Digital X-Ray Equipment This advanced system allows us to view x-ray images and transmit them electronically as needed. Dexa Scans for Osteoporosis, Bone Density and Body Composition Dexa Scans tests are simple, non-invasive means of detecting bone density, osteoporosis, and body mass and composition. It can provide information to assist in determining treatment to prevent fractures and other orthopedic problems, or to evaluate treatments for a number of other conditions.
Allergy Testing Having an allergy basically means that your body overreacts to what it takes to be a threat. When you come into contact with something that triggers an allergic reaction, the effects can be anything from mild to severe, and even life-threatening. Symptoms may include:
Itchy, watery eyes
Skin rash or hives
Shortness of breath
Tightness in the throat
Tingling in the extremities
In order to diagnose an allergy, a doctor will examine you and take your medical history, and based on that may recommend testing for allergies.
At the Be Well Medical Center, we now offer convenient, in-office skin testing for allergies. Skin testing for allergies involves exposing your skin to suspected allergy-triggering substances, and then monitoring for reactions, if any.
If your test reveals an allergy, there are allergy treatments available in the form of injections or allergy drops (medication placed under the tongue in gradually increasing dosages to enable you to develop a tolerance to the allergy-triggering substance) that may reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
If you are experiencing symptoms that you believe may indicate the presence of allergies, please let us know so that you can be properly tested and treated appropriately.
Glucose Monitoring 24-Hour
The Be Well Medical Center is pleased to now offer continuous glucose monitoring. Diabetes is one of the most important health crises we face. Research indicates that approximately 1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. (Prediabetes means a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal and they are at risk of developing diabetes, but is not high enough for them to already be classified as having diabetes.) In part due to Americans’ often unhealthy lifestyles, the diabetes rate has been increasing, and is expected to continue to do so.
Diabetes can lead to many serious health complications, including:
Depression and other mental health problems
High blood pressure
Pregnancy complications and birth defects
Diabetes is a treatable condition. Addressed appropriately, diabetes need not lead to any other major health issue, and need not significantly adversely affect quality of life.
A key to effective treatment is keeping the diabetic patient’s blood sugar level in the safe range through diet, exercise, and medication. In order to do this, that level must be monitored. Patients measure their blood sugar level multiple times a day with a glucometer.
A more recent development in diabetes treatment to augment the glucometer is the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS). This is a device that is attached to the body to automatically check the patient’s blood sugar level every few minutes, 24 hours a day, for up to a week. If at any point one’s blood sugar is at a dangerously high or low level, the device emits an alarm.
Not only does the 24-hour glucose monitor signal when the blood sugar level strays into the dangerous range, but even if its measurements all remain within the safe range it still generates useful data of trends and patterns that can be relevant to your doctor in working with you to improve your treatment plan.