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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale

Preventive Medicine
Westlake, OH
74 years experience male

Locations

Office

Strongsville, OH

Address

12315 The Bluffs, Strongsville, OH
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About

Bio

Graduated M.B. B.S. London 1948. Family doctor in England to 1957.Medical Officer RCAF to 1960. Resident in pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) 1960-1962.. Board Certified pediatrician 1962. Staff pediatrician CCF 1962-82..Pediatric oncologist for 6 years, followed by special interest in inborn errors of metabolism, requiring detailed knowledge of biochemistry. From 1982 to the present, Complementary Alternative Medicine in private practice. Special interest and knowledge of vitamin B1 metabolism, its association with functional brain changes in children through sugar ingestion and its connection with dysautonomia and several brain diseases in adults as well. Over100 articles in medical journals. Two books available free on line at the "Soil and Health Library" in Alternative Medicine section. Clinician Award American Nutrient Vendors Association 2009. Interested in all questions on behavior problems in children, including autism. Retiring from active practice July 1, 2012 but will continue to maintain an interest in answering questions on Health Tap. High calorie malnutrition is responsible for a huge amount of disease in America. My Blog is "Oxygen, the Spark of Life". It explains the major differences of Complementary Alternative Medicine with present Mainstream Medicine.

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Preventive Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
You may be surprised: I have seen several patients with this story--always treated as "infection". All lab tests negative. Possible answer is deficiency of vitamin b and ma... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Exercise is for: Biochemically fit people. You are biochemically unfit and you may be simply short of magnesium. Try getting it + a well rounded multiitamin and get ri... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common today. There are several causes so see your doc.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
See: Your doctor first and see if your symptoms warrant expensive tests.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Bizzare: May be fructose intolerance but the problem may be sugar from other sources. A patient of mine had a DX of fructose intolerance and it was his sugary ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
All: That is why they are called vitamins.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Vitamin D: Has come into prominence since it has been found to be essential for all our cells, not just bone. So many different diseases can develop.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Vitiligo: Congenital absence of skin pigment---no cure that i know of.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Variable: Time period after giving birth before you are likely to conceive again.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Itis as a postfix: Implies inflammation, always associated with pain so i don't buy the diagnosis. Vitamin c for treatment was a good idea anyway.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Not necessarily: Diet is the only way of losing weight and sugar is the big enemy in all its forms, including sweeteners.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Absolutely: Coq10 is what is known as a "conditional nutrient" because we make it in our bodies. As we get older it becomes more difficult to make it and we all r... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Probably not: If you had a shot as a boy, all you need is a wound booster.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
An abnormal pulse: Like that is always a sign of heart disease. You should ask the doctor who diagnosed it to explain it.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Surfprisingly: Symptoms like that can be as simple as vitamin deficiency, an extremely common problem in U.S. Because of the low standards of diet, particularly the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
No: At this age control should be normal. Two suggestions--- 1. Enuresis (bed wetting) is due to exaggerated activity of the automatic nervous system. Co... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Multiple causes: If this is a new change in bowel habits you should get a colonoscopy. If it is lifelong then it is your diet that requires attention. It is a common q... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Very: There is no time in a woman's life when diet is more important. Extra vitamins are mandatory.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Prolotherapy: Is performed by alternative medicine doctors and is not accepted in mainstream. It has been reported by individual doctors of my acquaintance that it ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Hives: You need an antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is otc but it may make you sleepy so don't drive until that effect wears off.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
All of them: In a well rounded multivitamin. But the more you desire pregnancy the harder it seems to become. I presume that you are finding when you ovulate and c... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
"Glowing skin" : Is evidence of overall health and orange juice without the fiber is not the same as eating the orange. Taking vitamin c on its own is not good because... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Get a doctor's opin: An OB must guide you through the pregnancy. Also, your diet is of the utmost importance.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Brain sensitiviy: The auditory sense is the only one that remains active in sleep. Your mother has unusual sensitivity that produces an alarm reaction. The commonest ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Sounds like: Magnesium, calcium or both deficient.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Do: Do include legumes, nuts and seeds. Don't use commercial substitutes.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
No: Ask the physician who is treating the uti.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Sounds like: A touch of sleep paralysis. This usually occurs during rem sleep but it is possible that it may occur on immediate awakening. Its cause is unknown but... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Sinus arrhythmia: Is normal. It simply means that heart rate varies with respiration. It is a sign of good heart health, not bad.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Possibly: Sleep apnea. It causes day sleepiness and many people do not know they have sleep apnea, sometimes for years. Get it checked, it is common in his day ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
A two month: Course of Nystatin for the bowel yeast and a 2 month course of Fluconazole for the possibility of there being systemic yeast.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Dysautonomia: The food going into the stomach automatically sends a signal into the lower brain computer. The computer has become too reactive and a sympathetic ner... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Quite normal: Do not get angry with him. Lots of guys do this even though the sex life is normal. Laugh it off!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
ADHD: Is due to poor diet and vitamin deficiency. Fitness ? Refers to exercise and is beneficial to all. Drop all forms of sugar and get a good multivitamin... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
You are: Maladapted to the changes in environment. Your lower brain is a computer that organizes this and it is compromised biochemically. That implies poor di... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Absence: Of bile. This is probably related to gluten sensitivity and needs diagnosis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
No: As you take the thyroid medication these symptoms will gradually disappear.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
We don't know: Its benefits, though probably real, are due to organic compounds of which we are ignorant
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
The spleen: Is an important part of your immune mechanism and you are exhibiting its compromised state in the blood count.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Sounds like: Poor diet in general, particularly all the sugary stuff.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Paradoxically this sudden lowering of blood sugar is caused by inordinate consumption of sugar. The best test would be a glucose tolerance. I would e... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Fish: Fish oil provides epa and is anti-inflammatory. It should be taken with gla from evening primrose oil.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Good question: Obesity is more complex than just an excess of calories. It is changes in the brain that we now know to be a major cause of obesity. Sweeteners are ch... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
I do not: Think so. Just use daily hygiene until infection is over.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Yes: But please remember that vitamins tend to increase the pharmacological effect of the drug.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Vascular: That means that blood vessels in the skin become dilated. The vascular bed (ciculation) is controlled by the autonomic (automatic) nervous system wher... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Not necessarily: You must be guided by your OB for supplements in pregnancy.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
None: Pyridoxine (vitamin b6) is non toxic, even in so-called therapeutic doses. One paper in the new england journal of medicine years ago reported that "t... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
A preparation: Inserted into the vagina that kills sperms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Possibly: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and is a serious skin infection. "zits" are usually much less virulent and smaller than a "boil".
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Aug 26, 2013
Good Knowledgeable answers and Caring Approach
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
Sep 11, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
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Thank you! This is good to know. I was wondering if it was a sign I might go into early menopause. LOL! I take the pill continuously so that I get my period quarterly. I have severe period symptoms - ...Read More
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I'll check it out. I had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia but the "roaming pain" stopped a few months after CPAP therapy started. W/ the fibro, I started taking a B vitamin complex. It helps, and the magne...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! And you are so right! At times the drugs just exacerbated things and added new symptoms which took longer to diagnose so many other things I have going on with me. It's ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, England
Graduated 1948MD

Awards

Clinician Award American Nutrient Vendors
Top Doctor, First Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

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