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pulmonary function test side effects

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
100% of predicted: A good one would be one as close to normal as possible. Too low a dlco/va means that there is likely an air-transfer blockage. Too high may point to ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roland El ghazal
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Possible obstruction: This particular test can detect a very early obstruction to the airflow (seen in diseases such as asthma/emphysema etc...) However there are people ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can only guess: That the quality was fair likely meaning that your efforts were not sufficient in performing the test.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Pulmonary function: Pulmonary function testing generally requires a person to sit in a booth and breathe through a mouthpiece. A machine analyzes the flow and volume of a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
A few: Dipyrmiadole is a vasodilating med used in stress testing. Common side effects include flushing, shortness of breath, chest pain and drop in blood pre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactulose : Other than possible mild diarrhea from the lactulose itself, not lasting more than 1 to 2 days, there are not usually any side effects from the lactul ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Spirometry: This is the standard test to determine pulmonary obstructions. If you think this is your case, don;t hesitate being tested and if you smoke- stop now ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eulogio Galvez
Specializes in General Practice
Don't know: There are so many causes of respiratory failure. I don't know the answer to your question. I would like to refer you to our healthtaps pulmonologist o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Neostigmine: Causes slowing of the heart rate.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Prednisone doesn't cause heart murmurs.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manohar Ahuja
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: No, TB medicines don't cause weight gain, it may though but only if corticosteroids were used as part of treatment of tb!
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Blood brain barrier: Atenolol is less likely to cause CNS side effects because it is less likely to penetrate the "blood-brain barrier."
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: There is now relationship between PFTS (Pulmonary function) due to Pregnancy with the exception of Possible LATE pregnancy effects due to size of ab ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Corticosteroids: The adrenal glands produce corticosteroids, as commanded by the pituitary gland.When taking a corticosteroid med, the pituitary detects the high level ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No special precautions are required for the Dexamethasone suppression tests, as side effects are virtually absent, and either test can be conducted on ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Bronchodilators can cause paradoxical bronchospasm.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's the question?: As much as we'd like to, nobody here can advise you without our knowing what's troubling you, what your symptoms and signs are, and what you've been t ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing. Caffeine &-: -exercise will effect your heart rate, but not effect your PFC's.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not studied!: It is a "supposed to decrease brain fog" herb. No evidence that it works and only several small studies on it. I would not want someone i cared for s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Side effects: The side effects of lisiniopril 2.5mg are generally very minimal.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly unlikely: The initial tests for syphilis are screening tests which are quite sensitive but may be non-specific. If these are negative it is not going to be from ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
Relatively safe: Nortriptyline is a medication that has been used for decades, can help headaches, and generally does not have the extreme adverse effects that you hav ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Emphysema: Asthma or congenital hemsiderisiderosi sarcoidosis lupus Rh A chf
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