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    • High Blood Pressure High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...learn more »
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      High Blood Pressure Article
      • What is high blood pressure?
      • What causes high blood pressure?
      • How is blood pressure measured?
      • What do blood pressure readings mean?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?
      • How is high blood pressure diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for high blood pressure?
      • What are the potential risks and complications of untreated high blood pressure?
      • What dietary strategies can help lower high blood pressure?
      • How does exercise help lower high blood pressure?
      • Is complementary and alternative medicine effective for treating high blood pressure?
    • Abdominal Pain Abdominal pain is pain in the belly and can be acute or chronic. Causes include inflammation, distention of an organ, and loss...learn more »
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      Abdominal Pain Article
      • Abdominal pain facts
      • What is abdominal pain?
      • What causes abdominal pain?
      • How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?
      • Characteristics, symptoms, and signs of the abdominal pain
      • Associated signs and symptoms of abdominal pain
      • Physical examination
      • Exams and tests
      • Special problem in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) of diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain
      • Why can diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain be difficult?
      • How can I help my doctor to determine the cause of my abdominal pain?
    • Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, is a common problem among men characterized by the consistent inability to...learn more »
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      Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) Article
      • Erectile dysfunction facts
      • What is erectile dysfunction?
      • How common is erectile dysfunction?
      • What is normal penis anatomy?
      • How does erection occur?
      • How is erection sustained?
      • What are some of the risk factors for erectile dysfunction?
      • What are the causes of erectile dysfunction?
      • How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for erectile dysfunction?
      • What medications are used to treat erectile dysfunction?
      • Oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors
      • Sildenafil (Viagra)
      • Vardenafil (Levitra)
      • Tadalafil (Cialis)
      • Intracavernosal injections
      • Intraurethral suppositories
      • How effective is testosterone in treating erectile dysfunction?
      • Can low testosterone level be replaced?
      • Vacuum devices
      • Surgery for erectile dysfunction
      • What will the future bring for erectile dysfunction?
    • High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg -- a...learn more »
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      High Blood Pressure Article
      • High blood pressure facts
      • What is high blood pressure?
      • How is the blood pressure measured?
      • How is blood pressure defined?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?
      • What are the different types of high blood pressure?
      • Isolated systolic high blood pressure
      • White coat high blood pressure
      • Borderline high blood pressure
      • What causes high blood pressure?
      • The metabolic syndrome and obesity
      • What are the causes of secondary high blood pressure?
      • Renal (kidney) hypertension
      • Adrenal gland tumors
      • Coarctation of the aorta
    • Angina Angina is chest pain that is due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. Angina can be caused by coronary artery...learn more »
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      Angina Article
      • Angina facts
      • Introduction to angina
      • What is angina and what are the symptoms of angina?
      • What causes angina?
      • What are other causes of chest pain?
      • Why is it important to establish the diagnosis of angina?
      • How is angina diagnosed?
      • What are the treatment options for angina patients?
      • Angina medications
      • Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery
      • What are other methods are used to evaluate angina?
      • What's new in the treatment of angina and heart attacks?
    • Moles Moles are small skin growths that may appear flat or raised and are often tan, brown, black, reddish brown, or skin colored. They...learn more »
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      Moles Article
      • Moles facts
      • What are moles?
      • What causes moles, and what are risk factors for developing moles?
      • What types of moles are there?
      • What are liver spots or age spots?
      • What are seborrheic keratoses?
      • Who is more prone to getting moles?
      • Does having more moles increase one's chance of getting melanoma?
      • Do moles ever disappear spontaneously?
      • Which skin cancers look like moles?
      • How can moles be prevented?
      • How can moles be treated? What are different types of mole removal?
      • Is there a blood test or X-ray to diagnose moles?

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