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Doctor insights on: How To Test For Osteoporosis

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How can you test for arteriosclerosis?

How can you test for arteriosclerosis?

Depends where it is: Most tests aim to detect plaque causing obstruction to blood flow (e.g. Stress test to look for narrowing in coronary artery). However, atherosclerosis builds up slowly over time, and ideally should be detected before causes blockages. Doppler tests of carotid arteries or legs can image nonobstructive plaque in these locations noninvasively, and tell you if you're predisposed to this problem. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

By the next day: A fingerstick glucose level is immediate. Results from tests such as a HGB a1c return overnight. ...Read more

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How to test for cancer ?

How to test for cancer
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There are many ways: To test for many types of cancer. This question is so general - that it would take a book to answer it. Is there a particular type of cancer you are concerned about? If yes, then specify and re-ask question. If you are asking for a school exercise - you would do well to google under different cancer types. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Depends on the test: Except for leukemias, blood tests are usually not diagnostic of cancers. Results of blood tests for leukemia may take anywhere from one day to a couple of weeks depending on the investigations needed. ...Read more

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How to test for worms?

How to test for worms?

Parasites?: I am unclear which worms but i will tell you about parasites. The standard test is still ova and parasites in the stool. There are antibody tests in the blood that can be done for exposure and one specific test is the string test for strongyloidiasis. There can worms on the skin that have to be seen or suspected areas as the brain and the eyes depending on risks. ...Read more

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How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

How much for a check up to test for melanoma?

Many factors: The cost depends on whether or not a biopsy is done, and the extent of the non-biopsy part of the examination, modified by the coding, complexity, insurance carrier, and metropolitan location. ...Read more

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How can you test for bipolar?

How can you test for bipolar?

Comprehensive: psychiatric/ psychological evaluation is the most accurate way to evaluate for bipolar spectrum disorder. This is sometimes augmented by history provided by family & /or with psychological testing. ...Read more

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How can you test for pid?

How can you test for pid?

EXAM/LAB/IMAGING: The diagnosis is made by history, symptoms, physical exam, lab tests and imaging like cat scan or ultrasoung exam so there is not one test it is combination of all that.That is the only way we the doctors make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you test for arterial health?

How can you test for arterial health?

Check your pulses: Arteries usually are pulsatile and you can feel the pulses you can get more sophisticated doing pvr's and volume recordings as well as duplex scans of te arteries. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more

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How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

How much would it take to get test for Lyme disease?

Depends on the test: There are many tests for lyme- elisa, western blot, ifa, pcr, cultures. Testing can be expensive. If you have limited resources i advise the igg & IgM western blot from igenex- their test is more thorough & sensitive than other labs. It costs about $200. No single test totally proves or disproves if one has lyme- it is a clinical diagnosis, but the right tests are very helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can i go polyclinic to ask?

What to do if i want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can i go polyclinic to ask?

Bone density: determination and bone age determination are two separate tests, but most hospital imaging departments or outpatient imaging centers can probably do either one. ...Read more

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How can I get home diagnostic kits to test for diabetes?

Many: While they don't diagnose diabetes, there are many glucose monitoring meters and strips available in your local drug store. If your sugar tests higher than normal fasting (less than 104) or more than 200 at any time of the day, you need to be checked for diabetes or at least pre diabetes. Get a head start by diet, exercise and weight loss now. Don't wait. There are also a1c test kits available. ...Read more

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How to do a test for scoliosis myself?

How to do a test for scoliosis myself?

Forward bend test: A forward bend adam's test is a easy screening tool we use to evaluate scoliosis without x-rays. You must have someone observe while you do it. First stand straight and slowly bend forward to touch your toes while keeping your knees straight. An observer stands behind you and looks for one side of the back that may develop a bump as you bend forward. However, x-rays are needed for better eval. ...Read more

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How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

How long to wait before u can get test results for aids?

Screen & confirm: Infection with HIV (aids is advanced manifestation of HIV infection) can be tested by a screening test for antibodies to HIV that takes a few minutes, if the screening test is positive a confirmatory test is needed that may take a day or so. ...Read more