D-INDEX OF MEDICATIONS & MEDICAL TERMS

DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN 

There are many different diagnostic tests that may help to evaluate the functioning of the nervous system. This can include an electrocephalogram (EEG), Spinal Tap (lumbar puncture), and neurological examination. Your doctor will decide which diagnostic test works for your body and condition. 

DIAGNOSING AND EVALUATING HEART DISEASE IN CHILDREN 

Diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children can be complex and requires clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. These tests include a physical examination, blood tests, chest x-rays, EKG/ECG, and Holter Monitoring Exercise (EKG/ECG).  

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR ALLERGY IN CHILDREN 

Diagnostic tests for allergy may include any or all of the following skin tests. The skin test is a very accurate test that measures your child’s level of IgE antibodies in response to certain allergens or triggers. Using small amounts of solutions that contain different allergens, your child’s doctor will either inject under the skin or apply the allergens with a small scratch. A reaction would appear as a small red area. A reaction to the skin test does not necessarily indicate an allergy. 

DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES FOR CANCER: OVERVIEW 

What are diagnostic procedures for cancer? When symptoms suggest cancer, your doctor may request or perform any of the following procedures to help diagnose it: A detailed medical history–family and personal Thorough physical exam Pelvic exam of the uterus, vagina, ovaries, bladder, and rectum (women only) Pap test at the time of pelvic exam (women only) Rectal exam of the prostate and rectum (men only). Other diagnostic procedures may be requested. 

DIAGNOSING BONE DISORDERS 

How are bone disorders diagnosed? Along with a complete medical history and physical exam, other tests to diagnose bone disorders include: Lab tests on blood, urine, and other body fluids X-ray. An X-ray can show injuries, such as fractures, infections, arthritis, and other changes. Computed tomography scan (also called a CT or CAT scan). A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs.  

DENTAL PROCEDURES FOR CHILDREN 

Many dental procedures are used to treat diseases and conditions of the teeth and mouth. This includes orthodontics, braces, fillings, sealants, and wisdom teeth extraction.  

DENTAL HEALTH 

With proper preventive care, such as regular checkups, brushing, flossing, fluoridation, and dental sealants, the risk of dental disease can greatly be reduced. There is an abundance of information regarding preventing oral problems. If you have trouble with mouth development, teeth care, thumb sucking, tooth decay, or tooth malformation, schedule a visit with your dentist.   

DENTAL PROCEDURES 

Many dental procedures are performed by a general dentist or other oral health specialist. Some of the most common procedures happen in both childhood and adulthood. This includes braces, orthodontics, bleaching, bridges, dentures, implants, fillings, root canals, sealants, and wisdom teeth extraction. If you believe any of these procedures will benefit your oral health, visit a dentist.  

DIABETES CAN BE CHALLENGING FOR OLDER ADULTS 

Diabetes is never easy to manage. That may especially ring true if you are older than 65. Older adults tend to face more health challenges than younger people with the disease. Your chance of developing diabetes climbs as you age. In fact, diabetes affects more than one-quarter of American adults ages 65 and older. Some have already been diagnosed with the disease—others are yet to be.  

DIABETIC NEUROPATHY (NERVE PROBLEMS) 

Diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder, is a complication of diabetes that can lead to problems throughout your body. If you have diabetes, you can develop nerve problems at any time. Significant nerve problems, or clinical neuropathy, can develop within the first 10 years after receiving a diabetes diagnosis. The risk of developing neuropathy increases the longer you have diabetes. About half of people with diabetes have some form of neuropathy.  

DIABETES AND SEXUAL INTIMACY 

Sexual intimacy is an important part of life. For people with diabetes, it’s necessary to pay close attention to issues concerning their sexual health. That’s because damage to the nerves or blood vessels caused by diabetes can interfere with sexual function. Certain medications used to treat diabetes-related complications can also affect sexual health. By discussing these issues with your health care provider, you can continue to enjoy this part of your life. 

DIABETES: TESTS YOU NEED 

Diabetes is a condition that can affect your whole body. When your blood glucose stays too high for too long, it can lead to problems with your heart, blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. By getting regular tests and checkups, you can help control your glucose level and prevent or delay damage caused by high blood glucose. Watching your health closely lets you react to problems early before they get more serious.  

DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISORDERS OVERVIEW 

What is digestion? Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients to be absorbed into the blood and carried to cells throughout the body. Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into smaller parts so that the body can use them to build and nourish cells, and to provide energy. How does the digestive process work? Digestion involves the mixing of food with digestive juices and moving the food through the body.  

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN 

Many digestive disorders may require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Some digestive disorders are congenital (present at birth) while others occur after birth. These digestive conditions can include necrotizing enterocolitis, gastroesophageal reflux, and pancreatitis.  

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS 

Many digestive disorders require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Some of the most common among Americans include: Appendicitis, Barrett’s Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Diarrhea, Diverticular Disease, Gas in the Digestive Tract, Gastritis, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Heartburn, Gastroparesis, Helicobacter Pylori, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis, and Viral Hepatitis.