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Medical Questions & Answers Cleveland Clinic

WEBSymptoms. Sore throat? Foot pain? Dry skin? Browse our A-Z list to discover what commonly causes symptoms, things you can do to feel better, how to prevent them and when to call a healthcare provider. Find answers for all your health questions from doctors and licensed professionals.

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Diseases & Conditions Cleveland Clinic

WEBLearn more about health from Cleveland Clinic experts. An alphabetic listing covers medical conditions, testing, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care.

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Hepatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Types, Causes

WEBHepatitis is inflammation in your liver. Inflammation is your body’s response to an infection or injury. Many things can injure your liver and trigger hepatitis. Toxic chemicals, heavy substance use, viral infections and bile flow problems are a few examples. Just about any liver disease will cause hepatitis.

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Open Heart Surgery: Procedure Details & Recovery

WEBOpen-heart surgery can treat heart problems like heart failure, arrhythmias, aneurysms and coronary artery disease. Open-heart surgery procedures may include CABG (bypass surgery), heart transplant, valve replacement and surgeries to fix issues present at birth.

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Physical Therapy: What It Is, Different Types & Benefits

WEBPhysical therapy is a common treatment that can help you recover after an injury or surgery, or manage symptoms from a health condition that affects how you move. It’s a combination of exercises, stretches and movements that’ll increase your strength, flexibility and mobility to help you move safely and more confidently.

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Cough Headache: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Types

WEBWhat is a cough headache? A cough headache is head pain that occurs after coughing, sneezing, laughing or straining. A cough headache can last anywhere from a few seconds to 30 minutes, on average.

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Lung Therapy, Procedures

WEBWhat is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a health program to help improve symptoms of chronic (long-term) lung diseases. A team of healthcare providers guides you through physical activities (based on your tolerance level), education and techniques to help you manage your breathing during everyday activities.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome: What It Is, Symptoms

WEBHow is post-concussion syndrome diagnosed? There’s no way to diagnose PCS directly because no specific test can confirm a concussion. Instead, a healthcare provider diagnoses a concussion — and later, PCS — based on their clinical judgment and a person’s symptoms.

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Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS): What It Is & Function …

WEBWhat is the sympathetic nervous system (SNS)? Your sympathetic nervous system is part of your autonomic nervous system. It could be called your “automatic” nervous system, as it is responsible for many functions …

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Heart Attack: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

WEBAnxiety or a feeling of “impending doom.”. Feeling lightheaded, dizzy or passing out. People assigned male at birth (AMAB) are likely to have different heart attack symptoms than people assigned female at birth (AFAB). People AFAB are less likely to have chest pain or discomfort that feels like indigestion.

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Microneedling: What It Is, Uses, Benefits & Results

WEBMicroneedling vs. microdermabrasion: What’s the difference? Microneedling and microdermabrasion are both procedures to improve the look and texture of your skin. But microdermabrasion doesn’t use needles. Instead, a healthcare provider uses a device with a rough edge, like sandpaper, to exfoliate the uppermost layer of your skin.

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Mental Health Disorders: Types, Diagnosis & Treatment Options

WEBWhat is a mental health disorder? Mental (behavioral) health disorders, or mental illnesses, affect the way you think and behave. They change your mood and can make it difficult to function at home, work, school or in your community.

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What is Atherosclerosis of the Aorta

WEBAtherosclerosis of the aorta is a progressive buildup of plaque in the largest artery in your body, called your aorta. This condition is also known as aortic atherosclerosis. Plaque is a sticky substance made of fat, cholesterol and other components. Plaque starts forming in your arteries during childhood, and it gradually builds up more as you

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Phosphatidylserine: What It Is, Benefits, Side Effects & Uses

WEBWhat is phosphatidylserine? Phosphatidylserine is a fatty substance that protects nerve cells in your brain and enables them to communicate with each other. The nutritional supplement phosphatidylserine promotes cognitive function and memory, especially as you age to better support how your cells communicate and enhance your …

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Cleveland Clinic: Every Life Deserves World Class Care

WEBAppointments 866.320.4573. Questions 216.444.2200. Request an Appointment. Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, provides clinical and hospital care and is a leader in research, education and health information.

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Get Mental Health Care Cleveland Clinic

WEBCleveland Clinic is known across the U.S. and around the globe for our excellent care and expertise. Our mental health specialists treat a wide range of conditions affecting children, teens and adults — from depression and anxiety to substance use disorders. What also differentiates us from other providers is that we understand how complex

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Eye Miosis (Constricted Pupils): Causes & Treatment

WEBWhat is the difference between miosis and mydriasis? Miosis is the opposite of mydriasis (dilated pupils), where the black centers of your eyes are extremely large.. What is intraoperative miosis? During cataract surgery, your pupils might contract (intraoperative miosis).Surgeons prefer pupils that are open to about 7 millimeters (mm) …

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Anion Gap Blood Test: What It Is, Purpose, Risks & Results

WEBIn blood test results, anion gap (also known as serum anion gap) is a measurement to check for the acid-base balance of your blood and/or an electrolyte imbalance in your blood. The anion gap is a calculation of the difference between the amounts of some negatively charged electrolytes (such as chloride and bicarbonate) …

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: What It Is & Benefits, Side Effects

WEBHyperbaric oxygen therapy treats wounds and other medical conditions by supplying you with 100% oxygen inside a special chamber. It heals damaged tissue by helping your body grow new skin, blood vessels and connective tissues. Side effects may include ear injuries, claustrophobia and sinus congestion and pressure.

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Prion Disease: What It Is, Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

WEBPrion disease is a group of very rare neurodegenerative diseases that can affect humans and animals. Prion disease happens when normal proteins in your brain turn into abnormal proteins known as prions (pronounced “PREE-ons”). Prion disease (sometimes called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) causes brain damage that …

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Masturbation: Facts & Benefits

WEBMasturbation is a normal, healthy part of your sexual development. It involves the use of your hands, fingers, sex toys or other objects to stimulate your genitals and other sensitive areas of your body for sexual pleasure. Masturbation has many documented health benefits. It may reduce stress, improve sleep and ease pain, among …

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Intestinal Parasites & Worms: Symptoms, Types, Treatment

WEBIntestinal worms include: Pinworms (enterobiasis): These thread-like worms spread when you touch a surface contaminated with pinworm eggs and put your hands to your mouth. The eggs hatch in your small intestine. At night, female adults lay eggs around your anus (butthole). The process can cause anal itching.

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Black Mold Exposure: Symptoms, Risks & Treatment

WEBBlack mold is a fungus that grows in warm, damp areas. Its spores may mistakenly trigger an allergic reaction in your immune system. An allergic reaction to black mold may cause various symptoms, including coughing, sneezing, congestion and irritated eyes. However, it rarely makes people very sick.

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MonaLisa Touch: Purpose, Procedure, Risks & Results

WEBThe MonaLisa Touch is a CO2 (carbon dioxide) fractional laser. A fractional laser delivers thousands of tiny beams of light into a specific area. The laser beams destroy vaginal tissue and stimulate your vaginal tissue to generate new blood vessels and produce more collagen and elastin. This essentially causes the tissue lining to regenerate

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Gastroenteritis: What It Is, Symptoms, Medication & Treatment

WEBWhat are the possible complications of acute gastroenteritis? Most of the time, gastroenteritis is brief and ends by itself. When this is the case, the primary complication to look out for is dehydration.This is more of a risk for children and senior citizens.. When you’re having frequent diarrhea or vomiting, you’re losing a lot of fluids …

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