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Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What is the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease?

A:

People with rheumatoid arthritis do have to focus on their heart health, as they experience a faster progression of atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in the arteries). Due to this, certain nutritional guidelines should be followed to maintain heart health, and a dietitian can help you with your diet plan.

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Who is your Treatment Team for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I lower my risk of cervical cancer?

A:

There are a few precautions you can take to help lower your risk of developing cervical cancer. There is a vaccination against the virus that causes cervical cancer (HPV) which can be given to preteens (as we want to give it before they become sexually active). If you smoke, you should consider stopping as it can lead to the growth of abnormal cells in your cervix.

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Cervical Cancer in Women

Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I make sure new medications are safe for me?

A:

You should have a regular family doctor, who knows you and your medical condition, to ensure your regular drugs are safe for you and safe to take together. It is important to remember that over-the-counter medications can also interact with certain prescription medications, so you should ask your doctor or the pharmacist if an over-the-counter drug you are considering is safe for you to take.

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Polypharmacy in the Elderly

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