50 Dangerous Conditions Testing Your Blood Can Help Detect

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31. Ebola
> Common symptoms: Fever and chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
> Confirmation tests: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test
> Treatment: Fluid and blood replacement, hospital care

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32. Syphilis
> Common symptoms: Genital rash, hair loss, muscle aches
> Confirmation tests: Further blood tests, spinal tap
> Treatment: Antibiotics (usually penicillin)

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33. Lupus
> Common symptoms: Facial rash, fever, fatigue, joint pain
> Confirmation tests: Further blood and urine tests, chest x-ray, echocardiogram
> Treatment: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, immunosuppressants

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34. Excessive alcohol use
> Common symptoms: Memory loss, poor coordination, isolation, alcohol withdrawal
> Confirmation tests: Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin blood test, DSM-5 diagnosis
> Treatment: Behavioral treatments, medication, mutual-support groups

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35. Menopause
> Common symptoms: Hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods
> Confirmation tests: Review of symptoms, menstrual cycle tracking
> Treatment: OTC vaginal lubricants, improved diet