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Is There A Correlation Between Peak Flow And Pulmonary Function Tests
PFTs...: In pulmonary function testing, volume flow refers to how much air is inhaled or exhaled whereas the rate of flow tests how fast the air is inhaled or exhaled. ...Read more
Pulmonary function tests is a term used to describe a group of tests done to determine lung function. Spirometry measures the amount of air that can be taken in as well as the flow rate of forcefully exhaled air . A graph is generated and can be used to determine lung function. Likewise lung volumes and diffusing capacity determine the capacity as well as ...Read more
Different: PFT measures your lung function in its current state. Methacholine challenge is often used when the lung function test is normal but asthma is suspected. If the methacholine test showed a reduction in FEV-1 by 20% at a certain concentration, then the patient is considered to have an overactive airway which is often but not always from asthma. ...Read more
Is there difference between pulmonary artery hypertension and RVSP? If so, is there difference in severity? my echo showed RVSP42.57 mmHg, why?
Yes. Need expert.: RVSP is a sign- or rather a calculation based on an echocardiogram. By itself, it doesn't mean anything. PAH is a medical condition characterized by high pressures in the pulmonary vessels. While symptom severity correlates with pressr, RVSP is calculated (estimated) & not directly measured. PAH is diagnosed based on symptoms & pressure readings on right heart catheterization. Use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
No: No, there is no relationship between Epinephrine and vascular disease. However, Epinephrine does increase peripheral vascular resistance. It does this by causing all the little muscles in the arteries and capillaries to clamp down. This increases someone's blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary hypertension, if there is a difference?
Yes: Failure is the end stage of liver illness. Patient tend to have bleeding, ascites (large belly), confusion, prone to infections. Dysfunction refers to alterations on liver level. The focus is to treat the condition (ie, alcoholism, hepatitis a-b-c, drug toxicity, gallstones, etc). Dysfuntion many time is reversible depending on the cause. ...Read more
Related / separate: Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of blood circulating in the arteries. The heart rate measures how many beats per minute the heart is squeezing. Generally, the heart rate will increase when the blood pressure begins to fall to maintain the same blood flow. A slower heart rate can make the blood pressure fall unless the volume of blood being ejected is large (such as in athletes). ...Read more
Is there a difference in LV Diastolic dysfunction and Mild
LV Diastolic dysfunction ?
What are the stages and does it always progress?
LVDD grading subject: The subjective scale of diastolic dysfunction: absent - mild - moderate - severe. Diastolic dysfunction is usually related to "stiffness" of the heart, which in turn, is attributed to the pressure of the blood flowing back to the heart that it has to deal with (diastolic blood pressure & pulmonary artery pressure). Depending on condition, the right medication can keep it from progressing. TTYD. ...Read more
Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size. Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more
Hi, is there any connection between a TSH result of 7.32 from blood work and a erythrocyte level of 3 result, in urine test?
A TSH level of 7.32 indicates thyroid deficiency and you should consult an endocrinologist for replacement therapy.
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Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
More detail!: What substance, vessel, machine? Do you mean in an air conditioning unit, a river, the lung? Please clarify and ask again. ...Read more
Pressure/volume: Low pressures are usually associated with low pulse volumes ...Read more
Is there a very strong connection between emotional stress at the time of diabetes testing and higher than usual blood glucose levels?
Stress can raise: glucose levels but no matter what the cause the glucose level needs to be treated if high. 50 % of Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic--a staggering number. As your doc about a glucose tolerance test--much better than a single glucose reading. A one C test second best but useful. Lifestyle changes can reverse Type II diabetes and pre-diabetes. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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