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February 28, 2014 @ 09:40 AM Posted in: Healthcare
Q.     Dear Doc, I had a gastric bypass operation in 1999 and my gallbladder was removed. I am now taking "cholacol" bile salts as recommended by my nutritionist. They do help. I am eating a "healthy lifestyle for detoxification diet" similar to hCG. How often should I take them? I feel they help with the frequent occasional burping I experience even if I have not eaten a thing. I'm a 56 year old female, 5'9", 158 # with a BMI of 24. With thanks, KD, CaliforniaA.     Dear KD, It really depends on you...

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February 21, 2014 @ 12:25 PM Posted in: Healthcare
Q.     Dear Doc, I believe that I may have an abdomen aneurysm. I get pain in my stomach and sometimes it moves from one side of my stomach to the other. I would like to know how can I ascertain if this is the actual problem, and what can I do naturally to prevent it from rupturing? Lori, USA A.     Dear Lori, An abdominal ultrasound is the safest and quickest way to check for an aneurysm ( aortic ). These usually are NOT painful. If present, a comprehensive health plan to include lowerin...

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February 21, 2014 @ 12:14 PM Posted in: Healthcare
Q.     Hello Doc, I am due for a preventative mammogram. I am interested in finding out how effective a thermal scan and sonogram would be in detecting cancers or concerns. I am very much not interested in any more radiation after having so much in a short time in the past, none for cancer. Please advise. Thank you. Cheryl, USA A.     Dear Cheryl, We highly prefer self-breast exams ( looking for new, non tender, hard nodules ) as a first choice, then thermograms followed by ultrasounds. We...

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