless imaging test that uses x rays to take many detailed pictures of your heart and its blood vessels.

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