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  1. High blood pressure - what to ask your doctor High blood pressure - what to ask your doctor
    When your heart pumps blood into your arteries, the pressure in these arteries is called your blood pressure. When this pressure gets too high, it puts extra stress on your heart and blood vessels. If your blood pressure stays high all the time, you will be at risk for heart attacks, strokes, kidney...
  2. High-fiber foods High-fiber foods
    Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber -- the kind you eat -- is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Your body cannot digest fiber, so it passes through your intestines quickly. Function Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. Because it makes you feel full faster, it can help you c...
  3. Hip fracture - discharge Hip fracture - discharge
    You were in the hospital for surgery to repair a hip fracture, a break in the upper part of your thigh bone. You may have had hip pinning surgery or a special metal plate and screws, called compression screws, put in place. You may have had a hemiarthroplasty to replace the “ball” part o...
  4. Hip fracture surgeries Hip fracture surgeries
    Hip fracture surgeries are procedures that repair a break in the upper part of the thigh bone. The thigh bone is called the femur, and it is part of the hip joint. See also: Hip pain Description You may receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable t...
  5. Hip joint replacement Hip joint replacement
    Hip joint replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with an artificial joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis. Description The artificial hip joint has 4 parts: A socket that replaces your old hip socket. The socket is usually made of metal. The liner fits inside ...
  6. Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor Hip or knee replacement - after - what to ask your doctor
    You had surgery to get a new hip or knee joint while you were in the hospital. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your new joint. Questions How long will I need to use crutches or a walker after I go home? How much walking can I do? When can...
  7. Hip or knee replacement - before - what to ask your doctor Hip or knee replacement - before - what to ask your doctor
    You need to have hip or knee joint replacement, surgery to replace all or part of your hip or knee joint with an artificial device (a prosthesis). Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you prepare for your hip or knee replacement. Questions Is joint replacement t...
  8. Hip pain Hip pain
    Hip pain involves any pain in or around the hip joint. Considerations Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh or in your groin. Similarly, pain you feel in the hip may actually reflect a problem in your back, rather than your hi...
  9. Hip replacement - discharge Hip replacement - discharge
    You had a hip joint replacement surgery to replace all or part of your hip joint with an artificial joint. This artificial joint is called a prosthesis. What to Expect at Home By the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. Most people do not...
  10. Hip replacement - precautions Hip replacement - precautions
    After you have hip replacement surgery, you will need to be careful how you move your hip, especially for the first few months after surgery. In time, you should be able to return to your previous level of activity. But even when you do your everyday activities, you will need to move carefully so th...
  11. Hirschsprung’s disease Hirschsprung’s disease
    Hirschsprung's disease is a blockage of the large intestine due to improper muscle movement in the bowel. It is a congenital condition, which means it is present from birth. Causes Muscle contractions in the gut help digested materials move through the intestine. This is called peristalsis. Nerves ...
  12. His bundle electrography His bundle electrography
    His bundle electrography is a test that measures electrical activity in a part of the heart that carries the signals that control the time between heartbeats (contractions). How the Test is Performed The bundle of His is a group of fibers that carry electrical impulses through the center of the hea...
  13. Histiocyte Histiocyte
    A histiocyte is a type of immune cell that eats foreign substances in an effort to protect the body from infection. Information Histiocytes do not travel through the blood. Instead, they remain in one part of the body. Histiocytes are found in many organs and tissues, including the following: Brai...
  14. Histiocytosis Histiocytosis
    Histiocytosis is a general name for a group of syndromes that involve an abnormal increase in the number of immune cells called histiocytes. There are three major classes of histiocytoses: Langerhans cell histiocytosis, which is also called histiocytosis X Malignant histiocytosis syndrome (now know...
  15. Histocompatibility antigen test Histocompatibility antigen test
    A histocompatibility antigen blood test looks at proteins called human leukocyte antigens (HLAs), which are found on the surface of nearly every cell in the human body. HLAs are found in large amounts on the surface of white blood cells. They help the immune system tell the difference between body t...