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Dr. Joseph Roosth

Internal Medicine
Pearland, TX
37 years experience

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Pearland, TX

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1834 Broadway, Suite 102, Pearland, TX
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Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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Internal Medicine

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209 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Truly the answer is no as the only way to confirm that one is bengin is by biopsy. It is not uncommon, for instance in the eldely where the risk of s... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
NOPE: Heart disease has so many facets: environmental like smoking, habitual like not exercising and chemical such as high cholesterol that has strong genet... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen, naproxen, Aspirin are referred to as nsaid, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs. They can to some extent interfere with the functioning o... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe serious: Thyroid nodules comprise many types, but can generally be classified by way of a thyroid uptake scan as hot or cold. By definition a cold nodule or n... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Easily: A lot of bacteria for example that cause human disease are part of normal sewage, precisely because a lot of sewage comes from, well, humans. So for ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Been around a while: Well NMR or nuclear magnetic resonance has been around in the chemical industry since at least late 70's. Chemicals in a magnetic field cause their p... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Quinolones: Quinolone antibiotics such as Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin are often used as oral antibiotics for pseudomonas, but not all pseudomonas sp. Are going... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No and probably No: For certain conditions, certain people might be on tetracycline type antibiotics for a long time and 4 years is not necessarily too long. Tetracyclin... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: The gallbladder becomes active after a meal when it is triggered to release bile into the intestine to help absorb fats. When not functioning correct... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Could be: Smoking, amongst its many ill effects kills off the little hair like projections on the cells that line the windpipe so mucous and other airway secret... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It is possible: Diabetes does cause frequent urination and it is not uncommon to present as more noticable night time voiding. An enlarged prostate is another common... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Not legally in the usa. I cannot speak for other countries.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: As a doctor, any complaint of fecal incontinence is always a cause for great concern so the simple answer here is it is best take this to a doctor for... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It seems odd to me that folks do this, but the ear drum is quite sensitive and could be damaged by just about anything inserted too far into the ear c... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Call around: If you cannot find them at a large chain pharmacy, try one of the smaller family owned pharmacies as their owners are often more willing to "go the di... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Eczema: I suspect the most common cause of this is simple eczema, but some skin cancers can behave this way as well. I saw a young woman recently who simply ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Improve your health: Exercise, good control of diabetes, avoidance of certain medications, stop all tobacco and alcohol products, all of them. Antidepressants and betablo... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: Elevated blood sugar means a person usually has diabetes. Untreated or poorly treated diabetes affects the lens of the eye as well as the retina and ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Doubt so in adults: In infants less than 1 year of age, experts say never to give cow milk as it has low iron levels and in the very young iron absorption is messed up ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Treat BOTH: The tests for chlamydia in men can be false negative, so if he is your only partner, i'd suggest you both be treated with appropriate antibiotics. Th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably nothing: Unless you have a problem urinating with privacy, you are normal. This is thought due to simple anxiety related to the circumstances such as exposing... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: There are so many types of blood pressure medications and so many of them can be used in just about any hypertensive patient. Factors such as age, we... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: If not exposed to temperature and humidity extremes, i suspect most tablet type medications are good beyond their expiration dates. I usually tell my... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Interesting: I thought this was interesting so looked it up. Cheetah legs refer to a type of artifical limb created by an american inventor, also an amputee. Obv... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Maybe: This depends on your overall level of health. If you are a young, nonsmoker the added weight may improve your stamina and probably cannot hurt you. E... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
X-ray: Persistent pain in the fingers or hands after "minor" trauma is often due to a fracture, but can often be due to other types of injury that can be he... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Globus: When i was in med school back in the 80's we called it globus hystericus. It is normal or rather it is a normal part of the human condition. Crying ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Baking Soda: In the bad old days of medicine doctors had people take loads of baking soda and truly a litle bit mixed with water, is a great cure for indigestion. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Ventricular fibrillation requires a ekg or cardiac monitor to detect. It is a medical emergency and one has to treat it as a medical emergency. One ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, aft... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No and Yes: Well you do not need to buy anything, but stay away from smokers and not smoke yourself. If there was something like this available, it would make so... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
8-10%: The prevelance of sickle cell trait in african americans is thouight to be about 8 to 10 percent. It may be as high as 25 to 30 percent in certain pa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Untreated renal failure results in the build up of toxic chemicals in the blood which have a multitude of negative effects on all organ systems. Fort... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Blood tests usually: A physician can do some simple blood tests such as measure the BUN and creatinine to assess the functioning of the kidney. Once reduced renal functio... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Ventricular: Both are serious. However, vf is often associated with pending collapse of the circulatory system. Vf is a serious complication of acute heart attac... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably quite ill: Sometimes in sepsis the white blood cell count shoots up to very hgih levels, but then falls just as quickly. However, in general, if a patient has s... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Interesting: In general, the only way you would feel your heart had stopped, would be that you were resusitated and later told it had stopped! curiously though, r... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes, well possibly: The genetics of diabetes is thought to not be an all or none genetics, but heavily influenced by environmental factors. Type 1 diabetes is thought to... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Balanced Nutrition +: You probably already know that everyone needs a balanced diet. Dementia sufferers often develop a sweet tooth. Supplements like ensure, often "docto... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Slow and Steady: Elderly often need a lot more time to complete a meal, so the old adage patience is a virtue never holds truer. Medications such as mitrazepine and m... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Why risk it?: There are appropriate skin cleansers for a variety of purposes, such as those routinely bought in the grocery/pharmacy and those prescribed by physici... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Multiple Ways: The addition of family assistance in the care of any loved one can add benefits. Many dementia patients for example are more comfortable with people ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Chemo v. Palliative: Cholangiocarcinoma or cancer of the billiary tract in the liver is a difficult cancer to treat when unresectable. There are a number of chemotherapy ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hard to answer: There are hundreds if not thousands of abnormal heart rhythms. Rapid heart types are usually called tachycardias and slow heart types are called brad... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Good News I think: Generally, unless there was signficant damage to the nail-bed, the bruising you see, should gradually go away, but it is a very slow process for the o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Gallstones: Mrcp is an MRI test used mainly to look for gallstones trapped in the ducts leading from the gallbladder to the stomach and inside of the liver. In a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not usually: A cystoscopy, where a scope is placed in the uretha to look inside the bladder, is generally followed by a brief period of discomfort when voiding. I... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Acid reflux, where stomach contents go into the esophagus and cause irritation and true ulcers of the stomach and upper intestinal tract are generally... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Alcohol/Caffeine: Chemicals that cause urination are referred to as diuretics. Many commonly encountered substances increase the need to urinate, most notably alcoholi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on exercise: Our bodies function the best with regular exercise. Many of the problems of our society in the us especially heart disease and obesity are related to... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roosth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roosth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you recently diagnosed with a meningioma in the frontoparietal part of brain, tumor isn't too large 9x7x11 and I know it wasn't there 5 years ago. You put a bette...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1986MD
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