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Doctor insights on: Caloric Restriction And Long Life

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Following surgery (should it be warranted). How long before you can go back to work without restrictions, what to do?

Following surgery (should it be warranted). How long before you can go back to work without restrictions, what to do?

That depends: That depends on the surgery you are having and what your job is. The person who can answer this best is your own doctor. It is too broad a question to answer in this format. ...Read more

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Replacing batteries on a pacemaker how long it takes and restrictions after the procedure?

Replacing batteries on a pacemaker how long it takes and restrictions after the procedure?

Same day: Same day out patient procedure especially if there are no lead changes usual restriction if for wound healing for battery change. ...Read more

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If there was no monetary restrictions how long would it take for a cure for Parkinson's disease?

If there was no monetary restrictions how long would it take for a cure for Parkinson's disease?

Impossible to tell: We have the example of hiv/aids where throwing a lot of money (and you are pledging even more by saying unlimited) at the problem achieved some remarkable results over the span of 20-30 years but is far from a cure. Science is not a linear process and it is impossible to predict if a breakthrough may be possible however i would venture to guess that improvements at a faster pace would certain. ...Read more

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I suffer from GERD. Can I take 150mgm Zantac (ranitidine) tablets once daily with no long term restrictions?

I suffer from GERD.  Can I take 150mgm Zantac (ranitidine) tablets once daily with no long term restrictions?

GERD: Zantac or "ranitidine" is a good medication to treat GERD with and usually tolerated with little to no side effects. I have multiple patients on long term therapy who have had no problems. ...Read more

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Are there long term weight carrying restrictions once disks (l5-s1, 1l4-l5) are herniated even after pain goes away?

Are there long term weight carrying restrictions once  disks (l5-s1, 1l4-l5) are herniated even after pain goes away?

No once you have had: a resolution of all symptoms there are no particular restrictions other than those of common sense in terms of using proper body mechanics when lifting and carrying. Obviously, the amount of weight one can lift varies based on your own size and fitness. ...Read more

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My doctor has had me on restriction from sex after cryosurgery for 4 weeks now went back for a follow and he gave me two more weeks.. Why so long?

My doctor has had me on restriction from sex after cryosurgery for 4 weeks now went back for a follow and he gave me two more weeks.. Why so long?

Cryosurgery : Question should be directed to your surgeon. Possible explanations may include slow healing, redness or irritation in the area treated, etc. Best explanation would be supplied by the person who has examined you. ...Read more

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For how long is driving restriction after a heart attack?

For how long is driving restriction after a heart attack?

Up to doc: Pain free feel good cardiac rehab with good activity hate to have people on the road distracted? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Can you tell me about gerontology reverse or delayed aging, growth hormones, caloric restrictions?

Vague: Your question is rather vague, however, there is no fountain of youth. There are no legitimate studies that show an anti-aging effect of any supplement, including growth hormone (despite all the claims by alternative medicine doctors). People grow older and eventually die. Following a healthy lifestyle (keeping your weight down, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables) is the best way to max it ...Read more