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Dr. Al Hegab
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Can herbal supplements help to treat cancer?

Not alone: We cannot trust herbals or remedies that have no good evidence that they help in serious research studies. In patients that have no good alternative to be cured herbals may be tried for compassion. Not all cancers are treated the same. Early stage cancer and some advanced cancers may be cured with conventional treatment. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Can herbal supplements ease pinworm symptoms?

Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so i would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Some that have been tried, with mixed results, include melatonin, zinc, vitamin combinations (lipoflavonoid). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use out of date herbal supplements?

Is it safe to use out of date herbal supplements?

Probably, but: The fda does not require an expiration date on supplements. It probably isn't dangerous to take a supplement past its expiration date, but it may have lost its potency. Whether it's less potent depends on the herb and how you stored the container. Keeping the supplement in a sealed container and putting it in a dark place may help extend its shelf life. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

What herbal supplements are good for your kidneys?

Water: Your kidneys are big filters. Just like with any filter, best work and flow occurs when they are kept clean and fluid flowing freely. The best way to achieve this is not with pollutants to the filter such as with added supplements and substances that the kidneys must filter, but rather by keeping the flow going by drinking adequate water and then some more. Adults should be drinking 60-80 ounces/d. ...Read more

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Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

Can I use herbal supplements to self-treat diphtheria?

NO: If you already know the cause of your infection is diphtheria. You are already seeing a doctor. This can be a serious infection. You may need very strong antibiotics to treat this. Continue the treatments prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Are there good herbal supplements to take for back pain?

Many good choices: Back pain is a common problem that benefits from multiple approaches including physical therapy/massage/manipulative therapies, exercise & relaxation techniques. Herbal anti-inflammatories like curcumin & boswellia, muscle-relaxing herbs like valerian & skullcap, & herbs that help stress like ashwagandha & holy basil can help. Magnesium (esp. Mag. Taurate) often helps. Zyflamend is a good product. ...Read more

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Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Can herbal supplements relieve gastroenteritis symptoms?

Yes: To help with diarrhea, you can drink chamomile tea, which helps calm the intestines. I would also recommend a good probiotic supplement, such as culturelle. ...Read more

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Has anyone used herbal supplements to treat infertility?

Infertility: Most infertility can not be successfully treated with herbs. ...Read more

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Could school allow herbal supplements like st john's wort?

I would: inquire from the school in question. I suspect that different schools have different policies. Take care. ...Read more

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Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Can we really need all these vitamin and herbal supplements?

Depends: I usually like to test for levels before telling people they need to take a vitamin. Sometimes guesswork can be used, but i tend not to prefer the 'toss them all in and see what sticks' approach. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements would be helpful with post-pill amenorrhea?

What herbal supplements would be helpful with post-pill amenorrhea?

Vitex and others: Probably the best herb to help amenorrhea following the use of birth control pills is vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berry). Other herbs that may help include dong quai, black cohosh, rhodiola and eleutherococcus. Chinese herbal medicine is often effective in treating this problem, but it would be best to see an acupuncturist with expertise in herbs to get an individualized recommendation. ...Read more

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Natural/herbal supplements that i can use to help with kidney function?

Natural/herbal supplements that i can use to help with kidney function?

Check with md: One must be cautious about using natural medicine for any disease. Some may cause liver and kidney disease if used long term. It is best to check with your doctor before using any natural medicine. ...Read more

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Are blood thinning herbal supplements good for otherwise healthy people?

Are blood thinning herbal supplements good for otherwise healthy people?

Maybe: Healthy people should be able to take herbal supplements that may have blood thinning potential safely, although a small percentage of people may have a hereditary blood condition that has not yet been diagnosed. ...Read more

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What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What herbal supplements can be taken safely with lexapro (escitalopram)?

What to avoid: It's easier to say what to avoid. If you're taking lexapro, (escitalopram) you should avoid valerian, st john's wort, same, kava kava, and gotu kola. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Are there any herbal supplements that help reduce the vertigo symptoms? 

Vertigo symptoms: Before you start supplementing make sure that you have been properly and completely evaluated by a neurologist of the condition. An often missed condition for vertigo is called superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome that is easily diagnosed with a ct scan and testing. This is treatable and vertigo can become worse if missed. A well trained neurologist or ENT physician will help wit this. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more