CATEGORY: Heart and Blood
628 Statins Can Cause Diabetes
Why are statins always prescribed for people who have diabetes, even if their lipids are normal? There is an interesting conflict between the truth and the mainstream medical protocols surrounding statins, that we have noticed in our practice for a[...]
The Coronary Artery Calcium Scan (CACS) and Heart Disease
A test exist that can determine your plaque buildup, and it is not as expensive as you might think. One of the new tests available to doctors and patients without a prescription is a test that tells you if you[...]
Metformin® is a Miracle Drug for Aging and Obese Patients
Your weight loss medicine may be helpful for other issues in addition to weight loss. One of my patients asked me why I was putting her on Metformin if she wasn’t really diabetic yet, another woman I was consulting on[...]
What is the optimal blood level for testosterone in women?
Why is the optimal testosterone level different from person to person? Women always ask about my goal for their blood level of free Testosterone after insertion of testosterone pellets. That is a good question, and it is not easily answered.[...]
Women, and Black Men and Women, Wait Longer at the ER for Diagnosis and Treatment of a Heart Attack.
Sexism and bigotry in the emergency room. Sexism and bigotry are still alive and well in medicine. I have experienced this often during my 40 years in medicine. Women are considered hysterical to the medical man (and some women) which[...]
Erythrocytosis from Testosterone Therapy does not Cause Heart Disease, or Strokes
Why do some men have elevated Red Blood cell counts after their testosterone replacement? 50% of men who receive Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) have elevated Red Blood cell counts, and high Hemoglobin and Hematocrits. The numbers that are considered normal[...]
Genetics behind why some people develop “Long-Haulers” after Covid, and other people to not.
New study links genetics to vaccine effectiveness. (Quotes are from the 23 and me Blog. November 2021) Last week we talked about the research 23 and Me has done determining individual responses to the three Covid vaccine, based on the[...]