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How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

How does stress test check or measure oxygenation?

CPET: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing measures oxygen consumption at rest and during maximum exercise, usually on a stationary bicycyle or sometimes on a treadmill ... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Does a comprehensive metabolic test check cortisol & epinephrine levels? If not, how is it checked?

Does a comprehensive metabolic test check cortisol & epinephrine levels? If not, how is it checked?

If problem suspected: Cortisol and epinephrine levels are not checked routinely. If someone has low sodium and high potassium on a comprehensive metabolic panel,24 hr urine cortisol or other test may be ordered particularly if symptoms such as malaise exist (adrenal insufficiency).Hormones related to epinephrine are checked for episodes of v high blood pressure/rapid heart rate, to evaluate for pheochromocytoma (rare) ...Read more

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What can a tilt table test determine? Can it show poor blood circulation?

What can a tilt table test determine? Can it show poor blood circulation?

Tilt table: This test is used to check changes in blood pressure when lying flat on a table and then when being upright ( perpendicular to the ground ). Some people have dizziness when they get out of bed and stand up.Their body does not adjust to postural changes.Gravity causes a drop in blood pressure.This test recreates these postural changes while monitoring the changes in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Having blood work to check kidney function and anemia. Can dehydration affect results of test or will results be the same whether I'm hydrated or not?

Having blood work to check kidney function and anemia. Can dehydration affect results of test or will results be the same whether I'm hydrated or not?

Blood tests: Yes, dehydration will give different results compared to when you are well hydrated. For instance one the kidney tests (BUN) can be elevated and so will the hemoglobin if you are dehydrated. However, the increase is often minimal and serum creatinine [Cr] (another measure of kidney function) is often within normal limits. also, the ratio of BUN/Cr of > 20 in adults suggests dehydration ...Read more

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Does BNP or NT-proBNP test done to evaluate shortness of breath?

Does BNP or NT-proBNP test done to evaluate shortness of breath?

Either one: If heart failure is being considered as the reason for your shortness of breath, either biomarker can help narrow down the diagnosis. A BNP test should not be used routinely for patients having shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How do I know if my stress level is creating health issues? Blood tests can reveal anything as such?

How do I know if my stress level is creating health issues? Blood tests can reveal anything as such?

You can get cortisol: levels from blood or saliva, but you don't need to. List your current eating, sleeping, & other scheduling patterns. Compare them to your patterns before the stress began. Then compare your work performance, relationships, mood & quality of life before & after. Take this information to your primary physician for an "executive physical", appropriate for males your age, & overdue, I'd wager. ...Read more

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How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

How does a holter monitor work? And what conditions can it detect?

Holter monitor: Worn continuously for 24-96 hours it records heart rhythm. Used to detect arrythmia. ...Read more

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Does a physical blood test , test for your hormone level and tobacco ?

Does a physical blood test , test for your hormone level and tobacco ?

Physicals: No. Not in any usual way. These tests would have to be discussed and specifically added on by your physician. ...Read more

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How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

How do they do a stress test to check for heart problems?

An ECG is done whil: It starts with a resting blood pressure and ECG before ewalking on a treadmill or cycling at a slow speed. Your heart rate & BP are monitored, as is your ecg, while both spped and inclination are increased. If you have physical sx, the test will be stopped. If the specialist sees st segment depression it indicates you have ischemia. But there are people with normal stress tests who die next wee. ...Read more

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Which blood test BNP, NT-proBNP, or CRP,hs is more accurate to check cardiovascular health?

Which blood test BNP, NT-proBNP, or CRP,hs is more accurate to check cardiovascular health?

None of the above: None of these blood tests would be able to replace a thorough history and physical exam to evaluate cardiovascular health. In the setting of disease these tests could guide therapy but as a screening or evaluation tool in the absence of disease they will not "check cardiovascular health." ...Read more

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What all does a heart ultrasound and stress test detect?

What all does a heart ultrasound and stress test detect?

Tests: A heart ultrasound, or a fetal echo, is used to examine whether the fetal heart is normal structurally or not. A stress test, or a non-stress test, is a test of fetal well being. A stress test gives mother contractions and monitors the fetal heart during the test. A non-stress test monitors the fetal heart rate with fetal activity. ...Read more

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Does food affect your blood test results?

Does food affect your blood test results?

Yes: Eating before having blood drawn affects the results of glucose, and lipids among other analytes. ...Read more

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Can simple blood test with normal results will be enough to deny pre diabetes or its recommend to do the 2 hours blood test?

Can simple blood test with normal results will be enough to deny pre diabetes or its recommend to do the 2 hours blood test?

Depends: Was the blood collected when you had fasted for 8 hours or more? How long did the blood sample sit at room temperature before being processed? What was the glucose level? If the sample was fasting and analyzed immediately and the glucose level was less than 100, that would exclude pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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What enzymes does a general blood test check?

See below: What do you mean by a general blood test? Of the commonly used tests, only liver enzymes, ALT and AST are generally included in a panel. ...Read more

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Can having my period during blood test affect results of a thyroid test for TSH & FT4 or does it not have an affect?

Can having my period during blood test affect results of a thyroid test for TSH & FT4 or does it not have an affect?

Not significant: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the circumstance you described should not affect the result materially. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Blood values: Yes, the only way you can test for electrolyte levels in the one's blood is by drawing it and sending it to the lab for analysis to what they are. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more