Friday, September 18th, 2009

Find Out Your Medical Quotient

question-mark1a1While we love to throw these terms around to show that we are updated about the latest buzzwords in health, let’s do a reality check and find how much we know about these?

Glycemic Index

  1. Measures effects of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels
  2. Tells about the efficiency of the kidney functioning.
  3. Reports the working of heart

Body Mass Index is defined as .

  1. Normal 15 to 20
  2. Overweight 20 to 30
  3. Obese 30 to 35

Angina is–

  1. Pain in your lower abdomen because of kidney stones
  2. Pain in your feet when you begin to jog all of a sudden
  3. Chest pain or discomfort that occurs when an area of your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood


  1. A treatment for liver dysfunction
  2. A treatment usually for cancer patients, which serves to alleviate symptoms, but not curative
  3. Used for morbidly obese people to lower their weight.


  1. Inability to calculate numbers
  2. Inability to draw
  3. Problems with reading and writing

Latest technique to do urological surgeries—

  1. Open surgery—traditional one
  2. Minimally invasive surgery with the use of camera
  3. Robotic surgery

Pap smear is a test

  1. Is a screening test used in gyanecology to detect pre-malignant and alignant (cancerous) processes
  2. Is a test to monitor unborn foetus
  3. Is used to detect tuberculosis.

Arthroscopy is—

  1. Minimal invasive surgical procedure for joints
  2. Is a surgical procedure for eyes
  3. Is an operation for gall bladder

Sleep apnea

  1. Inability to fall asleep
  2. Walking in the sleep
  3. Fitful sleep through out the night where your sleep is interrupted by pauses in breathing

Triglycerides are

  1. Fatty acids in your bloodstream and the high level of these can lead to blockage in your blood vessels.
  2. A kind of protein found in your urine when your kidney begins to malfunction.
  3. A kind of glucose found in your saliva.

Check your scores

1—a, 2-c, 3-c, 4-b, 5-c, 6-c, 7-a, 8-a, 9-c, 10-a

For each right answer give yourself a point, and let’s see where you stand

7-10—you have been pretty regular with our blog posts and have been updated on health news as well.
4-7—you do read stories on health now and then but you need to be more regular.
0-4—Wake up call

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