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How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

Many tests: Through carotid (ultrasound) scan, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, mri, ankle brachial index test, peripheral ultrasound, ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...Read more

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Arteriosclerosis (Definition)

It is the hardening of the arteries commonly associated with natural aging ...Read more


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How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

Diagnosis is: made by history, observation and input from relatives/ significant others. Mayo Clinic Defines Schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

High blood pressure: A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke. The most important sign is elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

Usually by X-rays: The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Blood tests: Blood tests and blood/tissue cultures are necessary for making the diagnosis of brucellosis; they include testing for antibodies against the bacteria and isolating the organism from blood cultures. Brucellosis is treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

How do doctors treat cardiovascular diseases?

Cardiovasc diseases: Your question is too broad and open ended question. Cardiovascular diseases are vast and treatment options are like a ocean. So be specific about your disease. So that i can answer it. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

Lumbar puncture: Symptoms of meningitis typically include high fever, ill-appearing child, vomiting (usually without diarrhea), neck pain/stiffness or alteration in mental status (eg. Excessive lethargy). Some children may have a purplish rash on the body. The clinical signs may prompt further testing. The definitive study of choice is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose utis?

How do doctors diagnose utis?

Urine tests: The definite answer is from a test called a "urine culture", which allows bacteria (if present) to grow in an incubator. Since that takes a few days, we also rely on a quick "urinalysis" to give hints about whether a UTI is likely or not. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose coronary artery disease?

How do doctors diagnose coronary artery disease?

Several ways: It is suspected by the symptoms typically pain in the chest on exertion. An EKG can be done at rest or better still during exercise. Sometimes in addition some slightly radioactive material is injected and "pictures" are taken before and after the exercise. Dye can be injected directly into the coronary arteries to see if ane where they are blocked. Ct scans and mri's can also be used. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. If large, they can become trapped and give u pain or at least bad inflamation, itching. Ext. Hemorrhoids can itch and if a clot forms and obstructs them they can b extremely painful and a patch of skin can die off causing infection. Usually begin with fiber and hygine changes, sx if refractory. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

Lp: An LP looking for increased white cells and low glucose levels. Gram stains will show the organisms. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

Big work up: All suspected patients get blood and urine tests. Then to see how widespread the disease is, ekg, echocardiogram, brain mri, audiology and eye exams are next. Patients with neurologic symptoms need spinal fluid tests, and people with developmental delays get neurogenetic testing and counseling. For more info and to find docs that take care of these diseases, see umdf.Org. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat cataracts?

How do doctors treat cataracts?

Cataract removal: The lens: usually clear, behind iris & like a "pillow in a pillowcase". When cloudy/white & affecting vision, surgery needed. Goal: remove top part of pillow case (anterior capsule), remove pillow (cataract), keep back pillow case intact (posterior capsule), place a new lens; Goal: keep capsular bag intact; ultrasound & lasers used to remove lens. More info: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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How do doctors treat phantosmia?

How do doctors treat phantosmia?

Find out the cause: Phantosmia or olfactory hallucination depends on the cause. Sinsitis, headche, depression,polyps are a few examples.
Get a checkup with a doctor to find out what maybe causing it. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

Amebiasis: Often seen in tropical areas. Can check organism (Entamoeba histolytica) under microscope (but may be confused with others). often treated with metronidazole. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more

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How do physicians diagnose cushing's disease?

How do physicians diagnose cushing's disease?

Labs and imaging: A lab draw or urine test can tell if your body is making too much cortisol. This is a condition called cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is cushing's syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor. Imaging studies (MRI) can locate this tumor. ...Read more

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How do doctors do a echocardiogram?

How do doctors do a echocardiogram?

Ultrasound of heart: Generally a technologist performs the echo which is an ultrasound of the heart.They follow a methodical procedure to take images of the heart via ultrasound from the chest.The tech also takes measurements.All of these views are put together to create a file of images and the tech puts the measurements together in a report. The doctor review the images, the report and then reports on findings. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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