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Wed, Oct 16 3:59am · Essential tremors in Brain & Nervous System

@jstewart2019 … have you checked into focused Ultrasonic Ablation of the thiemis? It is avail at mayo Rochester. No incisions, takes about 4 hrs on MRI table… in and out of MRI TUNNEL, SHAVED HEAD and can, right now, only do one side. FDA AND MEDICARE APPROVED.

Thu, Aug 22 7:51am · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

Just had a PFT and Oxygen Titration test on the 18th floor Gonda desk G yesterday, 8/21/19. PFT I watch Fv1 more than anything else, then ask questions to my pulmonologist and have him explain the rest. I also watch the change after medication, this will give you a good idea if medication of your symptoms will help. The OT is done on a treadmill and I stayed above 88%

Sun, Aug 4 9:32am · Routine male infant circumcision in Men's Health

In the early 1900's Dr John Kellogg from Battle Creek, Mi promoted routine male infant circumcision for one and only one reason…. masturbation.Some have it done for religious reasons, some for cleanliness, some for cosmetic looks, and worse yet for monetary gain. Does the medical staff tell you that over 100 baby boys die in hospitals in this country every year! Do they tell you that the risks outweigh the benefits (and it will not stop masturbation)? Finally some insurance companies won't cover this elective cosmetic surgery…. and the cost range in the $1000 range.

Women use the reason that they have the right to terminate a developing human life, called abortion, or women's reproductive rights, When the umbilical cord is cut it is HIS BODY NOT HERS and there is no justifiable medical reason for this…. and causes problems later in life. This surgery is highly painful for the infant male… they can't give enough lidocaine because of the size of the infant, and if the have a bleeding disorder a baby only has to lose 2/3 of an ounce of blood to go into traumatic shock. In some hospitals these infant foreskins are sold for up to $1000 to harvest skin cells called fiborblast used in anti aging creams. How many of you have seen a young boy with dirty fingernails… do we pull them out?

Sun, Aug 4 9:05am · Hand tremors in Brain & Nervous System

I have Essential Tremors (along with COPD, ALPHA1, AND TAKE WARFARIN FOR PEs) and am taking Clonezpam because the other drugs will mess with either my INR or COPD. i just read about a newer treatment, from MYCHART at UW MADISON, MADISON WI. it is called NEURAVIVE, and consists of brain ablation with ultrasound guided by MRI. Mayo Rochester is a treatment center and I will be going up there tomorrow 8/5/19 for other things but hope to talk to someone about this….. will advise. This is FDA approved and covered by MEDICARE.

Fri, Jul 26 4:03am · Asthma, COPD, CVID and MAC in Lung Health

benn, I don't know where you live, or how your primary care physician determined that your COPD isn't bad enough to see a pulmonologist. You are 64 so you will be eligible for Medicare soon….. get to a pulmonologist, get a lung function test done. Your bouts with pneumonia scare me. You have done two great things…. quit smoking and started a good exercise regiment. Have you been checked for Alpha 1… it is, and I am one, a genetic condition. You can be tested for free…. go to alpha1.org. It is a 1 in 2500 chance, but worth the effort, especially for your family if you are tested positive. I am not a medical professional in any way, but am a COPD ALPHA1 patient, will turn 70 in OCT, have a wonderful pulmonologist at Mayo, in Rochester MN, am on three different nebulizer medicines, on 2L O2 at night, and on a antibiotic. At about 25 EVERYONES pulmonary function decreases, when you quit smoking you returned to a healthy slope of decay, just at a lower level…. so it is important to know where you started. Good Luck and keep up the good work.

Fri, Mar 15 8:00am · Appointments and tests we don't think are necessary? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I can only repeat what an ER Dr said when I asked about a test, "You have bee to Mayo, they do everything, and the results were negative. This Dr was at University hospital Madison Wisconsin, NOT a 2nd rated medical facility at all. I just returned from Mayo last night, I was scheduled to be in surgery this AM, but one of the team didn't agree with doing it without stopping my blood thinner first, I am not happy, but understand. They very much use the team method up there and put your heath first. Their LIVING motto is "The needs of the patient come first before anything else." You will be in great hands.

Wed, Mar 6 6:55am · Year lasting cough in Lung Health

First, have talked to your Doctor? I say this only because it's impossible for a medical person to diagnose w/o seeing you in person. What color is the phlegm, does it change, ect. If your Doctor can't solve the problem ask to be referred to a specialist.

Fri, Feb 15 9:13am · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

There is a new treatment. FDA approved, ZEPHYR VALVES… GOOGLE IT. The procedure places one way, exhale, in damaged lung making it resembling lung volume reduction surgery without surgical intervention. It will require about 5 days in the hospital.