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Dr. Peter House

Dr. Peter House

MD, Family Practice
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Why is a heart stress test useful?

A:

Some people have heart disease and have no symptoms. When the heart is put under stress, as in exercise, there may be signs of heart disease which appear. Cardiac stress tests can be useful in diagnosing signs of heart disease, and can also be useful in managing your treatment plan going forward.

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What is a Heart Stress Test?

Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis?

A:

The symptoms of osteoarthritis can vary amongst individuals, however the typical signs include pain and stiffness in the joints. As the disease develops, this can cause a loss of mobility in the joints and dexterity of the hands. If you are having symptoms consistent with osteoarthritis, visit your family physician to have these assessed.

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Symptoms and Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the signs of extra testosterone in women?

A:

Too much testosterone in women can cause problems like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Signs of extra testosterone in the female body include dark hair growth in unusual places like the face, neck, back, stomach, or upper arms. You may also notice issues with acne, or sweaty or oily skin. If you are noticing these symptoms, you should see your family doctor to have your testosterone levels checked.

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Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome