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Health tests for a 50 plus woman - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I would like know the health tests required for the women who is around 50.
She is very lean and weak, having gastric problem.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXX
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I want to know the tests need to undergo for a women who's age is around 50
Doctor :   I would like to know if he has any other medical conditions like Diabetes, High BP,
Doctor :   etc
Doctor :   Did she attain menopause?
User :   she has gasteric problem and she looks very lean and weak
User :   she dont have Diabetes, She has BP
Doctor :   Actually she requires a doctor examination also along with few tests
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Is she having menstrual periods?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are they regular?
User :   Don't have better idea
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Most of the women's wellbeing at this age depends on her menstrual periods, diet
User :   ok..
Doctor :   To be more specific about the tests
Doctor :   I would list them out here
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Hemogram, Urinanalysis, Thyroid function, Kidney function tests, Anemia profile, Liver function tests, Lipid profile, Cardiac risk markers, Pap smear and Mammogram, Gynecologist and General physician examinations
User :   ok..what does Hemogram ment for?
Doctor :   Hemoglobin in the blood, infections in the blood
User :   ok..Pap smear and Mammogram tests for..?
Doctor :   early cancer detection screening technique
User :   I saw the some tests that were listed out in Master health check up, can i know brief about some tests mentioned in the list?
Doctor :   In my list?
User :   no, I have a list particular to some hospital
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Please put the list forward here
Doctor :   I shall explain them
User :   HDL/LDL Cholesterol? Triglycerides?
Doctor :   They are liver function tests
Doctor :   HDL / LDL come under Lipid profile
User :   what is Lipid profile?
Doctor :   Cholesterol checks
User :   ok..
User :   Triglycerides?
Doctor :   It is one of the components of fat along with Cholesterol
Doctor :   It comes under Lipid profile
User :   ok..
User :   Complete Haemogram (HB, TC, DC, ESR, RBC, MCH Platelet, Count, PCV, MCV, MCHC & Peripheral Smear)?
Doctor :   They say about the hemoglobin level in the blood, infections and early detection of certain blood disorders in a person
User :   ok..
User :   Albumin? Bilirubin? VDRL?
Doctor :   VDRL says about sexual disease which I think is not required at this age
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Albumin is convered under liver function
Doctor :   Bilirubin too
User :   Alkaline Phosphatase? Creatinine? Globulin?
Doctor :   Alk phos and Globulin covered under liver function
Doctor :   Creatinine covers under Kidney function
User :   ok..
User :   Pulmonary Function Test?
Doctor :   It includes the function of the lungs
Doctor :   It can be included
Doctor :   But some tests are not required if you see a doctor and after that if he feels few are not required after physical examination
User :   ok..jus want to go for complete body checkup
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then continue with the above ones
User :   i am bit confused with Master and Executive plans !!!
Doctor :   along with ECG and 2D Echo
Doctor :   Every hospitals has its own names
Doctor :   It is not standard
User :   Is there any particular check which analyse the gastric problems?
Doctor :   THere is no specific tests
User :   fine
Doctor :   but there are few medicaitons which are given for such problems
Doctor :   which your visting doctor can give
User :   who is Ophthalmologist, what does it deals with?
Doctor :   Eye specialist
User :   ok..
User :   one final question,
User :   Can you suggest me the best place/hospital to under go these tests in Bangalore?
Doctor :   XXX hospital
Doctor :   You can choose XXXl too if you want at a cheaper rate but the waiting is boring
User :   not much concern about cost
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Continue with XXX
User :   thanks
User :   Nice talking to you Dr. XXX
Doctor :   Pleasure for me too
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