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2008-10-06 12:00:12

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 82-year-old lady who wants to praise the vitamin B-6 that I take daily. A year ago, the fingers of my right hand were numb, and I had a terrible time picking up small objects. My son said a friend had a wrist problem, and, after taking B-6, it went away.

2008-09-26 12:00:13

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: My 10-year-old grandson had corrective surgery for Hirschsprung's disease when he was an infant. He has been experiencing fecal leakage since then.

2008-09-09 12:00:08

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I have suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (diarrhea) for 50 years. It began in my early teens. I have tried everything from the early treatment of eating bland foods to today's adding bulk to my diet through the use of roughage and fiber.

2008-08-18 12:00:55

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: My eye specialist recently told me that I need cataract surgery. My reaction was negative because I have always been allergic to anything and everything in or around my eyes. I have never even been able to wear any kind of makeup.

2008-08-18 12:00:14

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I took Zelnorm over a year ago, until my doctor said the Food and Drug Administration had taken it off the market and it was no longer available. Since I was suffering from chronic constipation, it was very helpful in regulating my system.

2008-07-25 15:00:27

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 59-year-old female. I am very obese but have no major illnesses and don't smoke or drink. During a recent physical, my physician told me I have a very enlarged heart. He said as long as I don't have any more symptoms, I don't need to worry about it.

2008-07-21 12:00:20

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: My son was just recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and is being treated with prednisone. I understand that this is becoming more common in recent years and wondered if you have any information about it.

2008-07-18 09:00:21

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I was scheduled for my yearly physical by my physician recently, but, when I arrived at his office, the receptionist told me that I would be seeing his nurse practitioner.

2008-07-14 12:00:21

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 77-year-old female. I suffer every day with pain behind the left side of my breast. I have had an EKG, two stress tests, an echocardiogram, a chest X-ray, a mammogram and a breathing test.

2008-07-01 15:00:10

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease. While I've apparently had the condition for a long time, my posture is the same as it has been for many years. In fact, everything is the same.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.