Ask the Nurse Archive
August 23, 2011 at 6:06pm
Before my period begins, I experience digestion issues, including gas and diarrhea. How can I prevent or minimize these issues?
August 23, 2011 at 6:04pm
Can you please explain how carbohydrates affect our weight and how to figure out how many carbs you should have in your daily diet?
August 23, 2011 at 5:58pm
I am 55, post-menopausal and have been on the lowest dose of Vivelle-dot patch for 18 months. My skin is quite thin, most notably on the inner thighs, which appears striated and is tender and is prone to pimples. Would a higher dosage patch encourage the skin to thicken?
August 23, 2011 at 5:56pm
How much is too much B-12? Does taking B-12 pills help one have more energy?
August 23, 2011 at 5:53pm
What are the most common causes for a swollen cervix without other symptoms?
August 23, 2011 at 5:47pm
I am 71 and beginning to have some pain in my hips. I exercise three hours a week and walk 1/2 mile each day. Is it better to push through the pain or better to lay off for a day?
August 23, 2011 at 5:46pm
I would like to know what Paget’s Disease is and what the symptoms are.
August 23, 2011 at 5:42pm
Is there a cure for LPR (Laryngopharyngeal) reflux? I am not a medication person and do not want to take Zantac forever.
August 23, 2011 at 5:39pm
I am an Estring (Estradiol Vaginal Ring) user. I have great difficulty removing it myself. Will it make a difference if I wait until my regular exam to have it removed? It will be 3 weeks later than the 3 month time period? I suppose the medication will be depleted by then. But is it that critical?
August 23, 2011 at 5:36pm
I am almost 65 and have stopped taking hormone replacement therapy after 20 years. I am sleepless and suffering from hot flashes. What can I take to lessen these effects?