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The glucose challenge test measures your body's response to sugar (glucose). The glucose challenge test is done during pregnancy to screen for gestational diabetes — diabetes that develops during pregnancy.

The glucose challenge test is done in two steps. First you drink a sugary solution. One hour later, your blood sugar level is measured. The results of the glucose challenge test indicate whether you might have gestational diabetes.

If the test results are above normal, you'll need to have further testing to determine the diagnosis.

The Glucose Tolerance test is a test performed on pregnant women to check the gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, which usually starts at the time of pregnancy in women.

During the test, first the fasting blood sugar is taken, post checking the blood sugar, 75gm glucose is given to the pregnant women. Post the consumption of glucose, after two hours, blood sugar value is taken from 75gm of glucose.

The test is easy to be performed and the presence of advanced diagnostic tools and knowledgeable experts at Fortis ensure accurate and timely diagnosis of Gestational diabetes in prospective mothers.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized room or tube. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established treatment for decompression sickness, a hazard of scuba diving. Other conditions treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy include serious infections, bubbles of air in your blood vessels, and wounds that won't heal as a result of diabetes or radiation injury.

In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.

Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.


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