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Urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, MD Answers Viewer's Health Questions on His Online Medical Advice and Health Talk Show, "The Dr. Ridwan Show"

NEW YORK, NY - (Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  Maimonides Medical Center Urologist Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh, director of the Division of Urology, answers viewers' health questions on a recent episode of his online medical advice and health talk show, "The Dr. Ridwan Show." Along with his elite panel of experts, Drs. Harry Fisch, Michael Perelman and Richard Sadovsky, Dr. Ridwan offered sound medical information to very common men's health questions. Based on the premise, "Ask the Doctor - Health information you can use," the show helps deliver men's health information in a user-friendly format.

Dr. Ridwan and his experts fielded a question on frequent fatigue. They explained that fatigue is a common problem in men and women. They cautioned that fatigue could be a symptom of anemia, chronic inflammation, infection or other chronic medical problem. It could also have something to do with sexual hormones, signifying a decline in testosterone that results in less energy and vitality. It could also represent depression or lack of quality sleep. They cautioned viewers to not disregard fatigue and visit their doctor.

The experts also discussed topics such as heart disease, high blood pressure and lower back pain. The doctors said that chest pain could be a serious symptom and it should always be investigated further. When Dr. Ridwan examines his patients, he goes beyond the symptoms, asking them what is important in life to them. Ridwan feels that if patients are honest about their symptoms and lifestyle habits, he can get to the root of the problem.

A viewer wrote in with a question about her husband's snoring. The doctors explained that the snoring could be symptomatic of something serious, such as sleep apnea, which is frequently associated with obesity. Dr. Ridwan advised the viewer to have her husband see a doctor and also evaluate testosterone levels or any possible sexual problems.

Dr. Ridwan and his experts also discussed a viewer's question on men's exercise. The viewer asked how often he should exercise and how he could get motivated to exercise. The panelists advised the viewer to start with walking and gradually become more active with fun activities that he enjoys. They suggested exercise should be done a minimum of 150 minutes a week, as there are health and negative consequences that can occur from not exercising enough.

Dr. Ridwan Shabsigh

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