Internal Medicine Prevention and Wellness
Dr. David Miloy MD
830.895.5599 1411 Water St. Kerrville, Tx 78028

Stroke, Osteoporosis and Autonomic Nervous System Screening/Monitoring

Posted on: December 6, 2016

Stroke screening is achieved by noninvasive ultrasound of the carotid arteries.  The procedure requires no special preparation and is performed in the office.

Osteoporosis ( low bone mass= increased risk of fracture) screening and monitoring of treatment response are performed with DEXA.  This in non-invasive office procedure takes 15-20 minutes and involves the patient lying on a comfortable bed.  Our DEXA machine not only measure bone mass at the hip and spine but also screens most of the vertebrae in the spine to detect if they are compressing or not.

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) testing is a non-invasive test performed in the office that measures how well the two branches (sympathetic and parasympathetic) are functioning and determines if they are in balance or not.  The ANS is critical for most bodily functions.  ANS dysfunction is initially silent yet is strongly associated with heart attack, stroke and sudden death.  Early detection can prevent these unfortunate outcomes.