Dear Doctor K: My last two blood tests showed that my cholesterol is too high. My doctor wants me to take a statin drug, but I’d rather use a natural remedy.
DEAR DOCTOR K: Why is abdominal fat worse for your health than fat around the hips and thighs?
Dear Doctor K: I have endometriosis. Could this affect my fertility?
Dear Doctor K: I have terrible pain from sciatica. Will epidural injections help?
Dear Doctor K: My wife has atrial fibrillation. Her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. Her doctor says the new medicine does not require regular INR tests and is just as effective.
Dear Doctor K: I’m a woman in my 40s. Both my mother and grandmother had osteoporosis. What can I do now and in the coming decades to reduce my risk?
Dear Doctor K: My 19-year-old son is always angry. Is this a normal developmental stage, or should I be concerned?
Dear Doctor K: I have Type 2 diabetes. My doctor said that kidney disease is a potential long-term complication of diabetes.
Dear Doctor K: Can you give me some tips for eating a healthy but satisfying lunch?
Dear Doctor K: My wife is in her late 70s. Lately she appears very tired and agitated in the evenings. I talked to a doctor friend who said she might be “sundowning.” What is sundowning, and what can we do about it?
Dear Doctor K: I’m a 65-year-old woman with urinary incontinence. My doctor isn’t sure what’s causing it, so I need to have urodynamic testing.
Dear Doctor K: My husband and I work full time, and we have a daughter in middle school. Is it safe for her to be alone after school until we get home from work?
Dear Doctor K: I have BPH. I have some urinary symptoms, but because I work from home they’re not difficult to manage.
Dear Doctor K: My new baby was born with an undescended testicle. What should we do?
Dear Doctor K: My uncle was recently diagnosed with leukemia. I’d like to learn more about it.
Dear Doctor K: How can I help care for my elderly mother? She lives alone, but not close enough for me to visit regularly.