The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 10, 1975 · Page 52
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April 10, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 52

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TUF-; HKRAI.I). Prnvo. Hah. Thursday, April 10, 1975 Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb Questions Oral Drug for Diabetics; Causes of Liver Ills Discussed ,;nurn<T M I.nnih, M.I). , \i; HH L\MH My bus i- i Mnl'1 fli.ilK'tic and has !,,[ vr.irx II* 1 takes one I .1 ii,i\ lor this problem ;.\\ feel lull weighs 190 )- ,ivii| i-. lili yc.trs old illnwing your mi! preparation ativlv Inw-f.'it. dii'l ,inil use HI ci)nl,-iiM< I u •,,)(•> mv husband need hi-; tablet lor diabetes" il lhal il increases Ihe cliliMiii] ol hear I attacks Hi-- chdlcxlcrol is :MI and Ins 'inii Ml|;,il' is |(I7 I'\c li icd In )!cl him lo lake Capital Scene walks with me but tip refuses Me will use a stationary bicycle and puts two miles on it almost every morning at a rate of 20 miles per hour Is he getting enough exercise' 1 He sits for the rest of the day or lies on the bed and reads. DKAK READER - The quest ion of taking oral medicines for the control of diabetes is a hot one The American Diabetic Assn. reported you can do just as much with diet alone And, it is true 1 that th'-ro w>'-- a b'glirr ['•ill ,:l ' ' ••'•'" ill p!'l TILS in i •.•.-(',ii <ii si Dili's '.vno vv i f t.ikiiif the '.-.Mr-is, it doesn't ; i';i-i which ' /..lot you are ! ilkinc .iiioul either, as similar i, -nits were eventually turned in on all the different preparations The net results of the studies are that if you have mild diabetes yon should control the problem with diet (sometimes easier said than done), and if it is more serious you should use insulin Not all doctors agree with the studies And. not all First Major Foreign Crisis for Pres. Ford ByHKLKNTHOMAS HIM White House Reporter WASHINGTON (DPI I President Ford is facing his first major foreign policy crisis —the probable loss of Southeast Asia to the Communists. Since tie came into office nine months ago. Ford has been able to concentrate his efforts on the two major domestic problems —the economy and energy. But now he must tackle the momentous decisions of where the United States goes from here after a collapse of a "Pax Americana" policy in the Pacific. Neither Ford nor Secretary of -State Henry A Kissinger have said so publicly, but it is clear that they have written off the possibility of salvaging the situation in Cambodia and South Vietnam. For the President, the dilemma is great. He must warn possible adversaries, re-assure longtime allies and set the United States on a new course in international relations. In his re-assessment of policy in that area. Ford is limited in his ability to act like no other president in recent times. His options are few since Congress has reasserted its own authority in the war and peace department. Ford has said he is "frustrated" in seeking solutions to the deteriorating situation in Southeast Asia However, he has pledged to abide by the congressional edict against the use of military force in the area. The President has been in the category of a "hawk" throughout the 1960s and early '70s in terms of Vietnam. As a Republican congressional leader he supported the U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. But now his only recourse is to eolKviUratk' on humanitarian assistance to the Vietnamese- orphans and refugees. For this effort, he will be backed by Congress. As Kissinger sees it "the major requirement for the United States ... is to come out of this with dignity..." In the sou I searching for the future. Ford must determine tttnt are Ihe nation's true national security needs; how far thi- defense lines can be stretched and what is required to maintain the detente with two other supcr|x>wt'rs China and UK- Soviet 1 nion Kissinger tears the nation will Ix 1 hampered in the future from exercising "forceful diplomacy" liecau.se of congressional action and internal divisions 'Hni-s. the time apparently has ciniie lor a "great debate" on toivign poiic\ that will involve not only the White House but also Congress While it apiH-ared for a time that Ford was going to lay the blame for the debacle in Southeast Asia at Congress' doorstep, he apparently has thought better of it. Now. more in sorrow than anger, both he and Kissinger are warning against recriminations and saying there is plenty of blame to go around Most politicians seem to agree tliat getting into the Vietnamese war was a mistake on the part of the United States. The major effort before the Paris peace accords were signed in 1973 was based on how the United States cuiihi get out gracefully with its !ii)0[js.-;n<i prisoners of war. Kissinger himself had no strong illusions that the communists would abide by the accords and the fighting would ease. S<xjn after the pact was signed the war resumed. But nobody was watching the store patients will cooperate with their doctors in controlling their diet satisfactorily. Your husband's blood sugar level you quote is quite normal. However, you don't know what it is after eating and without medicine. His cholesterol is all right for the average office laboratory test In general the methods used in the research studies, such as the long term studies at Framingham, Mass, are about 10 per cent lower than the itiuf- !,uin office and hospital .nethods. Your husband's value then would be 24 points lower using the F'ramingham methods, so his value is fine. The most important thing he needs to do is eliminate any excess fat he has and judging from his height and weight he could lose some. That is accomplished by diet and exercise. He does need more activity. Perhaps you could interest him in dancing. Most of those artificial cream products do contain coconut oil and are high in saturated fat. Whenever you see "vegetable oil" think coconut oil unless the label states otherwise. There are some liquid preparations high in polyunsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, but they are not available everywhere When the public doesn't buy them, the supermarket stops stocking them rather soon. DEAR DR. LAMB - Recent- exciting tennis news! OiK? MNCHPIBT fennis tournament MATCH PLAY insures you continuous Tennis Tournament play with players of equal ability with individual tennis classifications from 'Pro' to 'Novice.' ZINIK'S MATCH PLAY is for you, your family and friends ... no purchase is necessary, a $5.00 Registration Fee is required. Don't miss the fun! SIGN-UP TODAY! • DOWNTOWN COTTONWOOD MALL FASHION PLACE MALL VALLEY FAIR MALL UNIVERSITY MALL/OREM SPECIAL PURCHASE! tensor REG. 19.95 One lit trie leading all steel rackets nude eonstmcted ol special steel alloy for strength and durability with an all leather grip Strung witti half twist Nylon to give positive control Wifeon Championship tennis balls 2.79 Championship quality with a special cover nap for haru play. Lively rubber inner core . . white or yellow ly my 7-year-old grandson had an attack of infectious hepatitis. The thing that worries me now is, will his liver go back to normal or will it stay enlarged? Also, I didn't know children were prone to get this disease. I thought people who drank or smoked were the ones I would appreciate anything you have to say on this matter. DEAR READER - 1 am constantly amazed at how many people think that the only way you can get liver disease is from alcohol. It is true that excess alcohol can lead to liver damage, but there are many other forms of liver disease. Infectious hepatitis is, plainly put, infectious. It is caused by a virus. The virus can be gotten through blood transfusions, and needle sticks from contaminated needles. Drug addicts frequently get hepatitis this way It can also be transmitted through food and water as a slightly different form of the disease. Contaminated oyster reefs may be a source of hepatitis in some communities. This is one reason why proper sanitation and sanitized water are so important to health. Both children and adults can get the virus and develop infectious hepatitis. Viruses don't care how old you are. Many people have complete recovery from an attack of viral hepatitis. Others may be left with some liver damage. Fortunately the liver tends to regenerate and damaged livers can become normal when the disease is over. DEAR DR. LAMB - Recently there have been news reports that reserpine used to treat high blood pressure causes breast cancer. I'm taking a reserpine medicine for my blood pressure. Please advise me if I should continue taking the medication. DEAR READER - From time to time new information does become available about medicines patients may be taking. The best course of action to take in all such cases is to go back to your doctor and find out what he wants you to do. There has been a reported increased risk of breast cancer associated with taking reser- pine, serpasil or rawolfia serpentina preparations. These medicines are commonly used in treating high blood pressure and may be included in many of the medicines that are combinations of different drugs Persistent high blood pressure can be a serious disease and should not go untreated. The dangers of not getting treatment may far outweigh the dangers of increased risk of breast cancer I know people are very con- cerned about cancer But if you think that is bad. think of having a stroke and being partially disabled, crippled or unable to speak. Again, doctors are in the position of choosing between two poor choices. Fortunately there are a number of other medicines that can be used in most cases of high blood pressure when medicine is needed Most doctors would like to have their patients come in and if they need more treatment they may want to change their medicines They will want to continue some form of effective treatment for those patients now- requiring medicines for high blood pressure Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this newspaper. P 0. Box - 1551. Radio City Station. New York. 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