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Stonetrack Diagnostic Monitoring
I am wearing a cardiac event monitor for a month. Well I have an open wound exactly where i'm supposed to out one of the electrodes. I cleaned it with 70% ethyl alcohol and neosporin today then put the electrode on just now. Is this ok? It had pus too.
My np just called & said that my ultrasound found a polyp & sludge in my gallbladder so i need to come back in 6 months to monitor. I feel like i need more information, but don't know what to ask. ?
A Better average: Sugar level fluctuates significantly throughout the 24 hours--dependent on intake and activities level, thus not a reliable measure of control using random testing. Glycosylated hemoglobin (a1c) is a by product of sugar metabolism and higher sugar over time=higher a1c. A1c testing is not dependent on fasting. It is an "average" measurement, thus more reliable. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?
Pretty much!: Generally we consider a normal BP as <140/90. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is a little on the high side and bears watching. I tell my patients BP monitoring is like taking a still photograph of a wave in the ocean: we are trying to attach a fixed variable on a dynamic one and so multiple snapshots over time provide a more realistic view of how ones BP is doing! ...Read more