- For common low back pain, Tylenol (acetaminophen), even in high doses, may not be any better than placebo (recent article in The Lancet). Over the counter NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, or Aleve (Naproxen), or prescription meloxicam (Mobic) are generally effective. Better still, drug-free therapeutic massage therapy may be very effective. It works by relaxing the low back muscles, and by stimulating the brain to release pain-relieving dopamine and serotonin.
- If you take aspirin to lower your risk of a heart attack, you would want to make sure that the aspirin you're taking works for you. A simple urine test which measures Thromboxane A2 levels is available through our office to make sure you are not "aspirin resistant." Ask me about this at your next office visit!!!
- Summer time is fruit-eating time. Some
of the best fruits are those that have a low Glycemic Load, namely they
only minimally increase your blood sugar level. The best include:
Strawberries (one half cup), cherries (12 cherries), and peaches (1 medium
size). All have a Glycemic Load of 3 or less, which is very low and good.
If you want a reliable list of the Glycemic Index of common foods, call the office or send me an email → firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a physician's perspective on modern medicine... Internal and Respiratory Medicine
House Calls Started This Year
House calls are meant for patients who are temporarily or permanently home bound, or for other good reasons can't make it into the office.
To schedule a house call: Tel (203) 853-1919; email email@example.com
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Health Pearls: Back Pain, Aspirin, Best Fruits
Posted by Dr Staw at 8:50 PM No comments:
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)