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Sun, 30th June 2019
 

Questions & Answers

 
BLOOD

Q: 

I often feel tired, out of breath, and my friends say I look pale.

A: 

I will bet you are anaemic, inadequate red blood cells and iron. Check with your GP who may arrange a blood test. This gives a prompt accurate result. If iron is down, daily medication usually quickly restores. But a check for the cause is essential. Heavy bleeding in women, or silent bleeding (maybe from the bowel) are sinister causes. Diagnosis and treatment are essential. Sometimes an underactive thyroid causes fatigue. This is also measurable and treatable.

 
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DRY EYES

Q: 

I often suffer discomfort in the eyes.

A: 

You probably have dry eyes, aggravated by hot weather, wind, glare, air conditioners and computer screens. An inadequate supply of tears is another cause, sometimes in combination with Sjogren s syndrome (the dry eye disorder). If there is no obvious cause, instilling artificial tears every few hours provides remarkable relief. There are many excellent brands, the single containers being best.

 
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WARTS

Q: 

Is there a simple herbal remedy for warts?

A: 

Dab frequently with the milk from common old backyard garden milk thistle, or dandelion milk. It often works!

 
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CANDIDA

Q: 

I am reeking with candida, and wonder if it is curable. I feel it is all through my body!

A: 

I will bet an alternative practitioner offered this diagnosis to explain a variety of symptoms like malaise, fatigue, bloated, out of sorts, vague pains all over, coated tongue, flatulence and indigestion. Right? So they blame the candida (thrush) germ. Most doctors do not accept the Candida Hypothesis. Nevertheless, a regular intake of acidophilus may help. This comes in capsules, or nicer, in yoghurt enriched with A & B cultures (acidophilus & bifidus.) Tastes great.

 
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APLASTIC ANAEMIA

Q: 

Some time ago you discussed aplastic anaemia. A young patient had been newly diagnosed and feared for his life. I had this diagnosis made 15 years ago. I have been regularly treated at a major public hospital with transfusions, and I feel fit and well. To anyone with this unpleasant disorder, let me assure them hope ad better health is possible. Seeking the correct advice is essential.

A: 

What a wonderful tribute - when the correct treatment is given.

 
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POUCH IN THE THROAT

Q: 

I often brought up funny stuff, and the doctor now says I have a pouch in the throat.

A: 

This is a fairly uncommon congenital abnormality, dating from pre-birth, and should not be there. It may not be detected until adult life. Material may accumulate, going in and out. If not causing any grave symptoms, they may be left alone. If causing adverse symptoms interfering with life, surgical repair is possible.

 
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BENT PENIS

Q: 

My husband has developed a bent penis. This looks odd, and is now interfering with our sex life.

A: 

Peyronnie s disease is the most common cause. Viruses attack one side of the urethra, the narrow urinary tube in the penis. Hard areas called plaques form, contract, causing the bend, which will slowly worsen. Urologists may surgically remove the plaques, allowing appearance and function to return to normal. Do not be embarrassed in seeking investigation and treatment.

 
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This health advice is general in nature. You are advised to seek medical attention from your doctor or health care provider for your own specific symptoms and circumstances.

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