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March 2017 Archives

Misdiagnosis of high blood pressure in Connecticut patients

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 75 million Americans suffer from hypertension, which is more commonly known as high blood pressure. This works out to about one out of every three adults, and the cost of treatment is approximately $46 billion a year. High blood pressure is usually diagnosed by determining the diastolic and systolic blood pressure of a patient.

Endometriosis often not promptly diagnosed

Connecticut patients may be interested to learn that two-thirds of women have a friend, family member or acquaintance who has been diagnosed with endometriosis. Even so, getting diagnosed with this painful condition can still be difficult as both patients and doctors may not be aware of the symptoms.

Diabetic kidney disease study

Diabetic patients in Connecticut should be aware of the results of a study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study, which examined the kidney's glomerulus, showed that there are biological pathways involved in diabetic kidney disease that may be used to design early detection tests and targeted treatments.

Some reasons patients are misdiagnosed

Because medical misdiagnoses often occur nowadays, Connecticut patients may do well to obtain a second opinion from other physicians. Besides the fact that there are more than 20,000 different diseases, other factors can lead to a misdiagnosis. While sometimes patients are to blame for a misdiagnoses, such as if they are too embarrassed to tell their doctor all their symptoms, or they attempt to diagnose their illness on their own, many misdiagnoses occur because of a doctor's fault. For instance, many doctors become familiar with a certain disease they frequently treat and could give the wrong diagnosis to someone who has similar symptoms but a different disease.

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