Dr Paul Cronin [eternalyouth]
What is your specialty? What does your work consist of?
Cosmetic Medicine. I do Botox and fillers, lasers, liposuction etc.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can get to know more about you or the activity you carry out?
What is your definition of health, and of a healthy life?
I want to be vigorous active and fit right up until the moment I die, whenever that may be.
What are some basic rules for those who want to live to be 100.
Eat less carbohydrate and do more moving around.
Conventional medicine and alternative medicine: what is real and what is superstition?
Alternative medicine is either medicine that has been proven not to work or medicine that hasn't been proven to work yet.
Alternative medicine that has been proven to work is called medicine.
Do you recommend Vitamins and nutritional supplements? Do you believe their benefits have been proven?
Yes, but not universally, they need to be tailored to the individual need. Some have good evidence for their efficacy others are not yet proven.
What is your opinion on the use of medical marijuana for terminal illnesses.
How do patient beliefs or superstitions effect recovery?
Most certainly. It is most important to bring the spirit along at the same time as trying to fix the body. The placebo effect is not a nothing effect. Regardless of how or why it works it has been proven to have an effect. This is most important.
Is the best preventive medicine teaching someone how to live?
Absolutely. Lifestyle is the most important. Diet and exercise make you what you are. If you are unhappy with what you are then change these.
What are the most frequent errors of slimming diets.
People cheat. Most diets fail because people could not put up with them forever. A diet is not just for a few weeks or to lose a dress size for a wedding... You should eat every day in the most healthy way to maximize your 'health span' rather than your life span.
You should also have the occasional Zag day....
Are too many unnecessary tests and x-rays performed in hospitals?
Yes. Unfortunately I blame the lawyers and societies increasingly litigious nature.
If someone consults you, what is your recommendation regarding cosmetic surgery and implants?
I specialise in the non-surgical less drastic or risky procedures but I have many colleagues who can offer advice if more significant change is sort.
Of the thousands of beauty products on the market, what percentage has a significant effect?
less than 1%
What areas of health or of medicine are you most interested in devoting yourself to in the next few years?
Would you change your profession for any another?
I am sure most people want to answer this question with a no. However I would quite like to be a writer. I have done many things in my life and I am always searching for new challenges. My current role is very fulfilling but there is always the possibility of something more interesting around the corner.
Dr Paul Cronin
Cheshire, United Kingdom