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6.1 Symptom information
This Website provides Information about symptoms of medical conditions. You should not rely on any information relating to symptoms contained in this Website. Symptoms are listed in no particular order with regard to their importance, frequency, severity, or relevance. Not all symptoms may be listed in your results of any search or in any article.
Not all symptoms may be present for the condition. Symptoms listed are not necessarily the most typical for a condition. Symptoms may differ, or be absent, depending on severity of the condition or the particular subtype. Symptoms may differ over time with the progression of the condition. Symptoms may differ at different phases of the condition.
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6.2 Medical Complication Information
This Website provides Information about complications of medical conditions, treatments or drugs. You should not rely on any information relating to complications of medical conditions contained in this Website.
Complications are listed in no particular order with regard to their importance, frequency, severity, or relevance. Not all complications may be listed.
Not all complications may be present for the condition. Complications listed are not necessarily the most typical for the condition. Complications may differ depending on severity of the condition or the particular subtype. Complications may differ over time with the progression of the condition. Complications may differ at different phases of the condition.
Not all complications apply to all patients. Special classes of patients, such as babies, children, pregnant women, elderly, infirm, or those with another serious condition may experience different complications. Some complications may be hidden, hard to detect, or may only be detectable by a qualified medical expert. A list of complications may or may not include further complications caused by the complications themselves, underlying causes, associated diseases, risk factors, or other conditions related to the condition.
6.3 Treatment information
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Always seek professional qualified medical advice about all treatments. Treatments often have side effects, contraindications, interactions, complications, and associated risks. Treatments are not always effective. Treatments are not necessarily approved by the relevant government bodies.
Treatments may be research-only treatments or be otherwise unavailable. Treatments may be outdated, superseded, banned, or otherwise no longer used for the condition. Treatments may be non-mainstream or alternative treatments.
Treatments may interact adversely with other treatments, medications (prescription or over-the-counter), supplements, or alternative treatments. Treatments may adversely affect other medical conditions. Treatments are not necessarily appropriate for all patients. Treatments may only be appropriate at certain phases of the condition.
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Treatments may need to be varied over the course of the condition or according to the severity of the condition. Treatments may be relevant to the complications, symptoms, or other associated conditions, rather than for the condition itself.
Treatments discussed have been mentioned in book, journal, or internet sources as associated with the treatment of a condition. As it is impractical to confirm every one, treatment information may sometimes be erroneous, inappropriate, or even harmful and contraindicated for the condition or its associated complications, symptoms, or other conditions.
Treatments listed are not necessarily the complete list of possible treatments for a condition. Treatments are not listed in any particular order of relevance or effectiveness, even when grouped under sub-entries. Some treatments may need to be combined with other treatments. Some treatments may be inappropriate to combine with other treatments.
6.4 Health care questions
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6.5 Medical emergencies
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