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Ask the patient with diffuse abdominal swelling about alcohol intake, a past history of jaundice or hematuria, or an alteration in bowel habits. Streptokinase and tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) are most widely used for this purpose. The biggest challenge in dietary prevention of CVDs is to develop more effective strategies to make people change their diet (both quantitatively and qualitatively) and to maintain that healthy diet and a normal weight.

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