Dr. Mila McManus

Family Medicine
Spring, TX
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Spring, TX

Address

26110 Oak Ridge Dr, Spring, TX
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Humana

Wellcare

Wellpoint

Office

The Woodlands, TX

About

Bio

I specialize in wellness, aka integrative,functional, preventive, & anti-aging medicine, as well as nutrition, and bio-identical hormones. I treat men, women, and children and look for the underlying cause of symptoms and disease, rather than masking symptoms with drugs, which is typical medical school training.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Doctor Q&A

102 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: COPD typically means emphysema or chronic bronchitis associated with smoking. Emphysema is a progressive disease which is irreversible, but the progr... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe: Constipation is often related to low thyroid function (despite normal labs) or a food intolerance that causes inflammation of the GI tract. Could als... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Give it time: You may have gotten a bug, or eaten something bad. Of course could be a gallbladder issue, gas pain, etc. If pain worsens, seek medical attention im... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes, but...: Men have andropause, which is the male equivalent of menopause. Tthe reference range for testosterone is large, so many men who need testosterone are... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Bacteria: E. Coli is a bacteria that is typically passed from person to person via 'fecal-oral' route, meaning that someone gets infected after eating something... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Several...: Get thyroid checked. U may have thyroid issue even if bloodwork normal. Also, magnesium is helpful and is a common mineral deficiency. Also probiotic... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Fibroids: Often requires no treatment, but fibroids are a sign that your hormones aren't balanced. See a wellness specialist who uses bio-identical hormones. A... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Phentermine: Depends on the seizure medication. Ask your pharmacist to run a drug interaction check with your meds and phentermine.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: It's possible, depending on where the partner's herpes lesion is that you may come in contact with, but condoms will greatly reduce the risk.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Eczema is an allergic condition and, therefore, not contagious. When you say 'infected spots', it's important to clarify. "infected" means that a mic... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Zinc & topical silve: Slow wound healing may indicate zinc deficiency. U can take 50mg daily for a mth. Also get silver sol gel or other topical colloidal silver as an ant... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
GI vs Gyn issue: If not related to a bowel issue, it may be a uterine fibroid or ovarian cyst. You can see an ob/gyn for further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
YES!: She needs to see a doctor who prescribes bio-identical hormones. Also avoid all sugar, and avoid grains/pasta/breads as much as possible as well. Sh... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Try mag and B-comple: Carsickness is a form of vertigo/disequilibrium. I've had much success with treating this with magnesium (up to 600mg twice daily--ask your doc first... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Magnesum,primroseoil: Magnesium is a common deficiency and it relaxes involuntary muscle, so can help menstrual cramps. Evening primrose oil contains gla which helps to ba... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Needs further eval: You should not be bleeding while on birth control pills. You should see your doctor for a change in medications, and check blood work to check hormon... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Rule out other cause: Ibs is mostly a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that a full work up reveals nothing, and the patient is treated symptomatically. I find that majority ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not that i've seen: This was presented on dr oz show a while back, and the stores sold out of it everywhere! the few patients i've had discussions with about it said it ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Morning: Prednisone can affect your sleep, so best to take in the morning. Also, taking it in the morning will best mimick what the body's own production of s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Best not to: I would not advise drinking alcohol while having diverticulitis, as alcohol suppresses immune system, thins the blood which could worsen bleeding, and... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
L-arginine, Neo40: If you are < 40yo, l-arginine is good choice. It works like a natural viagra (sildenafil). If > 40, or if history of heart disease, look into supple... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Best not to: You should avoid alcohol with diverticulitis because it suppresses the immune system, thins the blood which can worsen bleeding, and may interfere wit... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chiropractr,lose wt?: Sounds like an anatomical issue-pinched nerves. I recommend seeing a chiropractor or orthopedic doctor. If overweight, losing weight may help.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes but....: Before using cyclosprorin, get tested for igg food sensitivities. Or at least try avoiding the most common food allergens for a few wks and then add b... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Stay far away from anything artificial. Toxic to the body.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Liver, triglycerides: If you are taking gemfibrozil, it's to lower triglycerides. Alcohol increases triglycerides. In addition, both Gemfibrozil and alcohol can adversely... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need more info...: If you are asking because you have autoimmune disease, then a good regimen of multivitamin, vitamin d, fish oil, and msm would be a good start. Also ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start!
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: Hyperthyroidism is a completely different animal than hypothyroidism. Generally it requires medication or surgery or radiation. Treating hyperthyroi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node(s). U can have 1 swel... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Enhance nitric oxide: L-arginine (if < 40yo and no heart disease), neo40, resveratrol, aerobic exercise, foods that generate nitrix oxide, e.g. Kale, spinach, arugula. Acup... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually w/symptoms: If you told your doctor that you are having hair loss or acne/oily skin, or low sex drive, these are common symptoms linked to androgen levels. Andro... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No, but....: Lactose tolerance is a lack of enzyme lactase in the GI tract. Drinking mill doesn't cause this, but by definition, if lactose intolerant, u should a... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Progesterone, B6: Pms symptoms that include fluid retention, breast tenderness, mood swings, cravings, headache r a sign of estrogen dominance. Get some Progesterone c... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Red cells broken: "hemolyzed' means that the red blood cells broke apart and released their contents. This sometimes occurs when blood specimens are being processed fo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sleep,nutrition,prog: This is difficult to answer without knowing your symptoms, as there are various hormonal imbalances that can occur. Working on adrenals is a good sta... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Several: Magnesium, potassium, l-arginine, l-taurine, fish oil, quercetin, hawthorne berry, probiotics. Eat more kale! and be sure you are getting 20-30 minu... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not normal: Your bladder may have "dropped". Not that uncommon after having children. See an ob/gyn or urologist.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possibly: Not clear about internal brain bleeding part of yr question? If u have vertigo and serious brain pathology has been ruled out by yr doctor, u can try ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Black stool could mean blood from the upper GI tract. Can also be from taking pepto bismal recently. If that's not the case, see yr doctor to test sto... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Adrenal issue: Reflux has many causes, but often it's related to not producing enough digestive enzymes naturally to digest your food, and this is often linked to ad... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You need exam: Sounds like might be genital warts, but you really should have that looked at by a physician.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You need exam: Given your age, you really need to see a physician about that asap to rule out circulation issues. Cold feet is also a sign of low thyroid function. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Adrenal fatigue: Assuming you aren't taking any medications that could cause these symptoms, such as antidepressants, this sounds like a classic case of adrenal fatigu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Find a holistic MD: Treating chronic fatigue requires investigation, commitment by the patient, and of course, some patience. Cfs typically involves underactive thyroid ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
How long pain lasts: Acute means rapid onset of pain, and is usually relatively quick to resolve. An example would be pain from a minor scrape or burn. Chronic means long... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not quite: Prediabetes means u have high blood sugar, but not yet high enough to be called type ii diabetes. U r headed in that direction though. Eliminate grain... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Border around nodule: 'circumscribed' defines how sharp the border is around the nodule which is suggestive of benign vs cancerous nodule. If nodule is well-circumscribed,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Find the cause!: Many doctors will say you need more fiber and more water in your diet, which may be the case, but in my practice, i often find that constipation is du... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Oil: Oil of oregano has good antifungal properties. You can apply diluted form topically, or take orally.
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Testimonials
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Jul 8, 2012
Excellent, succinct, practical answers to complicated questions. It takes a great deal of knowledge to distill these answers into a few sentences.
Jul 10, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McManus is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! That is helpful to me because I am struggling to find out what is the safest estrogen vaginal cream to use having had breast cancer 4 yrs ago, and that my in...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! He didnt quite explain on internal brain bleeding much but wants me to get a ct scan, kinda iffy bout it since im not as dizzy now.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! About to do the high metabolism diet to decrease my weight and hopegully add a couple yesrs to my aging

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Graduated 2000MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

St. Joseph Medical Center

Awards

Best of the woodlands 2010,2011,2012
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

A4M, aafp, tma, Bbbs
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