Boston – Dr. Marika Marshall answers your medical questions.If you have any questions for her, email her or message her Facebook again twitter.
Dr. Malika offers the best advice, but as always, consult your doctor before making any decisions about your health.
The first question is from Facebook. Susan wrote, “I have high blood pressure and am on amlodipine. I will be 70 next week and I don’t want dementia. What should I do?”
Susan mentions a link I reported last week between systolic blood pressure and a higher likelihood of dementia. If your blood pressure is adequately controlled, you are doing everything you can to reduce your risk of dementia from uncontrolled high blood pressure. Other lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk include: Regular exercise, eating a healthy diet rich in good fats and fruits and vegetables, maintaining good social connections with friends and family, and engaging in mentally stimulating activities such as attending classes and learning participation is included. new skills.
Maria asks on Facebook, “What if someone accidentally receives two bivalent COVID booster shots two months apart?”
that shouldn’t be a problem. We recommend he gets his COVID bivalent booster at least 4 months after his last regular booster to get the best immune response, but it shouldn’t hurt to get it sooner. And there’s no need to get another her COVID booster until health officials tell you when it’s time.
Jen wrote on Facebook: “My son, at his 17-year-old, tested positive for RSV. He had been out of school for three weeks because of a bad cough. Anyone, not just a baby, got his RSV.” Tell people you can do it.”
Yes, RSV tends to cause more severe symptoms in babies and the elderly, but anyone can get sick. My mom had it a few weeks ago and I’m pretty sure she got bronchitis pretty bad. I just saw a young mother on Tuesday who had an infection from her young son and she also had wheezing and was quite sick So, although cases have dropped significantly in the last few months, they are still there to avoid catching RSV, flu, COVID-19, or other respiratory viruses circulating this winter. I have to be careful. I am very happy to hear that your son is feeling better.