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
23 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Sometimes: When someone has syncope, they should always have a medical evaluation as many causes can be treated successfully. Unfortunately some, especially fra... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: You can buy nicotine replacement patchs, gum and lozenges over the counter. There are self help books and websites and smart phone apps all designed ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Mild v Severe: Antral gastritis, typically identified by way of looking in the stomach with a endoscope, can vary from mild to severe. The distinction is relative a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not much really: You should be somewhat sedated for the procedure and if not then (of course) there is going to be local anesthetic administered. You should feel very... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Intrauterine device: An iud is a plastic or metallic device inserted by a gyn doctor into the uterus for birth control. The device is generally thought to work by creatin... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Many answers: One would want the hemoglobin and hematocrit levels to more accurately answer your question. The MCV above is borderline low based on a usual normal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Go to a doctor: Usually a TB skin test and chest x-ray are done and sometimes cultures, but those are harder to obtain in young kids. Cough, fever, generally feeling... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Suggestions: If severly depressed, seeing your doctor can help and is always encouraged. Soliciting help from friends and family can be useful. Depending on wher... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Low Protein Levels: A balance exists between the protein levels in our blood and the fluid phase of our blood. Severely malnourished people have a lack of protein and ca... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Level of Services: In an icu, the nursing staff are generally more highly trained. The ratio of nurses to patients is generally much less. Modern ICU units are set up ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
EKG: It is called an electrocardiographic heart monitor. A print out from the machine is called an electrocardiogram and is abbreviated EKG or in modern m... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Well, we know the nicotine inhaled products list "rhinitis" as a side effect and since rhinitis basically refers to stuffy nose, runny nose and conges... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
NEVER DO THIS: An interesting question with a simple answer. Never shine a laser into someone's eyes. First, there are multiple types of laser pointers. Some low p... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Many answers: Insomnia when severe is rarely cured. Some sleep disorders such as sleep apnea can be treated with breathing apparatus that significantly improve sle... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Specialist Needed: This is a type of question you should take up with a physician who specializes in heart disease. There is no answer applicable to the general populat... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Oil versus Water: Soaps in general are partially oily and partially water soluble. The soap surrounds a dirt particle, oily part pointing in and water soluble part poi... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
It varies a lot: Frequent redirection and orientation. Ensureing adequate hydration. Reducing overstimulation. Special sense evaluation such as making sure patients... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: It is rarely done in people who are using the defibrillator to help live active lives. However, at the end of life, especially in hospice patients it... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Vagus Nerve: In order to emply one's bladder, one has to tighten up the abdominal muscles to increase the pressure surrounding the bladder. This process results i... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: A better anwer is that there are probably herbal therapies for every possible recognized medical disorder and unrecognized ones also. The problem is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Control Heart Rate: Digoxin is used, especially in cases of atrial fibrillation to control the heart rate, usually in conjunction with anticoagulation to thin the blood. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Parathyroid Glands: The parathyroid glands are 4 small groups of tissue that sit behind the thyroid gland. They make parathyroid hormone or PTH which is involved in calc... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Pink eye is very contagious. It tends to jump to the other eye and to other people who you come in contact with. We touch our eyes then other object... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Nothing exists: To my knowledge there is no such thing as a fat burning pill. Otc diet pills are advertised this way to make you buy them. Some are mostly laxatives... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Magnetic Resonance : Magnetic resonance imagining. Basically an MRI puts your body in a magnetic field which causes electrons and protons to allign in certain ways and sp... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Limited : I always think the best rehab medicine is hands on. However, telemedicine is a great way to remind people to do things. It is a great way to keep a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Complicated Answer: Azole refers to a 5 sided aromatic ring and curiously many varying drugs have such a ring. Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections. Omeprazol... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: I would argue that any medical procedure done by a physician these days should be done with gloves. Actually i can emphatically state that any proced... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Cancer Diagnosis: A pet scan is most commonly done to look for evidence for cancer. Cancer cells are more rapidly growing cells than non-cancer cells and take up the p... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Support it: Most causes of scrotal pain are not serious and can be treated with a little support as in wearing breifs vs. Boxers. If such treatment is not effect... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Proximity to optic: The pituitary gland sits immediately behind the optic chiasm which is where the optic nerves from each eye cross. A pituitary tumor or other swelling... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Depends many factors: With warfarin, inadequate dosing and inadequate monitoring are probably the most commonly cited causes of treatment failure. Certain conditions such ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Vascular: Contrast is administered with ct and MRI to help reveal the blood flow around a lesion. For example a cancerous growth in the brain might show up as ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No alcohol: Alcohol is a simple fatty chemical that the body can very easily turn into the typical fat tht is stored in fat cells. Alcohol is ethanol and is the ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Ranitidine is the chemical or generic name for Zantac a commercial product. In the usa most all generics are considered highly rated and generally sp... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Kidney failure leading to dialysis has to do primarily with the specific functions of the kidneys failing. By specific I am referring to the removal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No one knows: To my knowledge and review of this topic, no one knows since no one had done a controlled clinical trial of these products. If you use them and do no... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Pills Easiest: Iron is available otc in various strengths, usually 65 mg and one would usually take one 2 or 3 times a day. Because iron deficiency can be a sign of... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Hard to say: Could be anything from totally normal to signs of an infection or sexually transmitted disease or and do not laugh, you got soap in your urethra in th... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Get Help STAT: You could have any number of problems, but my guess would be either a possibly severe infection or a blood clot. I recommend you go to an emergency c... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Go now: Almost any infection, in any part of the body can make you feel run down, tired and blah, so seeing a doctor now makes the most sense to me. Maybe yo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Loss of Protein: Most examples of a swollen abdomen in the setting of malnutrition are due to a lack of protein intake. For example, in children in impovershed regions... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Lots of causes: Carpal tunnel syndrome is probably the most common cause of tingling hands. Irritations of any of the nerves in the arm and also of nerves at the lev... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
That depends: Causes of drooling vary with age. I'm not qualified to discuss childhood causes, but in adults a variety of neurologic and even psychiatric disorders... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: A doctor will usually want a few simple blood tests to make sure you do not have some potential for bleeding prior to a thoracentesis. It depends a l... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Taper: The idea behind nicotine replacement is that it "might" help you to stop smoking which is a good thing in and of itself. You then have to slowly tape... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Several: The simple answer is absoultely. Some allow you to check the sugar on the side of the hand, the arm and other places. They typically use slightly di... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Prevention : The best medication i know of for influenza, if taken very early in the course of the illness is tamiflu, (oseltamivir) but at best it may improve you... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: Smoking is addicting. If you are around a lot of smokers, you might be inclined to smoke yourself. Obviously, you are not addicted to smoking until ... 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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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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