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How To Test For Osteoporosis
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?
It depends upon: Location and system, but i get my results back the next day. ...Read more
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
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
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
What to do if i want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can i go polyclinic to ask?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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