C-Peptide Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits C-Peptide Test Overview A C-peptide test measures the level of this peptide in the blood. It is generally found in amounts equal to insulin because insulin and C-peptide are linked when first made by the pancreas. Insulin helps the body use and control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) 03/06/2012
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About Other Places To Get Help References Credits C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test Overview A C-reactive protein (CRP) test is a blood test that measures the amount of a protein called C-reactive protein in your blood. C-reactive protein measures general levels of inflammation in your body.
Caffeine During Pregnancy 07/23/2012
Caffeine During Pregnancy Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Caffeine During Pregnancy Topic Overview Many women have caffeine during pregnancy. And in small amounts, caffeine is safe for the baby. It's a good idea to keep your caffeine intake below 200 mg a day, because: 1 More caffeine may be connected to a higher rate of miscarriage. There is not enough evidence to know for sure. 2 Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning it makes you urinate more often.
CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Problems 07/11/2011
CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Problems Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Problems Topic Overview The CAGE questionnaire is used to test for alcohol abuse and dependence in adults. It is not used to diagnose the disease but only to show whether a problem might exist.
Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD 11/29/2011
Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD Topic Contents Cal's story Credits Cal's Story: Learning to Exercise When You Have COPD Cal's story "Why me?" That's what Cal asked himself over and over after he was diagnosed with severe COPD 5 years ago. "I spent the first 2 years moping around the house, feeling sorry for myself," he says. "I didn't go anywhere, I didn't do anything. I just sat in front of the TV and tried not to think about anything.