Ask The Pharmacist: Big news for thyroid disease
Published 12/3/2013 at 1:57 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I have Hashimoto thyroiditis, can I take thyroid supplements that contain iodine? – K.S., Seattle, Washington Answer: Hashimoto's or "Hashi's" is an autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid gland, causing clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism
Ask The Pharmacist: Alloxan toxin causes diabetes
Published 11/5/2013 at 4:33 p.m. 0 comments
Question: What is the number one thing I can do to prevent diabetes? – T.H., Seattle, Washington. Answer: Avoid white! By that I mean white salt, white sugar and white flour. The white flour is particularly offensive because it contains ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Herbal relief for nerve pain
Published 10/30/2013 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I have nerve pain that is chronic and related to my diabetes. I take medication for that, and want to add some supplements that might help. I promise to ask my doctor if they're alright for me, if you ...
New security issues surface for health website
Updated 10/30/2013 at 6:27 p.m. 6 comments
Sebelius is promising to have the problems fixed by Nov. 30, even as Republicans opposed to Obama's health care law are calling in chorus for her resignation.
Ask The Pharmacist: Metal allergies may cause eczema
Published 10/23/2013 at 9:06 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I have eczema that comes and goes, and I'm currently using a steroid cream which helps. I am sure when I stop the cream, it will return. Any advice? – E.H., Tampa, Florida Answer: There are many factors to ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Side effect solutions for bone building meds, diuretics
Published 10/17/2013 at 1:10 p.m. 1 comment
Question: I take a water pill (diuretic) for blood pressure. Now, I have to take Boniva for osteopenia. Is there a connection? What's next for me? I've read you for years so please pick my question for the paper. – ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Estrogen levels affect guys and gals
Published 10/8/2013 at 9:16 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I am debating whether or not to fill the prescription for Estradiol, and I want more information on this drug and estrogen in general. I need it for hot flashes. – M.G., San Diego, California Answer: Estrogen is a ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Dupuytren's contracture starts with lumps in your palms
Published 10/4/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I have two small nodules in my palm, they are small and painless, but I see (and feel) them below my pinky and ring finger. My doctor's appointment isn't for two months and I'm worried. Can you weigh in? ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Sex headaches – Yes! Yes! Oh no!
Published 9/24/2013 at 12:37 p.m. 2 comments
Question: I get headaches during sex. It's not all the time, but I'm worried. It takes the fun out of it. My doctor said don't worry. But I do. – E.L., Dunnellon, Florida. Answer: Orgasmic headaches or plain old "sex ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Propolis is perfect for immunity, blood sugar and cholesterol
Published 9/19/2013 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I take a dozen antibiotics per year due to frequent infections. What else can I take? Don't worry, I take probiotics, what I want is a natural antibiotic. – M.W., Santa Barbara, California. Answer: For millions of years, honeybees ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Yoga may help blood pressure, chronic pain, headaches
Published 9/10/2013 at 11:00 a.m. 0 comments
Question: Dear Pharmacist, I have neck pain, sciatica and headaches. I've tried prednisone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Vicodin, physical therapy, chiropractors, massage, reiki, acupuncture, prayer work, laser and two surgeries on my neck. Nothing helps. Please
Ask The Pharmacist: 'Wear and tear' disease
Published 9/3/2013 at 9:25 a.m. 0 comments
Question: I am 60 years old, and now I'm told I have osteoarthritis. My doctor said that there is no known "cure" for this. I need to know the best natural treatments. – O.W. Melbourne, FL Answer: There isn't a ...
Ask The Pharmacist: Ways to protect eyesight
Published 8/27/2013 at 3:23 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I need more options to protect my vision. I take prescription eye drops, but I'm steadily declining. – R.J. Decatur, Illinois Answer: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm always researching ways to protect eyesight because it is so precious, ...
No copays, easier pills may reduce blood pressure
Published 8/20/2013 at 6:27 p.m. 0 comments
New research suggests giving patients easier-to-take medicine and no-copay medical visits can help drive down high blood pressure, a major contributor to poor health and untimely deaths nationwide.
Ask The Pharmacist: High insulin is worse than high blood sugar
Published 8/15/2013 at 2:06 p.m. 0 comments
Q: I am now up to 14 medications for the following problems: High cholesterol, heart disease, pre-diabetes, cataracts, arrhythmias, allergies, memory problems and enlarged prostate (BPH). The medications make me sick and sleepy. I need some fresh perspective.
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