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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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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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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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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Stress: What It Is, Symptoms, Management & Prevention

WEBYour body’s autonomic nervous system controls your heart rate, breathing, vision changes and more. Its built-in stress response — the “ fight-or-flight response ” — helps your body face stressful situations. When you have long-term (chronic) stress, continued activation of the stress response causes wear and tear on your body.

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Hepatitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Types, Causes & Treatments

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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Hypertensive Heart Disease: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

WEBChronic high blood pressure (higher than 120/80 mmHg) causes hypertensive heart disease. As people get older and continue to have high blood pressure, their risk of heart disease increases. Heart failure occurs most often in people older than 65. Chronic high blood pressure puts a strain on your heart and makes it harder for it to …

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Lung Therapy, Procedures & Results

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 & Treatment

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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Arteriosclerosis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

WEBArteriosclerosis is the medical term for hardening of the arteries. There are three types, including atherosclerosis (hardening from plaque buildup). You may have no symptoms until the disease leads to issues like heart attack or thrombosis. Medications and lifestyle changes can improve blood flow and lower your risk of complications.

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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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Physical Examination: What Is a Physical Exam

WEBA physical exam is an evaluation of your overall health. A primary care provider performs a physical exam. This exam focuses on preventive care so you can get to good health or maintain it. If your provider suspects a health concern or you have a concern, they may refer you to see a specialist or offer tests to learn more about your …

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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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Low Hemoglobin: Causes, Signs & Treatment

WEBLow Hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells. Your red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. If you have a condition that affects your body’s ability to make red blood cells, your hemoglobin levels may drop. Low hemoglobin levels may be a symptom of several conditions, including different kinds of anemia and …

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Kernicterus: What It Is, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

WEBKernicterus is a complication of severe jaundice. It happens when a waste product collects in your child’s blood and brain tissue. Sixty percent of infants experience yellowing of their skin and eyes during the first few weeks of life.

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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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Glutamine: What It Is, Benefits & Side Effects

WEBGlutamine. Glutamine is one of 20 amino acids — the building blocks of proteins. It’s a nonessential amino acid, which means you get it from the foods you eat, but your body also makes it. Glutamine plays key roles in your digestive and immune systems. Prescription glutamine reduces the risk of complications from sickle cell disease.

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HIV & AIDS: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

WEBHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV weakens your immune system by destroying your T-cells until you are unable to fight off even minor illnesses. You can have HIV without any symptoms. Getting tested and starting treatment early gives you the best chance of …

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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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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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Heartland Virus: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

WEBThe Heartland virus is a disease that spreads to people through a tick bite. The virus belongs to a family of viruses called phleboviruses. Studies show that bites from an infected Lone Star tick ( amblyomma americanum) cause Heartland virus. But some experts believe mosquitos and other tick species can also spread the virus to humans.

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Wellness and Preventive Medicine Medical Professionals

WEBCleveland Clinic providers can refer patients to any of the services offered by the Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine by placing an order in EPIC "Consult to Wellness" and choose the service you are referring to on a drop-down box. Outside providers should call 216.448.4325. Request a guide for referring physicians.

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Immune System Function, Conditions & Disorders

WEBWhat does the immune system do. Your immune system works hard to keep you healthy. It does this by: Keeping invaders (like germs) out of your body.; Destroying invaders. Limiting how much harm the invaders can do if they’re inside your body.

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