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Hernias can develop in many regions of the body, but for most
men, the term is shorthand for a groin (inguinal) hernia. A man
has a 27% chance of developing one at some time in his life. Men
with hernias have several choices to make: whether or not to have
surgery to repair the condition, which type of surgery to have,
and which type of anesthesia to undergo.
A distressing number of patients acquire infections while they are in the hospital. And antibiotic therapy can actually increase the odds of coming down with a hospital-acquired infection, particularly when the cause is a bacterium named Clostridium difficile. Although doctors are working hard to control intestinal infections caused by the bug known as C. diff, the problem is rapidly becoming more common, more serious, and harder to treat.
I'm a 61-year-old man with high blood pressure. My doctor wants
me to take Zocor to lower my cholesterol, but I'm worried about
muscle damage. I found a Web site that claimed coenzyme Q10 would
help. Is that right?