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what are some preventive health screening needed for a female 48 years old.. i currently have high blood pressure, diabetes, anemia low hemoglobin, heart mumor, arthritis, diagnosed a high risk of congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, morbid obessed

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Based : Based on your post, you are dealing with quite a few major medical problems. My first piece of advice is to visit your primary care provider regularly for management of all your issues. Also you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle to including diet and exercise. You may request to see a nutritionist for a detailed plan.Also you need to inquire about a condtion called sleep apnea and possible sleep studies. As far a preventative health screening for your age, you should have a yearly mammogram and pap smear. When you turn 50 you will need a colonoscopy and screening for osteoporosis. Best of luck.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: Apart for the blood pressure, diabetes control, anemia and so forth, you need to make sure that straight forward things like a pap smear and breast examination are also taken care of.

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Does a slightly low potassium and calcium blood level indicate kidney failure?

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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
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Can not shallow breathing, potassium level of 3.2 or anxiety cause low resting hr of 52 in 32yo woman? Had 3 recent normal ekg's, but still scared!

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Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

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Dr. William Harris
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Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon!

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