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Dr. Claudine J.M. Aguilera, M.D.

Internist

Dr. Claudine Aguilera is an internist practicing in Oakland, CA. Dr. Aguilera 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. Aguilera 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. Claudine J.M. Aguilera, M.D.
  • Oakland, CA
  • Accepting new patients

My husband has gone to LSU Research and nothing is being done.

If the “MD” you are referring to is muscular dystrophy, then yes, the swallow issue is very likely related. If an evaluation by a speech pathologist has not been done, this could READ MORE
If the “MD” you are referring to is muscular dystrophy, then yes, the swallow issue is very likely related. If an evaluation by a speech pathologist has not been done, this could be considered, however, if this is MD causing the symptoms, then management of the MD is all that can likely be done. It's not easy to say without a thorough review of your husband's charts.

Can bronchitis be cured?

There is no permanent treatment for bronchitis---> unless you have an underlying lung condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which can make you more READ MORE
There is no permanent treatment for bronchitis---> unless you have an underlying lung condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which can make you more prone to bronchitis - those conditions do have various levels of treatments to help control them

Is there a medication for gallstones?

no there is no medication for it at present

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

In general he should avoid high fat foods as this can cause pain and bloating after gallbladder removal

What is the best remedy to treat chronic diarrhea?

This depends entirely on WHY you have the issue. It can be anything from certain foods to stress. I would recommend a thorough exam from your primary care doctor and perhaps even READ MORE
This depends entirely on WHY you have the issue. It can be anything from certain foods to stress. I would recommend a thorough exam from your primary care doctor and perhaps even an evaluation from a gastroenterologist

Can a low sodium diet reduce my BP?

Yes yes and yes! Sodium in a diet is the most common cause of high blood pressure in the united states!

Can less water consumption cause headaches?

Absolutely it can! Keep up on your water intake especially when traveling. While a headache can of course be from other causes as well- try staying well hydrated and see if that READ MORE
Absolutely it can! Keep up on your water intake especially when traveling. While a headache can of course be from other causes as well- try staying well hydrated and see if that helps!

Could you recommend a diet for reducing triglycerades?

A low fat diet in general in the key here. Take out fast foods and high fat items- check labels when shopping because you would be suprised what contains high levels of fat!

Pain under the abdomen on the left side

I would start with a visit to either an internal medicine or family practice specialist.

What are the foods to be avoided with gout?

High protein foods such a shellfish, red meat but also beer!

Rotator cuff tear

Having not seen the imaging it’s difficult to be sure but unless there is a complete tear of the rotator cuff the standard of care is physical therapy.

Is my bronchitis still contagious?

Bronchitis itself is never contagious. Sometimes bronchitis can be triggered by a viral infection or a bacterial infection. Viral infections are no longer infections after just READ MORE
Bronchitis itself is never contagious. Sometimes bronchitis can be triggered by a viral infection or a bacterial infection. Viral infections are no longer infections after just a few day and bacterial would depend on wether infection persists. You may wish to see your doctor if symptoms persist.

Help with neck muscle stiffness

Yes, physical therapy often have other techniques that can be of great help. Of course the degree of help received from these techniques also depends upon the reason for your pain. READ MORE
Yes, physical therapy often have other techniques that can be of great
help. Of course the degree of help received from these techniques also
depends upon the reason for your pain. You should discuss this pain and be
examined by a physician if you have not already.