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Alactahrow Is Safe To Take With Have A G6pd
No.: Gilbert's really doesn't cause any problems. You are just more prone to looking jaundiced, which is for the most part a cosmetic problem. But nash means that your liver is in distress, due to fat and not to alcohol. But it doesn't matter what the cause is. Your liver is not happy, and any amount of alcohol will make it worse. So even though your liver problem is not due to alcohol, don't drink. ...Read more
Yes but: Unless you have a vitamin deficiency I am uncertain they will change things musch.Since you may be styaing out of the sun you may be gettign a vitamin d insufficiency and this needs to be corrected. Ask your physician if you are low in vitamin d. I general vitamin can also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No interactions: Taking both omeprazole and penicillin is fine, there is no drug interaction between the two. It still may be best to take them separately to avoid stomach upset. It is also best to take both of these medications on an empty stomach. Take omeprazole at least 30 minutes before a meal. And even though you can take penicillin VK with food, it works better if you take it with an empty stomach. ...Read more
Depends on anemia: A woman who is a thalassemia carrier and/or has only mild anemia should not have an unusual labor and delivery. If she has severe anemia, her heart may be already stressed out from having to pump extra volumes of blood during the pregnancy. Her ob-gyn doctor can better discuss the risks of delivery. ...Read more
I have IBS. Is it safe to take methylcellulose everyday? If not, can you recommend a daily fiber supplement that is safe for chronic use?
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms. Another effective fiber supplement for IBS symptoms is psyllium. If you plan on taking any of these long-term (> 1 week -- and it sounds like you do!), keep your doctor in the loop and mention that you’re taking them the next time you see him/her. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be ok to take simvastatin and metformin without having definitive diagnosis? Is it safe to take it once/twice a month. For prevention only.
Avoid 2 bad genes: One way to avoid having a child who inherited a bad trait, is to make sure that NOT both parents carry genes for that bad trait. So, a woman carrying a thalassemia gene (beta mutations are on chromosome 16, or alpha on 11) wants to marry a man with NO thalassemia mutations. Likewise, a man with G6PD (on chromosome X) wants to marry a woman with no G6PD. A doctor can check both the man and woman. ...Read more
I take lamictal 200mg twice daily for seizure Is it safe to take with Chanca Piedra? I found out I have kidney/gallstone and heard it is good
Should be ok: It should be ok to take these together. Do you know if it is a kidney or a gall stone? These are treated a bit differently. ...Read more
Is it ok for a person to take over-the-counter folic acid instead of being prescribe some. I have sickle cell and can't afford to see a dr.
Yes: Reflux nephropathy is graded 1-6. Grade 6 often needs surgical correction. Many babies are diagnosed with reflux in utero and it disappears after birth. I ultrasound my newborns a couple weeks after birth and it usually is much better than in utero. Most children outgrow this reflux (grades 1-2 ) by age six. ...Read more
Contraceptives: There are many contraceptives that can be started right after delivery and while still breast feeding. You want to avoid pills with estrogen until you stop breast feeding completely because they can make your milk dry up. Discuss your options with your OB. Breast feeding provides some protection only as long as you are doing it exclusively and not even using a pacifier. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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Is it ok for a woman who has diabetes to become pregnant and have a child with good health?
Sometimes...but: Diabetes is a challenge any day but during a pregnancy it can be difficult for both mom & baby. If she stays in good control the baby can be healthy. If her blood sugars run too high the baby's organs overgrow and store the excess and baby is at risk of birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with mono today. Is it ok to take Flagyl for trichemonas? And is it possible to have mono for a year?
Yes,unlikely: Flagyl will not interfere with or aggravate your mono so take it as needed. Mono in adults will run it's course in 3 weeks in most and up to 3 months in 10%. The issue of a "chronic fatigue" syndrome originates from unrelated cause. Mono can reactivate at times in your life if your immune system is impaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Neither ibgard nor probiotic are likely to do you any good. No controlled studies have shown benefit from probiotics. Regarding ibgurad you may consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-167349-2311/ibgard/details For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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