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What does this mean; small sized, mild intensity, distal inferior defect. There is no reversibility in this region?
Possibly means: That there is a small area in your heart that is not getting normal blood flow (perfusion) in the distal ( the furthest away) inferior (bottom part) of your heart. No reversibility means that the small region affected did not improve blood flow with rest. This is assuming you are referring to a SPECT scan of your heart! (Since you didn't clarify what test you had, I am only assuming this). ...Read more
Please explain this statement: moderately reduced perfusion in the inferior wall w/notable but incomplete reversibility.
Blocked artery: It means you may have had a heart attack to the bottom part of the heart. Some of it is scar and some is viable. ...Read more
What does 'small inferior apical wall defect demonstrating reversibility affecting less than 5% of the total myocardium' mean?
Myocardial. Medium perfusion defect moderate intensity in basal mid inferior basal inferior partial reversibility. Ef54%. TID .97 abnormal redegenson.
Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle. Most commonly this would be because of atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary artery. The next steps depend on the medical details. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more
What does decreased count rates in the anterior septal region with small area of reversibility mean? I had the Thallium test, ekg, and echo tests.
Suggestive of ischem: A small area of anterior septal ischemia of the LV = small area of reduced blood flow at peak stress test. Few things to be mindful: Small refers to area of myocardium in jeapordy; the area mentioned in your case often is place of false + reading; LAST you need to correlate with symptoms if any and your other tests. AND Finally, before seeking therapy if any warranted, ask about COURAGE TRIAl. ...Read more
I'm out of breath walking up stairs. I have an asthma reversibility test tommorrow. What does this consist of?
A pulmonologist reviewing my pft says moderate obstructive lung disease with no evidence of reversibility. What does that mean?
Stop smoking: It means there is an obstruction to getting air out indicating some injury to the lung. So if you smoke, stop. The 'reversibility' part has to do with the twitchiness of the airways. Having no reversibility, tends to mean that the puffer meds are less effective. Those tests are interpreted usually by someone who does not know your history, so keep that in mind and follow up with your doc. ...Read more
Spect images demonstrate inferior and apical reversibility from my nuclear stress test. Is a cardiac catherization must be done?
Not enough data...: Inferior ; apical reversibility means there is some ischemia in those regions. Without seeing the images it is difficult to tell how much. If there is very mild ischemia, some cardiologists may decide to do medical management (only medicines). If there is any significant amount of ischemia, cardiac catheterization is usually done. Again, it depends on the clinical scenario. Not enough data. ...Read more
My spirometry was 83% doc doesn't think its COPD but smoking related damage with reversibility am sure its COPD?
Pulmonologist: If you are intently worried, then you could ask for a referral to a pulmonologist for a full pulmonary function testing evaluation including dlco and total lung capacity. ...Read more
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What is the difference (in severity) between someone who passes out for 2-3 minutes and someone who passes out for 30 seconds or fewer?
SYNCOPE: Clinically speaking, there is no difference, because any loss of business without a viable explanation warrants a thorough evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Is it possible to measure the severity of exertional dispnea? Can I find a questionary or a classification to measure exertional dispnea online?thanks!
POS But Unproven: Psoriasis has proven association w. Obesity as well as known triggers of infection, physical or psychological stress, and medications. Certain foods can increase inflammation in the body wether or not a proven blood level allergic reaction is measured or not. It would not be harmful and possibly helpful to try a gluten, dairy free elimination diet x 4wks then add back to see. Wt loss +. ...Read more
Two main types: A, B: Hemophila is a hereditary disorder with two main types: a (classic) and b (christmas disease). The two types are clinically indistinguishable; the difference is in the coagulation factor (important for blood clotting). In type a, there is a deficiency in factor viii and in type b, there is a deficiency in factor ix. ...Read more
Anxiety: Anxiety ranges from debilitating to mildly upsetting. Anxiety is a normal response when we have a percienved threat but is problematic when we are anxious & no real threat is present. Diagnoses is generally by symptoms from discussions with your md, psychiatrist, or other mental health specialist & treatment ranges from therapy to meds. Meds are used short-term or to overcome a 1 time event. ...Read more
Varies: Some women begin having frequent uti's after becoming sexually active. If your symptoms are occuring usually after having sex, a suppressive antibiotic to take when you have sex would be appropriate. If that is not the issue you should see a urologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Morning headaches: Morning headaches are concerning. You should have your wife make an appointment to see her physician. ...Read more
I'm anorexic but how severe am I? 5'3" and 78lbs? I'm thinking of getting help depending on the severity. Be honest!
Severe: Anorexia is something that should be addressed both physically and psychologically. It is often an issue of lack of control of our lives in general and we cling to controlling our eating, often to our own destruction. Overeating and under-eating are both destructive. When we talk to ourselves, we tend to give ourselves bad advice. Talk to a medical/psychological professional. ...Read more
Could having to take injections depend on the severity of ms, like are they still required with a mild form with mild symptoms?
New paradigm: Injectables are the oldest drugs on the market, and have proven relatively safe, but often disappointing. My local medical school ms clinic is phasing out all interferons, yet still uses some copaxone. Since we have no way of predicting ultimate course of disease, we typically will start with gilenya, a potent oral med, or tysabri, (natalizumab) the most potent, a monthly infusion. Two more orals available. ...Read more
If you are in the middle of a hyperglycemia attack would it be best to get an accurate test on the severity of it? Is there home tests?
Yes, but...: Of course there are home tests for blood glucose levels which can tell you how high your glucose is... And you can take extra insulin, if that's what you have, as advised or recommended for that glucose level. But an acute "attack" probably deserves the attention of you primary care physician, endocrinologist, or, if necessary, an emergency room. This is not something to trifle with, it can kill. ...Read more
Can diverticulitis have a gradual onset? I have had 2 attacks in the past but they came on quick. But I am having symptoms now with less severity.
I've had migraines for years but suddenly frequency and severity has increased. Maybe 2 a month but now 6 in the last week. Meds aren't working. Help!
Hello. I need some advice.
I've been experiencing intense emotional states that shift rapidly throughout the day. They usually only last minutes to maybe a two hours tops depending on the severity of the state I'm in. These moods are sometimes associated
Psychiatrist: This emotional lability needs to be dealt with and could reveal underlying chronic anxiety or agitated depression. I strongly recommend that you undergo an evaluation by a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. If he/she deems it advisable an examination by your Physician may also be needed to rule out other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more
3 generally used: Mild, moderate and severe are terms generally used to describe this deformity with curves over 50 to 60 degrees entering the severe range while under 25 -30 degrees are mild with moderate are in between. ...Read more