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Does a sigmoidoscopy help monitor and prevent disease?

Does a sigmoidoscopy help monitor and prevent disease?

Yes: Colon cancer kills and this test is designed to test for this problem. You want to discuss with your doctor the pros and cons of this test over a colonoscopy which looks at the entire colon. Sigmoidoscopy, which uses a shorter scope to examine a smaller portion of the colon can miss something. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lappas
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Sigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Sigmoidoscopy is the use of a flexible fiberoptic camera or specially designed scope to examine the inside of the colon. Because the procedure only examines the left side of the colon (in an area called the sigmoid), it is termed sigmoidoscopy. This is to differentiate it from a colonoscopy, where the entire right and left side of the colon is examined. A sigmoidoscopy ...Read more


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How can home blood pressure monitoring prevent heart disease?

How can home blood pressure monitoring prevent heart disease?

BP: Then you are nore lkely to act on elevated BP which is the number 1 risk factor to cause heart attacks and strokes. ...Read more

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Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

Does it work if I monitor my heart rate everyday, I can prevent some illness in the future?

No: You're wasting your time. Live your life one day at a time and regard each day as a precious gift. Forget about monitoring your heart rate. We call that "hypervigilance". Using the same logic, you should never, never ride in a car because some people are at risk of dying in an accident. Instead, concentrate on identifying some aspect of your life that you enjoy each day. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Is there a way to prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Yes: Be sure to use the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, look up for 20 seconds at something at least 20 feet away. Make sure your glasses are correctly focused and use artificial tears as necessary for dryness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how monitoring fetal movement prevent stillbirth?

Can you tell me how monitoring fetal movement prevent stillbirth?

Kick Counting: Fetal movement is reassuring. Babies that are in trouble stop moving, usually awhile before they are at risk of stillbirth. Monitoring fetal movement is a way to make sure that baby is doing well without hooking you up to a fetal monitor. If your monitoring indicates that baby isn't moving enough, you can go to the hospital for electronic fetal monitoring. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

How do I prevent eye strain and headache from staring at the computer monitor?

Breaks/Glasses: To prevent eye strain, take frequent breaks by looking out a window or far off distance. This relaxes the muscle in the eye that is straining to read the computer. Also, light reading glasses may be needed to help you see clearly and avoid strain. Check with your eye doctor if the strain persists as a pair of computer glasses may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there any way of monitoring my skin to see early early changes to prevent pre-mature aging? Just like breast exams are done to check for lumps?

Is there any way of monitoring my skin to see early early changes to prevent pre-mature aging? Just like breast exams are done to check for lumps?

Yes: several things you can do. Avoid sun exposure. Use sunblock. Use moisturizer regularly. Drink plenty of water. Don't smoke. Have an examination of your skin done every year. These are the best things to do for your skin to avoid dangerous skin conditions. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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Which is better warfarine or sintromfor stroke prevention in afib are those home monitor device for INR accurate?

Which is better warfarine or sintromfor stroke prevention in afib are those home monitor device for
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Sintrom not in US: I have no experience with Sintrom & doubt that anyone on HealthTap does, as it is not used in the US. Warfarin is quite common, though in atrial fibrillation, newer drugs like Rivaroxaban are being used because they don't require INR. According to published data, Warfarin has a longer effective period (36 hr vs 10 hr) than Sintrom, & therefore less fluctuation in INR. Fingerstick INR shld be accur ...Read more

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In order for stroke to happen in pregnancy would your BP have to be really high or a blood clot? if i monitor my BP &watch for DVT could i prevent it?

In order for stroke to happen in pregnancy would your BP have to be really high or a blood clot? if i monitor my BP &watch for DVT could i prevent it?

Stroke in pregnancy: There is an increased risk of stroke during and soon after pregnancy, however, most cases are due underlying blood disorders, heart problems, vascular abnormalities, that likely one would know about and be monitored for more closely during pregnancy. High blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, also are risks, so YES, keeping BP controlled is very important! Tell your OB about leg swelling. ...Read more

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My moms dad had diabetes. My mom is pre diabetic,she monitors her levels only, what can I do now at 23 to prevent diabetes in future?

My moms dad had diabetes. My mom is pre diabetic,she monitors her levels only, what can I do now at 23 to prevent diabetes in future?

Live healthy: This means be mindful of your weight, remain physically active, minimize processed foods, whole grains if eating grains, good fiber intake and overall good fruit and vegetable intake. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Moffat
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Proctosigmoidoscopy (Definition)

Proctosigmoidoscopy is an examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon (just above the rectum) using a narrow, rigid scope with a built-in light. A small amount of air is usually introduced to distend the bowel, allowing for a better view. Generally, a limited prep is helpful, but not always necessary. ...Read more