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my mum has asthenia. she is taking 'stilnox 10mg (night) and b complex (morning)' for 1 month. are these medicines ideal? if not, alternatives?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
NO, treat the cause: Asthenia is not an illness but a symptom with many possible causes- find & address. Stilnox is just a sleeping pill. B complex may help a bit.Possible causes include anemia, thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc.She should see a good doc.

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