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Losartan (Oral Route) Description And Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Losartan is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain

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Choosing blood pressure medications - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Jan 15, 2022  · Types of diuretics include thiazide, loop and potassium-sparing. If diuretics aren't enough to lower blood pressure, a health care provider might recommend adding other blood pressure medications to your treatment.

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PET shows hypermetabolic activity: What does it all mean?

Posted: (53 years ago) May 01, 2019  · "A PET scan (positron emission tomography) works to identify areas of hypermetabolic activity anywhere in the body. A radioactive substance is given to the patient and this attaches to glucose, which is attracted to cells that are hypermetabolic. When the scan is done, these areas "light up." ...

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PET scan of the brain for depression - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) A PET scan can compare brain activity during periods of depression (left) with normal brain activity (right). An increase of blue and green colors, along with decreased white and yellow areas, shows decreased brain activity due to depression. There is a problem with information submitted for this ...

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Sore throat - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 10, 2021  · Allergies to pet dander, molds, dust and pollen can cause a sore throat. The problem may be complicated by postnasal drip, which can irritate and inflame the throat. Dryness. Dry indoor air can make your throat feel rough and scratchy. Breathing through your mouth — often because of chronic nasal congestion — also can cause a dry, sore throat.

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Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Seamless care that revolves around you: more than 4,700 physicians and scientists collaborate across Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic as the #1 hospital overall and #1 in …

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Asthma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 05, 2022  · Allergy-induced asthma, triggered by airborne substances, such as pollen, mold spores, cockroach waste, or particles of skin and dried saliva shed by pets (pet dander) When to see a doctor Seek emergency treatment. Severe asthma attacks can be life-threatening.

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COVID-19 and pets: Can dogs and cats get COVID-19? - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 11, 2022  · If your pet tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the same precautions you would if a family member became infected. Aim to isolate your pet in a separate room away from the rest of your family and have your pet stay at home. Also, follow these tips: Wear gloves when you interact with your pet or its food, dishes, waste or ...

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Pet allergy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 04, 2021  · Pet allergy, on the other hand, may be due to a pet that you're exposed to throughout the year. Even if you don't have a pet, you may be exposed to pet allergens in other people's homes or that have been transported on people's clothes at work or school. Therefore, you may not recognize allergy as a factor possibly complicating your asthma when ...

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Pet allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 04, 2021  · Pet saliva can stick to carpets, bedding, furniture and clothing. Dried saliva can become airborne. So-called hypoallergenic cats and dogs may shed less fur than shedding types, but no breed is truly hypoallergenic. Rodents and rabbits. Rodent pets include mice, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs. Allergens from rodents are usually present in ...

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Amlodipine (Oral Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 01, 2022  · Amlodipine is also used to relieve chronic stable angina (chest pain) or vasospastic angina (Prinzmetal's or variant angina). This medicine is also used to lower the risk of hospitalization for angina and heart surgery (eg, coronary revascularization) in patients with recently documented coronary artery disease (CAD) by angiography and without certain heart …

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Spironolactone (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 01, 2022  · Spironolactone is used in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. Lowering blood pressure can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Spironolactone is also used to lessen the need for hospitalization for heart failure. Spironolactone is ...

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Hypoglycemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) May 04, 2022  · Diagnosis. If you have hypoglycemia symptoms, your health care provider will likely conduct a physical exam and review your medical history. If you use insulin or another diabetes medication to lower your blood sugar, and you have signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, test your blood sugar levels with a blood glucose meter.

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Lisinopril (Oral Route) Side Effects - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 01, 2022  · Description and Brand Names. Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex US Brand Name. Prinivil; Zestril; Descriptions. Lisinopril is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

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Irbesartan (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Irbesartan is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain ...

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Positron emission tomography scan - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 10, 2021  · The PET-CT or PET-MRI scanner is a large machine that looks a little like a giant doughnut standing upright, similar to CT or MRI scanners. From start to finish, the procedure takes about two hours to complete and typically does not require an overnight hospital stay. When you arrive for your scan, you may be asked to:

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Cancer causes: Popular myths about the causes of cancer

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 22, 2022  · This misconception may be based in part on a misunderstanding of positron emission tomography (PET) scans, which use a small amount of radioactive tracer — typically a form of glucose. All tissues in your body absorb some of this tracer, but tissues that are using more energy — including cancer cells — absorb greater amounts.

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Ramipril (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Ramipril is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain ...

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High blood pressure and pregnancy: Know the facts - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Jul 23, 2022  · Sometimes high blood pressure begins before pregnancy. In other cases, the condition develops during pregnancy. Chronic hypertension. In chronic hypertension, high blood pressure develops either before pregnancy or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Phantom pain - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Jun 11, 2021  · Causes. The exact cause of phantom pain is unclear, but it appears to come from the spinal cord and brain. During imaging scans — such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET) — portions of the brain that had been neurologically connected to the nerves of the amputated limb show activity when the person feels phantom …

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Blood sugar testing: Why, when and how - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Feb 01, 2022  · The newest type of continuous glucose monitor has an implanted sensor that can detect blood sugar levels for up to three months. A transmitter worn on the body sends blood sugar information wirelessly from the sensor to a smartphone app.

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West Nile virus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Dec 19, 2020  · Change water in birdbaths and pet bowls regularly. Remove old tires or unused containers that might hold water and serve as a breeding place for mosquitoes. Install or repair screens on windows and doors. To reduce your exposure to mosquitoes: Avoid unnecessary outdoor activity when mosquitoes are most common, such as at dawn, dusk and early ...

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Postherpetic neuralgia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 06, 2020  · Postherpetic neuralgia (post-hur-PET-ik noo-RAL-juh) is the most common complication of shingles. The condition affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear. The chickenpox (herpes zoster) virus causes shingles. The risk of postherpetic neuralgia increases with age ...

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Hyperglycemia in diabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 20, 2022  · Symptoms. Hyperglycemia usually doesn't cause symptoms until blood sugar (glucose) levels are high — above 180 to 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 10 to 11.1 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

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Diabetes and exercise: When to monitor your blood sugar

Posted: (53 years ago) Jan 20, 2022  · Exercise is a crucial component of diabetes management. Exercise can help you: Improve your blood sugar levels. Boost your overall fitness. Manage your weight.

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Propranolol (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Propranolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the ...

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Hypertensive crisis: What are the symptoms? - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Aug 03, 2022  · Severely high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and body organs, including the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. During a hypertensive crisis, the heart may not be able to pump blood effectively.

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Telmisartan (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 01, 2022  · Telmisartan is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the ...

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Top 5 lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Moderate use of alcohol has been linked with higher levels of HDL cholesterol — but the benefits aren't strong enough to recommend alcohol for anyone who doesn't already drink.. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger.

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Lisinopril (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Lisinopril is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain ...

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Type 2 diabetes - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 19, 2022  · Causes. Type 2 diabetes is primarily the result of two interrelated problems: Cells in muscle, fat and the liver become resistant to insulin. Because these cells don't interact in a normal way with insulin, they don't take in enough sugar.

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Progressive supranuclear palsy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Mar 18, 2022  · Your doctor may recommend an MRI to determine if you have shrinkage in specific regions of the brain associated with progressive supranuclear palsy. An MRI can also help to exclude disorders that may mimic progressive supranuclear palsy, such as a stroke.. A positron emission tomography (PET) scan also may be recommended to check for early signs of …

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Monoclonal antibody drugs for cancer: How they work

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 09, 2021  · Monoclonal antibody drugs are treatments that enlist your body's germ-fighting immune system against diseases, including cancer. If your health care provider recommends a monoclonal antibody drug as part of your cancer treatment, …

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Metoprolol (Oral Route) Description and Brand Names - Mayo Clinic

Posted: (53 years ago) Nov 01, 2022  · Metoprolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain ...

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