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Pls can you advice me, as to what is the normal range on electronic oximeter for oxygen level for healthy person, what figure is conserning?
Sat monitor: It all depends upon the atmospheric pressure at the time of testing. But 96% to 99% would be ideal. ...Read more
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose hyperparathyroidism and follow it after treatment.?
Blood and urine test: To make a diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism you need first to have a blood test for Calcium level in your blood. If you have normal calcium level and not even high normal you do not in all probability have Hyperparathyroidism and no test need to be done but if calcium level is high than you will need blood level of Parathyroid Hormone&VitD level. After diagnosis Scan&ultrasound and possible Surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends;discuss w DR: We are spending billions (total health care is over 2.6 trillion) in unnecessary testing each year.I think testing for lipids in teen-twenty years is reasonable-if normal:next test @ 30 in absence of cv disease in family.An HIV test is prudent at first teen/adult blood draw-it is an opportunity to discuss safe sex.Cbc can warn of early blood cancers and O.K.Cmp yearly after 40, w TSH and hba1c. ...Read more
Chest-PA View is normal, This is enough to confirm I don't have asthma issues? Else please share what tests need to done for the same please help
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose diabetic ulcers and follow it after treatment.?
Not easy: Keys are changing weight-bearing, good wound care, absolute nicotine avoidance, good glucose control, verifying good circulation or improving it, if possible. Special shoes to get your weight off the ulcers is best use of money ($4-500). Wound care can be relatively simple with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Doctor can feel pulses in feet = no vascular work up needed. Avoid regranex, dermagraft, appligraf, hbo. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?
Hard to: Answer in 400 characters. First question is was your doc talking rbcs count or hemoglobin ( hgb) or hematocrit ( hct). The evaluation of anemia includes indices of blood production, iron studies, vitamin levels and evidence for blood loss or destruction just to get started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more
How to keep your CD4 count high? What supplements should be taken and what are the usual things to be avoided? Thanks!
Doesn't work: Your cd-4 count is just a portion of immune system t-cell function, and does not need treatment or supplements in a normal person. However, if you are taking chemotherapy, receiving immune agents, have hiv, are using drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or ms, the cd counts may be valid. This is an extremely complex area, so discuss at length with your doctor and get understanding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would one be admitted for a kidney infection? How does the dr determine if patient should be admitted or sent home?
Kidney infection: It is difficult to say exactly why the patient was admitted. Perhaps she had an elevated fever, a high white blood cell count indicating that she had a severe infection or she had a low blood pressure. For more information as to the reason for the patient's admission, ask the doctor taking care of her in the hospital for more information about the reasons for her admission. ...Read more
Does a bilirubin blood test detect all reasons for jaundice or just some medical conditions? What would be the best test to to take for jaundice?
Get it evaluated: I cannot even try to visualize what you mean by blood pockets. Have a doctor take a look and he/she will be able to tell you what is going on. ...Read more
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose autoimmune diseases and follow it after treatment.?
Cholesterol Varies: You are asking a very broad question that misses the point. The risks come from a combination of things. The total cholesterol count is nearly irrelevant in the bigger picture. But, the general well known cutoff for normal for this one part of the cholesterol panel is 200 mg/dl or lower. ...Read more
It Depends on pill: There are several types of wt loss pills and the adverse effects are different. For example: xenical/ali is a fat blocker and and od probably won't cause much problem if you don't eat very fatty foods. Phentermine od can be serious: cardiac arrhythmias/heart attacks etc..Belviq--a new one and i don't know the answer. Consult doc asap if u or someone u know od'd. Good luck. ...Read more
None: Currently, there is not an available blood test for fibromyalgia. There are tests that can evaluate for a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions and eliminate these conditions as causes of widespread pain. A trained medical provider can also examine you thoroughly and determine whether you have the characteristic trigger points of pain common in fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose colonic diseases and follow it after treatment.?
What causes low blood pressure? What measures should be taken to regulate and what kinds of diet to take or avoid for betterment.
Pop diagnosis: You list yourself as having high blood pressure and this is serious; your physician can help you restrict salt and choose proper medicine. Although physicians in some nations disagree, I do not believe "low blood pressure" is a health problem. Your BP need be no higher than is required to perfuse your body, much as lincoln said your legs need be no longer than to reach the ground. ...Read more
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