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Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Cohen
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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