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Are There Any Natural Treatments For Gout That Have Been Proven To Be Helpful
Enriched skim milk?: Treatment no, but decreasing frequency of flare ups maybe so. Just released: drinking skim milk enriched with glycomacropeptide and g600 milk fat extract may help reduce the frequency of painful flare ups. Discuss with your doctor first though! here is the link: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_121136.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Further research: In general there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that complimentary alternative medicine therapies are safe/effective for rheumatoid arthritis. Some mind-body therapies and supplements may be good adjunctive treatments (could possibly decrease pain in joints) but especially dietary supplements should be discussed with your doctor for potential interactions with conventional medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have neuropathy and have been told there's no medical treatment but there are several alternative treatments which ones would you recommend.?
Neurologist: There are some ways to treat the symptoms of neuropathy such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, elavil, and others. Neurologists are the best doctors to help you find a treatment for your neuropathy. While there is no cure, you can try to obtain some symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really, but: We do have some knowledge of aging, and when we get older, brain levels of both folate (folic acid) and Cyanocobalamin drop, along with our ability to control oxidative events. So, theoretically the medical food cerefolin-nac, might provide some brain support. Also, might focus on diet, exercise, lack of smoking, and general good health, as this may return dividends in your 70's and 80's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any new treatments for OCd, apart from exposure and delay therapy? also are there any herbal supplement for this problem
NO herbals: OCD is defined as a obsessive condition with compulsive tendencies. There are some meds specifically therapy that are in the SSRI family. I would not take any herbals as these are not studied and ST Johns wort is not appropriate for this. See your doctor and get the best advice. Most appropriate would be to see a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Only rarely: In general vitamins are very safe but too much of some can be dangerous- particularly vit a, e, d & b6 but in general one has to take extremely high doses for a long time to become toxic. There is evidence that taking synthetic e is harmful so only take natural e. Also potential dangers of taking high doses of an individual supplement like beta carotene without synergistic nutrients. See comment:. ...Read more
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?
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
Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?
Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more
Stretching: Initial treatment is to stop the offending cause (running, jumping), rest, ice, NSAID's. The cure for this problem is to stretch the hamstring tendons behind the knee which have tightened as the long bones are growing. Quad strengthening will also help. Avoid any surgery!! Very common in adolescents. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Products: Home ovulation tests (OPK) can be helpful for TTC by improving the timing of when you try. there are no OTC vitamins, supplements, etc... that do anything, they are a waste of money 100%. There are prescription medicines (products) that can help a great deal, but you may not need them - and have to be used with a doctor. good luck! ...Read more
Not if its needed: The most important question is why there is blood loss? After that, is the patient someone who is or can tolerate having a low blood count? There are no readily available options that will replace blood quickly. Things like iron and meds that stimulate the bone marrow to make more blood take weeks to months to make an impact. Blood is only given when the benefit outweighs the risk. ...Read more
Perhaps: In some inner ear syndromes, a therapist could perform an epley maneuver or a like procedure and reverse fully. Meniere's might respond to a small reservoir placement. Even over the counter items such as Meclizine or dramamine (dimenhydrinate) might be helpful sometimes, a physical therapist skilled at vestibular rehab programs can really make a difference. ...Read more
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