Well, Dr. Jenna joins us every week to answer your questions about your health.
Dr. Jenna and James
The Show Notes.
Q. Dr. Jenna, James always loves a little gas talk and I never thought I would be the one to write the show about gas. I am eating a lot of raw veggies and falling on the foul side of the gas war. It is getting embarrassing. Any suggestions short of less veggies?
Some veggies in particular do cause more gas than others - pulses, beans, cabbage, cauliflower. Plus consider dairy, gluten,
Q. Doc, my 1 year old seems to have an ear infection every 6 weeks any idea what might be going on? Children often have recurrent ear infections. May eventually need surgery
-on ear stuff what about those candles do they do anything? Melts the wax - debatable
Q. Is there any downside to taking headache medication daily? My job is stressful and I always seem to get headaches in the afternoon.
Paracetamol safe, nsaids not as safe. Better to sort cause of headache. And stress. Consider osteopath and neurologist. Sometimes triggered nerve.
-(CNN)Taking even over-the-counter doses of common painkillers known as NSAIDs -- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack in a new study.
The likelihood of experiencing a heart attack was calculated to increase by an average of 20% to 50%, compared with someone not taking the drugs, regardless of the dosage and amount of time the medications are taken.
The findings are observational and based on an association, however, with the drugs not proved to be a a direct cause of heart attack.
This group of drugs includes ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib and naproxen, which are available over the counter or by prescription for higher doses, to relieve pain or fever resulting from a range of causes, including flu, headaches, back pain and menstrual cramps. Their range of uses also means they are often taken as needed, for short periods of time.