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How do you define cirrhosis?

How do you define cirrhosis?

Scarring of liver: Damage of liver cells followed by scarring and haphazard/unorganised regrowth of liver cells.May cause multiple complications. ...Read more

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How do you define thyroiditis?

How do you define thyroiditis?

ATA's definition: Thyroiditis is a general term that refers to “inflammation of the thyroid gland”. Thyroiditis includes a group of individual disorders that all cause thyroidal inflammation and, as a result, causes many different clinical presentations. (american thyroid association's definition). ...Read more

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How do you define "problem drinking"?

How do you define "problem drinking"?

Several ways.: Drinking is considered a problem when it starts to adversely affect a person's personal or professional life, or when the person loses control over his or her drinking. There are many ways health professionals define problem drinking. A common one is the alcohol use disorder identification test (audit), which asks about the amount of alcohol consumes, as well as experience in using alcohol. ...Read more

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How do you define depression?

How do you define depression?

Group of Symptoms: Clinical depression is a collection of symptoms - something we call a syndrome - that includes a persistent and pervasive period of sadness and/or a lack of joy, usually associated with feelings of excessive guilt or apathy, difficulties getting motivated, poor concentration and energy, disrupted sleep, feelings of sluggishness or restlessness, social withdrawal, and/or thoughts of death. ...Read more

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How do you define kyphosis?

How do you define kyphosis?

Forward bend: On a side view of your spine...When the spine bends forward that is kyphosis as seen in you thoracic spine ....Whereas when the spine bends backward that is lordosis as seen you lower back. ...Read more

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How do you define end-stage renal disease?

How do you define end-stage renal disease?

See Below: End stage renal disease is stage five ckd or GFR 15 or less. Dialysis is started when the function of the kidneys is inadequate to remove the metabolic byproducts of metabolism. In practice this is usually determined by measuring gfr. Most people have to start dialysis when GFR drops to 10-15 though it may have to be started higher or lower than that. ...Read more

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How do you personally define binge drinking?

How do you personally define binge drinking?

Too many drinks: Binge drinking could look like a six pack or case of beer, a bottle of wine or a fifth of liquor in one night. There may be less conservative cut off points or more generous allowances by some clinicians although these specified in my opinion are generous. For health maintenance, i would suggest no more than 2 or 3 beers, a glass or two of wine, or one shot glass of hard liquor. Stay safe! ...Read more

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How do you define candidiasis?

How do you define candidiasis?

A fungal infection.: Candidiasis is an infection with one of the yeast-like fungi in the genus candida, usually candida albicans.Candida fungi are very common and are the most common cause of fungal infections in humans. ...Read more

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How do you define derealization?

How do you define derealization?

Feels unreal: Derealization is when your experience of reality is temporarily colored by a feeling that it all seems unreal. Unlike states of fascination, spirituality, or interest, it can be unpleasant or undesired. Occurs in anxious states but can occur by itself without conscious anxiety. If it applies to 'you, ' it is called 'depersonalization.'. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose colitis?

How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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How do you define early glaucoma?

How do you define early glaucoma?

Extent of damage: Glaucoma is a disease where the optic nerve is damaged. Early glaucoma would indicate that the optic nerve has sustained minimal damage. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose gastrinoma?

How do you diagnose gastrinoma?

Tough question.: Pt's with frequent, severe or refractory ulcers are all suspects. First tests are done to prove that the high gastrin levels are due to gastrinoma, like the secretin stimulation test. Next the tumor is localized with spect scanning and other imaging tests. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose leukemia?

How do you diagnose leukemia?

Blood or bone marrow: Typically this s diagnosed by a bone marrow test. In the marrow will be the abnormal proliferation of cells of the same type. At times, these cells in the can "spill" into the blood. When this occurs, the leukemia s diagnosed on blood tests. Even when noticed in the blood, a marrow test is usually performed as well. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose mesothelioma?

How do you diagnose mesothelioma?

Biopsy: A ct scan or chest x ray can show the tumor and / the fluid caused by mesothelioma. A biopsy of the tumor can confirm mesothelioma. ...Read more

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How do you define bone infection?

How do you define bone infection?

Infections of Bone: The term is osteomyelitis and implies that the organism responsible has gotten into bony tissue beneath the periosteum, which is a thin tissue protective layer on the outside of bone. ...Read more

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How do you treat depression, don't know how to cope?

How do you treat depression, don't know how to cope?

Psychotherapy: or talk therapy with a professional that you trust and can learn to cope and work through your depression. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

How do you diagnose gallbladder cancer?

Several ways.: The majority of gallbladder cancers are diagnosed after the gallbladder is removed for a reason other than suspicion of gallbladder cancer. For those still in place, (endoscopic) ultrasound is the most common and useful diagnostic tool, but other imaging methods such as ct, mri, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are useful as well. Lab studies are not very useful. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose celiac?

How do you diagnose celiac?

A couple of ways: Celiac is diagnosed either through a blood test or a biopsy. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have alcoholic cirrhosis?

How can you tell if you have alcoholic cirrhosis?

Variable: Patients with cirrhosis can present in a variety of ways. You may have physical exam findings or stigmata of chronic liver disease, such as spider angiomata or palmar erythema. It may be found incidentally after an unrelated lab or radiologic study. You may present initially with life-threatening complications. Alternatively, it may never be detected, until autopsy, if one is performed. ...Read more