The Health Consequences of Too Much Adrenaline

Hey Doc… You have referred to problems related to excess adrenaline in a number of your columns.  Why is this important and what can be done about it?                                                                                                                 -J.T. In Indian Wells- Dear J.T., Adrenaline is an extremely important hormone – it gives people energy and as a neurotransmitter it gives people intelligence.  For [...]

By | 2012-03-22T20:23:31+00:00 March 22nd, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

The Health Consequences of Low Blood Sugar

Hey Doc… I find that there are certain times of the day that I can’t keep my eyes open.  Can anything be done?                                                                                                                 -S.L. in Cathedral City- Dear S.L., What you are experiencing is hypoglycemia – a low blood sugar.  Anytime insulin levels go up, blood sugars go down.  Insulin peaks between 3 and [...]

By | 2012-03-21T15:42:24+00:00 March 21st, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ My PSA Is Elevated, What Are Your Thoughts On This?

I’m a 62 year old male and my PSA is elevated at 7.5.  My doctor has referred me to an urologist to have a biopsy. What are your thoughts on this? -M.T. in Indian Wells- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear M.T., The most common cause of an elevated PSA is BPH – a benign enlargement of the prostate. [...]

By | 2012-02-29T13:08:30+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

My Doctor Has Put Me On Bio-Identical Hormones. I Don’t Feel Different…What Gives?

Hey Doc… I am a 54 year old woman and I prefer natural approaches to health.  My doctor has put me on bio-identical hormones; frankly, I don’t feel any different.  What gives? -S.L. in La Quinta- Dear S.L., This is a very important question and probably deserves a more thorough response than I can provide [...]

By | 2012-02-27T23:07:56+00:00 February 27th, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ Osteoporosis, An Affliction for Both Men and Women:The Truth

Hey Doc… I am a 55 year old woman and recently had a bone density exam. My doctor told me I have osteopenia, and prescribed Fosamax. I read the potential side effects and I am concerned. Are there any alternatives?                                                                                                         -R.J. in Rancho Mirage- Dear R.J., You have many reasons to be concerned. First [...]

By | 2012-02-22T15:00:34+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ Fibromyalgia

Hey Doc… I’m a 46 y/o mother of 3.  Every morning I awake with pain in my lower back and my right hip.  I keep my teeth clenched and have severe fatigue.  I feel like I’m 80 years old.       Is there anything that can be done?        -S.B. in Palm Springs- ------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear S.B., You [...]

By | 2012-02-06T16:15:52+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ Breast Cancer Prevention

Hey Doc… I recently read a front page article which said that hormones for the menopause cause a definite increase in breast cancer.  My doctor has told me the benefits outweigh the risks.  Is this true?                                                                                                       -B.L. in Palm Springs- ----------------------------------------------------------- Dear B.L., The original Women’s Health Initiative study was published in 2002 and raised [...]

By | 2012-02-05T22:37:08+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Breast Cancer Prevention, Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ Interstitial Cystitis

Hey Doc… I am a 42 year old woman with a chronic interstitial cystitis.  I have been told that they do not know the cause of this condition or how to cure it.  I am on a drug called Elmiron that gives me very little relief. Help! M.J.B. in Indio- -------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear M.J.B., Your condition is [...]

By | 2012-02-04T22:45:21+00:00 February 4th, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments

Hey Doc Series/ Breast Cancer – What it Takes to Occur in the Body

Hey Doc… I am 48 years old and I have a history of breast cancer.  I am having symptoms of early menopause.  My doctors say that I can never go on hormones.  Is this true? -V.S. in Rancho Mirage- ----------------------------------------------------------- Dear V.S., One of the problems the health care industry in this country faces is [...]

By | 2012-02-03T23:35:02+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Hey Doc|0 Comments