Let’s talk about Complementary and Alternative Medicine, CAM for short. Some say this term makes us think that these treatments are inferior to the FDA approved medicine, so they feel Integrative Medicine
Browsing: Ask the Doctor
We have a letter from a gentleman with low back pain. He has several issues he would like addressed. Low back pain is very common and a primary care provider sees many of these patients in a month. Many of these might improve with manipulation by an osteopath or chiropractor but some do not.
A 45 year old man sees his doctor complaining of a weak urine stream. The urethra (urine tube in the penis) seems to bulge under his penis about halfway down the penis. He feels a lot of pressure.
In treating HIV patients, I have noticed that many have low testosterone levels, especially the very thin and sickly ones. I have seen miracles of returned energy, muscle weight gain, and healed depression
Please tell me more about back pain. Back pain is one of the most common conditions for which people visit the medical provider.
In California and most of the United States it is illegal for a health care worker to reveal any of your information to another person who is not involved in your health care. The only way around this is a court order.
I find this a fascinating question. We have many examples of this: Ebola, HIV, some “types” of tuberculosis, and multiple flu viruses.
I am very happy about the new administration’s stimulus plan. A sizable chunk of the money will go to the National Institutes of Health to fund much needed repair of it’s buildings and systems.
Thank you for your questions. Here is one that comes up: How do you think about risk? There are 3 factors that help you make decisions. 1. Reward. This is the good you get out of the behavior. 2. Cost. What the negatives are about the decision.
Lipodystrophy is changes in the fat distribution of the body. Some people get this who are HIV negative because of their genes and their eating and exercise habits. Those who eat too much and exercise little are gaining calories and not spending them. Their calorie (bank) account gets larger and we see it as fat. They should withdraw more (exercise) and deposit less (food).