Table of Contents:
Who is PEP mearnt for?
What is Asthma?
What to expect at your travel consult?
What is the difference between PrEP and PEP?
What is the purpose of an annual physical exam?
What should I bring with me for DOT Physical?
What is an echocardiogram?
How the Test is Performed?
How to Prepare for the TTE Test?
How the TTE Test will Feel?
Why the TTE Test is Performed?
Risks from an external TTE test?
For people who don’t have HIV but may have been exposed:
– During sex
– At work through needle stick or other injuries
– By sharing injection drug equipment
– During sexual assault
Asthma is a disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow. This reduces the amount of air that can pass through the airway.It leads to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
The consultation will include:
Individual review of vaccination requirements for the region being visited.
Travel recommendations for the region based on current health and safety precautions.
Vaccinations may be initiated at the time of the initial consult.
PEP means post-exposure prophylaxis, while PrEP is Pre-exposure prophylaxis. Both are methods of preventing HIV with medication. PrEP is taken everyday before possible exposure, while PEP is taken within 72 hrs (3 days after) possible exposure.
A physical examination helps your PCP to determine the general status of your health and provides you with the opportunity talk to your PCP about any ongoing pain or symptoms that you’re experiencing or any other health concerns that you might have. A physical examination is recommended at least once a year, especially in people over the age of 50. Annual physical is used to:
– Check for possible diseases so they can be treated early
– Identify any issues that may become medical concerns in the future
– Update necessary immunizations
– Ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine
– Build a relationship with your PCP
– Medical Records
– List of prescriptions medications, and dosage you currently take
– Glasses, or if you wear contact let your doctor know
– Hearing Aids
An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create pictures of the heart. An echocardiogram shows the heart while it is beating and it also shows the heart valves and other structures.
TEE (transthoracic echocardiogram) is the most common type echocardiogram performed. During the exam, an instrument called a transducer is placed on various locations on the chest and upper abdomen which releases high-frequency sound waves that is picked up by the transducer and is converted into moving pictures of the heart by the echocardiography machine.
No special steps are needed before a TTE test. If you are having a TEE, you will not be able to eat or drink for several hours before the test.
During the test, electrodes will be placed on your naked chest to monitor your heart beat. A gel will be applied on your chest and the transducer will be moved your skin.
This test evaluates the valves and chambers of the heart from the outside of the body and can help detect abnormalities of the heart structure and function.
No known risks from an external TTE test.
Visit Eastway Medical Clinic and Urgent Care in Charlotte North Carolina if you need any of the Services listed above. Our very compassionate doctors will take good care of you. Call us or go online to make an appointment. We also offer same day appointment and take walk-ins.