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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Treatment

consumption coagulopathy 

Treatment for DIC depends on its severity and symptoms. The main goals of treatment for DIC are to control clotting and bleeding and to treat the underlying cause. DIC may go away once the underlying cause is treated.

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Aortic Aneurysm - Types

AAA  TAA  abdominal aortic aneurysm  thoracic aortic aneurysm 

There are two types of aortic aneurysms: thoracic aortic aneurysms and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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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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High Blood Cholesterol: Treatment

hypercholesterolemia 

High blood cholesterol is treated with heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines to control or lower your high blood cholesterol. Lipoprotein apheresis is a procedure that can be used to treat familial hypercholesterolemia.

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Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Your doctor may diagnose sleep apnea based on your medical history, a physical exam, and results from a sleep study. Before diagnosing you with sleep apnea, your doctor will rule out other medical reasons or conditions that may be causing your signs and symptoms.

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Sleep Apnea: Screening and Prevention

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

To screen for sleep apnea, your doctor will review your medical history and symptoms. To prevent sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes.

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High Blood Cholesterol: Risk Factors

hypercholesterolemia 

You may have an increased risk for high blood cholesterol because of your age, your family history and genetics, and your race.

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¿Cómo se puede prevenir la enfermedad de células falciformes?

Trastorno falciforme por hemoglobina S  Hemoglobina SS  Hemoglobina SC  Hemoglobina S?0 talasemia  Hemoglobina SD  Hemoglobina SE  Anemia de células falciformes  Anemia drepanocítica  Enfermedad por Hb S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina S  Enfermedad por hemoglobina SS  Enfermedades de células falciformes 

Las personas que no saben si portan un gen de hemoglobina anormal pueden pedirle a su médico que les haga una prueba de sangre. Las parejas que están pensando tener hijos y saben que corren riesgo de tener un hijo con la enfermedad de células falciformes pueden reunirse con un consejero genético.

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How the Lungs Work - The Respiratory System

respiratory system 

The respiratory system helps you breathe. The main parts of the respiratory system are the lungs, the airways, and the muscles that enable breathing. The circulatory system, which is made up of the heart, veins, arteries, and capillaries, brings blood to and from the lungs and delivers nutrients and oxygen to tissues of the body while removing carbon dioxide and waste products. Other body systems that work with the respiratory system include the nervous system, lymph system, and immune system.

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