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Heart-Healthy Living - Aim for a Healthy Weight

A healthy weight for adults is usually when the body mass index (BMI) is between 18.5 and 24.9. To figure out your BMI, use our online BMI calculator.

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Heart-Healthy Living - Manage Stress

Research suggests that an emotionally upsetting event, particularly one involving anger, can serve as a trigger for a heart attack or angina in some people. Stress can contribute to high blood pressure and other heart disease risk factors. Some of the ways people cope with stress—drinking alcohol, using other substances, smoking, or overeating—are not healthy ways to manage stress.

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Terapias Genéticas - Qué esperar durante el tratamiento

Las terapias genéticas todavía están en las primeras etapas de investigación, desarrollo y ensayos clínicos. Sin embargo, los investigadores ya tienen bastante conocimiento sobre cómo pueden funcionar como tratamiento. Por ejemplo, si participa en un ensayo clínico o recibe terapia genética en el futuro, el tratamiento se puede proporcionarse de dos maneras. Las células pueden modificarse dentro de su cuerpo de manera directa, o se pueden recolectar las células y modificarlas fuera de su cuerpo, para luego devolverlas. El método puede depender de su afección y qué órgano o tipos de células en su cuerpo necesitan ser tratados.

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Respiratory Failure – Living With

Respiratory failure  acute respiratory failure  chronic respiratory failure  hypoxemic respiratory failure  hypercapnic respiratory failure  ventilator  CPAP  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 

For both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) respiratory failure, it is important to follow your treatment plan, manage your condition, and know when you should seek medical care. You may need pulmonary rehabilitation to help your lungs work better. Your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels may take a while to return to a healthy range. Because of this, you may continue to have shortness of breath or other symptoms for a few weeks or longer. You may need to do daily activities more slowly.

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Respiratory Failure – Screening and Prevention

Respiratory failure  acute respiratory failure  chronic respiratory failure  hypoxemic respiratory failure  hypercapnic respiratory failure  ventilator  CPAP  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) 

If you have a condition that puts you at risk of respiratory failure, talk to your doctor. He or she can ask questions and do a physical exam to look for issues that may put you at risk of getting respiratory failure in the future. Your doctor can also talk to you about how to manage your condition to prevent respiratory failure. He or she can also screen you if you have a planned surgery.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Diagnosis

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your doctor may diagnose pulmonary hypertension based on your risk factors and symptoms. A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension will be made if tests show higher-than-normal pressure in the pulmonary arteries.

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Causes of High Blood Pressure

Changes, either from genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions may cause high blood pressure, including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, sympathetic nervous system activity, and blood vessel structure and function.

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Pulmonary Hypertension - Risk Factors

hypertension  blood pressure  arteries  pulmonary 

Your age, environment, family history and genetics, lifestyle habits, medicines you are taking, other medical conditions, and sex can raise your risk of pulmonary hypertension.

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Enfermedad isquémica del corazón – Vivir con

enfermedad coronaria microvascular  Enfermedad de la arteria coronaria  síndrome coronario X  enfermedad isquémica del corazón  enfermedad coronaria no obstructiva  enfermedad obstructiva de la arteria coronaria 

Si le han diagnosticado una enfermedad coronaria es importante que continúe con el plan de tratamiento. Realice un seguimiento periódico para controlar su condición y prevenir complicaciones.

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Pneumonia - Treatment

pneumonia  lung infection  bacterial pneumonia  viral pneumonia  fungal pneumonia  pneumonia treatments 

Treatment for pneumonia depends on your risk factors and how serious your pneumonia is. Many people who have pneumonia are prescribed medicine and recover at home. You may need to be treated in the hospital or an intensive care unit (ICU) if your pneumonia is serious.

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