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Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension): Symptoms, Signs, Causes
What is low blood pressure (hypotension)? Explore low blood pressure causes, symptoms, and signs. Discover what is considered low...
Picture of Abdomen
The abdomen (commonly called the belly) is the body space between the thorax (chest) and pelvis. See a picture of the Abdomen and...
Picture of Aorta
The aorta is the largest artery in the body. See a picture of the Aorta and learn more about the health topic....
Related Disease Conditions
Kidney pain has a variety of causes and symptoms. Infection, injury, trauma, bleeding disorders, kidney stones, and less common...
Folliculitis is a skin condition that causes small red bumps to form around the hair follicles. Skin bacteria such as...
Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) Symptoms and Treatments
Low blood pressure, also referred to as hypotension, is blood pressure that is so low that it causes symptoms or signs due to the...
Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)
Abdominal pain can have many causes that range from mild to severe. Some of these causes...
Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes are...
Lower Back Pain
There are many causes of back pain. Pain in the low back can relate to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae,...
STDs in Men
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transmitted during sexual contact. They may be caused by viruses, bacteria,...
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) refers to diseases of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) located outside the heart and...
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...
Stroke (Signs, Symptoms, Warning Signs)
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding...
Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to...
The definition of a genetic disease is a disorder or condition caused by abnormalities in a person's genome. Some types of...
Medical shock is a life-threatening medical condition. There are several types of medical shock, including: septic shock,...
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STD)
Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...
Syphilis in Women
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a spiral-shaped type of bacteria known as a spirochete. There are...
Marfan syndrome is hereditary (genetic) condition affecting connective tissue. A person with Marfan syndrome may exhibit the...
Diabetes Treatment (Type 1 and Type 2 Medications and Diet)
The major goal in treating diabetes is controlling elevated blood sugar without causing abnormally low levels of blood sugar....
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes are genetic disorders that include symptoms such as loose joints, tissue weakness, easy bruising, and...
A heart murmur is the sound generated when blood flow within the heart is not smooth. Causes of heart murmurs can be functional,...
Cholesterol (Lowering Your Cholesterol)
High cholesterol and triglyceride levels increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Getting your cholesterol and triglyceride...
High Blood Pressure Treatment
High blood pressure (hypertension) means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Treatment for high blood pressure include...
Drug addiction is a chronic disease that causes drug-seeking behavior and drug use despite negative consequences to the user and...
Loeys-Dietz syndrome is an inherited genetic syndrome characterized by aortic aneurysms in children. Children with Loeys-Dietz...
Relapsing polychondritis is an uncommon, chronic disorder of the cartilage that is characterized by recurrent episodes of...
Smoking (How to Quit Smoking)
Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or...
Aortic dissection is a small tear in the large blood vessel that leads from the heart and supplies blood to the body. There are...
Takayasu disease (also referred to as Takayasu arteritis) is a chronic inflammation of the aorta and it's branch arteries....
High Cholesterol: Frequently Asked Questions
Cholesterol occurs naturally in the body. High blood cholesterol levels increase a person's risk of developing heart disease,...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Benefits, Uses, Foods)
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fats that help decrease one's cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as reduce the risk of...
Smoking and Heart Disease
Smoking increases the risk of heart disease in women and men. Nicotine in cigarettes decrease oxygen to the heart, increases...
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Experience
Please describe your experience with an abdominal aortic aneurysm.Post View 49 Comments
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Symptoms
What symptoms did you experience with your abdominal aortic aneurysm?Post View 32 Comments
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Surgery Experience
Did you or a relative have surgery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm? What was the outcome?Post View 11 Comments
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - Rupture
Do you have a friend or relative who had a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm? Please share your experience.Post View 13 Comments
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- Women Fare Poorly With Aortic Aneurysm: Study
- Abdominal Aneurysm Risk Drops When Smokers Quit
- When Complications Arise, Some Hospitals Get Paid a Lot More
- Surgery at High-Quality Hospitals a Money-Saver for Medicare
- Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Aneurysms in Abdomen: Study
- Asthma May Raise Risk for Abdominal Aneurysm
- Revamp Abdominal Aneurysm Screening, Save More Men's Lives: Study
- Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study
- Preventing Emergency Surgeries Could Save $1 Billion
- Screen Older Men Who've Ever Smoked for Aneurysms: Experts
- Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study
- Screen Older, Male Smokers for Type of Aneurysm, Experts Say
- Surgical Readmission Rates Reflect Initial Care, Study Suggests
- ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds
- Fruit-Rich Diet Might Lower Aneurysm Risk
- Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
- Survival Equal in 2 Types of Abdominal Aneurysm Repair: Study
- Many in U.S. Get Unneeded Heart Screening Tests
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