Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
- Hyperplasia, benign prostatic
A common, noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The enlarged prostate may compress the urinary tube (urethra), which courses through the center of the prostate, impeding the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra to the outside. Abbreviated BPH. If BPH is severe enough, complete blockage can occur. BPH generally begins after age […]
- Hyperplasia, endometrial
A condition characterized by overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. This is considered a precancerous condition.
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
a type of inflammation of the lung that develops from breathing in a foreign substance. Molds (fungi) or dust are the most common substances that cause this reaction. Symptoms vary according to severity and can include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever, and chills. The symptoms may develop within 4-6 hours after inhaling the offending […]
High blood pressure, defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure exceeding 140 over 90 mmHg — a systolic pressure above 140 or a diastolic pressure above 90. Chronic hypertension is a “silent” condition. Stealthy as a cat, it can cause blood vessel changes in the back of the eye (retina), abnormal thickening of the heart […]
- Hypertension, gestational
High blood pressure that develops during pregnancy and may subside after delivery. Women who have experienced gestational hypertension are more likely to develop hypertension and suffer a stroke later in life.