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Should my girlfriend do the contraction stress test?

Should my girlfriend do the contraction stress test?

Don't know her. ask: Don't know your girlfriend, can't answer your question. Have her ask her doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Should my girlfriend do the noonstress test?

Should my girlfriend do the noonstress test?

Noonstress: Tell me exactly what you mean by the noon stress test. Or let's chat and I can give you better answer after I know more about you and her. But be certain she says it is OK to talk to me about her medical conditions or we will be violating patient privacy laws. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, my husband did a stress test and ecg last week and the doctor said that his heart muscles were quite thick. is this a cause to worry?

Hi Doctor, my husband did a stress test and ecg last week and the doctor said that his heart muscles were quite thick. is this a cause to worry?

Contact Doctor: For detailed explanation in a language that you and your husband can understand. Thickening of the muscle of the heart or hypertrophy of the myocardium can lead to heart conditions. The best person to ask is the Doctor who performed and interpreted the tests. ...Read more

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What to do if i had my eye test the other day..?

What to do if i had my eye test the other day..?

Please expand question: What question did you have regarding the test that was done? Let us help you answer what you're worried about. ...Read more

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If i'm too weak to do the exercise nuclear stress test next week will they do the injection kind? I'm worried I won't be able to. Havent been eating.

If i'm too weak to do the exercise nuclear stress test next week will they do the injection kind? I'm worried I won't be able to. Havent been eating.

Discuss with Cardio: If you are feeling more weak than prior to having the stress test scheduled, I would recommend you have a doctor examine you right away. It could be a sign of worsening health (possibly your heart). If this has been an ongoing concern, however, please consider discussing your limitations with the Cardiologist. They can inject you with "dipyridamole" which puts similar stress on your heart. ...Read more

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I need to pass a physical and due to extra stress my blood pressure is a little high. What can I do to lower it overnight so I can pass my physical? I saw my family doctor last week and we discussed the issue. He agreed I was under and little stress an

I need to pass a physical and due to extra stress my blood pressure is a little high.  What can I do to lower it overnight so I can pass my physical?  I saw my family doctor last week and we discussed the issue.  He agreed I was under and little stress an

Managing stress: Stress can certainly affect blood pressure. It's hard to do things that overnight will change things very significantly, since the effects of stress tend to occur and build up over time. Deep breathing, staying calm, getting a good night's sleep, avoiding coffee/caffeine and other stimulants, and limiting salt intake can all help to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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What's the most effective ways to know if you're pregnant w/out the use of pregnancy test kits? Me and my bf had unprotected sex

What's the most effective ways to know if you're pregnant w/out the use of pregnancy test kits? Me and my bf had unprotected sex

Use pregnancy test: If you have a normal period at the expected time, you are not pregnant. If your period is late, get a pregnancy test from the store. It is inexpensive (costs less than a pizza) and will inform you about pregnancy within days after the first missed period. There are no other reliable, self-administered tests to confirm an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im really scared. My period lasted two days. What can i do? We used a condom and all the tests came out negative. Can the change be due to stress?

Im really scared. My period lasted two days. What can i do? We used a condom and all the tests came out negative. Can the change be due to stress?

Absolutely!: It sounds like you got a 2 day period after you had sex using a condom. The fact that your period only lasted 2 days is not uncommon particularly at your age. I doubt you are pregnant. However, the stress of unwanted pregnancy sounds to be significant & can affect periods. Please recognize you feel this stress even though you are using contraception. I would consider more reliable methods:pill,etc ...Read more

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What can I do at home to determine if I have stress fracture in my foot. Like in my 2nd metatarsal. I heard there were at home test before doc visi?

What can I do at home to determine if I have stress fracture in my foot.  Like in my 2nd  metatarsal.  I heard there were at home test before doc visi?

No home test: can determine a stress fracture. It needs to be examined by x-ray. In some cases, we also need to do a sonogram or even an MRI, but certainly an x-ray should be done first. ...Read more

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Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?

Having a nuclear stress test Tuesday. Dr told me not to take my metoprolol for 48 hrs prior. What will the test consist of, what to expect?

MIBI Scan: A nuclear stress test typically invovles the injeciton of a pharamacologic agent to increase the heart rate or drop the blood pressure followed with imaging of the heart. The reason you are asked to stop your metoprolol is that this medication prevents you heart rate from increasing and may mask the results of the stress test. ...Read more

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My stress test was abnormal dr said when i was in the middle of the test my blood pressure drop from 180 to 100 and don't know why nuclear test normal?

My stress test was abnormal dr said when i was in the middle of the test my blood pressure drop from 180 to 100 and don't  know why nuclear test normal?

Balanced ischemia!: When the nuclear test is "normal", it means there is no difference in the blood flow to all 3 coronary arteries, what we call "balanced ischemia". Please see my other answer, you need a cardiac catheterization asap! ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Stress Test (Definition)

A stress test is a cardiac test which can include walking on a treadmill and monitoring your heart while you are walking. They can also inject you with a nuclear material and do a more comprehensive scan on your heart to check for blockage. They can also do a chemical stress test which omits the need to ...Read more


Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more