In-depth

Risk factors

High blood pressure (hypertension)

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Headache

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

MRI

Positron emission tomography scan

Urinalysis

Treatments and drugs

Chemotherapy

Radiation therapy

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