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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBHIDGE April ZJ, Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr Lamb My husband vomits all the time He s got so he can't even hold water, besides food, in his stomach He's quick tempered, very nervous and upset He's a heavy drinker, beer by the quarts and whiskey and vodka all in one evening Could this be why he's upset all the time, because he has too much in his system9 He won t go to a doctor But, he needs help He yells for no reason How can one help this person9 Dear Reader Regular overuse of alcohol can cause inflammation of the stomach, a condition called alcoholic gastritis This will lead to pain in the upper abdomen and nausea and vomiting Of course he could have an ulcer which can also occur He would need an examination of his stomach to see what the problem really is Because of the obvious medical problems you mention he does need to see a dcotor If you have a family doctor you should talk to him about this Another source of help is for you to contact the 'Alcoholics Anonymous organization and see if they can talk to your husband and perhaps he will listen to them I would expect though, that they too would want him to receive proper medical attention My hunch js, from your letter, that he needs medical treatment for his stomach and possibly other medical problems, psychiatric counseling for underlying problems related to his overuse of alcohol, and all the support he can get from vou and such sources as Flashback 1936 Alfred Scaddmg and Dr D E Robertson were rescued after being entombed 240 hours in the Moose River N S coal mine 1920 Mustafa Kemal called the national assembly at Ankara which formed the Turkish revolutionary government 1918 The Royal Navy raided the German sea base at Zeebrugge, Belgium 1887 McMaster University was incorporated Alcoholics Anonymous Dear Dr. Lamb Concerning myself I had suspected that I had high blood pressure for about a year I recently had a physical and found my blood pressure at 158 over 108 I am a 36-year- old male The doctor put me on a low fat, calorie diet I am five feet and weigh 204 clothed, or about 40 pounds overweight My cholesterol was 246 and tnglycendes were 846 What do these terms mean9 Dear Reader Your doctor did exactly right in starting you on a weight reducing, low fat diet Many people with moderately high blood pressure readings can be treated by simply getting rid of the excess fat Anyone with even moderately high blood pressure should try to get rid of every pound of fat they can The cholesterol is a substance made by the liver It is not strictly a fat, but it is the waxy substance that sticks in the arteries and leads to fatty deposits in the arteries This leads to heart attacks, strokes and many other problems For more information on cholesterol send for the booklet I have prepared for readers on this subject Send 50 cents to in care of fhis newspaper, P 0 Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York NY 10019 The tnglycendes are the fat Your reading is really high if you have quoted it correctly I suspect that a loss of at least 40 pounds, probably more, will do you a lot of good You may need to do it gradually You didn t gain it all at once I think you should help yourself along with starting a regular walking program The more you can walk daily, the faster you will get results You will feel better if you exercise while you are dieting, too Dr Lamb welcomes questions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns Write to Dr Lamb in care of this newspapewr, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N Y 10019 (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN x Tkt TnkniM Both vulnerable West deals NORTH 4 A87 Z 0 J8fi4 K 5 2 WEST EAST AKQJ10943 A 6 OlO OQ97532 df.83 SOUTH 4k 5 O A K Q J 10 3 OAK A J64 The bidding West North East South 3 4k Pass Pass 4 A Pass 4 NT Pass 5 V Pass 5 4 Pass 6 ;