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What Happens During A Stress Test And What Exactly Is The Doctor Looking For
See below: During any type of stress test, the heart rate is increased to a minimum level by exercise or medication. The goal is to see if there are any ekg changes indicating possible blockages or narrowing of the coronary arteries that may result in a heart attack in the future. Afterwards, images are taken of the heart motion to see if there is any past damage resulting in wall motion abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
ForAdvancedDisease: Promoted for detecting artery disease, but misses most disease; arteries expand, not narrow. ~75%, or more, narrowing required before stress tests, all forms, begin to detect any abnormalities. Nuclear (more expensive ; radiation) promoted as more sensitive. For all I have seen, a well done ekg exercise stress more sensitive ; accurate. I quit doing stress tests 1995; for better protection options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gall bladder test: Patient injected intravenously with tc99m pipida (radiotracer). The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full, patient is injected IV with cck (hormone to contract gb) may experience some nausea and pain. Calculate % of gb emptying (60 min. Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults. ...Read more
Purpose: colonoscopy: The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer. Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tests for allergy!: Scratch tests are used for detecting allergens for a particular patient. When we say that you are allergic to penicillin, we mean that your immune system makes an antibody called ige antibody against penicillin, which can result in a reaction. When we do a scratch test, we apply the possible allergens on the skin with a scratch. If you are allergic to that item, it will show a local itchy reaction. ...Read more
What kind of exam test is given for knee pain? What is a valgus stress test? Is it suppose to hurt when that exam is performed?
What kind of test to check for herpes? And how accurate it is? What are the consequences of a positive herpes?
Two test types: There's an antibody test for herpes (hsv-2 igg), but it only tells you whether you have herpes in your body; it doesn't tell you whether a skin or genital lesion is due to herpes. For that you need a viral culture or pcr from a fresh lesion. We generally treat based on symptoms, not based on antibody status, so the antibody test is not widely used. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which type of stress test is done. If you are able, you will probably walk on a treadmill. If not, a medication will be injected into your vein. The doctor will examine your ekg and some pictures of your heart obtained by injecting slightly radioactive material into your vein. Sometimes, an echocardiogram is done instead of the injection. ...Read more
It depends: There are many ways an electrocardiogram (ekg) can be abnormal and its significance depends on what the exact abnormality is. Some findings are not dangerous and can be normal variants. Other findings for example those suggesting previous damage to the heart muscle, abnormal electrical conduction, an abnormal rhythm, abnormal heart size, need to be evaluated further and may need treatment. ...Read more
Rheamtogist did blood test to check for a specific type of arthritis that affects the ankles what is it and what would the symptoms be?
Possible sarcoidosis: Ankle involvement can be seen in numerous arthritic conditions. However, the involvement of ankles alone in a young woman raise the possibility of acute sarcoidosis, also known as lofgren's syndrome. A chest x ray is very valuable to help confirm this diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?
Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more
Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthma, and understanding lung capabilites prior to surgery. This would be common in smokers, elderly, or in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. Pfts are easy and done in a lab or pulmonary specialist's facility. ...Read more
It depends: It depends because it can vary from employer to employer. The usual tests are for the presence of street drugs or narcotics. ...Read more
Leukemia.: Malignancies derived from blood forming cells are generally called 'leukemia' or 'lymphoma'. These can be either acute or chronic and can range from immediately life threatening illnesses to low grade processes that can smolder for years to even decades. There are many types of leukemia and each is a unique disease state. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
What is the exact-name for the blood test before marriage? Whats the name that when I go to the hospital to tell them? How long ? How accurate is it?
Varies by state: Each state has its own rules and requirements. Most states do not require a blood tests. See the site below and check with your state office. http://usmarriagelaws.com/search/united_states/blood_test_requirements/index.shtml. ...Read more
What kind of test do you take to get a full account of how your thyroid is besides the the simple blood test to really be sure it really ok.
If your TSH: and T4 are in appropriate proportion, you feel well and have no abnormalities of your thyroid on physical exam then you should rest easy. You obviously have some concern and if you would re-post and state what it is exactly I am sure one the the many brilliant and talented doctors on this site would provide you with your answer. Best of luck! ...Read more
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
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