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Doctor insights on: Anti Inflammatory Supplements For Your Lungs

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Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

Are there any natural supplements with anti-inflammatory properties but no bad side effects? If so, how do I go about choosing one that works/is safe?

No free lunch: There's no such thing as a free lunch in medicine. In other words, for any desired benefit from drug or surgery, there's always potential risk but it's not a guarantee of side effect either. OTOH, dietary supplements aren't required to warn you & thus tend to hype & mislead. Studies suggest benefit from turmeric, green tea, ginger, rosemary, cat's claw, devil's claw & willow bark (aspirin). Check Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Is there any anti-inflammatory supplement without "blood-thinning" side effects?

Yed: Celebrex does not have an effect on platelets. All the other anti-inflammatory medications that are called NSAIDs like Motrin Naprosyn etc. Do Tylenol is not anti-inflammatory but is analgesic and does not have blood thinning Read more

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Hubby has swelling all over body arms/legs/ankles. Went to ER. Heart/kidneys/lungs all fine. No answer. Gave anti inflammatory and sent home. Benadryl helps but he can't stop it. Must take every 6 hr. Primary had no answer. Out of town 4 work. Help.?

Hubby has swelling all over body arms/legs/ankles. Went to ER. Heart/kidneys/lungs all fine. No answer. Gave anti inflammatory and sent home. Benadryl helps but he can't stop it. Must take every 6 hr. Primary had no answer. Out of town 4 work. Help.?

Go to ER: This calls for a second opinion if nothing else. If there is any problem with his breathing, go back to the ER NOW. If just a little uncomfortable, call the doctor who is on call for your vacationing primary. Best wishes Read more

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Have chest discomfort went to doc almost a week ago did EKG looked normal then diagnosed me with chrondritis. Taking anti inflammatory but still there?

Have chest discomfort went to doc almost a week ago did EKG looked normal then diagnosed me with chrondritis. Taking anti inflammatory but still there?

Be Patient: Sounds like you need a "quick fix" Costochondritis can mimic heart attack and it sounds like your Doctor on the right track. Try adding HEAT packs and if this doesn't help COLD packs. The inflammation (in the cartilage joining your ribs to your breastbone) takes a while to subside since its ALWAYS MOVING!!!! Be patient!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (better by: anti-inflammatory medication, antacids, rest) (quality: burning or stinging) (side: left) (...

A little too vague: It sounds like you might have GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux) wherein some of your stomach contents goes back up into your esophagus. The laymen's term for it is "heartburn" though it has nothing to do with the heart. Simplest way to confirm that is to get a bottle of a liquid antacid and gulp it down (1 -2 capfulls) as soon as it happens again and if U get almost immediate relief, voila. Read more

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Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Are there any OTC anti inflammatory meds?

Yes quite a few: Ibuprofen (sold in the us as motrin, advil) and Naproxen (sold as aleve) are both anti-inflammatories lasting eight and twelve hours respectively. They are often referred to as nsaids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In addition, old fashioned Aspirin works the same way. Acetaminophen (or paracetamol), sold as tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an NSAID and works differently. Does nothing for inflammation. Read more

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Are there any natural anti-inflammatory meds?

Many: Traditional medicine will use nsaids to help decrease inflammation as well as ice after activity. Other natural things to incorporate are high doses of omega 3 _4-6 grams/day, curcumin or adding tumeric to your food daily 1/2 tsp, glucosamine chondroitan, msm, acupuncture, reiki can help as well. Read more

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What is the strongest anti inflammatory you can buy?

What is the strongest anti inflammatory you can buy?

Depends: If by "buying" your mean "over the counter", then you are limited. Ibuprofen. Aspirin and Naproxen sodium (aleve) are about the only anti-inflammatories available. If you are referring to buying prescription medications, there are several. "strongest" can be relative to the person. Indomethacin has long been considered a more potent med but Prednisone and such sterioids are truly potent ai's. Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. Read more

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Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

Does benzonatate have anti inflammatory?

No: It is used to suppress the cough reflex n the lungs and air-passages. Read more

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What anti inflammatory are good at 37 weeks?

Ones that OB suggest: I don't know why you need to take an anti-inflammatory, but your present OB MD may have a recommendation if a call is placed to him/her. Because you are 37 weeks pregnant, it is important that your medical advice come from that one source. Read more

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Hello, What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

Hello, What type of anti-inflammatory is easier on the liver?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which is a large class of medications including, ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, (celecoxib) Voltaren, Toradol, etc., etc., are primarily metabolized by the kidney and although high doses of these medications can cause kidney damage; these drugs not generally known to cause any liver problems. The liver is more commonly affected by acetaminophen and/or narcotics. Read more

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Is carrot juice anti inflammatory?

More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect. Read more

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What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

What are inflammatory and fibrotic lung disorders?

No short answer here: That's a really complicated question. There are a whole host of disorders that cause fibrosis of the lung. The most common is called uip, which is a disease of unknown etiology, that is not related to smoking or other disorders, and results in scarring of the lungs I would recommend a pathology text book to see a list of all the possible lung disorders. Read more

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For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

For an anti-inflammatory how does aspirin compare with diclofenac?

Not even close: Aspirin has no significant anti-inflammatory effects unless it is taken in high doses that approach toxic levels. Diclofenac has significantly greater benefits in treating inflammation. Read more

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After drinking wine when is it safe to take an anti inflammatory?

Depends...: You should not mix medication with alcohol. So it is safe to take otc meds after the alcohol is out of your system. Read more

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