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Circadian Rhythm Disorders – Living With

Sleep-wake cycle disorders 

If you have been diagnosed with a circadian rhythm disorder, it is important that you continue your treatment. Follow-up care can vary depending on your response to treatment and whether your condition is caused by internal factors, such as a medical condition, or external factors, such as your environment.

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Asma – Detección y prevención

No hay exámenes de rutina para detectar el asma, ni manera de prevenirla. Su médico puede recomendar evitar ciertos factores de riesgo para ayudar a prevenir que el asma empeore o cause ataques de asma.

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Insomnia - Diagnosis

insomnia  sleep  sleep disorders  tiredness  healthy sleep habits  insomnia treatments 

If lack of sleep is affecting your daily activities, talk to your doctor. You may be diagnosed with insomnia if you have difficulty falling or staying asleep for at least 3 nights a week. Short-term insomnia lasts less than 3 months. Chronic insomnia lasts for 3 months or more. Your doctor may do some tests to see whether you have other medical conditions that can affect your sleep, or whether your insomnia has caused any complications.

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Vida saludable para el corazón - Duerma bien y suficiente

El sueño juega un papel vital en la buena salud y el bienestar a lo largo de su vida. Durante el sueño, su cuerpo está trabajando para mantener una función cerebral saludable y conservar su salud física. Con el tiempo, no dormir lo suficiente o no dormir bien puede aumentar su riesgo de tener problemas de salud crónicos.

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Vida saludable para el corazón - Deje de fumar

Si fuma, deje de hacerlo. Fumar puede aumentar su riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca y ataque al corazón, y empeorar otros factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca. Hable con su médico sobre los programas y productos que pueden ayudarlo a dejar de fumar. Además, trate de evitar el humo de segunda mano.

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Before Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

You will meet with your cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in the heart. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, do a physical exam, give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, and may give you some tests or procedures.

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Stents - Types

coronary artery stent  carotid artery stent  airway stent 

There are different types of stents, such as bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents, or stent grafts, that may be used for different purposes. Stents used in the airways of the lungs include silicone stents and metal stents.

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How Sleep Works - Sleep Phases and Stages

When you sleep, you cycle through two phases of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. The cycle starts over every 80 to 100 minutes. Usually there are four to six cycles per night. You may wake up briefly between cycles. Sleep studies use sensors to record eye movements and brain activity, which are used to classify sleep phases and stages.

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Aortic Aneurysm - Causes

AAA  TAA  abdominal aortic aneurysm  thoracic aortic aneurysm 

Aortic aneurysms are caused by a weakening of the aortic wall due to damage or injury. Many health conditions and lifestyle habits can put you at risk for damage to the aortic wall, including high blood pressure and smoking. A bulge may occur where the wall has been damaged and is weakened.

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Asthma - Screening and Prevention

asthma  asthma attack  asthma triggers  asthma flare-up 

There is no routine screening for asthma, and there is no way to prevent asthma. Your doctor may recommend avoiding triggers to help prevent asthma from getting worse or causing asthma attacks.

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