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7 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Undergo a Stress Test

Heart health is quintessential to quality of life. If you disregard and don’t take care of it, you’re setting yourself up for many health problems later on in life. Thankfully, there are ways for you to check your heart health, such as getting a stress test. A stress test is usually an exercise test, but it could also take other forms. It measures how your heart reacts to particular stress factors, like exercise or metabolic stress tests, tests how your body uses sugar. The test measures your heart’s function and helps your doctor determine if you have heart disease. If

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Bone Density Testing: Everything You Need to Know about It

If a medical professional suspect that a person may be at risk of osteoporosis, a doctor may recommend an X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound test to determine how dense their bones are. A higher bone density means more bone material is present in the bones. Bone density tests are used to help identify risk factors and assess the severity of osteoporosis. In this guide, let’s take a look at everything we should know about bone density testing. What Is Bone Density Testing? Bone density testing is a method used to measure bone mineral density. A bone density test (DEXA scan)

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What is an Echocardiogram and How Can You Prepare?

The heart anatomy consists of four chambers and four valves that work together to pump blood throughout the body. These structures are required for the heart to function correctly, and the heart muscle must beat in a coordinated manner to guarantee that blood flows into and out of each chamber in the proper direction. An echocardiogram visualizes the anatomy and function of the heart using ultrasound equipment.  What is an Echocardiogram? The echocardiogram, also known as ECHO, is a noninvasive test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a moving image of the heart muscle. This test can create images

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A Few Things You Need to Know About Bone Density Tests

The Bone density test, also known as the bone mass measurement test, is used to calculate the patient’s bone density and the likelihood of breaking bones. The tests are performed to aid in diagnosing osteoporosis, and they are typically performed on bones found in the spine and hip.  The bone density test is being used to determine the severity of osteoporosis symptoms. Having low bone density can make you prone to breaking your bones easily. This test shows whether you have or do not have weak bones. Your bone density helps you maintain stability and posture. You can find general

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Post-Holiday Health Hazards That Could Spike Your Blood Sugar

The new year inspires health resolutions to get you back into mental and physical shape, whether for personal or family care. What better way to start than today, since it’s the beginning of another 365 days, right?  Of course, a different kind of inspiration can take hold of you during this time, too: laziness! The earliest of the new year can lead to complacency and pushing back of these new healthy habits. Before you know it, it’s another year, you’ve achieved zero of your goals, and you need to visit a general doctor for new, bothersome sicknesses. But don’t fret!

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Questions That Have to Be Asked of a General Practitioner

By rushing from one event to another, people often forget about the importance of time spent with a primary care physician or internal medicine doctor. However, seeking and following through on reliable health care advice is crucial to your long-term physical health. It’s perfectly understandable not to know what questions are best asked, however. That is why this blog exists; here are questions your general practitioner absolutely wants you to ask: How can I improve my health? Aerobic exercise and calisthenics, done nearly every day and at least 30 minutes per day, provide the best base for physical fitness. Such

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