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What are the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?

The signs and symptoms of a stroke vary. They often develop quickly and may include sudden weakness, paralysis, confusion, trouble speaking, changes in vision, trouble breathing, dizziness, loss of consciousness, and a sudden severe headache. After you’ve had a stroke, you may develop other complications such as blood clots, muscle weakness, problems swallowing, pneumonia, and loss of bladder control.

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Atrial Fibrillation - Types

a-fib  AF 

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia. There are four main types of atrial fibrillation—paroxysmal, persistent, long-term persistent, and permanent atrial fibrillation.

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Causes of Overweight and Obesity

Energy imbalances, some genetic or endocrine medical conditions, and medicines are known to cause overweight or obesity.

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Cystic Fibrosis

CF 

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that affects a protein in the body. People who have cystic fibrosis have a faulty protein that affects the body’s cells, tissues, and the glands that make mucus and sweat.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Living With

consumption coagulopathy 

Acute DIC and its underlying causes are serious life-threatening conditions, so your treatment management and recovery will likely be done in the hospital. If you have been diagnosed with DIC, it is important that you follow your treatment plan, get regular care, and learn the warning signs of complications.

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Vasculitis - Treatment

angiitis  arteritis 

Treatment for vasculitis will depend on the type of vasculitis you have, which organs are affected, and the severity of the condition. The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation. People who have mild vasculitis may find relief with over-the-counter pain medicines. For severe vasculitis, your doctor may prescribe medicines. Surgery to treat vasculitis is rare.

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - Causes

consumption coagulopathy 

DIC is caused by another medical condition that makes the body’s normal blood clotting process become overactive. The condition progresses through two stages. In the early stages, overactive clotting leads to blood clots throughout the blood vessels. The clots can reduce or block blood flow, damaging organs.

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Vasculitis - Causes

angiitis  arteritis 

Vasculitis occurs when your immune system injures your blood vessels by mistake. What causes this to happen is not fully known, but when it occurs, your blood vessels become inflamed and can narrow or close off. Rarely, the blood vessel wall may weaken, causing it to expand or bulge. This bulge is known as an aneurysm.

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Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis

inflammation  sarcoidosis  granuloma 

Your doctor will diagnose sarcoidosis based on your symptoms, a physical exam, imaging tests, or a biopsy of an affected organ. The doctor will also do tests to rule out other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms.

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¿Cuáles son los signos y síntomas de 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 

Los signos y síntomas de la enfermedad de células falciformes pueden variar de persona a persona y pueden cambiar a través del tiempo. Los primeros síntomas incluyen hinchazón de las manos y los pies, cansancio y malestar general, color amarillento en la piel y en la parte blanca de los ojos. La mayoría de los síntomas son relacionados con complicaciones de la enfermedad incluyendo crisis agudas de dolor (crisis vasooclusivas); dolor crónico, anemia severa debido a crisis de secuestro del bazo o crisis aplásicas, infecciones, síndrome torácico agudo o derrame cerebral.

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