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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What does a tilt table test show? My doctors say I need one.

What does a tilt table test show? My doctors say I need one.

Tilt table: shows how well you control your blood pressure. Tilting someone upright while they are supported and don't have their feet on the ground can cause the blood pressure to drop in some people (and reproduce symptoms of chronic fatigue if that is the cause). and to diagnose one cause of faiting. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/tilt-table-test/basics/definition/prc-20019879 ...Read more

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Does your BP have to drop with the tilt table test to have pots. Iv fainted many times but they never catch the fall in bp, upon standing hr is 180?

Does your BP have to drop with the tilt table test to have pots. Iv fainted many times but they never catch the fall in bp, upon standing hr is 180?

POTS: In pots, the hr increases but the BP does not fall which separates pots from orthostatic hypotension. From your description, it sounds like you do have pots. It's hard to relieve the symptoms although there are a few things including medicines that may help. Good luck. Stay in touch with your doctor. Be patient as various treatments are tried or suggested. ...Read more

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What's bp? & what's a tilt table test

What's bp? & what's a tilt table test

Tilt Table Test TTT: Ttt is used to detect autonomic insufficiency or problems regulating blood pressure (BP) that can lead to passing out spells. The patient is strapped to a comfortable table (snug enough to hold) and then placed head upright at 70-80?. BP and heart rate are continually monitored. If BP falls or the patient passes out, this is a positive test. The pt is quickly laid flat again. Lasts about 30 min. ...Read more

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What is involved in a tilt table test?

What is involved in a tilt table test?

Tilt table testing: Used most often to determine if you have a form of autonomic instability called orthostatic hypotension. You are place at a certain angle that normal patients can adjust to but individuals with this problem may pass out, almost pass out or at least have abnormally low blood pressure response. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever ordered a tilt table test? What for?

Has anyone ever ordered a tilt table test? What for?

Syncope: Although I have never personally ordered an upright tilt table test, it is commonly performed for the evaluation of syncope (fainting or passing out). However, the test has limited specificity, sensitivity, and reproducibility. ...Read more

Tilt Table Test (Definition)

Is a medical test used to diagnose dysautonomia or syncope. Candidates are ones with dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting suspected to be due to lowering of blood pressure. Patient lies down on special table, connected to ekg & BP machines, & the table is ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more