Health

Published on October 26, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 69-year-old male who has been very active throughout my life. Two years ago, through a fall which resulted in a compression...
Published on October 25, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a female and almost 75 years old. My vital signs are always normal, and I am active, but slightly overweight. I get quarterly...
Published on October 24, 2022 - Page 5
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a health scare about my prostate, but fortunately, I was able to get it treated successfully. Because of my close...
Published on October 21, 2022 - Page 11
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active 70-year-old female in good health. I have an issue with sleep that is affecting everything in my life, because I am...
Published on October 20, 2022 - Page 6
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 71-year-old woman in generally good health. The only prescription drugs I take are carbamazepine for seizures and ibandronate...
Published on October 19, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I disagree with your recent column about the glucosamine/chondroitin supplements. I have arthritis in my lower back. I am taking this...
Published on October 18, 2022 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I got into a conversation with a group of friends about toxic shock syndrome. One of them claimed it is caused by...
Published on October 17, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a friend with multiple health problems, mostly digestive and throat, who has recently discovered the supplement astaxanthin...
Published on October 14, 2022 - Page 19
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 73-year-old male with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I pretty much have it under control with medication, but...
Published on October 13, 2022 - Page 20
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 78-year-old woman who, in my early years, was exposed to many sunny days at the beach. Sunscreen was still a relatively new...
Published on October 12, 2022 - Page 9
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an extremely active 79-year-old woman. For at least 10 years, I have had lower back pain. I assumed it was arthritis and ignored...
Published on October 11, 2022 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: No wonder COVID-19 doesn't go away -- people don't seem to take it seriously anymore. I work with someone who tested positive for...
Published on October 11, 2022 - Page 8
Q: Today, I noticed the comment about smelling alcohol as a treatment for nausea. I practiced anesthesia for 42 years and was Clinical Director of...
Published on October 10, 2022 - Page 7
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 72, and I have had arthritis for three years: two years in both knees, one year in my right hip and the base of my spine. I am 5...
Published on October 7, 2022 - Page 13
DEAR DR. ROACH: I 'm a senior, and I shower in the evenings, regardless of what time I go to sleep. There are times I shower after midnight as well....
Published on October 6, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: Are the current strains of COVID and monkeypox similar to the AIDS virus? I'm confused about the manner of spreading it and where...
Published on October 5, 2022 - Page 12
D EAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking tamsulosin and finasteride for prostate issues -- nothing major, just the usual middle-of-the-night urges and...
Published on October 4, 2022 - Page 8
D EAR DR. ROACH: My eye doctor told me I'm in danger of an "acute attack" of narrow angle glaucoma and I need iridotomy in both eyes right away. He...
Published on October 4, 2022 - Page 8
: Thank you for writing about amiodarone. My late husband was prescribed amiodarone after bypass surgery. I guess that was just as a precaution,...
Published on October 3, 2022 - Page 14
: The doctor added fenofibrate to my meds because I had high triglycerides (400-plus). Within six weeks, my triglycerides were down to 179. As an...
Published on October 3, 2022 - Page 14
D EAR DR. ROACH: In my 40s, I developed lumps in the palm of my hands. I was diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture and underwent hand surgery to...
Published on September 30, 2022 - Page 13
D EAR DR. ROACH: I had a surprise heart attack two months ago. (I have no family history of heart attack, and my blood pressure and cholesterol...
Published on September 30, 2022 - Page 13
Q: I have been taking escitalopram for eight years. Within four years on this antidepressant, I started having sexual side effects, especially...
Published on September 29, 2022 - Page 18
D EAR DR. ROACH: My 75-year-old husband was frustrated with not being able to retain an erection. He talked to his doctor about it, and she...
Published on September 28, 2022 - Page 15
D EAR DR. ROACH: I have prostate cancer. My PSA levels were as high as 48, and I'm taking medication to lower the numbers to 40. My urologist has...
Published on September 27, 2022 - Page 8
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 76-year-old man in excellent health. I don’t take any medication, except for simvastatin for over 15 years. My cholesterol is...
Published on September 27, 2022 - Page 8
By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. Q: After pulling weeds in my backyard last month, I came down with a terrible itchy, weeping red...
Published on September 26, 2022 - Page 14
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was told by my doctor I need a tetanus booster shot, but when I was 17, I cut my foot and needed stitches. I was told then I was...
Published on September 23, 2022 - Page 15
DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a surgery, and prior to the surgery, my doctor ordered some routine blood tests. My aPTT level was high, but the PT...
Published on September 22, 2022 - Page 7
Dear Dr. Roach: I’ve heard a lot about fat-removing procedures, such as CoolSculpting and red light therapy, and I’m wondering if they really work....