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A 79-year-old member asked:

concerning peronies, are there any meds, supplements, exercises that might work?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Peyronie's: Peyronie's can be emotionally and physically disabling -- while surgery is always an option, there has been some success reported with the topical application of transdermal verapamil.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What are butterbur supplements for?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several uses: Herbal butterbur can be used for pain, upset stomach, stomach ulcers, migraine and other headaches, ongoing cough, chills, anxiety, and hay fever -- among others. One of the most striking is migraine prevention. The american academy of neurology has new guidelines recommending one form of butterbur petasites (petadolex) for this. It's free of pyrrolizidine alkaloids that can damage liver.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are jewelweed supplements for?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Jewelweed: Jewelweed, or impatiens capensis, is a wild-growing herb best known for its skin healing properties. Herbalists use the leaves and juice from the stem of jewelweed as a treatment for poison ivy, oak and other plant induced rashes, as well as many other types of dermatitis. It seems to counter-react with the chemicals in other plants that cause irritation -- like urushiols in poison ivy.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are malic acid supplements used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fatiguability: It has been suggested that malic acid can delay onset of fatigue with exercise and may be beneficial for some fibromyalgia symptoms. However, it really hasn't been researched that well yet.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are pomegranate supplements used for if I can just eat pomegranate seeds?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pomegranates.: Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants. The membrane around the seeds and the rind can have a bitter flavor.
A 32-year-old female asked:

Im taking a soy supplement. Can the supplement cause any health risks?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Use moderation.: Most studies show benefits from soy. New studies even show it may have a protective effect with preventing breast cancer. That is new info and needs further review. Use moderation always.

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