Dr. Lonna Larsh

Family Medicine
Capitola, CA
32 years experience female

Locations

Lonna Larsh, Holistic Family Doctor

Capitola, CA

Address

4450 Capitola Rd, Suite 260A, Capitola, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Fax

8314210770

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

712 Answers
251 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: If the hyperlipidemia is fairly mild, weight loss, diet and exercise can cure it. If it is severe, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not necessarily: Throat cancer starts in the throat itself, then spreads to the lymph nodes, so if it hasn't spread yet, there won't be any swollen lymph nodes.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: While i completely agree with the previous answer that you need a plan a, having taken Plan B several times should not prevent you from getting pregna... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteol... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Nope: Post exposure rabies shots (shots following a suspicious bite) used to be more painful and involve more shots. They still have that reputation, but t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends: On the supplement and the medication. Some should not be taken together, others should only be taken together with close supervision. For instance, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hydrocortisone cream: While i agree with dr joel completely, it might be worth a try to use some over the counter Hydrocortisone cream once or twice a day for a week to see... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked !: It's very common for people to reach for high energy but bad-for-you foods when they are exhausted. You need to find out why you are tired. Could be t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Unknown: It might be safe, and in fact might be beneficial for preventing gestational diabetes (diabetes that occurs during pregnancy). Researchers in italy a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked !: Fist of all, egyptians have the same anatomy as the rest of the world. Second, if you are having itching, burning, pain, unusual discharge, or any so... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Sure: It is possible, but for most of us it is difficult. We need to eat lots of fresh, high quality vegetables and fruit. We need healthy, whole grains a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Mostly yes: You can buy ketoconazole shampoo over the counter (without a prescription). Otherwise forms (such as cream for the skin or medication to be taken oral... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Don't do it: There are so many health problems with making yourself vomit. Don't do it. If you are so concerned about your weight or the way you look that you are... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
You are screwed: Sorry to be indelicate, but you should have thought of this before using the drugs. The Cocaine is probably gone, but he marijuana stays around for a... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Get checked: This could be simple heartburn, but it could also be something more serious, such as an ulcer. You can try taking tums, rolaids, or an antacid such a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: You should not have any problem stopping it if you have only been taking it for such a short time.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Nope: You can have it drained, but ganglions come back more often after drainage than after surgical removal. Drainage involves the doctor sticking the gan... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Lifestyle changes can have a huge impact and can totally reverse pre-diabetes. Exercise at least 150 minutes a week, and eliminate refined carbohydra... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
You have celiac: If the biopsy was consistent with celiac, you should act as if you have it. If you have not already stopped eating gluten, you should. If you don't ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Many of us have staph living in our noses. It is often completely harmless. It only needs to be treated if we are having recurrent skin infections, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Confused: Kidney stones are located in the kidneys, not the uterus. Perhaps you have something else in your uterus, like fibroids. Fibroids can prevent you fr... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Self cleaning: Vaginas don't need to be cleaned; they are self cleaning. Douching is dangerous. It can introduce more bacteria and irritate the tissues. If you ha... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Safe: No worries with chamomile tea. It is completely safe to drink every night. It's a great way to relax. Just don't add whiskey.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pretty untlikely: Tubal ligations are almost 100% effective. You could be pregnant if the doc made a mistake in surgery and didn't really tie your tubes, but tied some... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Vaginal infection: See a doctor and get checked for a vaginal infection. I suspect you have trichomonas or bacterial vaginosis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yeast infection: Antibiotics often will cause a vaginal yeast infection by killing all the good bacteria along with the bad bacteria. You can use an over the counter ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Go get your shot now: Yes, it's normal. I usually tell people to go in and get their shot early if they start bleeding toward the end of the 2nd month. It will stop your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible, not likely: If the PVC comes at just exactly the right time (or really at the wrong time), it can cause v-tach. It's called the r on t phenomenon. If the ventri... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See a doc: You can do a pregnancy test at home. They are pretty reliable from the day you miss your period. Regardless of whether or not you are pregnant, you ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Stopping antidepressants can be easy for some but horrible for others. The best thing to do is talk with your doctor for a plan in weaning down. The... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
I've had that: While i can't be specific, it is a ligament or tendon stretching. It's not harmful. If it hurts, you should get it checked out.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pregnancy test: When women have irregular periods, the only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to do a test.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
You do need help: I am assuming you have a doctor, since you had blood work done. You need to get checked and have more tests done to figure out the cause of the eleva... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Most likely : It's your back. If you had a kidney infection, you would have a fever and would feel quite sick. Kidney stones are usually extremely painful. Althou... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Safe, yes: But it may not be necessary. If you are having digestion problems, it won't hurt to try taking digestive enzymes with your meals. People with pancre... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: There's no contraindication to taking these two medications together.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: If i understand you correctly, you had your ovaries removed 2 months ago. If this is right, you will not get periods any more. If you still have an ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not from sperm: I'm assuming this lump on your face is an infection, which is why your doctor gave you an antibiotic to use. It is a pretty far-fetched idea that you... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Depends on drugs: Some drugs induce the enzyme, which means it makes the enzyme break down other drugs more rapidly. Some drugs interfere with enzyme functioning, whic... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Why: Did you have a pulmonary embolism? Was an underlying cause found? Did you have a work up for an underlying hypercoagulable state? If you are off wa... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
What exam?: You should speak with your doctor about this, or his (or her) office staff. Most of the time, doctors are happy to have a support person in the room ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not likely: This is a pretty low risk event, but it is always possible. It only takes one sperm at the right time. In this case, it's pretty unlikely you were o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Take them: The best thing to do would be to start with day 1 on wednesday and take the whole packet. What day of the week you start on doesn't really matter.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
That's big: It means the uterus is so enlarged that you can feel it all the way up to the umbilicus (belly button). Normally, the uterus should not be able to be... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: If you repeatedly have negative pregnancy tests, you are not pregnant. The tests are quite accurate.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No : Could be an infected cyst or an enlarged lymph node. Can't tell what it is without seeing it. See your doctor.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Diabetes and pee: Diabetics pee a lot when their blood sugar is high. High blood sugar causes there to be sugar in the urine, where it is not normally present. The su... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: As long as you continue to get aerobic exercise, anaerobic conditioning does not decrease aerobic capacity. A good balance of both is important for o... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
NCS: Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved. Here's a link to information on nerve co... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Early pregnancy can cause some mild cramping, but generally women don't have any pain at all. If you are having pain, you need to see a doctor.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 8, 2014
Dr. Larsh is knowledgeable, caring, and understands the mind/body approach to holistic medicine. She gives outstanding advice, and is point on, and accurate in her assessments and answers.
Oct 12, 2013
Dr Larsh is clearly a family practice physician who has a holistic mind/ bind approach. She is providing an excellent public service via Healthtap. com. I endorse Dr. Larsh.
Mar 11, 2014
Dr Larsh has a vast fund of knowledge that allows for effectively contributing to this online community of health.
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Thank you! I do have sleep apnea. My doc says the CPAP seems to be doing its job. I use it every night, all night. I don't wake refreshed but better than I used to. I sleep through the night from 9pm-...Read More
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thank you for your time. iI cant see myself cheating on my wife. iI think she has a low livita.iI know iI probably spelled that wrong but thats wut iI think. maybe having kids messed with her hormones...Read More
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Thank you :). I have never used these types of tests before {cheap internet ones} but I figured I wasnt pregnant if it was negative. Im so sorry for confusing you :) Its hard to fit everything in 150...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1991MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Santa Cruz, CA - Winter
2013
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