Latest PETER GOTT Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).