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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Are there any good natural remedies for grave's disease in a child?

Are there any good natural remedies for grave's disease in a child?

No: Only selenium has been shown to improve graves' orbitopathy (eye involvement) as shown in a recent recent. In order to lower thyroid hormone levels, only antithyroid medications (such as Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil)) can effective in achieving such goal. There is now a black warning for the use of ptu (propylthiouracil) (can cause liver damage) so most pediatric endcorinologist will now prescribe methimazole. ...Read more

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For a 5 yo child with giardia, are there any natural remedies that are effective?

For a 5 yo child with giardia, are there any natural remedies that are effective?

GIARDIASIS: The natural remedies are for chronic lbm, abdominal cramps, bloating sensations which last 2-3 weeks. The real eradication of the protozoa is with treatment with flagel, etc. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for a toddler's pink-eye?

Are there any natural remedies for a toddler's pink-eye?

Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Are there any reliable natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Are there any reliable natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Yes: There are several causes of this symptom. Allergies, neurotransmitter disruption, nutritional problems and toxins (heavy metals, chemicals) are the most common. Treatment depends on which of these are contributing to the symptoms. It's best to see a doctor trained in these approaches. To start with, eliminate the junk/refined food, exercise, and have a regular sleep schedule. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for a hypothyroid?

What are some natural remedies for a hypothyroid?

Thyroid treatment: The only medication for hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone that is natural because it is exactly the same to the hormone made by the human body. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies for infertility in men?

Are there any good herbal remedies for infertility in men?

Yes: A great "natural" supplement is called male fertility supplement. It's from coast reproductive sciences. It has been shown to improve multiple abnormal parameters in sperm. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for pms? Are there any over-the-counter or natural remedies that are known to be effective in the treatment of pms? .

Are there any natural remedies for pms? Are there any over-the-counter or natural remedies that are known to be effective in the treatment of pms?

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Try Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine hcl is vitamin b6. It's available over the counter. Some get relief using it just the week before menses; others use it every day. Experiment with more than one pill a day but don't overdo it. If that doesn't help, steer clear of caffeine and chocolate. Next step - talk to your dr. About antidepressants or progesterone. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies to make a male last longer in sex?

Are there any herbal remedies to make a male last longer in sex?

Probably not: Many are advertised and sold - most probably do not work. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to treat giardia and entameoba in a 5 yr old child?

Are there any natural remedies to treat giardia and entameoba in a 5 yr old child?

No: If your child is having sypmtoms from giardia and entamoeba your doctor is likely to recommend taking an oral antibiotic. Untreated, they can progress to severe painful, bloody diarrhea. However, if your child has absolutely no symptoms you can discuss the possibility of not treating and watching closely. No natural, herbal, or cleansing remedies have been shown to work in scientifc studies. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for a child with social anxiety?

Are there any natural home remedies for a child with social anxiety?

No: There are not proven non-medical remedies (such as homeopathic products, herbal products, foods, or drinks) that are effective for social anxiety in a child. Parents should not feed a child foods that cause symptoms which might increase his anxiety (giving a lactose-intolerant child cheese early during a party can cause stomach aches and gassiness later in the party). Good treatment is behavioral. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Are there any good treatments for insomnia in adults?

Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet & dark room, minimize caffeine & alcohol, use relaxing pre-sleep routine, use bedroom only for sleep & sex (no tv, eating, reading, etc.). Talk to a sleep specialist or http://greeleypsychologist.Com/sleep.Xhtml for more details. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for asthma in adults?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for asthma in adults?

Unfortunately no: Currently there are no safe, effective treatments available over the counter for treatment of asthma. If you are experiencing frequent symptoms of asthma (symptoms of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, shortness of breath) more than 2x week, you should seek out a medical professional as this is a potentially dangerous condition. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for a UTI?

Are there any natural remedies for a UTI?

An infection needs: an antibiotic to treat it . There are ways to prevent one, Drinking fluids, voiding regularly, voiding after sex, wiping front to back....... ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for a blocked artery in my arm?

Are there any natural remedies for a blocked artery in my arm?

No: Keep trying to be healthy. Please don't smoke. The blocked vessel is unlikely to get better without procedure like stent or surgery. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Are there any natural treaments, herbal or otherwise, to treat hyper activity in kids?

Watch and eliminate : There are no proven natural remedies for hyperactivity.Except to determine if there something dietary that triggers the behavior.Examples are too much suger or caffeine. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for pa?

Depends: Is this a condition in your father (pa)? Does it affect your mother (ma)? Probably needs more information to discuss this. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies that work great for asthmatic symptoms?

No: There were weak evidence that certain food or fruit products might reduce inflammation, but none worked that well. Avoidance of the allergens and breathing clean air is the only effective remedy. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for mania?

Are there any natural cures for mania?

Well, yes: The oldest and best known treatment to prevent mania--lithium--is a naturally-occurring mineral salt whose therapeutic benefits were first applied to kidney stones. Slowly, their beneficial effects on mania were discovered. Like digitalis--an extract of foxglove found to be helpful for "dropsy", then created in pure form as digoxin--many modern psych medications are natural, just purified. ...Read more

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