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Dr. Kaveh Sharif, MD

Internist

Dr. Kaveh Sharif is an internist practicing in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Sharif specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Sharif provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
Dr. Kaveh Sharif, MD
Specializes in:
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Univ Cath De Louvain, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Accepting new patients

High platelet count

One reason for having high platelet counts at your age might be severe iron deficiency. Do you have heavy menstruations? I suggest to check your blood iron level and may need READ MORE
One reason for having high platelet counts at your age might be severe iron deficiency. Do you have heavy menstruations?
I suggest to check your blood iron level and may need to be started on iron supplements rather than vitamins

Is excessive consumption of Aspirin?

Absolutely. It can cause renal damage in the long run. Also at risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and gastro-duodenal ulcers. He needs to find the cause of his headaches.

What could be causing my nausea after eating?

It could be gastritis versus ulcer. Also consider gall bladder disease. It could be also due to medications if you are taking any

Is it safe to use soap to clean my vagina?

Not that I know off, unless you have symptoms. Mild soap should be ok

Does treatment of COPD require steroids?

Usually, we use systemic steroids (by mouth or IV) for the flare-ups. Long-term steroid is very deleterious to the health and we try to avoid it. Maybe steroid inhalers would be READ MORE
Usually, we use systemic steroids (by mouth or IV) for the flare-ups. Long-term steroid is very deleterious to the health and we try to avoid it. Maybe steroid inhalers would be indicated.

What is the best treatment for the flu?

How do you know this is the flu? This most likely is the common cold. It has to take its course, which is usually 7-10 days. If there is superimposition of bacteria with fever READ MORE
How do you know this is the flu? This most likely is the common cold. It has to take its course, which is usually 7-10 days. If there is superimposition of bacteria with fever and purulent secretions, you will probably need antibiotics.

Does every sinus infection need an antibiotic?

Depends how severe it is. If very severe with fever and purulent secretions and lack of appetite then yes

How do I get rid of a canker sore?

Put a touch of baking soda on it twice a day. If it does not get better whitin another few days you need to see your doctor for possible biopsy

Why does my head hurt when I blow my nose?

This sounds like sinus problem such as sinusitis. See your doctor

Does a fever always signal an infection?

Most of the time, but not always. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, also cancer, would be on the list.

What is the cause of a sharp pain on left side of the chest while breathing?

It could be as benign as may be musculoskeletal or bad news such as pulmonary embolism or pericarditis. Please see the doctor

Wiring a broken jaw

Usually a bone fracture would take up to 6 months to fully heal

Can less water consumption cause headaches?

Less likely. Are you a coffee drinker?

It might be due to coffee withdrawal. If the headache persist you need to be evaluated

Can a low sodium diet reduce my BP?

It can but usually is not consequential if otherwise healthy

What is the right diet after a gall bladder stone removal surgery?

Usually no special restrictions is required but in general reducing fat in the diet might be helpful

Could you recommend a diet for reducing triglycerades?

Diet should be low in saturated fat. Also make sure that your doctor check and make sure you don’t have diabetes or low thyroid state which both can cause elevated Triglycerides READ MORE
Diet should be low in saturated fat. Also make sure that your doctor check and make sure you don’t have diabetes or low thyroid state which both can cause elevated Triglycerides

Are there early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?

Mainly the short term memory loss

What is the best remedy for mouth ulcers?

Putting touch of baking soda on the ulcers let them heal fadter. If ulcers are happening frequently of if not healing after few days you need to see your doctor

Why do I see traces of red blood in my stool?

It might just be benign or due to hemorrhoids. However, if you are fifty, or a first-generation relative has had a history of colonic polyps or colon cancer, no matter what age, READ MORE
It might just be benign or due to hemorrhoids. However, if you are fifty, or a first-generation relative has had a history of colonic polyps or colon cancer, no matter what age, you will need a colonoscopy.

Please recommend a diet for a kidney patient.

Depending on the stage of the CKD, the main precaution is salt intake. If she had tendencies with elevated potassium in the blood, she also need to be moderate with taking in foods READ MORE
Depending on the stage of the CKD, the main precaution is salt intake. If she had tendencies with elevated potassium in the blood, she also need to be moderate with taking in foods rich in potassium such as tomatoes, potatoes, oranges, bananas, watermelon, etc.