To T or not to T? That is a great question.
I care for many athletes with sports hernias and classic hernias. Athletes always want to take advantage of ways to improve their recovery and strength. So I often get questions about testosterone. Testosterone is a key hormone that helps maintain a healthy body in both men and women. We will only deal with the male half of the discussion today. Once a man hits 40 years old the production of testosterone slowly decreases. This can result in loss of muscle mass, weaker bones, less energy, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, depression, and more. Testosterone replacement can be a great help, and older men with symptoms should consider testosterone replacement therapy.
Before you start therapy you need to be evaluated by your doctor. He or she will perform a careful history and physical examination and blood tests. This…
Dear Dr Brown.
Our apologies for the delay in reaching out to you. We wanted to send our sincere thanks for the outstanding care that you have provided for our son Jason. Finally, after several years of pain and multiple misdiagnosis you have given him his life back. We speak with him often and he is sounding better every day. We can never thank you enough.
Young Girl after appendectomy with her bunny “Luna”
I feel blessed and have long wanted to give back to those in need. My daughter had been on 4 other humanitarian missions in Haiti, Uganda, Honduras and India. She finally talked me into joining her. In July, my daughter (an ER nurse at Stanford University Hospital) and I went to Chone, Ecuador to serve on a humanitarian mission at The General Hospital. In 2016, the original hospital collapsed during a devastating earthquake and now the people of Chone are served in tents and mobile buildings. Patients often wait 6 months to see a surgeon and another 6 months to have their operation. When we arrived, patients were already waiting under a tarp outside to see us. My office was a tent, luckily with air conditioning! The operating room was better than I expected and was located in one of the portable…
Dr. Brown strongly feels that since the risk of chronic pain from the mesh is so much higher than the recurrence rate, that hernias should be repaired without mesh.
Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to hernia repair without mesh, contact Dr. Brown today.
Read: Mesh or No Mesh Hernia Repair.
Thank you so very much for your kind manner and surgical skills in regard to my surgery on June 22, 2019. My experience with you has been nothing but excellent and top notch. Thanks so much again. Catch up with you soon.
Marijuana is now legal in many states and it is important to understand the effects on the human body. Marijuana has two active molecules: Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD the non-psychoactive component and CBD is legal in the USA. THC is the psychoactive component (it produces a “High” for the user) and will affect cognition. THC is not legal in many states.
CBD decreases inflammation, reduces nausea, helps alleviate pain, and is an anxiolytic. THC also helps relieve pain and nausea and it also improves appetite and decreases muscle spasms. The “High” associated with TCH and its effect on cognition is not tolerated by some patients.
But most patients find that combining CBD and THC yields the best result.
Forms of Marijuana
Some Marijuana products are CBD dominant (the product contains more CBD than THC), and some Marijuana products are THC dominant (the product contains more THC than CBD).…