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How To Measure Severity Scoliosis
Scoliosis: The degree of curvature in scoliosis is measured from x-rays of the spine. Serial x-rays taken over time are compared to see if the curvature is getting worse, is stable, or is improving. The curvature usually stabilizes once adult height is reached and growth plates close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cosmetic?: Pulmonary or cardiac function tests may be done to determine how severely the lungs and heart are affected. This condition can be surgically repaired. Surgery is generally advised if you have other problems, such as trouble exercising. In addition, some people undergo surgery for cosmetic reasons. Your health care provider can help you make decisions about your therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First try PT: Scoliosis curves can range from insignificant to severe curves. Treatment depends heavily on the symptoms you are having. If it is back pain only, then physical therapy to improve muscle control, strength and endurance are the mainstay of treatment. If a curve is more severe, then surgery is sometimes indicated to improve the curvature and relieve pressure from spinal nerves. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine in the coronal plane. The majority of cases of scoliosis are mild and do not cause symptoms and do not need treatment. Curvatures greater than 45 degrees usually relentlessly progress, and surgery is really the only cure for large curves. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It is abnormal in the cervical and lumbar spine. It can be corrected with postural exercises, muscle training, and occasionally needs surgery if it is excessive or progressing. ...Read more
Hemoglobin: Several methods exist for measuring haemoglobin, most of which are done by automated machines. Within the machine, the red blood cells are broken down to get Hb into a solution. The free Hb is exposed to a chemical containing cyanide which binds tightly to Hb molecule to form cyanomethehemoglobine .By shining a light through the solution and measuring how much light is absorbed =amount of Hb ...Read more
How to improve sight at the age of 61?
how to control high blood pressure ?
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Ask one at a time: Not enough room to answer all questions at once: Blood pressure can be difficult to control depending on the cause. Taking medications as prescribed and keeping a log of your pressures at the same time of day for a few weeks will help your doctor know if the medication is working. Controlling weight, low-salt diet and exercise(even just walking) will also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Measuring tape: Using a measuring tape, measure your waist circumference at the belly button; divide that by the hip circumference at the widest point (you may need a helper or a mirror for accuracy). This ratio is a good predictor of your wellness: women less than 0.8 and men less than 0.9 are considered healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IQ: Adequate amounts of restful and restorative sleep, a healthy diet with fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains, and regular daily exercise. Reading and discussing books, taking an adult education course at a local community college, all help. There are no medicines or supplements which will improve iq, and many that are sold as such can have adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gender: The gender of a fetus is generally best determined at 20 weeks or more by Ultrasound. This is decided by the presence or absence of the penis. Very occasionally the penis cannot be seen and the gender assignment is incorrect. All the best. ...Read more
Xray/MRI/CT scans: As one gets older--i would say after 50, the discs begin to lose their strength/shape and flatten out, thus one slowly loses height over the years. This can be measured, typically a decrease of your total height means the discs are flattening out. Xray/mri/ct scans can show the loss of this height, espcially if you have older ones to compare! if u are getting shorter, it is likely so. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The simple answer is yes, scoliosis curves can be fixed and the spine straightened out. That being said, scoliosis surgery is a major surgery and usually reserved for patients that have large curves at least over the 45-50 degree range. Don't hesitate to see a specialist if you have further questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: KUB (kidney, ureter, bladder) is often performed as initial exam for non specific abdominal pain, flank pain, or blood in the urine. It can detect some types of kidney stones, less than 25 % of gallstones, and possibly detect or suggest bowel obstruction. A customs agent may request that a physician consider a KUB if orally ingested packets of illicitly smuggled narcotics are suspected. ...Read more
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