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Dr. Gott: Ionic silver water used as antibiotic

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have recently heard several testimonials about ionic silver water used to heal open sores and also having drinking benefits. Can you enlighten me on the use …


Dr. Gott: Where do our drugs come from?

DEAR DR. GOTT: How can we know the source (country and producing company) of drugs? Ordering drugs through an online company outside the United States, I’ve noted they have come …


Dr. Gott: Trial switch of meds didn’t stop sweating

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 66-year-old female taking simvastatin, clonazepam, paroxetine, flaxseed capsules, fish oil and cranberry pills. I have had excessive facial sweating for years. I saw a …


Dr. Gott: Lyme disease testing varies

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 39-year-old female recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. For the past 3- 1/2 months, I have been experiencing many nervous system symptoms and actually had …


Dr. Gott: Is asparagus really a super cancer-killer?

DEAR DR. GOTT: I recently read an article on the Internet regarding the healing powers of asparagus. It is supposed to really be a super cancer-killer. Have you heard anything …


Dr. Gott: Keep journal to help ID what triggers nail-biting

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been a chronic nail-biter since grade school. I have tried the bitter stuff to put on my nails, hypnotism and even fake nails. I would …


Dr. Gott: Laser procedure for bulging discs

DEAR DR. GOTT: I’m a man in my 60s with two bulging cervical discs. I tried physical therapy and a cervical steroid injection with no relief. The pain radiates from …


Dr. Gott: Are antibiotics always good?

DEAR DR. GOTT: I get frequent UTIs, especially after intercourse. How do I convince my doctor that a low-dosage refillable antibiotic instead of a seven-day treatment is the way to …


Dr. Gott: Spots on MRI may be signs of aging

DEAR DR. GOTT: I recently had an MRI done on my brain, and there were five or six white spots. The doctors are telling me this is nothing to worry …


Dr. Gott: Irregular period a cause for concern

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just had my menstrual cycle on my birthday last month and now have it again. Can you please explain to me what’s wrong? DEAR READER: I …


Dr. Gott: Surgery declined for senior

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have reached my 79th birthday and have been diagnosed with pelvic prolapse, affecting mostly my bladder. However, my OB-GYN describes it as bladder, bowel and cervix. …


Dr. Gott: Seizure-like activity frightens reader

DEAR DR. GOTT: Although I am seeing a neurologist, I want to run my situation by you because I love your column and trust your expertise. I am a woman …


Dr. Gott: MVP patient asks about MitraClip procedure

DEAR DR. GOTT: I learned I had mitral-valve prolapse (MVP) about 40 years ago and have had it monitored ever since. I am now 65 and otherwise healthy. I have …


Dr. Gott: Brain syndrome patient has seizures

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 20-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with Dandy-Walker syndrome at the age of 2. By the time she was 12, she had mild hydrocephalus and petit-mal seizures. We …


Dr. Gott: Medications might cause cold hands, feet

DEAR DR. GOTT: My hands and feet are cold winter and summer. My doctor has tested my thyroid a couple of times, but nothing comes of it. I’m 86 years …


Dr. Gott: Hope for victims of granuloma annulare

DEAR DR. GOTT: I would like to know of any effective treatment for granuloma annulare. DEAR READER: This is a chronic skin condition that presents with raised red or flesh-colored …


Dr. Gott: Addressing non-traumatic bone fractures

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been taking Boniva for almost five years. Could I or should I stop now? I’ve heard there is some discussion about this. I’m 74. Your …


Dr. Gott: Blackberries can offer relief

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 98-year-old man. I have been reading your column and am getting tired of hearing about people having trouble with diarrhea. So I am writing …


Dr. Gott: Reader suffers from dry eyes

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am in great pain with dry eyes at night. I am 90. I use a lot of eyedrops and have to use warm compresses to open …


Devic’s disease a form of MS with few treatment options

DEAR DR. GOTT: About a year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with NMO, or Devic’s disease. I have a mild case so far. It started with shingles and …


Dr. Gott: With variety, vegan diet highly healthy

DEAR DR. GOTT: I would like you to give us interested readers your opinion on the vegan diet. There are members of my family who have taken on this way …


Dr. Gott: Another ear-infection remedy

DEAR DR. GOTT: Have you ever heard of treating an ear infection with Burow’s solution? Are you supposed to mix it with vinegar and, if so, what is the proper …


Dr. Gott: Get answers to concerns about statins

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 71-year-old female in good health. I take 40 milligrams of diltiazem, and my blood pressure is under good control. A recent blood test revealed …


Dr. Gott: Left-side-only body sweats puzzle woman

DEAR DR. GOTT: I’m a 58-year-old female who only sweats on the left side of my body. I believe it started four years ago, when I awoke with my nose …


Dr. Gott: Antibodies attack good cells, causing pemphigus

DEAR DR. GOTT: How do you get pemphigus vulgaris? My young relative has been diagnosed with this condition. He has been sick since November 2009 and can’t seem to get …


Dr. Gott: Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your article on severe cramping and muscle spasms. I took 1,000 IU of vitamin D with my calcium for 10 months. I was up from …


Dr. Gott: Cardiac issue needs doctor’s help

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have never seen a column about someone who has a 100 percent blocked artery. I was diagnosed in 2000 after an angiogram as having a right …


Dr. Gott: High fiber diet promotes colon health

DEAR DR. GOTT: In November 2006, I was diagnosed with diverticular disease. In October 2009, I had surgery, and the diseased portion of my intestines was removed. Two abscesses were …


Dr. Gott: With Gaucher’s disease, severity depends on type

DEAR DR. GOTT: My granddaughter has been diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease. She is a 20-year-old college student and has been able to keep up with work and travel opportunities so …


Keys to coping with change of life: nutrition, exercise, not smoking

DEAR DR. GOTT: I’m 48 years old and just had what appeared to be a hot flash. Does this mean I’m going through menopause? My menstrual cycle has been sort …