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Shuttle Walk Test
SWT: This test evaluates functional exercise capacity by measuring how long a patient can maintain a constant pace walking around a 10-meter shuttle (between two cones). The swt has stages. The beginning and end of each stage are indicated by an auditory signal (beep). In each stage, the speed is gradually increased. Test ends when one doesn't reach the next cone before the beep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
I just had a stressecho done. Test stopped at 3 min mark. (slow walk) hr 180, BP 188/146. Was told resume norm until dr call. Should i still work out?
No: The data are concerning and need resolution and even medication. The BP is at danger level in my view. ...Read more
Had 6min walk test. Was stopped after ea min for three minutes. After 5 mins rest, I breathe fine. Test results:normal. Is this correct way of test?
The timer goes 6min.: The last time I looked at the 6-minute walk, the rules seemed to say the timer goes for 6 minutes. That means a patient walking 1 minute, resting 3 minutes, walking again 1 minute, resting again... would be done after resting 1 minute the second rest (1+3+1+1 = 6). The total distance walked during those 2 minutes of walking would be used to decide normal or abnormal. No sitting during the resting. ...Read more
I have concronic pain in my leg for 4 years now and have every test done for it and find nothing. It gwts ao bad I can't walk what could it be ?
Sciatica: This is only an educated guess, but pinching of the sciatic nerve from the pyriformis muscle secondary to sacroiliac dysfunction is a very common cause of leg pain. I would suggest you see an experienced physical therapist; often times a good functional exam will reveal a lot more than a bunch of tests. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pah and my doctor did a test where I walked for 6 minutes. Should I be trying to walk more often?
Yes: If you mean pad, walking is one of the mainstays of medical management. You should walk a minimum of 3 times per week (more is better) for at least 30 minutes of actual walking time. That means if you walk for 5 minutes and then rest for 5 minutes, that only counts for 5 minutes of walking time. You will notice an improvement over time if you stick with this plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thank u, what would you say has a great positive predictive value for mortality within a year: 1. FEV1 < 30%, 2. 6 minute walk test distance < 250m?
What are the most common causes of dizzyness no one can figure out why im dizzy when I stand up or walk have had every test they say anxiety 4 neurolo?
Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most common causes of dizzyness no one can figure out why im dizzy when I stand up or walk have had every test they say anxiety?
Mom only needs oxygen when she's walking/active. She was borderline on walk test. Is it possible her health could greatly benefit now that she has o2?
My 2 yr. Son started limping. We read this could be quite serious. The dr. Ran a blood test but came back neg. For bacteria, this am he will not walk?
Other Sx: Many toddlers will jump off a something and push their hip bone into the socket.Hours later they will limp or not walk because of fluid building up in the hip joint. If your doc examined the kid, & CBC showed no sign of infection, you may want to monitor this at home for a day or so. Traumatic synovitis peaks and fades over a 1-3 days but these kids are comfortable at rest. Re check as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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