Do you have questions about headaches or Migraines? Many of our readers do, and each week, and Dr. John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert answer some of them. Dr. Krusz is a world recognized headache and Migraine expert, often conducting groundbreaking research at his clinic in Dallas. Here are this week's questions and answers...
Hereditary Migraines - Effectiveness of detoxification and new medication? Full question and answer .
Can Depo-Provera increase Migraines? Full question and answer .
Headache in morning and afternoon. Reason? Full question and answer .
Imitrex successful for Migraines, but new aches, heat, and hot flashes? Full question and answer .
Age Migraines begin? Diagnosing without imaging? Full question and answer .
Serious headache paralyzed me for 3 days? Full question and answer .
Mother has had Migraine and stroke symptoms, lesions on MRI? Full question and answer .
Normal to have wetness in ears before or after Migraine? Full question and answer .
You've seen it in magazine columns, on the morning news and it's the diet being whispered about in women's locker rooms. Inject yourself with a pregnancy hormone called hCG and eat about 500 calories a day and you will shed lots of pounds, pretty quickly. Well, gosh gee - if you are only eating 500 calories a day, what's the big surprise here? It's the promise that you won't be hungry on 500 calories a day.......really??
Let's start with the history of this plan. It originates from a clinic in Rome that a number of years ago dispensed this hCG as a dieting aid. The injections and syringe supplies will currently cost about $1000 a month. In addition to keeping you from feeling hungry, individuals dispensing this plan suggest that the hormone may also help to "melt away fat" more quickly, especially in resistant areas like women's arms, bellies and thighs. The FDA already tackled issues with this diet, back in the 1970s, requiring that th...
Total hip replacements (arthroplasties) are becoming much more common in North America than they ever have been. Although the percentage of complications haven't increased, the reality is because more people are having the surgery, more people are having problems. One serious problem associated with hip replacements is infection. A deep infection in a knee replacement can cause complications that end up requiring revision surgery to correct. Doctors and researchers have been looking for ways to decrease the number of people who develop infections in their replacements, including giving antibiotics before the surgery. Another method uses, in conjunction with antibiotics beforehand, a bone cement that has an antibiotic inside. The idea is that this will further drop the risk of infection. Not all doctors agree that it should be used routinely however. They feel that the cost of the bone cement doesn't justify the few infections it may prevent. They also worry about antibiotic resistance...
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