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A question for Dr. Stoll about a friend

Posted by Veronica on April 09, 2001 at 23:51:42:

My neighbor is 45, and she doesnt exercise, but she is not overweight, nor does she smoke or drink ever. She sleeps on 3 pillows, never exercises, is in bed on her laptop most of the day and night, and then complains about pains everywhere, couldnt this lifestyle bring on all her aches and pains? She has pain somewhere everyday she also suffers with severe anxiety and social phobia. She has also suffered with costochondritis for a year now, can this lifestyle along with bracing cause her to have pain in and outside of her rib cage? When shes in a flare up she has shooting pains that stem from the ribs down her front, almost like spasms lasting just a half a second. What can she do to improve herself? Ive known her 40 years and other than the occasional colds, Ive never seen her ill, and never seen her on any prescription meds. I want to help her to get in shape. She's very beautiful, works from home and is always on her bed with pillows behind her and a laptop, this is her life. Thanks Dr. Stoll in advance. By the way I am purchasing your book for her AND me.



Re: A question for Dr. Stoll about a friend (Premature muscle cell loss.) Archive in aging options.

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 11, 2001 at 09:02:39:

In Reply to: A question for Dr. Stoll about a friend posted by Veronica on April 09, 2001 at 23:51:42:

Hi, Veronica.

She is very lucky to have a friend like you but that does not mean that you can help her. She is going to have to learn what is happening and decide to stop it.

Her lifestyle is EXACTLY what is causing her premature muscle wasting that is causing her symptoms (along with chronic bracing that is aggravating and accelerating the condition).

She has about 10 years until whe is totally bedridden and crippled unless she decides to reverse it now. It will take effort.

IF you can get her interest I will be happy to help her know where to look for precise instructions. Since I will have to do some research for the particulars, I am not interested in wasting MY time if she is not willing to take full responsibility for this. This is NOT something YOU can do for her!

Walt

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