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How Do You Define Cirrhosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Testing: In an appropriate laboratory. Does not take long. About 20 minutes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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