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What is the uproar over MSG? Is it just because of the high amount of sodium, or is there something else that is poisonous about it?
Excitotoxin?: MSG can cause a variety of symptoms in sensitive people: headache, flushing, sweating, rapid heart-beat, tingling on face, and insomnia, etc There is some evidence (but it remains unproven) that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means that it overexcites your nerve cells and even can cause nerve damage. Many people who are doing all they can to stay healthy try to avoid MSG. Best wishes! ...Read more
Health Myths: Nope. Not sure where you got this false myth. Now, over doing it or taking too many, like all medications, would be dangerous. ...Read more
Glutathione: Overall, taking glutathione or its precursors in reasonable amounts appears to be quite safe, although it should be avoided in people with milk protein allergies and in those who have received an organ transplant. There is also some concern, however, about the safety of taking glutathione for the one condition for which there is the greatest evidence of its usefulness: cancer. ...Read more
They are complicated: A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. Every prostaglandin contains 20 carbon atoms, including a 5-carbon ring. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. ...Read more
Any dose: All medications have side effects which can be dangerous. You and your doctor must make a risk vs benefit decision with medication choices. The risks of corticosteroids is related to the dose and duration of treatment. Lower doses have less risk. There is no such thing as a medication with no risk. ...Read more
What is the best perscription for the periformis syndrome disease.?What is something that makes me sure that I have this disease plus pain in leg.?
It depends: Piriformis syndrome is like sciatica. There is pain behind the hip in the buttocks, occasionally radiating into the lower leg. There is usually tenderness in the buttocks area along the piriformis muscle belly where it crosses the sciatic nerve. Treatment includes stretching or local steroid injection. An MRI will show if the piriformis is the source of pain or whether its something else. ...Read more
Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) products: But call your doctor for other option. Also, do not use more than the recommended dosage on the label. ...Read more
An element: Lithium is a very simple compound, it is an element, #3 on the periodic table. It is was really the first psychiatric drug that we had. It is typically prescribed now for bipolar disorder, where patients have depressive and manic (elevated mood) episodes. However, lithium also is a good antidepressant in itself and is often added for major depression, and it has been proven to reduce suicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more
See below: Because colds or viral upper respiratory infections are self limited and resolve on their own, any treatment would have to be extremely safe with no potential serious side effects. Most anti-viral drugs have the risk of serious side effects which prevent them for being used against this annoying but benign infection. Hopefully one day a safe and effective anti-viral treatment will be found. ...Read more
Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils -- concentrated extracts of leaves, roots, seeds, or blossoms -- from plants for healing. They're usually diluted into a carrier oil, and can be inhaled or massaged into the skin. Sometimes they're placed in diffusers and spread into the air in a room. Oils are chosen according to desired effect. Lavender = relaxing. More: http://tinyurl.Com/psv9n22. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Understanding: I am sorry ido not understand question. ...Read more
Uric acid. : Allopurinol inhibits a body enzyme catalyzing the final step in manufacturing uric acid. Build up of too much uric acid can lead to gout & kidney stones. Treatment of leukemias and lymphomas can also cause too much uric acid to be made, sometimes resulting in kidney damage. Allopurinol is commonly used to prevent these disorders. ...Read more
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