Dr. Joshua Wynne
Q. My sister was just diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. What can you tell me about this condition and her outlook?
Q. As I've entered my "golden years," I'm having more trouble hearing and understanding those speaking around me. There is nothing golden about that! Suggestions?
Q. My elderly grandmother recently broke her hip when she fell, and her surgeon told us that he wanted to operate on her as soon as feasible. She did OK after the surgery, but her recovery has been slow. I was wondering if her recovery might have been quicker if they took more time before surgery to get her into better shape.
Q. My elderly grandmother has been having trouble with falls. I'm concerned that she's going to injure herself. Can anything be done?
Q. I'm embarrassed to ask about this problem, but my elderly mother frequently loses control of her bladder and wets herself. Can anything be done?
Q. In a recent column you mentioned that taking a blood-thinning medication along with aspirin can cause excessive bleeding, so taking the two together is done only in certain circumstances. What are the situations where both drugs are recommended?
Q. A young man in our community nearly drowned recently. After he was rescued, he initially seemed fine, but then got very sick when his lungs filled with fluid while he was in the hospital. Fortunately, he eventually recovered completely, but what happened to him?
Q. I'm on a blood thinner, and I've been told never to take aspirin with it. What's the danger?
Q. I suddenly developed belly pain that radiated to my back. My doctor told me I had pancreatitis. What is it, and what can I expect in the future?
Q. In prior columns, you've discussed the increase in cases of diabetes and its relationship to the obesity epidemic. But you've also emphasized that treatment of diabetes works. So what's the bottom line regarding diabetes—are things getting better or worse?