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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Treatment

ARDS  acute lung injury  noncardiac pulmonary edema 

The goal of treatment for ARDS is to improve oxygen levels and treat the underlying cause. Other treatments aim to prevent complications and make you comfortable.

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Living With

ARDS  acute lung injury  noncardiac pulmonary edema 

If you have been diagnosed with ARDS, it is important that you continue your treatment plan. Get regular follow-up care to control your condition and prevent complications.

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Diagnosis

ARDS  acute lung injury  noncardiac pulmonary edema 

Your doctor will diagnose ARDS based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results. ARDS can be difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken for another condition, so it is important to know your symptoms.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Signs, Symptoms, and Complications

cardiac shock 

Signs and symptoms of cardiogenic shock vary depending on how quickly and how low your blood pressure drops. Cardiogenic shock may start with mild symptoms, such as feeling confused or breathing rapidly, or a person may have no symptoms and then suddenly lose consciousness. Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening emergency. Complications may include organ damage or organ failure.

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Cardiogenic Shock - Screening and Prevention

cardiac shock 

Currently there are no routine screening tests for cardiogenic shock. The main cause of cardiogenic shock is a heart attack, which is a complication of ischemic heart disease. You can reduce your risk for cardiogenic shock by adopting heart-healthy lifestyle changes to help prevent ischemic heart disease. If you already have ischemic heart disease or another heart condition, follow your doctor’s instructions about taking care of your health, getting regular check-ups, and taking medicines.

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome - Living With

lung diseases  RDS  neonatal respiratory distress  bronchopulmonary dysplasia  oxygen therapy 

After your baby leaves the hospital, he or she will likely need follow-up care. It is important to follow your child’s treatment plan and get regular care. It is also important to take care of your mental health as you care for your baby at home.

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Sleep Apnea: Treatment

sleep  sleep apnea  Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, your doctor may make recommendations to help you maintain an open airway during sleep. These could include healthy lifestyle changes or a breathing device such as a positive airway pressure (PAP) machine, mouthpiece, or implant.

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High Blood Cholesterol: Screening and Prevention

hypercholesterolemia 

Your doctors will order routine lipid panel blood tests to screen for high blood cholesterol. Learn about heart-healthy lifestyle changes that your doctor may recommend to help you prevent high blood cholesterol.

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Screening and Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

To screen for overweight and obesity, your doctor will calculate your body mass index (BMI) to check if you or your child are a healthy weight. Your doctor may recommend healthy lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating and physical activity, to prevent overweight and obesity.

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Enfermedad isquémica del corazón – Vivir con

enfermedad aterial coronaria  enfermedad coronaria  enfermedad coronaria microvascular 

Si le han diagnosticado enfermedad isquémica del corazón, es importante que continúe con su plan de tratamiento. Obtenga atención médica regular para controlar su condición y prevenir complicaciones.

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