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How To Tell If I Have Cardiomyopathy
Symptoms: Dysautonomia is a rare symptom complex that includes inability to adjust for blood pressure ehen changing positions, inability to sweat, inability to regulate heart rate, and inability to achieve erection, among other symptoms. Lightheadedness when standing up can occur in normal individuals. ...Read more
Depends: There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most people do: Most people have astigmatism which is when the front of the eye is not a perfect sphere. With significant astigmatism, your uncorrected (without glasses or contacts) vision is blurred. So if you don't have blurred vision, you don't have significant astigmatism. If you do have blurred vision, your eye doctor can tell you if it is due astigmatism or another cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing: The most common symptoms are sore throat and fatigue. Often there is a low grade fever. There are too many other problems that can have similar symptoms. There is a screening test and a thorough blood test. The screen, as all screens, is not 100% reliable. A serum Epstein Barr profile is the most accurate test ...Read more
HbA1c PeakAfterFood: Hba1c (reflects average blood sugar of last 2-3 months) the best way, optimal ?5.0%; ?6.5% considered dm. Even better is NMR particle test Insulin resistance score (can detect ?15 years prior to hba1c ?6.5%). At home method, check peak blood glucose, 20-90 min after high carb meal, highest should be ?140 mg/dl. But this must be done several times, more complex ; less effective; more hit ; miss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs/ sxs: Chillblains causes red patches on the toes, fingers, ears and nose that can swell, blister and itch. The best way to determine if you have chillblains is to be evaluated by a dermatologist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Medical assessment: Diagnosis is made by medical eval & testing. Testing includes Stool sample analysis, Testing blood for antibodies & radiologic imaging of cysts. There may be no symptoms w Tapeworm. GI tapeworm infection sxs may include: weight loss, weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, loose stools & abdominal pain. Invasive tapeworm infection symptoms: fever, cysts, seizures (other neurologic or allergic sxs) ...Read more
Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately after the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. If there is abnormal bleeding, passage of tissue, abdominal cramping etc. then it is usually best to see a doctor. They can do an ultrasound, pregnancy hormone level and make sure there isn't an emergency like an ectopic pregnancy. At home if you had a pregnancy test that was positive and turns negative then there was a loss ...Read more
Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances may also be causative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy: Osteogenic sarocoma usually presents with bone pain in the area involved with/ without a noticeable mass. While it has a particular appearance on radiology studies, the way to confirm the diagnosis is to obtain a biopsy. So see your doctor for the oppropriate studies and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
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