Doctor Q&A for Dr. Stuart Erner

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Anxiety/depression: Beta blockers can cause fatigue that may ease after 1-2 months of therapy. Without knowing what anti-depressant you're on I can't comment on side effe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Milk thistle: Milk thistle has a potentially moderate interaction with coumadin (warfarin) which could increase the effect of this anti-coagulant. I would advise c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Alcohol/sperm: Alcohol can reduce quality and quantity of sperm produced due to it's effects on zinc absorption- namely it can reduce absorption. However, recent res ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Low T symptoms: Low testosterone typically presents with low grade depression and lethargy rather than anxiety. Low Vit D levels will not cause anxiety.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
New depression RX: If you've failed on all of the meds your psychiatrist has given you, I'd look into a new non-drug therapy called transcranial magnetic stimulation (NM ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Blood in stool: Benign causes would be an anal fissure or hemhorroid. More serious causes would be inflammatory bowel disease ( Crohn's, ulcerative colitis), divertic ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Prostatitis Rx: Keep in mind that 90% of prostatitis isn't caused by bacterial infection, hence antibiotics may not work although they are commonly prescribed. Sitz b ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
IBS symptoms: The most common symptoms associated with IBS are: diarrhea and/or constipation that often alternate, bloating, abdominal pain,stools that may change s ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Wisdom tooth: See your dentist to find out if the wisdom tooth is causing your symptoms. If not you can be referred for further evaluation by whomever the dentist a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
45 years experience Bariatrics
Irreg.periods: Your irregular periods after marriage could be due to a variety of factors such as: stress, travel, excessive weight loss or gain, or illness. I would ... Read More
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