Category Archives: Reader’s Questions

Dear Doctor: What about Temporary Birth Control Methods?

One of my readers wrote in asking about temporary birth control methods. Temporary birth-control methods fall into two categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. The hormonal reversible methods include birth control pills, patches, rings, hormonal IUD, and implants. The first three are short acting, and the last two are long acting (5 years for the Mirena IUD, … Read More

Dear Doctor: What about Chromium?

One of my readers wrote in and asked about chromium. Chromium is a supplement that has been found to improve insulin sensitivity. This supplement improves a person’s ability to manage their blood sugar. Chromium helps keep the sugar under control by improving insulin’s effect at the cell level to transport glucose into the cell, removing … Read More