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Will virtual (imaginary) exercise lower b.M.I.?

Will virtual (imaginary) exercise lower b.M.I.?

NO: I am a huge believer in the power of the mind and imagery but I can not imagine any mechanism by which imaginary exercise could lower bmi. The only way to lower bmi is to burn more calories than you ingest and doing imagery does not burn very many calories! While exercise lowers bmi, diet is more important. My favorite is this one: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...Read more

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Are you able to do med management through this virtual app? Thanks

Yes: We can evaluate, diagnose, and prescribe medications or recommend other treatment for many conditions. ...Read more

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Do you know of a virtual reality game that gives the illusion of biking in a virtual race?

Do you know of a virtual reality game that gives the illusion of biking in a virtual race?

How is that medical?: This is not the appropriate site for this question. Try reading the title again. Direct your question to a gaming site or board with fans and reviewers who would know that. ...Read more

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What is a virtual colonoscpy?

What is a virtual colonoscpy?

This is: An alternative to regular colonoscopy and basically is a ct scan of your abdomen with contrast that the software reconstructs your colon and allows the radiologist to virtually travel thru your colon. It is not as accurate, nor covered by most insurance companies but is indicated when a colonoscopy can not be performed. Also if polyps are found on ct you will need a colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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How can I request a virtual consultant?

Virtual consult: Sign in to HealthTap and go to the doctor and click on the service u want ...Read more

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Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

See doctor: There are many causes of erectile dysfunction are so diverse including medication side effect, vascular causes, diabetes, neurologic conditions, local penile factors, hormonal imbalance, Also psychological factors
so I think you best see you health professional to diagnose the cause and direct treatment accordingly ...Read more

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Are your doctors virtual doctors or virtual practitioners? Maybe they are more like eDocs?

Are your doctors virtual doctors or virtual practitioners? Maybe they are more like eDocs?

We are live!: The docs here, whom I have the great respect for, are 70, 000 strong and represent all specialities and most have special interests. We answer questions for fun. We handle requests for special requests for minor pay. And Healthtaps concierge service gives it's members a bargain. No we are not "virtual docs." We however, practice e-medicine! ...Read more

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I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

He is retired.: According to Dr. Handsfield's page on Heathtap, he is no longer in clinical practice and does not see patients. Sorry! ...Read more

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Need a referral for a Dr. Who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Need a referral for a Dr. Who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail. ...Read more

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What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?

What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?

Virtual: You are in a cat scanner, with air and sometimes contrast pumped into you. Unpleasant and not as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Also, if something is found, youmwill need a colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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What is virtual colonoscopy? Is is reliable?

What is virtual colonoscopy? Is is reliable?

A special ct scan: Virtual colonoscopy is a ct scan of the colon. Unlike optical colonoscopy, the patient does not receive sedation and no polyps can be removed. However, virtual colonoscopy is an excellent tests for patients who are not physically able to undertake regular colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How exactly does a virtual colonoscopy work?

How exactly does a virtual colonoscopy work?

It is ct of thecolor: Bowel is prepared similar to colonoscopy.A ct is done on the colon. However polyps or cancers less than 1cms can be easily missed. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a virtual colonoscopy?

What can you tell me about a virtual colonoscopy?

Not covered: By most insurance and Medicare as a screening tool. Not as accurate as a colonoscopy. requires a bowel prep also like a colonoscopy and is only diagnostic that is, can say you have a possible polyp. A colonoscopy can identify the polyps and remove them at the same time. Colonoscopy is still the gold standard in my opinion ...Read more

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Can you prescribe pain medication on a virtual assessment?

Can you prescribe pain medication on a virtual assessment?

No.: That is not a safe practice for you. Pain is an important symptom that something is wrong and should be evaluated by physical exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: virtual colonoscopy?

A specialized ct: A virtual colonoscopy is a specialized abdominal ct scan. Using special software the abodminal ct images can be read for colon cancer or colon polyps. ...Read more

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Is a virtual colonoscopy more comfortable than a regular colonoscopy?

Same: Especially given Versed/fentynl sedation with regular colonoscopy
But with virtual you can't biopsy polyps like you can with regular colonoscopu ...Read more

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What happens to the virtual endoscopy camera; it defecated out or what?

What happens to the virtual endoscopy camera; it defecated out or what?

Yes: Usually the camera passes out with the stool the day of the test. There are cases where patients have had strictures of the small intestine where the camera was caught. Often doctors will order a small bowel series prior to capsule to rule out these stricture. There is also a special capsule that can also be used to detect stricture that might prevent the camera from passing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: virtual reality exposure therapy?

What is the definition or description of: virtual reality exposure therapy?

VRET: Virtual reality exposure therapy is being used to assist military personnel with combat related post traumatic stress disorder. A behavioral health provider walks the patiet through visual & auditory re-enactmet of locations & scenarios that could occur in combat. It can be adjusted for amount of stimulation. It uses desensitization. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

Wondering if it's a virtual certainty that if you have diabetes you will develop retinopathy?

No..: Even with poor control, 80% get it, not all; with excellent control, this risk is markedly reduced. ...Read more

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Please name the pros/cons of a virtual colonoscopy vs a regular one? Which one would you recommend first or only? Why?

Pros and cons: Virtual colonoscopy pros: "safe"; cons: radiation (it's a ct scan, not covered by insurance, not as accurate, still need bowel prep real colonoscopy pros: therapeutic (if a polyp is found, it can be removed), covered by insurance. Cons: rare complications such as bleeding, perforation. Being a GI doc, I am naturally biased to latter. ...Read more

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After a virtual consult can health tap doctors order tests like xrays and mris and echos?

After a virtual consult can health tap doctors order tests like xrays and mris and echos?

Only on CONCIERGE: HealthTap virtual consultations come via 2 different premium services. On PRIME, no tests are ordered, as the visits are single events, not ongoing care (a PRIME doctor does not follow-up on medical issues, and thus would not order any tests). On CONCIERGE, the doctor generally has or will start an ongoing-care relationship with the patient, and thus may order tests and follow-up at a later visit. ...Read more

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I am suspecting that my child (1 year) has a celiac disease, I am far from the hospital can I get virtual diagnosis cause it has been 6 months?

I am suspecting that my child (1 year) has a celiac disease, I am far from the hospital can I get virtual diagnosis cause it has been 6 months?

Needs an eval: I find it unlikely the kid would have CD at 1 yr but it can happen. As a lifelong label with important implications (risks of other diseases) it requires a thorough basic evaluation. This would also include initial blood screening tests for tissue transglutaminase IgA & an IgA level. To be accurate the kid would need to ingest a gluten for the 3 wks prior to testing. A biopsy to confirm is standard ...Read more

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After taking off my Virtual Reality Headset, I feel extremely weird, not just dizzy but, it's hard to explain how I feel. Is this normal?

After taking off my Virtual Reality Headset, I feel extremely weird, not just dizzy but, it's hard to explain how I feel. Is this normal?

It is quite common: It would be called disorientation. You get adapted to a certain expectation of where the world is, and when you take off the headphones, part of the brain has a new perspective and part continues iwth the previous one. ...Read more

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I was wondering if a normal colonoscopy is painful and is a virtual colonoscopy as accurate as a normal colonoscopy and can it detect any cancer?

I was wondering if a normal colonoscopy is painful and is a virtual colonoscopy as accurate as a normal colonoscopy and can it detect any cancer?

Not painful: No colonoscopy is a painless procedure (it is done under sedation, so you would not feel anything). Virtual colonoscopy is still not a well established procedure although it does come 90 close to standard colonoscopy in its accuracy and reliability. ...Read more

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My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

My son has spot and it looks like the measles but my doctor says its virtual?

Measles has a set of: Symptoms. Preceding the rash, as do many other viral illnesses. All are contagious. The measles & german measles viruses are shed before the rash breaks out, when parents can't know to keep their kids at home. Please complete your sons immunizations to keep him safe. ...Read more