Health

Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: My mom was feeling awful and went to the doctor. The doctor did lab work and concluded my mom's A1C was 8.5% -- and she was...
Published on May 24, 2024 - Page 19
Q: My husband suffered from jock itch. The solution was clotrimazole cream, but the most important element was changing the type of underwear he wore...
Published on May 23, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 74-year-old female who is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. I live a healthy, active lifestyle. At 59, during a...
Published on May 22, 2024 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read in the paper the rate of colorectal cancer has been rapidly rising since the 1990s among adults younger than 50. I also read...
Published on May 21, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently tested positive for COVID using an expired home test, and I self-isolated for five days. I also realized every Tylenol,...
Published on May 21, 2024 - Page 7
If you are about to do something dangerous, you might expect a warning. When you drive up to a railroad crossing, bells ring, lights flash and a gate...
Published on May 20, 2024 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently saw a friend diagnosed with ALECT2 amyloidosis, a form of chronic kidney disease that is not well-understood but is...
Published on May 17, 2024 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I watch several programs about zoos on TV. When dealing with animals, the weight/size of the animal always seems to come into play...
Published on May 17, 2024 - Page 9
Q: Years ago, my doctor prescribed 800 milligrams of ibuprofen three times a day. I was waiting for spinal laminectomy surgery due to a herniated...
Published on May 16, 2024 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was treated for high cholesterol and triglycerides with a statin. But I developed red skin and intense muscle aches, so I had to...
Published on May 15, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 74-year-old male in relatively good health. The only prescribed medication I take is 5 mg of amlodipine daily. My issue is...
Published on May 15, 2024 - Page 7
Q: My cardiologist insisted I need a statin to control my LDL cholesterol. I am concerned this drug will interfere with CoQ10 production. My...
Published on May 14, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am wondering what the best treatment is for sciatic pain. Would a steroid shot help? The pain is behind my knee, down the...
Published on May 14, 2024 - Page 14
Q: I have painful osteoarthritis throughout my body. Because I am on the blood thinner Pradaxa for life, I am not able to take aspirin or NSAIDs for...
Published on May 13, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 71-year-old man. Seven or eight years ago, I was diagnosed with asthma using the challenge test. I was prescribed Symbicort,...
Published on May 13, 2024 - Page 7
Q: Thank you for writing about annoying TV commercials for prescription medicines. You are probably right putting the genie back in the bottle is...
Published on May 10, 2024 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am not a sun worshipper. Whenever I go out, I cover up, slather on sunscreen and stay in the shade. Last summer, I took a trip to...
Published on May 10, 2024 - Page 8
Q: I love to travel but have a difficult time with leg cramps and restless legs on long flights or drives. I move my legs as much as possible. In...
Published on May 9, 2024 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 85-year-old male. Other than being a Type 2 diabetic, I am still active and in good health. On the rare occasions I...
Published on May 8, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read last year nearly 20 million Americans were living with long COVID, but I understand the number is much higher now. Can you...
Published on May 7, 2024 - Page 8
Q: My father and I have suffered with canker sores. I've heard of eating kiwi fruit to speed healing, and you wrote about sauerkraut. A few years ago...
Published on May 7, 2024 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: My father is in his mid-60s and recently underwent surgery to repair mitral valve prolapse. Everything went smoothly, and his...
Published on May 6, 2024 - Page 16
DEAR DR. ROACH: I read a recent headline saying people who fast intermittently have an increased risk of heart disease. Is there merit to this story...
Published on May 6, 2024 - Page 16
Q: I recently spoke with a doctor friend taking nattokinase on the advice of her physician. She believes nattokinase dissolved a pulmonary embolism...
Published on May 3, 2024 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have neuropathy in my left foot. It feels very hot on the bottom. My neurologist thinks it is from my sugar level. But I got my...
Published on May 2, 2024 - Page 18
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 72 years old and otherwise fairly healthy, but I am writing to you in desperation. I have talked with every doctor I have had...
Published on May 1, 2024 - Page 7
There was a time not long ago patients were completely excluded from medical information. Medical libraries were sacrosanct. Only health care...
Published on May 1, 2024 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) by my gastroenterologist more than three years ago. I was tested...
Published on April 30, 2024 - Page 7
Q: A few years ago, my doctor prescribed atorvastatin for high LDL cholesterol. It lowered my LDL to normal levels promptly. Before long, I noticed...
Published on April 30, 2024 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: What is the main cause for insulin resistance? I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about five years ago. I've maintained a...