Ask the Nurse Archive
December 6, 2012 at 1:37pm
How often should a woman (64 years old) have a bone density test?
December 4, 2012 at 4:41pm
My doctor has just started me on Fosamax. What is the latest information on taking this drug long and short term? I have had bone density testing done about four years apart and my doctor says that because of my family history and a change in the thinning of my bones, I am at risk of possible fractures as I age. I am currently 65.
November 13, 2012 at 4:05pm
I have trouble with restless legs, mostly at night. I would rather not take a prescription drug for it. Is there anything else that I could try, maybe extra vitamin supplements?
September 18, 2012 at 2:35pm
I have one very large and bulging vein protruding from the calf of my right leg. In my 30s, I sustained a human bite in that spot, with deep bruising that lasted a long time. What are the risks associated with leaving this vein untreated and what are my treatment options and outcomes of treatment?
September 14, 2012 at 3:14pm
How can I lower my triglycerides? I exercise at least 60 – 70 minutes a week on an elliptical at a level of 13. I eat fish twice a week and take a fish oil supplement as well.
I do not eat beef and eat very little other meat. And I eat pumpkin seed daily on my lunch salad. I need help!
September 13, 2012 at 1:54pm
I am a black female over the age of 50, and I have light spots on my legs. Is there something I can do?
September 4, 2012 at 3:30pm
I am almost 32 weeks pregnant and have been getting constant headaches for the past 1-2 weeks. My blood pressure and urine have been normal.
Please advise what I can do? And what could be causing this?
August 31, 2012 at 3:03pm
I’m 45 years old. I am not pregnant and do not have a period. I do have a large fibroid.
Can the fibroid shrink on its own if I’m going through menopause? Should I get a hysterectomy to get rid of the large fibroid?
August 30, 2012 at 2:49pm
I am on topical, bioidentical estrogen and progesterone creams. I still get vaginal dryness and itching and urinary tract infections. Is there anything else I can do to alleviate those symptoms?
August 29, 2012 at 3:59pm
I am scheduled for a full hysterectomy for 16 week fibroids. I have a lot of anxiety and fear for the upcoming surgery. Shouldn’t I have been presented with other non-invasive treatment options? I’m not 100 percent on board with this surgery.