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Are there any herbal supplements available for copd?

Are there any herbal supplements available for copd?

Licorice.: Licorice is one that is mentioned a lot, and is used as an expectorant. Now whether or not it works better than typical COPD medications - there is no good data. Meaning no one has tested it rigorously. Can it hurt? Probably not, but there are concerns for it causing high blood pressure at massive quantities. It's a good conversation to have with your doctor though! ...Read more

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

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as 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 for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...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 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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Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Why is horse hair used in herbal supplements?

Horse Hair?: I'm not aware of horse hair in herbal supplements, but there is one called horsetail (equisetum arvense). It's used in europe as an oral diuretic for the treatment of edema -- also used in some cosmetics and shampoos. It also contains silicon, which plays a role in bone development. Studies have shown that horsetail may increase bone mineralization as well as enhance calcium deposition in bone. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help with tinnitus?

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?

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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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


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