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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Habits: Get started on good habits: regular exercise, a healthy diet low in simple sugars and high in vegetables, maintain a healthy weight, and be positive a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Density v Metabolism: In general, the bone density test is used to evaluate for possible osteoporosis, and response to osteoporosis therapy. The bone scan is used to evalua... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Probably not: Diabetics are prone to experience episodes of hypoglycemia either due to medications or the somogyi effect. So it would be useful to check for diabete... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Caffeine: As the clinic for specific details, but in general no caffeine for 24 to 48 hours, no blood pressure medications for 24 hours, and no nitrates for 24 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Assess risk: 1. Determine blood flow to the heart at rest and at stress. The difference between these two can help determine risk of a major cardiac event such as ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
About 5 in 10,000: The risk of a resting only perfusion scan is close to zero, the only risks being an allergic reaction to the tracer, pain from the iv, and discomfort ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Radiation poisoning occurs at exposures of 1000 msv and greater ( http://sgoti.Ws/plwzai ). The radiation exposure from a myocardial perfusion scan is... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Various ways: The bone scan can image inflammation and monitor response to therapy. The bone scan used may actually be a "dexa" scan in which the rheumatologist is ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Get tested : This sounds abnormal and something that should be evaluated by a physician. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health car... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Skin irritation: I assume you are talking about an IV cannula used to administer the tracer and adenosine. The side-effects are the same as they would be for anyone el... Read More
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