Q I’ve been experiencing pain after going to the toilet, and I’ve also noticed blood on the toilet paper. A friend thinks I could have anal fissures. Can you tell me what these are, and how they might be treated? - MS, Huddersfield
In WDDTY vol 15 no 9 (page 3), you state that antihistamines are “often wrongly used to induce sleep”. Please explain what harm this will do. I find that a half tablet of Nytol works very well. I will be very disappointed to be discouraged from...
A drug for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which was linked to the deaths of at least five patients, within nine months of being licensed, may soon be back on the market.
Re treatment for ganglion cysts (WDDTY vol 15 no 7), a patient came to me with a large cyst on her wrist, which she had had for seven years. I didn’t know if reflexology would help, but we tried it.
Several children have been poisoned one fatally from phosphate enemas, which were previously thought to be safe in children. ...
According to one reader, this condition may arise from a lack of sodium or potassium in the body, resulting in adequate absorption of water. This is a common problem what with people attempting to eliminate salt from their diets.
Individuals suffering from constipation may have a significantly greater risk of Parkinson’s later in life.
Surgery represents conventional medicine at its best and its worst. On the one hand, surgery demonstrates incredibly sophisticated informational and technical advancement, yet on the other hand, it often indicates the inability of physicians and...
Arginine is usually synthesized by adults in amounts sufficient to maintain the body proteins, but additional dietary arginine is needed during periods of growth, as in childhood or during pregnancy, and possibly during times of stress.
Names: Cutch, Dark Catechu.
Habitat: India and Burma.