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Dr. Loren Cohen

Addiction Medicine
CINCINNATI, OH
53 years experience

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Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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25 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: The choice of antibiotics in persisting cases should be guided by laboratory tests which will show which antibiotics are likely to be successful. Whil... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No: Magnesium is not known to be toxic to the kidneys although it can accumulate in the blood when large amounts are taken in the presence of relatively a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Contrary to common belief, low potassium is rarely a cause of muscle cramps. They are usually the result of exercise ( especially strenuous or unaccus... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Hormonal action: Spironolactone has a chemical structure similar to female sex hormones and can cause post menopausal bleeding in women and breast swelling in man, the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Not very: It is very unlikely that any urine infection will be passed from one person to another. Nonetheless, and especially with certain kinds of staph, it is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Usually within a day: If symptoms caused by a UTI such as burning or a cloudy or bloody appearance don't begin to improve by 2 or 3 days, there is a good chance that the an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
None: Most folks with medullary sponge kidney have no symptoms. However, they are susceptible to kidney stones which can cause lots of problems esp. Pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Not likely: Lemon or other citrus fruits are not known to increase urine flow beyond the amount of water drunk.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Test urine: Cloudy smelly urine should be analyzed to assure a bacterial infection is not the cause. Untreated urinary tract infections can occasionally cause ser... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No: There are a variety of food substances which are linked to either reduced or increased kidney stone incidence. However, peanut butter does not seem to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It is highly likely: While it is very likely you do have hyperparathyroidism, it is much more difficult to decide if watchful waiting is the best approach. If you have no... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Variety of causes: Most patients with kidney stones have a metabolic abnormality which makes it more likely that their urine will form stones. The most common of these i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No substitutes: Antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy for bacterial urine infections. If the infection is causing symptoms, it is unwise to try to treat with less p... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: While very uncommon, all of the statin drugs have been known to cause muscle injury. The release from injured muscle of a substance called myoglobin c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No days: Usually pain from kidney stones disappears nearly immediately after the stone is passed. If pain persists for even hours after the passage of a stone,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Possibly: Apple juice is a reasonable liquid to take as part of a regular program to maintain hydration. However, there is nothing special in apple juice know ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Hormone action: Spironolactone has a chemical structure similar to female sex hormones and can cause post menopausal bleeding in women and breast swelling in man know... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
It is possible: Generally speaking the degree of recovery from kidney injury depends on the severity of the insult and the age of the patient. Being so young, if furt... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No: Green tea does contain caffeine like other tea. This results in a modest increase in urine flow but that process would not be expected to cause signif... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Almost certainly: Ace inhibitors and arbs are valuable drugs and, in a rare instance, when other modifiable factors causing a high potassium have been addressed could v... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Unlikely: Most back pain, even pain that is in the upper back and on one side, is of musculoskeletal origin. In the absence of fever or cloudy urine, infection ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Very unlikely: Decreased urination almost always relates to either reduced fluid intake or increased fluid losses such as diarrhea or increased sweating. In the rare... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
No: To my knowledge, Folic Acid deficiency is not associated with kidney stones nor does Folic Acid supplementation prevent stones. The vast majority of p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Either: If you have fewer than one or two utis a year then your primary care physician or gynecologist can treat optimally. If you have recurring infections o... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Anytime is good: If you have a minor deficiency, then often it can be corrected with once a day supplements given at any time. If the deficiency is more severe, then i... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Renal consultant wishes me to try losartan. I'm uneasy with this.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1969MD
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