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Home Colonic Equipment
Not really: Opinions will differ, but with obstetric care, you have open access to your obstetrician, usually for an unlimited number of visits. If you want reassurance of the baby's heartbeat, i'd rather you come in to see me than make yourself nervous with a home monitor. If you do decide to get one, remember that finding the heartbeat, especially early on, is not necessarily easy. Don't go crazy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home blood pressure machines are home blood pressure machines accurate? What brands are recommended if any?
Generally are...: Arm cuffs are more accurate measures of BP than wristor finger cffs. Omron is a quality manufacturer (there are others). If in doubt about accuracy, bring the monitor to your doc, so it can be checked at the time. ...Read more
Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but they will generally turn positive if you're pregnant. There are some uncommon exceptions, so see your doctor if you still think you're pregnant after 2 home tests spread apart by a week or two. ...Read more
Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?
Sit-ups: If u have dont have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups,chin-ups,lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies"(may have to look that one up on how to do it).If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically.An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out...Good luck! ...Read more
Patient protection: Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients. Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection. ...Read more
Sterilization: The equipment used at hospitals for sterilization of medical equipment undergoes testing and has to comply with high standards. I know we sometimes hear of problems, but the problems are taken seriously. and are used to make the process as best as I can be. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more
No: The internet is full of home-made pregnancy tests using bleach, pine-sol. wheat/barley or even dandelion leaves. They are not accurate. Don't waste your time. Use a home-pregnancy test from a pharmacy. I did see a study comparing dollar-store home pregnancy test to the more expensive brand-names. The dollar-store home-pregnancy tests were just as accurate. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharmacy: Most national chain pharmacies, such as cvs or walgreens, will carry the oraquick. ...Read more
Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more
Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more
Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?
Depends: The elimination time for various drugs is very different. Whether one considers a test to be positive or not, also depends on the threshold for the positivity. Lab tests are more sensitive than home tests, but it is not feasible to provide a general statement of the time difference for detection by the two methods for the multiple drugs of abuse. ...Read more