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How often should someone with osteopenia get a dexascan?

How often should someone with osteopenia get a dexascan?

Every 1-2 years: Every 2 if mild and on no meds, once a year if there are other risks factors and on meds (if insurance covers it). ...Read more

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Osteopenia (Definition)

Osteopenia is a low bone mineral density which puts one at ...Read more


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How risky is it for someone with thyroid cancer to get sick with a cold?

How risky is it for someone with thyroid cancer to get sick with a cold?

It's not: Now, if a patient had the horrible anaplastic thyroid cancer, and was undergoing some active treatment, then, of course, any illness would be a detriment. Papillary or follicular thyroid cancers are well managed in most patients, and the common cold would not particularly affect the patient, any more than the general population. Good luck. ...Read more

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My monther is a person who surfer from elderly constipation. How to do with it?thank you.

My monther is a person who surfer from elderly constipation. How to do with it?thank you.

Define problem pls: How do you define "constipation?" a medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved. Is mother's abdomen distended, is there bleeding, weight loss, pain; acute or chronic? ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Varies: If a patient is stable, can do once yearly. If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary. ...Read more

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Wondering how a girl, 24, should be dressed for a regular check-up with her family doctor, And how often should I have it done?

Wondering how a girl, 24, should be dressed for a regular check-up with her family doctor, And how often should I have it done?

Street clothes: You may wear your usual street clothes. The doctor's office should provide you a gown to wear after disrobing. How often - depends on your health issues and you should discuss it with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have to find a doctor who can conduct a colposcopy. How much does this usually cost and who does it?

I have to find a doctor who can conduct a colposcopy. How much does this usually cost and who does it?

Gynecologist: Any good gynecologist should be competent to perform a colposcopy, which is not difficult or painful. Cost will depend on your insurance plan, but if self-insured expect to pay something in the vicinity of $300 or so. ...Read more

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How often should I get a mammogram?

How often should I get a mammogram?

Start annually age40: Annual mammography starting at age 40 is recommended by majority. This is recommendation of the american cancer society, the american college of radiology, the american college of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as many others. If one has relatives (specially first-degree relatives) with breast cancer in young age, screening should start earlier. ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell if someone has sprained their shoulder with out X-ray? With X-ray?

How can a doctor tell if someone has sprained their shoulder with out X-ray? With X-ray?

X-rays R always done: & also a physical xam. The X-rays will show dislocations as will the PE, images look 4 any bony abnormalities. If all negative Ur ortho guy will rely on his/her physical xam (PE). If not able 2 B sure & U sustained a significant blow or twisting injury, an MRI is usually next. The most information comes from an MR with contrast injected into the joint. ...Read more

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I need a meal supplement for man with type 2 diabetes. What can I get online?

I need a meal supplement for man with type 2 diabetes. What can I get online?

Whole foods first: Generally, whole foods (fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains) are more nutritious than any synthesized supplement. So if the need is for something pureed and easy to swallow, making your own from lower glycemic index foods would be the way to go. If that's not an option, then my dietitians usually recommend glucerna for diabetic patients. ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me how come or how does a person end up getting a thyroid problem?

Can someone explain to me how come or how does a person end up getting a thyroid problem?

Different problems: Hi. There are different categories of thyroid problems: autoimmune, neoplasia (benign or malignant), fibrosis, etc. The most common general category is autoimmune attack, which can have normal function, hypothyroid, or hyperthyroid. The second most ommon category, neoplasia, doesn't affect thyroid hormone production, but benign or malignant tumors (nodules) can grow. Those account for most problem ...Read more

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How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

How easy or how difficult is it for a person with paranoid schitzophrania to have a close relationship?

Schizophrenics: Chronic schizophrenics who have been clinically stabilized & are compliant with their ongoing treatment & have good social support system , do indeed form close relationships. ...Read more

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How often do you see executives with burnout, and how is it typically dealt with?

How often do you see executives with burnout, and how is it typically dealt with?

Vacation: Burnout needs both physical and mental rest. Learn stress management and plan a vacation. Need planning and organising your work discipline. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout a physical examination, a patient has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, hypertension, and hirsutism. th?

Can you tell me if throughout a physical examination, a patient has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, hypertension, and hirsutism. th?

Possible.: Hirsutism is the excessive hairiness on women in those parts of the body where terminal hair does not normally occur or is minimal and can be seen on a physical. Hypertension is measured with a blood pressure cuff, usually 2 or more elevated blood pressures. Osteoporosis is trickier, but could be diagnosed with a thorough history and physical, without DEXA scan. ...Read more

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How much niacin and how often should I give to my mother who is a depressed alcoholic?

How much niacin and how often should I give to my mother who is a depressed alcoholic?

Depends: Consider checking for mthfr mutation. Also consider reading nutrient power. Flushing Niacin in a low dose of 50 to 100 mg should be safe. But she may need other things. ...Read more

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How can you deal with a parent who is getting dementia?

How can you deal with a parent who is getting dementia?

Many steps: First a diagnostic eval is necessary. Sometimes reversible conditions can mimic dementia. Accompany parent to their appt with primary care doc and discuss possibility of neuro or psych consultation. Once diagnosis confirms or ruled out ask question again. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

How to treat a person with protein deficiency having gout?

See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more

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If someone is diagnosed with HIV typically how long do they have to live?

If someone is diagnosed with HIV typically how long do they have to live?

Nobody knows: There is no "typical" life expectancy for HIV (or anything else, for that matter). Magic johnson has been HIV positive for over 20 years, and he seems to be doing just fine. No reputable physician will ever say, "you have x weeks/months/years to live" under any circumstances, much less when HIV is involved. ...Read more

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