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What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

What is the importance of health screening prior to exercise?

Important: Important to identify any health issues that could cause problems during the activities you are planning to do. Getting these issues addressed and developing an exercise program you can do based on any underlying problems will help you to achieve your goals. A program will also help you meet your goals, start small and build. After all you don't start with a mile on sat then a marathon on sun! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What is done during a health screening?

What is done during a health screening?

Full Check Up: Screening/ preventive exam includes following 1 complete medical and family history including smoking, drug intake, alcohol and meds being taken 2 psychiatric history 3complete physical examination includind BP check 4 screening tests like blood test for chlesterol, thyroid , biabetes etc. 5history of immunisation and bring it uptodate like tdap.Flu, etc. 5counselling diet/pap smear/colonoscopy, mammo. ...Read more

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Hi can I get health screening through your app?

Hi can I get health screening through your app?

Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap Concierge doctors can see and treat their patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. In the U.S. certain medications (not all) can be prescribed, and lab tests can be ordered. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can send images during a live Concierge consultation. Items that are not yet available (as of Jan. 2016) are the full physical exam, colonoscopy, x-rays,... ...Read more

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How long does a standard health screening results take?

How long does a standard health screening results take?

Local Problem: None of us here are connected to your clinic or even know what tests you had ordered or completed. This question is to be directed to the team caring for you in person. ...Read more

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What's the health screening guideline for diabetes in kids?

What's the health screening guideline for diabetes in kids?

Weight/Height and FH: In kids with no family history of dm, follow weight and advice prevention of obesity and proper nutrition and kids with family history of type 1 diabetes regular check ups and blood tests kids with fh of type 2 dm avoid obesity and proper nutition from early childhood. ...Read more

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What exactly is an occupational health screening?

What exactly is an occupational health screening?

Monitors your health: Occupational health screenings are done to make sure that any work conditions or exposures aren't harming employees. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of health screening that occurs before an international flight?

Is there any kind of health screening that occurs before an international flight?

Not REally Unless/si: Normally you dont need any screening unless you had a major surgery like heart/liver/lung transplant or major catastrophic illness. ...Read more

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What should I expect at a biometric health screening ?

Basic screening: It is for height, weight, BMI, lipids/ diabetic and blood pressure screenings are most common. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: preventive health screening?

Early disease test: Preventive screening consists of performing one or several diagnostic tests to identify early, often asymptomatic, disease. Common preventive programs include cholesterol/lipid screening, glucose screening, and blood pressure screening. ...Read more

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I had a health screening this week. I had a creatinine level of 1.24 and egfr of 48. What does this mean? I'm 55 and female. Thanks!

I had a health screening this week.  I had a creatinine level of 1.24 and egfr of 48.  What does this mean? I'm 55 and female. Thanks!

Creatinine of 1.24: From the results of your estimated gfr, 48 ml/min, you have chronic kidney disease. For an actual gfr, you need to have a 24 hour urine collection, along with some blood work to see if you have any disease of the kidney. Your physician can order this and/or send you to a nephrologist for an evaluation. You have hypertension and that may have caused you to have chronic kidney disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just had my health screening last week & i'm worried about my GGT level is high 70 in w/c normal range is 0-50. Rest of my results are normal. Why?

False positive: This number can often be high without any reason. If the your ordering physician thinks this is not a false positive he or she will take the work up further. ...Read more

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What health screening methods can reduce colorectal cancer?

What health screening methods can reduce colorectal cancer?

Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods are testing for occult blood in stool, barium enema and 3d ct scans. ...Read more

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My daughter took a hearing &health screening, wouldn't response, just made some motions, what could be wrong?

My daughter took a hearing &health screening, wouldn't response, just made some motions, what could be wrong?

Need more info: more information is needed. Is your daughter 4 years old? With traditional hearing screens, it can be difficult for some kids to understand the "game" of raising their hand when they hear the beep. If she did not pass a hearing screen, she should have a repeat test and then referral to an audiologist for formal eval may be needed. ...Read more

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My wife has elevated ca 19-19 marker reading during routine health screening blood test. What do we do next to confirm if there is cancer or otherwise?

My wife has elevated ca 19-19 marker reading during routine health screening blood test. What do we do next to confirm if there is cancer or otherwise?

Is it CA19.9?: We usually do not recommend any tumor markers in routine blood test because they are neither sensitive nor specific. CA19-9 is frequently elevated in pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, bile duct cancers, and etc. It can also be elevated in some benign conditions such as cholangitis or gallstones. Depending on its level, a CT scan and see GI doctor will be helpful. Did she have any symptoms? ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a health screening at work. My non-fasting blood glucose was 72. I ate about 2 hours before and am not diabetic. Is this too low?

Yesterday I had a health screening at work. My non-fasting blood glucose was 72. I ate about 2 hours before and am not diabetic. Is this too low?

Diabetic: No you don't have diabetes! I dislike the term "diabetic" if you don't have insulin deficiency.Folks who have insulin resistance should get rid of that term and work towards getting rid of diabetes. Yes, that should be the goal! ...Read more

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Why must men in their 60s have preventive health screenings if they smoked for 40 years?

Why must men in their 60s have preventive health screenings if they smoked for 40 years?

Men/Women smoked>40 : Not only men but men/women who smoked for>40 years need to be screened for copd, coronary artery disease, perpheral vascular disease and other health effects from smoking, as smoking is the cause of all these conditions independent of all the other conditions like hypertension.Hyperlipidemia, type2diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more

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Hello, my mom, 69, was recently diagnosed with idc and was told it is stage 3. She has had mamograms every year and has been diligent about her health screenings. Is stage 3 advnaced and if so how can this be if this is the first time anything has eve

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my mom, 69, was recently diagnosed with idc and was told it is stage 3. She has had mamograms every year and has been diligent about her health screenings. Is stage 3 advnaced and if so how can this be if this is the first time anything has eve

Idc: Stage 3 is not a very early stage, with significant involvement of the lymph nodes plus the size of the cancer. Depending on the biology of the cancer, a very agressive ca can grow very fast within short period of time. Also, mammo is not a perfect test. Its sensitivity and specificity are even lower when used in a dense breast.Combination of those two can explain a case like your mom, s. ...Read more

Dr. Golder Wilson
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Health Screening (Definition)

Health screening refers to testing people for a disease or condition who are at risk for disease (due to their age, gender, or activities), but who do not necessarily have any symptoms of the disease. An annual mammogram to check for cancer is an example ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more