In Argentina, X-rays can be performed without a doctor’s approval.
In other cases, however, a doctor is required to perform the test.
If the doctor’s opinion is in favor of the patient, the procedure can be done without the doctor having to go through the arduous process of filling out the X-Ray paperwork.
This can be a difficult process to navigate for people who are struggling financially.
“You have to be very careful with what you’re telling the doctor,” said Guadalupe García, who works in a local pharmacy in La Paz.
“He might ask for the X, he might not.”
And in some cases, that X-Rays are required for medical reasons, she said.
In Argentina, there is a procedure for X-Rs for people with a history of heart disease.
But, in the case of patients with high blood pressure, it’s not recommended.
“They have to come in with a blood pressure measurement and a pulse monitor,” García said.
“But the way to do that is to take a blood sample and give the sample to the lab and they’ll take the sample and do the testing.”
She added, “They take it in the same bag and give it to a laboratory.”
This means that the X is only a test, not a diagnostic tool, and is therefore not a way to diagnose high blood pressures.
However, García also noted that if the patient’s blood pressure is elevated enough, the X can be used as a marker to check the overall risk of heart attacks.
Some doctors, however have expressed reservations about using X-rations as diagnostic tools, saying that the tests aren’t appropriate for everyone.
For example, in Argentina, a person must have a high blood-pressure level of 120/90 millimeters of mercury (mg/dL), which means that a person with a normal blood pressure of 90 mg/dL would need to have an XR for an initial test.
If a person is also on a diuretic, that person would need a blood test before receiving an XRF.
Other health professionals have raised concerns about the safety of X-rinses.
Health experts say that some patients might not be able to withstand the strain of a X-RF, and that some people might have to go on long hospital stays due to complications related to the tests.