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Can a human beings live on eating leeches?

Can a human beings live on eating leeches?

Possibly but why?: Leeches are probably a reasonable source of protein and fat. It is difficult to imagine why one would want to subsist on such a diet and it would be difficult to acquire enough leeches to provide the caloric needs daily. But people have over time survived on some amazing diets. ...Read more

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In what way can leeches benefit your health?

In what way can leeches benefit your health?

Wound care: Leeches are being used at some wound care centers to remove dead and damaged tissues from wounds, thus avoiding surgical debridement. I believe that their use is still experimental.. ...Read more

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Where can I buy medicinal leeches in sydney?

Leech Therapy: There is reportedly only one medicinal leech therapist in syndey. That might be a good place to check: http://www.Leechtherapy.Com.Au/. ...Read more

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How can leeches and maggots help in medicines today?

How can leeches and maggots help in medicines today?

Yes: There are circumstances with infected tissue and blood strangulated tissue where leeeches and maggots can be useful. Medicinal leeches and maggots are available on the market for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can people actually get treated from applying leeches?

Can people actually get treated from applying leeches?

Yes, thankfully.: Because leeches drain blood effectively, efficiently, and nearly painlessly, they are very effective at treating problems where blood has pooled to a dangerous level. Examples: post-operatively, if wound swells with blood, pressure builds and fresh blood can not enter the area, so the area could die. Fda clearance for leeches used to treat this. Research also shows efficacy in pain control. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some uses for medicinal leeches?

I was wondering what are some uses for medicinal leeches?

Medicinal leeches: The most common use of medicinal leeches today are for ridding the body of excess blood that may pool post injury or post operatively in an area. For example, in outer ear surgery, the leeches would be placed on the outside of the ear to allow healing to take place after a surgical correction to the ear. The leeches simply fall off when they are engorged. No harm to the patient. ...Read more

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Are medicinal leeches still used and what they are used for?

Are medicinal leeches still used and what they are used for?

Better techniques av: I don't treat my patients by prescribing leeches nor recommend those. We have much better techniques to treat wounds. ...Read more

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Are leeches really effective for medicinal purposes?

Are leeches really effective for medicinal purposes?

Leeches Effective!: Yes they are effective for draining blood from a part that needs draining, for example in a flap surgery if there is good arterial supply but the vein is sluggish in removing the blood, and it is swelling, they are very useful in removing the unwanted blood. ...Read more