Dr. Roach

Hot flashes can last into the 70s

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please tell me if there is something I can take to get rid of hot flashes? I am 74...

Does coenzyme Q10 prevent medicine’s side effects?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 43. I am on Lipitor. My father died of a heart attack when he was 52, and his brother,...

Physicians promoting drugs is not off-limits

DEAR DR. ROACH: Are the drug companies asking you doctors to push their new stuff? I hear all the time from various people that...

Suspicious skin spots should always be investigated

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a spot on my back that never stops itching. It has been like that for several years (at least...

Drooping eyelid common after cataract surgery

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 75-year-old woman who had successful cataract surgery two months ago. However, it left me with swollen eyelids and...

Muscle aches may not be due to statin

DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2003, my husband had a "mild" heart attack and had one stent put in. He was put on Plavix, Lipitor...

Ear pain that comes and goes is hard to diagnose

DEAR DR. ROACH: Please, please help me. I've visited my allergist, the ear-nose-throat specialist and my own internist. None of them has ever heard...

What is cellulitis, and how do you get it?

DEAR DR. ROACH: What is cellulitis, and how does one get it? I live in a retirement facility, and two ladies at my dining...

Head and ear noise drives people crazy

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have tinnitus. It sounds like roaring in my head. I take gabapentin for it. Do you know of anything else...

Cataract surgery often frees a person of glasses

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you please write about cataracts? My eyes feel like they have dirt in them, and my head aches all the...
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