Monthly Archives: August 2010

Erectile dysfunction

I see many male patients who feel like they are underperforming in the bedroom. Anything limiting blood flow to the penis can cause impotence, now called erectile dysfunction. The most common conditions include cigarette smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, alcoholism, drug … Continue reading

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Reasons to be taking hormonal contraception. . . .other than contraception.

I had a patient today who has menstrual migraines. . . and has had her tubes tied. We discussed starting her on hormonal contraception for noncontraceptives reasons. I reviewed the ACOG (American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) 2010 bulletin on noncontraceptive … Continue reading

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Rashes. . . . mysteries I love to solve.

My non-medical friends are horrified when they see my delight with rashes.  I have given a dermatology talk to medical students monthly for 10 years: dermatology 101.  One common rash is contact dermatitis.  There are two kinds:  1.  irritant–which is … Continue reading

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Allergic rhinitis

“My nose is running all the time.”  Hmmmmm. . . . . . This is a common complaint.  This spring and summer in Wichita have been SUPER-allergic—even those who have been well controlled.  There are really four ways to help:  … Continue reading

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