This week, The Beacon launches “Ask a Medical Expert,” an occasional advice-column series that allows readers to inquire about pressing health concerns. Responses are provided by staff members at Regional Corporate Hospital in Bass Lake.
Dear Expert: I’m currently a 75-year-old man who has done hard, physical farm labor since I was a young boy, and now I have major pain in my lower back. My son’s wife is on a low-carb diet and has started to stop eating vegetables. Her sister-in-law (who also is my daughter) struggles with nasal-drip. Could these ailments be related? Do you have a solution? Help!
Dear Reader: Thank you for writing. You raise an excellent question. Our suggestion: Consult your primary-care physician.