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Doctor insights on: Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

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How accurate is fitbit's bioelectrical impedance analysis aria scale?

BS: there are many companies that want to make money. Forget about this money making testing and spend your money on a real board certified doctor! ...Read more

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What is a multilinear regression analysis?

What is a multilinear regression analysis?

Statisticaltechnique: Regression analysis is used to learn more about the relationship between predictor variables and a criterion variable. We simply measure the naturally occurring scores on a number of predictor variables and try to establish which set of the observed variables gives rise to the best prediction. Using mr we can test theories (or models) about which set of variables is the most useful at prediction. ...Read more

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How could find the analysis of mephenesin?

How could find the analysis of mephenesin?

Mephenesin : is a muscle relaxant used for muscle spasm. The medication has poorly documented clinical randomized trails and has poor clinical value. Mephenesin is not approved in USA by FDA and needs thorough evaluation. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Do you know about hair analysis and it's benefits?

Do you know about hair analysis and it's benefits?

Heavy metals/hair: Hair analysis is used to test for heavy metals in the body. It is controversial but hair is used as the sample for long-term exposure to toxins, i.e., over a few months. Hair from any part of body can be used. (great plains lab does this) a recent exposure to toxins, e.g., a factory accident, would require blood. After toxicity levels are determined the patient can be detoxed in various ways. ...Read more

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What is the medical analysis should i do while taking isotrienion?

What is the medical analysis should i do while taking isotrienion?

For a man: Prior to therapy a fasting cholesterol profile, liver function tests and complete blood count should be checked. These tests are often repeated at the 4 and 8 weeks of therapy. If you have more concerning risks for lipid issues then weekly or every other week lipids may be done till stability is noted; in fact this is in the product information! ...Read more

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Why is fasting generally necessary before a chemical analysis could be done on a patient?

Why is fasting generally necessary before a chemical analysis could be done on a patient?

Cross reaction: Certain foods and beverages can contain products that after break down can mimick certain classes of drugs. This can give you a false positive result and cause problems in interpreting the lab results. ...Read more

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What tests,analysis,scanners should i do to know does my ED is organic or psychological ?

What tests,analysis,scanners should i do to know does my ED is organic or psychological
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Start with CV: There are quite a few tests to check for the causes of ED. Be warned though, they're not fool proof. Start with a comp. metabolic profile (FLP, BP, HgA1C, etc). Also check hormones (LH, FSH, Testosterone, Prolactin) and PSA. If those don't work - you can always go for a pelvic angiography. Discussing exactly what form your ED takes will be able to narrow these choices down a lot. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you detect down syndrome by a Microarray analysis? If not what's the name of the test to detect down syndrome?

Can you detect down syndrome by a Microarray analysis? If not what's the name of the test to detect down syndrome?

Down's syndrome: maternal plasma cell-free fetal DNA analysis can be used for screening for Down's syndrome, but the gold standard test for diagnosis is amniocentesis or chorionic villous sampling for detection of the karyotype of the fetal cells, good luck ...Read more

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Why does chromosomal analysis take so long? If something is found would it be found quickly or would the results take longer?

Takes a couple of we: Chromosomal analysis does take time as the cells have to be cultured and grown for sometime before they divide and display their chromosomes. But it should not take more than 1-2 weeks to get the reports. ...Read more