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A 63-year-old female asked:

Are there any supplements or herbs that should not be used if you have a "protein deficiency & prothrombin b thrombophilia" disorder?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
OTC supplements: This 42 billion dollar a year industry promotes sales of numerous medically worthless and potentially dangerous products which are wholly unregulated and have the unfortunate ability to have numerous toxic effects. Would strongly advise you to stick to the medications your oncologist prescribes and not take anything else. They will not help you and have the capacity to make you worse.
Dr. Phil Chen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ask your doctor: There's many different supplements and herbs in the market. I believe you should ask your doctor first before start taking any supplement and herbs because some supplements or herbs could be a mixture of many things. Your doctor need to look at the ingredient of the supplement and herb first before he/she can tell you if it is safe to take it with your medical condition.
Last updated May 19, 2015

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