D-Dimer Test 01/10/2013 () D-Dimer Test Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What To Think About References Credits D-Dimer Test Test Overview A d-dimer test is a blood test that measures a substance that is released when a blood clot breaks up. Doctors order the d-dimer test, along with other lab tests and imaging scans, to help check for blood-clotting problems. A d-dimer test can also be used to check how well a treatment is working.
D-Xylose Absorption Test 03/08/2013 () D-Xylose Absorption Test 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 D-Xylose Absorption Test Test Overview The D-xylose absorption test measures the level of D-xylose, a type of sugar, in a blood or urine sample. This test is done to help diagnose problems that prevent the small intestine from absorbing nutrients in food. D-xylose is normally easily absorbed by the intestines .
Dandruff 12/12/2012 () Dandruff Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Dandruff Topic Overview What is dandruff? Dandruff is a shedding of the skin on the scalp that leads to white flakes on the head, neck, and shoulders. What causes dandruff? Dandruff may be caused by a form of a skin condition called eczema , which causes increased shedding of normal scalp skin cells. Dandruff can also be caused by a fungal infection . Hormonal or seasonal changes may make dandruff worse.
DASH Diet Sample Menu 04/05/2013 () DASH Diet Sample Menu Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits DASH Diet Sample Menu Topic Overview DASH is an eating plan that can help lower your blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. 1 Hypertension is high blood pressure. For more information on the DASH diet, see High Blood Pressure: Using the DASH Diet . Here is a sample menu for the DASH diet. It is based on a 2,000-calorie diet with 1,500 mg of sodium.
Date Rape Drugs 07/20/2012 () Date Rape Drugs Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Date Rape Drugs Topic Overview Drugs that have been used in date rapes include flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). These drugs inhibit a person's ability to resist sexual assault. Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a central nervous system depressant. GHB is a clear, odorless liquid that looks like water and so can be added to a beverage without the person knowing it.
Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect 06/24/2013 () Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect Topic Contents Overview Related Information Credits Dawn Phenomenon and the Somogyi Effect Overview The dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect cause high blood sugar levels, especially in the morning before breakfast, in people who have diabetes. Dawn phenomenon The dawn phenomenon is a normal rise in blood sugar as a person's body prepares to wake up.